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"When filming wars, I noticed everybody had a sense of their roles as actors in a grand tragedy - imbuing moments that could be their last with spiritual dimensions. Here, the actor is a portal - to an eventual journey with each of us as actor in the human story." - filmmaker Tahir Cambis ... A groundbreaking ‘hybrid' film, Angel poetically interweaves performance, Australian cinema and World War ... Read more
"Jack is one of the most important people in my life. He is f**king unstoppable and I love him deeply for it. This film is a gift to him." - filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson ... Jack Charles is Bastardy: a 63-year-old homosexual Aboriginal elder, award-winning actor, professional cat burglar and former junkie. A child of the stolen generation, Charles drifted into Melbourne's bohemian underground in... Read more
"The story of Dunne's life is as much about reinvention and the courage to change direction as it is a current study of the shallow, celebrity-crazed state of popular culture." - filmmaker Kirsty de Garis ... Vanity Fair special correspondent Dominick Dunne has become known the world over for his insights into the complex stories of victims and perpetrators in high profile murder cases. His powerf... Read more
“They were just like American genre films, but they had Australian actors, Australian locations and everyone spoke in Australian accents. If you show kids these films today they can't believe we ever made them.” - filmmaker Mark HartleyIn the 70s and 80s a uniquely antipodean wave of exploitation cinema swept the world. Shlocky, sexy and very funny, ‘Ozploitation' became one of the most prolific a... Read more
“Tim and I would get together most days for a cup of tea. He'd moan about the music he wished he was playing and I'd moan about the films I wished I was making. One day I picked up my camera and started recording.” - filmmaker Rhian SkirvingThis feature documentary charts the rise of one of Melbourne's unique young talents, Tim Minchin - comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical dire... Read more
“When our public institutions fail us in the pursuit of truth and justice, we, the people, will find our own ways to uncover and speak of our history.” - filmmaker Scott Millwood ... In 1972 environmental activist Brenda Hean's light plane disappeared while en route to Canberra, where she planned to petition the prime minister to save Tasmania's Lake Pedder from a massive hydro-electricity scheme.... Read more
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