dirs. Jen Atherton & André Shannon,
2018 – 2023
99 mins. Eora/Australia.
“GRAPE STEAK mines the always-tantalizing relationship between eros and death.
The end result is a sprawling mosaic as intoxicating as it is impressive.”
- Spectacle Theater
Vibrant colour invites us into a bat forest as someone waits and strips for trade. A drummer is interviewed about a violent confrontation as he smashes his kit. A slim figure limps out of the darkness covered in blood to the sounds of New York's underground popstar Macy Rodman. A car bangs along an old dirt road and picks up stragglers, lost overnight who seem less affected than maybe they should be considering...
Grape Steak is a wishfully ambient portal, a love-poem of trauma and humiliation set in Sydney, a slow comedy for a come-down, made resourcefully and communally over five years.
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Review: Grape Steak (2023), Garden Reflexxx
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