Film: The Pearl Button
Live Score: Mick Turner (Dirty Three)
Venue: ACMI, Cinema 2
Date: 8:00pm, Thursday the 12th of May, 2016


Live Score: Mick Turner (Dirty Three)

Mick Turner is the guitarist from iconic Australian instrumental rock band, Dirty Three as well as a solo artist. Turner, an admirer of The Pearl Button, will perform a completely original, semi-improvised live score to accompany the feature length film. His unique style of effortlessly entrancing guitar tones has featured on records with Cat Power, Bonny 'Prince' Billy and Nick Cave.

Photography by Nichollas Harrison

Photography by Nichollas Harrison


The Pearl Button

Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Chile, France, Spain / 2015 / 82 mins / Spanish, Kawésqar with English subtitles / Documentary

Winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Best Script, The Pearl Button explores the scientific and metaphysical properties of water to demonstrate the unity of humanity, nature and the universe. Focusing on his home country of Chile, director Patricio Guzmán offers profound insights into its Indigenous cultures, including the impact of colonisation and Augusto Pinochet’s ruthless dictatorship from 1973-1990. The Pearl Button is a visually astounding piece of cinema that’s filled with fascinating insights from poets, anthropologists, historians and philosophers.