Vali Myers Films: ACMI November 19th, 7-9pm

Ruth Cullen will present her 2 acclaimed films about Vali Myers – “The Tightrope Dancer” and its sequel “Painted Lady” at a one off special screening at Melbourne’s  ACMI cinema.

“The Tightrope Dancer”  introduced Vali to Australian audiences and caused a sensation on its release.  it was made 5 years after Ruth first met Vali in Manhattan in 1984 and was widely praised for the intimacy in its portrayal.   Tightrope  was followed in 2002 by its sequel “Painted Lady” which followed Vali’s return to Australia.  Vali and Ruth remained close friends for the last 20 years of her life and Vali referred to her  as “my spirit sister”.

“Out of all the films,
The Tightrope Dancer’s the one that really got me”

– Vali Myers

Tickets and Info:
ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne
Ph +61 3 8663 2200

Read about Ruth Cullen’s films:
Please visit Vali Myers in Film.


The official Vali Myers website was established in 2004 by the Vali Myers Trust. Read more about Vali Myers life and travels, view her artwork, portraits and personal quotes.

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