Category Archives: Films and TV

Michelle Guthrie and the ABC

Last Friday I attended a speech by the new ABC CEO Michelle Guthrie put on by the New News conference which is always good value and a tribute to the forward-looking energy of Margaret Simons – Melbourne Uni professor of Journalism and frequently practising … Continue reading

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Jewish Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Denial (Opening Night) In the 1990s, an impassioned and articulate American Professor Deborah Lipstadt publishes a book titled ‘Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory’. Soon after, a prominent … Continue reading

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Iranian Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Life and a Day (Opening Night) Somayeh is at a loss. Her only desire is to leave her family and take her destiny in hand, yet the love of her sick mother … Continue reading

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Greek Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Chevalier Six average guys are on a private yacht in the Aegean Sea for who-really-knows-what reason. When a mechanical hiccup leaves them marooned at sea, they choose to wile away the time … Continue reading

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Italian Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Perfect Strangers (Opening Night) Fueled by a fiendishly clever screenplay and an all-star cast, Perfect Strangers gathers a group of good friends around the dining table-three thirty something couples and a bachelor-where … Continue reading

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Cine Latino Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Neruda (Opening Night) Neruda is a lavishly-mounted re-imagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s pursuit into political exile. It’s 1948, and the Cold War has reached Chile. In Congress, Neruda accuses the left-wing … Continue reading

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American Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Time Out of Mind (Opening Night) George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his … Continue reading

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