The Pink House
Director Sascha Ettinger Epstein will be attending this screening of The Pink House for a Q&A with the audience.
The story of Kalgoorlie's last original gold rush brothel, servicing the miners since 1904, through the eyes of the whimsical Madam Carmel, 70, and its longest-serving lady of the night, BJ. Although prostitution is technically illegal in WA, the pink tin shed has been servicing the miners of this remote frontier town since 1904. But with the advent of fly-in-fly-out mining, and a deluge of cheap internet escorts, it could be the end for the historic icon and its staff. Filmed over several years and with unprecedented access to the inner workings of this unique brothel, The Pink House is an intimate portrait of two women bound together by the past and their precarious future.
Following the screening, Sascha Ettinger Epstein will conduct a Documentary Masterclass.
Drawing on her wealth of experience in filming documentaries with intense human stories at their core, and exploring how she has had to navigate the balance between gaining trust and access to her subjects, negotiating relationships and questions of personal ethics during filming, editing and exhibition.
When: Saturday 17 February, 2.45pm for 3.00pm start
Where: Screen Territory, The Old Courthouse, 27 Hartley St, Alice Springs
Cost: Free but reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org