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GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival 2015

Advance tickets are being snapped up quickly with two artist announcements revealing a long and jampacked program of over 30 national and international performers set to get the joint jiving over three days and nights. Presented by Robot Productions, over 15,000 rock’n’roll fans are destined to flock to the event, which will take place over two consecutive weekends, bringing with it all things rockabilly, vintage and retro. For its 16th year, Brisbane’s Rocklea Showground will ...

Scandinavian Film Festival 2015

The second Scandinavian Film Festival will open with the uproarious HERE IS HAROLD (Her er Harold), a Norwegian road movie, about a man who sets out to kidnap the founder of Ikea. For over 40 years, Harold has been running a successful business, "Lunde Furniture". But this comes to an end when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door to his small furniture shop. In mounting anger and desperation, Harold wants revenge. He arms himself with a pistol and sets off for Älmhult, ...

Cult Japan at GoMA

'Cult Japan' is presented across a series of thematic strands: Strange Creatures and Dark Cities brings together science fiction and monster movies alongside anime favourites and films imagining a future of machines and social disorder; Cursed People and Places features allegories of human existence and karma expressed through ghost stories and the representation of strange and malevolent forces; Tough Guys and Dangerous Women includes stories of honour and vengeance drawn from the tradit...

Vivid Sydney – Light, Music and Ideas Festival

The Hoodoo Gurus will perform an exclusive one-off show at the Powerhouse Museum and a new line up of cutting edge, innovative performances will be held across the city at new venues Goodgod Small Club, Oxford Art Factory and Freda’s, with the Seymour Centre, The Basement, The Argyle and Barrio Cellar part of the line-up again in 2015. Part of the Vivid Music program, Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House features a 10-night run of exclusive Sydney-only performances and for the first ...

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival – on Tour

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival’s national festival tour returns in 2015, hitting the road throughout May and June. Catch the latest social-justice film premieres from around the world at HRAFF on tour in Brisbane. Spanning documentary, drama, animation and more, HRAFF’s diverse program will introduce you to incredible people and fascinating places. Showcasing a collection of captivating stories fresh from the Melbourne program, HRAFF travels the country in search of new ...

The Queensland Film Festival 2015

The announcement of these four films—spanning three continents and a range of styles, traditions, and subject matter—signals QFF’s commitment to quality and variety in cinema, according to Festival co-director John Edmond. “There’s Jealousy, the latest work by a French master director; the highly anticipated The Duke of Burgundy; and Eight, a claustrophobic local effort shot in one bravura take.” “We’re also thrilled to screen the The Forbidden Room, which imagines a ...

2015 Spanish Film Festival Competition

This year’s Spanish Film Festival program exclusive to Palace Cinemas around Australia boasts 38 features from across Spain, Latin-America, and beyond, as varied as the ceramic tiles on a Gaudi masterpiece. The Festival will open with Emilio Martínez-Lázaro’s SPANISH AFFAIR, which was seen by over two million people in the fortnight following its release in Spain. This comedic tale mischievously pokes fun at cultural differences as it tracks a young southerner who tenaciously seeks to ...

Splendour in the Grass 2015

In 2015 Splendour’s Amphitheatre, Mix Up, GW McLennan and Tiny Dancer stages will bring you over 100 of the most awesome acts touring the planet right now. And with a program that spans the full three days of the festival, Tiny Dancer will be jumping to the tune of Australia’s preeminent DJs! From revered internationals to the freshest homegrown acts of today, they’re on their way to Byron Bay! At some point though you’ll need a break from stage hopping, and when you do…. ...

Film series: Brought to light at the Art Gallery of NSW

It was probably the world’s first full-length feature film in 1906: The story of the Kelly gang. Australian cinema thrived during the silent era but the industry went into decline in the late 1920s as ever-expanding US and British production companies took over distribution and exhibition, often excluding Australian product from local cinemas. By the end of the 1960s, Australia had virtually no feature film production. The intervention of the Gorton and Whitlam governments in the early ...

Comedy Films at the ACMI

The Australian premiere of Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) is a revealing portrait of award-winning showbiz legend and star of 30 Rock , Elaine Stritch screening from 2 April to 26 April 2015. For over six decades, her name has been synonymous with Broadway, television, film, cabaret  and more recently as Jack Donaghy’s fast-talking, acid-tongued mother, Colleen on the hit TV series 30 Rock. Making her Broadway debut in 1946, Elaine Stritch starred in countless landmark productions ...