As winter releases its grip on Melbourne, Howler is introducing a curated program of rare and independent films all about warm weather and good times.

Although Howler has hosted one-off films in the past, this is the first time the Brunswick bar will host a cinema series of its own.

In curating Howler Spring Break Cinema, festival programmer Lauren Valmadre has focused on films that feature themes of sun-powered hedonism with dreamy soundtracks.

The first film will be the low-budget indie L is for Leisure, a sun-soaked ’90s romp on 16-milimetre film, followed by music-festival doco Charles Bradley: Soul of America and cult indie flick Drinking Buddies – a study of beer and relationships. The finale: Autonomy and Deliberation, the lo-fi short by local band UV Race, that features cameos from friends The Twerps, Boomgates, Total Control, Dick Diver and more.

The films will be screening in the Howler Band Room every Tuesday in October. Tickets available from the Howler website.

Howler Spring Break Cinema (all screenings at 7pm, tickets $15)

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October 7: L for Leisure
October 14: Charles Bradley: Soul of America
October 21: Drinking Buddies
October 28: Autonomy and Deliberation