Retro Review: In Search of Anna

by David Morgan-Brown A breezy and not-too-dramatic road movie was not an unwelcome entry in the Australian New Wave near the end of the ‘70s, particularly given the number of searing and serious socio-political films that had been previously released in the decade such as Wake in Fright, The Last Wave, The Chant of Jimmie…

Interview: Anna Samson

In What If It Works?, Anna Samson give a very impressive, very award-worthy performance as scattered DID sufferer, Grace. In this interview, Anna speaks about preparing to play such a complex character, her admiration for her director and her upcoming performance in Kriv Stenders’ Wake In Fright. Interview by Matthew Eeles RELATED ARTICLES INTERVIEW: Romi Trower…

Exclusive: Director Luke Creely discusses Juncture

Primitive Films to introduce short film Juncture in Melbourne on March 29 by Luke Creely Primitive Films is the creative culmination and partnership between myself (Luke Creely) and co-founder Jack Coco. Neither of us went to film school. Based on our mutual adoration for and lifelong obsession with movies and the cinematic form, we established…

Australian Revelations announces May’s screening

Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film through a year-round, ongoing series of screenings and the celebrated Australian film Wake In Fright will headline the next event on Monday 25 May. Wake In Fright tells the nightmarish story of a schoolteacher’s descent into personal demoralisation at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts while stranded in a small town in…

Last days of Vision Splendid offers Australian film treats

Thursday 3rd July HERITAGE COLLECTION KIDS OPAL THEATRE  Kids films daily at 10am, 12noon & 2pm SARAH RILEY THEATRE Waltzing Matilda Centre 12noon The Shiralee (1981) mini series 180 mins 4pm The Eye of the Rider (Duncan Menge) Motorcycle Adventure Documentary WALTZING MATILDA CENTRE 5-7pm ABC “Conversations” recorded live with Richard Fidler ROYAL OPEN AIR THEATRE 7pm…