" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

October 11, 2019

Judy & Punch Going the BIFF the Weekend Joker Comes Out?

I picked up a BIFF (Brisbane International Film Festival) program when I went to see 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' for the second time -
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and saw that the opening party and screening for the BIFF film festival was celebrating a movie called 'Judy & Punch', starring Damon Herriman, who played Charles Manson in the movie I was seeing at the cinema the day I picked up the BIFF program.
Ironically, 'Judy & Punch' was opening BIFF the same day 'Joker' hit Brisbane cinema screens.
'Joker' hit Australian screens on October 3rd, not October 4th like in the USA.
Give me four letters like BIFF and my mind will amuse itself with BIFF movie connections everywhere:-)
And while I knew little about 'Judy & Punch' at the time, I soon found out critics didn't seem to be throwing rotten tomatoes at it, even if it looked more like a Dismaland production, rather than a Disney one (which it is not);-)
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I must admit to tinges of childhood nostalgia when I saw Punch and Judy was more or less being made into a live action film:-)
Sent me back to those preschool days of popular puppet shows put on for pupils.
I kind of regret not going to the opening night screening at BIFF now, but I will see this movie at the cinema when it hits cinema screens in my hometown of Brisbane.
But I ain't going to talk about 'Judy', which starts next week here in Oz.

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