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The unsettling conditions of July 8, 9 tend to find Aries people at odds with the
world. Nothing will fit into nice little slots, making for disjointed activities.
If there's anything you can count on during July 8, 9 it's the concept that if anything
can go wrong, it will. More than anything else, you need patience right now.
It's like ships passing in the night where Gemini and their friends are concerned
during July 8, 9. Financial impediments will limit the scope of your activity and
If there's going to be a falling out with someone higher up the food chain than
you, then it's likely to happen during July 8, 9. You just don't see eye to eye with
authority on important issues.
Travel arrangements are likely to meet with sudden alterations and haphazard
conditions during July 8, 9: all the more reason to be cautious. Someone could let
There's a bit of a shock coming the way of many Virgo natives at some time during
July 8, 9. This situation may be related to health, money or work.
Other people seem to be in a non-committal frame of mind during July 8, 9, making
it difficult to know where you stand with them. Go with the flow and feel free for a
day or two.
Work activities tend to get complicated during July 8, 9 and produce some
unexpected results, so you need to exercise care. Accidents may affect your well-
being if you are not careful then.
A rebellious frame of mind tends to create problems for the children of Sagittarian
parents during July 8, 9. Schedules need adjustment and communications
momentarily break down.
Chaotic conditions seem to be focussed on family relationships and domestic
interests during July 8, 9. Money or ethics could be at the cause of these problems.
With attentions scattered, it is easy to be caught up in the chaos that permeates
July 8, 9. Be more alert whilst travelling and take care with documents.
The twists and turns of life seem to entangle themselves around your finances
during July 8, 9, producing unanticipated conditions. This specifically relates to
income and possessions.
FILM REVIEW: THE LAST IMPRESARIO
Chalky draws off-beat stars
Michael White and Jack Nicholson in a 1993 shot from the
documentary film The Last Impresario by Gracie Otto.
The big screen
You will recognise the names Naomi
Watts, Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Andy
Warhol and Michael White instantly.
Wait a bit. Michael who?
Michael White is not a household
name, yet the theatrical productions,
movies and celebrities he has
supported and promoted through his
role as an impresario, such as The
Rocky Horror Show, John Cleese and
Barry Humphries, have become
Documentary filmmaker Gracie
Otto noticed White -- Chalky to his
friends -- at the Cannes Film Festival,
particularly how he attracted
celebrities like a magnet. She set out
to discover who he was and why those
famous people treated him like
Otto opens a film scrapbook for us
to view with photos from White's
collection of 30,000 images,
interviews with the in-crowd and
voice-overs from White and his
We discover that White isn't your
run-of-the-mill impresario. He is
controversial, innovative, bold and
takes the risky path rather than safe
He pioneered shows such as Oh!
Calcutta! and Monty Python. They
went to Chalky when nobody else
would back them.
He trusted people. Sadly, he met
Hollywood producer Lou Adler,
which had unfortunate financial
consequences for him.
The documentary gives a glimpse
behind the curtain of fame and
celebrity to see one man who has had
a definite impact on our cultural lives,
even though he remains an
anonymous presence. One of his
friends says White is the most
famous person you've never heard
of".Although The Last Impresario
features wall-to-wall superstars, it is
not about name-dropping. They are
all part of Chalky's extended
professional and personal families.
These are simply the people he knows
and with whom he works and parties.
The film gives us an access-all-
areas pass into hislife lived on the
BY STEFAN KUSSEY
The nature of eccentricity is explored
in Frank, about a group of outsiders
who find kindred spirits in a music
band that thinks outside the cultural
mainstream. Their creative spark,
Frank (Michael Fassbender), always
wears a large papier mache head and
is considered mentally ill because
society doesn't understand him.
Frank is a hexagon trying to fit into
a square circle. The head allows him
headspace to create away from the
expectations of "normal" society.
Frank is sensitive, disturbing and fun
at the same time.
SUNSHINE ON LEITH
Sunshine On Leith is about war,
broken hearts and broken marriage
vows, emotional upheaval, sunshine
and lollipops. Sunshine on Leith is a
musical about two friends, Davey
(George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin
Guthrie), who have just returned to
their homes in Edinburgh from a tour
of duty in Afghanistan. Everything in
Sunshine in Leith is even-handed. We
don't get a sense that things will end
up unhappily and we are rewarded
with everyone's problems, on the
whole, solved and resolved, and they
live happily ever after.
In a world devastated by a
catastrophic event, Eric pursues a
group of thieves across an
inhospitable landscape to retrieve his
stolen car. The Rover explores the
seemingly meaningless existence of
people devoid of moral standards
who have seen their society crumble
around them. It is a slow-paced film
set in a remote area, and interspersed
with sudden violent episodes. It is a
harsh and sinister view of the world
that is complemented by an
unnerving soundtrack and a
mesmerising unfolding of events.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
SEDUCTION AND DESIRE UNFOLDED IN MEDIA MIX
Art of Seduction, curated by David
Broker, contains works by three artists
exploring how desire and seduction
might work in framing encounters
with art. Christopher Twiney uses the
techniques of advertising to undermine
its messages and reveal the political
and social contexts in which it works.
Samuel Townsend reconstructs family
photographs to generate a series of
works that form a self portrait and an
intergenerational exploration of past
and present. Natalie Randall's video
Light Climax visualises an orgasm in
the language of light and movement.
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