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Backtrack Boys Movie Review

His approach is unique, using dogs as calming agents and approaching the children with a clam but concerned demeanour. He is approachable and more a friend than disciplinarian. Director Catherine Scott was given long term access and the story she weaves is both heartbreaking and encouraging.   //   We follow two boys through life in the home and the travails of dealing with the legal system. These boys were rudderless in their upbringing and had no good adult role models ...

Ladies In Black Movie Review

It was a straight jacketed life for the women who had to follow their man’s lead even if it meant a life spent in the kitchen while the man of the house runs down to the local pub. In the context of the slowly emerging freedom that women would have to work so hard to achieve, the main players here are forbearers of a better time.   //   Foreigner Julia Ormond as Magda is married to Stefan (Vincent Perez) and together they form an unusually equal union. Lisa (Angourie ...

Bloody Tasmanian revenge thriller The Nightingale wins at Venice Film Festival!

THE NIGHTINGALE, which enjoyed its world premiere on September 6 in Venice, was the only female-directed film to screen in competition at the festival. On receiving the Special Jury Prize over the weekend, Kent said “To all those women out there wanting to make films, please go and do it, we need you.” THE NIGHTINGALE is Ganambarr’s first performance onscreen, where he stars in a lead role as Billy. He is a passionate dancer and actor, and performs with the internationally acclai...

La Scala Ballet is coming to Australia!

This November, Italy’s celebrated Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs live for the first time in Australia and only in Brisbane. La Scala Ballet will be accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.   //   Enjoy the ultimate La Scala Ballet experience. See both Don Quixote and Giselle over one spectacular weekend in Brisbane from 16 to 18 November 2018. QPAC is located in South Bank, Brisbane’s cultural epicentre. Make the most of your ...

John Russell – Australia’s French impressionist Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

Part of the French avant-garde of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, John Russell was a close friend of Vincent van Gogh and Auguste Rodin, taught impressionist colour theory to Henri Matisse and dined with Claude Monet. Yet history has largely forgotten Russell, who was a key member of this ground-breaking group of artists during one of the most exhilarating periods in art history. Bringing together 120 paintings, drawings and watercolours – including a number of works by his ...

Walker Stalker Con is coming to Australia Early 2018!

Walker Stalker Con is the largest zombie, horror and sci-fi convention in the WORLD, with more than 250,000 attendees globally across three countries and twelve cities. The Australian leg will see thousands of fans embarking on the Sydney and Melbourne Showgrounds in February 2018 for an unforgettable experience for everyone from the diehard fan, to families, to those with an ever-growing interest in the genre. Both cities will be treated to two full days of one-of-a-kind experiences, ...

Paul Kelly Life is Fine Tour 2017

Kelly will be joined by a stellar line-up of special guests across the tour, with Steve Earle and Middle Kids supporting for the Brisbane to Perth leg of the tour, Busby Marou supporting in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville and on the New Zealand leg of the tour, The Eastern supporting for all New Zealand shows and Sahara Beck as support at the Rockhampton show. Kelly’s recently released 23rd studio album Life Is Fine (out now through EMI) showcases this stellar songwriter in firm command of ...

Namatjira Project Special Event at BIFF!

“The Namatjira Project … might just be as significant a bridge between blackfella and whitefella as the now fading memory of the march across the coathanger, or even the apology.” – Crikey From the trackless Australian desert to the gates of Buckingham Palace, the Namatjira family have struggled for decades to see justice done. Albert Namatjira was a man caught between two worlds. He was paraded as a great Australian, but treated with contempt. He was the first Indigenous ...

Brave New World: Australia 1930s Exhibition at NGV

Brave New World: Australia 1930s encompasses the multitude of artistic styles, both advanced and conservative, which were practised during the 1930s. Included are commercial art, architecture, fashion, industrial design, film and dance to present a complete picture of this dynamic time.   //   The exhibition charts the themes of celebrating technological progress and its antithesis in the nostalgia for pastoralism; the emergence of the ‘New Woman’ and consumerism; ...

Ásgeir Australian 2017 Tour

Renowned for his ability to make even the largest of spaces feel intimate, Ásgeir comes armed on this tour with brand new material from his highly anticipated second album ‘Afterglow’, due for release in May via Pod/Inertia.   //   ‘Afterglow’ leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of his debut ‘In The Silence’ and dives head first into melancholic, melodic electronica in its purest form. Ásgeir Australian 2017 Tour Sydney 21 July 2017 - Enmore ...