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YOUNG AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL

To the naysayers who call Sydney an ageist society, take note. The young at heart will be out to play at the annual film festival especially created for those who are 60 years old and over. Not only will there be screenings of classics that have stood the test of time (Maltese Falcon, The Graduate, […]

FORTNIGHTLY CINEMA AT JAPAN FOUNDATION

Japan may be facing an unstable reality now but its surreal film culture and our love for it will remain unwaveringly strong. Having gained access to films distributed by MADMEN entertainment, the Japan Foundation now has over 120 new titles to show at its fortnightly free film screenings. And they are going anime crazy with […]

MATT ISEMAN

Comedian Matt Iseman is 190cm tall, a trained doctor and is the host of a home makeover show in the States. So the man can fix anything around the house, save your life and make you laugh while he’s at it. Ladies, we speak to the man who seems a tad too good to be […]

A NIGHT OF HORROR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

What is it about blood, guts and gore that keep audiences coming back for more? Festival Director Dean Betram shines the light on this dark genre. A little birdie told us that The Tunnel is the opening night film. Could you tell us a little about it and why it was chosen to open the festival? […]

CONCRETE HEARTBEAT

Mark Haslam reckons he’s an odd collection of inspirations. He’s written, directed and performed in theatre (as he does with Concrete Heartbeat) but he has also lit up Alexander MacQueen’s show at London Fashion Week, flash mobbed with thousands in Berlin and played performances in Adelaide to the total crowd of one. We speak to […]

TIM MINCHIN VS THE SYDNEY SYMPHONY

Tim Minchin has gone from zero to hero. In a short few years, the man went from being a struggling comedian to performing with the Sydney Symphony, a humble 55-piece orchestra. You can watch his rags to riches story on the DVD Rock n Roll Nerd while you wait for the comic musician who looks […]

DANIEL KITSON

For a man who can’t stop but talk on stage, Daniel Kitson is extremely media shy, or maybe I should say media uninterested. This is frustrating as, THE INTERMINABLE SUICIDE OF GREGORY CHURCH, is written and performed by Kitson and the introduction to his one-man show on the Seymour Centre website reads like a gripping […]

THE SPOT FOOD & FILM FESTIVAL

An international food spread, plus music, celebrity spotting, short films, and an after-party at the ritzy Randwick cinema – is there a better way to spend a Sunday? Closing the Australian Film Festival, the streets surrounding the Ritz Cinema aka The Spot will be closed off for a film-themed food festival. You don’t need to […]

PLATFORM HIP HOP FESTIVAL

If Shakespeare was hired to write a hip hop sonnet, what would he have said? We speak to Festival Organiser Nick Power as he reveals the mysteries of hip hop in Sydney. This is a four-week festival packed full of activities. How did you ever put it all together? Well, firstly, I'm part of a […]

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL – BOLLYWOOD & BEYOND

Back in the day, a newly crowned Miss India went on to become the most popular Bollywood actress playing the lead role in films about love – a major source of entertainment and escapism amongst the Indian population. Today, Juhi Chawla is involved in a film (I AM) about child abuse, homosexuality and a woman […]