“Drawn to Screen” – Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art

People, if you’re based in Brisbane or nearby (or planning to be in the area between January and March) you have to set aside time to visit Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art for their “Drawn to Screen” exhibition.

It’s not often that us Brisbanite comic-lovers get an exhibition of this standard showing, so it’s super important we make sure we support it. Here’s the official info on the event:

6 January – 4 March 2012

“Comics are a gateway drug to literacy”.
Art Spiegelman, creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book memoir Maus: A Survivor’s Tale 1972-1991.

The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque presents films exploring the crossover between the drawn narrative and its adaptation to animation and live-action films. From classic comic serials to graphic novels, the program brings together over 60 films from around the world that chart the shift from the printed page to screen and the way comic genres and themes challenge personal and cultural expectations. From morally complex superheros through to satirical reflections of the mundane, these films capture our imagination, engage our empathy and prick our social consciousness.

Adult $9 | 5-film pass $36
Concession $7 | 5-film pass $28
Members+ $6 | 5-film pass $24
Purchase in advance through qtix or at the GOMA Box Office from one hour prior to film screenings^
* Booking fees apply ^ Subject to availability
+ Discount available to Gallery Members and Foundation Members

A 5-film pass entitles you to either 5 tickets to one film screening or 5 tickets to 5 different films. All 5 films must be chosen at the time of purchasing a 5-film pass.

Me? I’m definitely going to be getting the 5 film pass. Head on over to the official page to take a look at the films on offer, and then come back to tell us which 5 you would see. Here’s my pick of the 5:

Superman 1978 (143 mins)
Akira 1988 (124 mins)
A History of Violence 2005 (96 mins)
Ghost World 2001 (111 mins)
Flash Gordon 1980 (111 mins)

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