Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Past Event2 Aug - 5 Aug

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

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The Civic

Film

A fast, funny documentary on the life, looks and times of the British fashion designer, business woman, environmental activist – and unreconstructed punk – Vivienne Westwood.

Dame Vivienne Westwood, Britain’s most iconic and iconoclastic fashion designer, emerged from the punk movement in the 1970s but has always drawn deeply from historical sources for her collections.

Those most familiar with Westwood’s well-documented punk back-story might be surprised to find the septuagenarian subject is too bored with it to repeat the familiar stories to director Lorna Tucker. But Tucker has deftly turned potential chaos – a reluctant interviewee squirming in her chair – into the anchor for her portrait: a compelling insight into what it is to be the aging head of a major, and fiercely independent, fashion house that continues to grow, perhaps faster than she can handle.

Using great archival footage with commentary from friends and family, curators, back of house staff, models, Teutonic husband/design partner Andreas Kronthaler and above all a blunt and caustic Westwood herself, Tucker has managed to craft an engaging rags to riches to rags to riches story that is as much about the nuts and bolts of the business of fashion as it is about Westwood’s own inimitable sense of style. 

“British fashion maven Vivienne Westwood gets the doco her fascinating life and career demands” — Anna Smith, Time Out

Ticket Pricing

Thu 2 Aug, 12pm

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Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Sun 5 Aug, 1pm

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Early Bird Full (purchased before 19 July)
$17.5
Full (purchased from 19 July)
$18.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses*
$15.5
Community Services Card*
$15.5
Students *
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

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