Films for Frockistas #8 (final) - Step Into Paradise
Eighth and final in a series of Sunday arvo get togethers to watch documentaries and talk frocks, fabrics and fashion for people who love to sew and other fabric appreciators.
On Sunday 19th June we'll be screening Step Into Paradise (2020) directed by (1hr 26m)
Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson
The extraordinary story of iconic fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, whose pioneering style created a bold and unashamedly Australian fashion identity. (2020)
For 45 years Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson have shared a passionate love affair with Australia. It is a passion that has bound them in a most extraordinary and enduring friendship; a creative collaboration that defined a generation. Jenny and Linda embraced the vibrancy of our unique landscape and elevated our most treasured icons from Australiana tourist kitsch to the height of fashion and art. They looked at Australia with wit, irreverence and astonishing imagination to create a distinct Australian fashion like no other and gifted it to the world. No other creative pairing has had such a lasting impact on our sense of self, our fashion and design identity. This is an evocative ride through their dreams, fame, triumph, tragedy, their riches, losses, determination, rebellion, the racism, their sexuality and heartbreak. This is their story. A story of remarkable highs and deep lows, of women and love. A story of Australia; who we were and who we are today. A potently rich visual collage of emotion, art, fashion and kaleidoscopic colour. A step into paradise.
Watch Trailer HERE.
About Films for Frockistas
Once a week during May/June we're having a Sunday arvo session at Songlines for frockistas and frockaholics. Join like-minded peeps to watch a film, share nibbles and sewing tips. You can bring what you're working on for show and tell.
We have set aside 2.5 hrs in the Songlines Experience Space for it. The space is air-conditioned, has a large screen and excellent sound system.
Doors open at 3.30. The screening will start at 4 pm.
On the program in May/June are iconic documentaries including Iris, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist; The First Monday in May, The Gospel According to Andre and more.
What to bring
We have bench seats, please bring your own chair and/or cushion if you'd like a bit more comfort. You are welcome to bring your own drinks/nibbles too. We'll be providing some too.
Who is putting this together
This is a Songlines project in collaboration with Flying Fox Fabrics & Darwin Frocktails.