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McKellen: Playing the Part Movie Review

Told mostly in taped interviews with the man himself, his early years are illustrated by humble beginnings and then finding his true calling at quite a young age. He is reserved in delivery but there is often a twinkle in the eye that denotes a sense of pride and stature.   //   He also goes into some detail about his work in helping to overturn unfair laws in England in regards to the age of consent between gay couples. He was fearless in a time before enlightenment. He ...

RBG Movie Review

. Now in her eighties and every bit the fire brand of her younger years, she has become emblematic of how things can be if brilliant minds are put to task and party politics are left behind. It’s a stark contrast to the ever widening division now being perpetrated in America between the haves and have nots in relation to basic human rights.   //   It’s also a love story that shows a man can support a woman in all ways and not be thought the lesser for it. Her succes...

Pop-Up Cinema comes to Brisbane!

FilmHouse co-creators Portia Hunt and Michael Brooks vow to make each screening a unique experience and the venue will change to compliment the film being screened. More information about FilmHouse and future screening locations can be found on the pop-up cinema's Facebook page. Filmhouse Pop-up Cinema Mowbraytown Hall, East Brisbane www.facebook.com/filmhousebne

Tea with the Dames – Seniors Preview Screening at Dendy Portside!

Tea with the Dames is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. Tea with the Dames invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their ...

Win a Double Pass to see Tea With The Dames!

60 years ago, seismic changes ripped through the cultural establishment and together with music and fashion, British Theatre underwent an explosion of creativity and talent, the impact of which was felt around the world and is still tangible today. It was a new Renaissance. Playing a central role and pivotal to these creative and social shifts were a group of young actresses including Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Eileen Atkins. All have received Damehoods in recognition ...

Midnight Oil: 1984 Movie Review

Focusing almost solely on Garretts first run in politics is an interesting story in and of itself and the reward for long time Oils fans is present. That gift is a selection of live footage that highlights the last era of the band when they were truly powered by punk energy and righteous indignation (other than the resurgent period of Redneck Wonderland brought about by the rise of the chip witch from Ipswich). The live footage however is frustratingly incomplete and no complete ...

Q&A Screening of Kangaroo at Dendy Coorparoo

A love-Hate Story - this groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined. "Kangaroo is a sobering depiction of how deep cultural divides affect ...

Marco del Fiol’s critically acclaimed Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between will open in selected Australia cinemas from 9 March!

The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip ...

Exclusive one-off screening of acclaimed documentary Meal Tickets tomorrow at Dendy Coorparoo!

Australian documentary filmed over 10 years, MEAL TICKETS is a cautionary tale of life in the world of modern day rock ‘n’ roll, and its realities vs its aspirations. Director Mat de Koning captures the rollercoaster journey of a young Perth band, the Screwtop Detonators, their manager Dave Kavanagh (an ex-mentor to The Libertines) and their one-time roadie, Will Stoker. Initially ambitious and eager for fame and fortune, their aspirations change over time as they discover the depth of ...

I Am Not Your Negro screening exclusively at ACMI

From acclaimed director Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Lumumba, Murder in Pacot), I Am Not Your Negrobrings to life Remember This House, the unfinished manuscript of American novelist and intellectual James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this blistering film shares Baldwin’s personal experience of racism as considered through the lens of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. A most expertly crafted documentary of recent times I Am Not Your ...