Dogs in Space

Event Screening with Heide: DOGS IN SPACE producer Glenys Rowe will be joining us for an entertaining introduction followed by a screening of this Melbourne cult classic. Tickets include admission to the Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art! On sale now.

DOGS IN SPACE is an iconic 1986 Australian film set in Melbourne's "Little Band" music scene in 1978. It was directed by Richard Lowenstein (Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand) and starred Michael Hutchence as Sam, the drug-addled frontman of the fictitious band from which the film takes its name.

A stylish and chaotic film, DOGS IN SPACE is about a group of alternative music fans sharing a house in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The plotless and artistic style of the film is a legacy of Lowenstein's background in advertising and music video production.

Guest Bio: Glenys Rowe is a film enthusiast who turned her favourite past time into a career. She has produced Australian feature films and documentaries (Dogs in Space, Idiot Box), commissioned new forms of network television as General Manager of SBS Independent, programmed independent cinemas and also worked in advertising and loved it. Producing Dogs in Space was her first job as a producer.

*The film’s director Richard Lowenstein was previously advertised as attending this event but is now unfortunately no longer available.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre Cult Film
Running Time 108
Language