HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – interview with Malcolm Blaylock

by GREG KING The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screens around Australia in May. Screening during the festival are a number of fictional dramas and documentaries dealing with things like refugees, gay issues, the environment. There are four short film programs as well. The opening night film is the controversial and topical documentary Chasing Asylum. In Melbourne, the festival screens at ACMI from May 5 - May 19. Greg spoke to festival director Malcolm Blaylock to find out more about this year's exciting Continue reading

ECCO HOMO – interview with Richard Lowenstein and Lynn-Maree Milburn

by GREG KING Provocateur, artist, performer: Peter Vanessa "Troy" Davies was a chameleon, and this documentary attempts to come to grips with this elusive figure using a wealth of archival footage and interviews. Ecco Homo screens at ACMI as part of Melbourne Queer Film Festival, on Sunday April 3 at 8.15pm . Greg spoke to co directors Richard Lowenstein and Lynn-Marie Milburn to learn more.   Continue reading

TAKE HEART – interview with director Mike Hill

by GREG KING Take Heart is a new documentary about the quest to rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease, an invisible disease that threatens the lives of over 30 million young people around the world. The film will be released via the Tugg Platform and will screen on NITV in 2016. The DVD release features some 160 minutes of additional material. Greg spoke to director Mike Hill to find out more.   Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Gods Of Egypt,’ ‘America Wild,’ ‘Hail Caesar,’ ‘Son Of Saul,’ ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi’  and ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’. This episode also contains interviews with Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Sam Riley, Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller (27th Alliance Francoise French Film Festival), Ron Diamond (Animation Show Of Shows), Roberto Ciabarra (In Praise Of Parker Posey), Nic Continue reading

IN PRAISE OF PARKER POSEY – interview with ACMI curator Roberta Ciabarra

by GREG KING Time magazine dubbed Parker Posey "the queen of the indies", while the New Yorker named her "the greatest character actress of the last few decades." From March 13 to March 28, ACMI are holding a series of retrospective screenings under the banner of In Praise Of Parker Posey. ACMI will be screening ten of her films as part of the restrospective, from 1995's Dazed And Confused directed by Richard Linklater through to 2015's Irrational Man, directed by Woody Allen. As well ACMI will be holding a special event panel discussion Talking TV: Parker Posey On The Continue reading