Projections of Dance: Berlin Calling [Film Screening]


6am at the Garage presents Projections of Dance, electronic music film screenings at The Astor Theatre.

October 20, 9.30pm: Berlin Calling
November 24, 9.30pm: Shut Up And Play The Hits
December 15, 9.30pm: Eden

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We are proud to bring you our latest project, ‘Projections of Dance’, an exploration of electronic music cinema. Born at the intersection of our love for film and dance, Projections of Dance will present a number of fiction and non-fiction stories woven intricately in the framework of electronic music. The Astor Theatre will play host to our new venture, providing the perfect backdrop as Melbourne’s most iconic theatre. The artistry of several local selectors will be on display before the film, an experience enhanced by the decadence and atmosphere that The Astor has to offer.

Berlin Calling, Shut Up And Play The Hits and Eden complete our first of several three month calendars- a series of films that have played an inspirational role in our evolving love of electronic music. We want to share that inspiration, so join us for a previously unexplored experience. There will also be a full bar available throughout the night.


October 20, 9.30pm – Berlin Calling

The soundtrack to this film, Paul Kalkbrenner’s uniquely titled ‘Berlin Calling’, opened the two of us up to some of our first experiences of German techno. While there may have been a little more aviator sunglass wearing in 2008, to this day it’s an album that holds a special place in our hearts. Emotive and beautifully produced, Kalkbrenner’s work has stood the test of time, and does wonders for the narrative of the film itself. Having seen the film at an open air in Kreuzberg during a personally and musically pivotal time, it seemed right as the kick off for Projections of Dance.

November 24, 9.30pm – Shut Up And Play The Hits

James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem played a crucial role in our early experiences of electronic music. Their self-titled debut LP, as well as later works Sound of Silver and This Is Happening, dominated our adolescent lives. We cried together when they left the scene, though memories of an impeccable 2012 Murphy vinyl set are still fresh in our minds. Few other electronic bands have been so integral to our musical development, and as such we saw it as a no brainer for our inaugural Projections of Dance program.

December 15, 9.30pm – Eden

The explosion and crossover of the French house movement was a massive influence for our musical generation. Most commonly taking a half bar loop of unheard disco samples and drum programming worthy of giving any club sound system a run for it’s money, the raw club orientated style swept away the imagination of many producers and club fiends around the world. Eden presents a character who rises to fame in this movement, exploring his run ins with the lifestyle- drugs, alcohol and a dangerous obsession with the music.