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10 Films With My Dad (Aidan Goatley / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

It’s nice when something’s just nice, isn’t it? This is a nice show. In lieu of a ‘proper’ discursive relationship, soft, creative Aidan and his Navy dad went to see lots of films. In this show, he constructs a narrative around ten of them, from John Wayne through ‘Star Trek’, ‘Escape To Victory’ and ‘Avatar’. The rights to film clips are expensive, so instead there are some short filmed scenes in which Kimble, Aidan’s dog, takes on various roles, including the shark from ‘Jaws’. It’s every bit as twee as it sounds, as his love for both his subjects genuinely shines through. As for the heartwarming final story about the Blues Brothers, well now, that really is nice.

Voodoo Rooms, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]