Howler’s Spring Break Cinema is back for its second year running – screening a bunch of indie, music-focused films in a makeshift cinema all through October. Curator Lauren Valmadre picked all four films showing. She fills us in on why she loves them.

Eden: the Daft Punk movie
Showing Wednesday October 7
“I’m a huge fan of the music: Daft Punk, Cassius, Justice, Uffie and the Ed Banger Records crew. [Director] Mia Hansen-Løve seamlessly balances the euphoric, explosive highs of the DJ with the gritty realities.”

L for Leisure: the ‘90s vacation movie
Showing Wednesday October 14
“Dreamy, stylish and truly original with its sun-drenched cinematography, dialogue and John Atkinson soundtrack. I am about championing independent films that may not get a mainstream release, but deserve an audience.”

Fresh Dressed: the hip-hop fashion doco
Showing Wednesday October 21
“Melburnians love their documentaries, particularly music and fashion. Fresh Dressed has a vibrancy and energy, and classic Kanye-isms you will quote for days afterwards.”

Empire Records: the save-a-beloved-store-from-extinction movie
Showing Wednesday October 28
Empire Records is timeless. It’s painfully ‘90s in many ways, but this coming-of-age tale is charismatic, zany and genuinely thoughtful. It’s an all-time favourite of mine. I couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up the program than with this absolute gem.”

Sessions start at 7pm, tickets are $15.

7–11 Dawson Street, Brunswick