UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL – interview with director Kitty Green

by GREG KING Australian filmmaker Kitty Green’s fascinating documentary looks at the members of FEMEN, the infamously topless female protestors of Ukraine. The women talk about life in their country as they shower off their slogans and tell of their horrific treatment at the hands of the authorities while inspecting their bruises. The treatment of Ukrainian women – more often viewed as whores than as humans – is their main bone of contention. And about 90% of Ukrainian girls do not know about feminism or what it means. Driven by a need for empowerment, the FEMEN Continue reading

THE ANIMAL CONDITION – interview with director Michael Dahlstrom

by GREG KING The Animal Condition is a provocative and thought provoking new documentary exploring the murky ethics of animal farming. Featuring interviews with politicians, animal welfare activists, this documentary from filmmaker Michael Dahlstrom is objective and even-handed in its treatment of an issue that has moved from a fringe issue into the mainstream consciousness. For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg King spoke to director Michael Dahlstrom about some of the challenges of this provocative documentary. To hear the interview, click on the link Continue reading

ALL THIS MAYHEM

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Eddie Martin. Most skateboarding documentaries are pretty dull and of limited interest, mainly aimed at fans of the sport who will get off on the extreme action and stunts. There have been a few exceptions though where they have occasionally had broader appeal - films like Stacy Peralta's 2001 documentary Dogtown And Z-boys, which looked at the evolution of the skating culture in California in the 70s with the Zephyr skate team, and Lords Of Dogtown, Catherine Hardwicke's dramatised version of the same story starring Heath Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #87

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘All This Mayhem’ and ‘The Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’. This episode also contains interviews with Fred Schepisi, Jay Dub and Genevieve Kelly. Greg also takes an in-depth look at the Scandinavian Film Festival. Also listen for your chance to win a copy of Nymphomaniac Vol 1 + 2 on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

ONCE MY MOTHER – sophia Turkiewicz interview

by GREG KING Sophia Turkiewicz is an Australian filmmaker (Silver City, and lots of television work, etc) who has long been conflicted over her feelings regarding her mother Helen. But it was in her mother's twilight years, as Helen was slipping into dementia and was put into a nursing home, that she came to know her better. Sophia also draws upon extensive archival material and actual footage of the camps to give audiences some understanding of the historical context of her mother's journey. There are also lots of family photographs and moving interviews with her mother Continue reading