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A Soft Film About Tough Punk Men: An Interview with Sami Saif

On 24/08/2017 at 9:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Keva York interviews The Allins’ director Sam Saif about the family GG Allin left behind.

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Top of the Lake: China Girl – An Interview with Ariel Kleiman

On 19/08/2017 at 9:00 am

Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl co-director Ariel Kleiman talks about the project with MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy

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On Character and the Feeling of a City: An Interview With Peter Mackie-Burns

On 18/08/2017 at 1:00 pm

Filmmaker Peter Mackie Burns talks to 2017 Critics Campus participant Phoebe Chen about his movie Daphne, his influences and filming London.

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Michel on Malick: The Disembodied Interview - A Video Essay

On 18/08/2017 at 9:00 am

MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour presents a video essay of her interview with legendary composer, filmmaker, historian, writer and sound theorist Michel Chion.

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More Heart than Horror: An Interview with Florian Habicht

On 16/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

In an interview with director Florian Habicht, MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis looks behind the theme-park frights in the documentary Spookers.

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“It’s Really Worth Watching a Whole Range of Cinema”: An Interview with Wendall Thomas

On 16/08/2017 at 9:00 am

Delivering a series lectures as part of MIFF’s Industry Public Access Events, developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas speaks to 2017 Critics Campus participant Greer Forrester.

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The Ashes of a Medium: Anocha Suwichakornpong on the Death and Resurrection of Film

On 15/08/2017 at 1:00 pm

MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon speaks to Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong about her film By the Time it Gets Dark

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Song to Song, Four Ways

On 13/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

Four participants from the 2017 Critics Campus tackle Terrence Malick’s Song to Song in these short reviews, with a diverse range of responses.

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Higher Learning: The MIFF Kids and MIFF Schools Programs

On 13/08/2017 at 7:00 am

2017 Critics Campus participant Greer Forrester talks to programmer Thomas Caldwell about the MIFF Kids and MIFF Schools programs, and the Kids’ Gala screening of Ash Brannon’s Rock Dog.

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Let the Sunshine In, Four Ways

On 12/08/2017 at 6:00 pm

Let the Sunshine is reviewed by four participants from the 2017 Critics Campus, providing a range of different takes on Claire Denis' latest.

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Going Underground: Celluloid in the Digital Age

On 12/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

Through Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time and Niles Atallah’s Rey, MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Keva York reflects on the materiality of cinema history.

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

On 12/08/2017 at 9:00 am

A video essay by 2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour explores the queer Marxist possibilities opened up by Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

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Pushing Boundaries: The Breakout Films from Pioneering Women

On 11/08/2017 at 3:00 pm

The Pioneering Women filmmakers of Australian cinema look into aspects of women’s experiences often ignored by their male counterparts, argues MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Faith Everard.

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On Dries and Rethinking the Fashion Documentary

On 11/08/2017 at 9:40 am

2017 Critics Campus participant Phoebe Chen strips back the glamour in her look at Reiner Holzemer’s Dries and the fashion documentary.

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Fitting In is Tough: The Trials of a Teenage Dahmer

On 10/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

The ethics of movies about real life serial killers like Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer is placed under the microscope by 2017 Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon.

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Nothings Lasts Forever and Oddball Dystopias of the 70s and 80s

On 10/08/2017 at 10:00 am

Nothing Lasts Forever is one of a number of subversive sci-fi satires worthy of your attention, says 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis.

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Alive and Radical: The Grey-Haired Girls of Top of the Lake: China Girl

On 09/08/2017 at 5:00 pm

Jane Campion celebrates the spirit of women in their prime both on screen and in person with Top of the Lake: China Girl, writes 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy.

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Aladdin: An Old New World

On 21/07/2017 at 3:00 pm

Critics Campus intern Rowena Lloyd takes a look at the legacy of Aladdin, and the vanishing art of Disney 2D animation.

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Beyond Ambition: Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion’s journey toward Top of the Lake: China Girl

On 18/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy traces the journey made by Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion to bring them both to Top of the Lake: China Girl

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Yorgos Lanthimos, Nikos Nikolaidis and the tradition of Greek shock cinema

On 18/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon takes a look at the beginnings of the Greek "weird wave" that paved the way for Yorgos Lanthimos

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