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By Tom Clift
October 28, 2013
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By Tom Clift
October 28, 2013
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Nothing says summer for Melbourne film fans like a cold drink and a big outdoor screen. Located within the grounds of the Abbotsford Convent, The Shadow Electric offers both. Now in its third year, the two-month long film season will be preceded for the first time by 10 nights of live music. Starting on November 1, The Shadow Electric Bandroom will showcase a variety of local acts such as Citizen Sex, The Bombay Royale and Courtney Barnett.

Then, beginning November 21, you can crack open the popcorn for the main event. This year's film program combines a bunch of recent releases with an eclectic mix of classics. Highlights in the former category include Gravity, Frances Ha, Blue Jasmine and Before Midnight, while cinephiles should jump at the opportunity to catch old favourites like Top Gun, Clerks and Lolita under the stars.

Select Mondays, meanwhile, will be dedicated to the weirder side of cinema, with cult creepers like Massage Parlour Murders and Night Train to Terror screening for just $10 a pop.

Screenings are currently scheduled from November 21 till late January. For tickets and the full 2013-14 program, see the website.

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