JAZZ ON FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with Spiro Economopoulos

by GREG KING As part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, ACMI is holding a series of screenings as part of their annual Jazz On Film series. This year's screenings include the superb Whiplash. The screenings run from May 29 through to June 6 at ACMI. To find out more about the program, Greg spoke to the curator Spiro Economopoulos. http://www.mediafire.com/lis…/hpp1dh0h3yv60tx/200503_001.MP3 REVIEWS. Last updated May 20, 2015 WHIPLASH. When it comes time for critics to compile their lists of the best films of 2014, chances are Whiplash will figure near Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL 2015

by GREG KING Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community program. HRAFF selects its arts and film to engage and inform people on human rights issues. Now in its 8th year, The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screens at ACMI from May 7 through to May 21. The festival features a world class program of 31 award winning films, several Australian premieres, documentaries, short films, art works, panel Continue reading

5TH TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Nalan Cebici

by GREG KING The 5th Turkish Film Festival screens at ACMI from April 23 -April 26, 2015. The opening film is Last Letters, set during WWI. There are several guests coming for Q&A sessions as well. To find out more about this year's program, Greg spoke to the curator of the Turkish Film Festival Nalan Cibeci. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/e2hxvmq6rgiij5a/200326_001.MP3 Continue reading

AUSTRALIANS AT WAR 1914-1918 @ ACMI – interview with curator Fiona Trigg

by GREG KING What did Australians go to see at their local cinema during the First World War? Cinema was very popular, and approximately 65,000 people would visit the cinemas on a Saturday night back then. ACMI,in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archives, has opened its vaults to answer this question. The exhibition features shorts, newsreels, propaganda and feature films, as well as footage of the training, departure and return of Australian troops. Of particular interest is Alfred Rolfe’s The Hero of the Dardanelles, his 1915 drama about Gallipoli, Continue reading

MELBOURNE CINEMATHEQUE 2015 SEASON – interview with Michael Koller

by GREG KING The 2015 season of Melbourne Cinematheque launches on February 11 with a season of films from acclaimed director Michael Antonioni. Melbourne Cineamtheque screens at ACMI every Wednesday with films from many international auteurs, including Jean-Pierre Melville and Paul Thomas Anderson, and some classic films starring the incomparable Ingrid Bergman. To find out more about the 2015 program, Greg spoke to Michael Koller, the program director of the Melbourne Cinematheque. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/htvn5bve8h4o8r0/200116_001.MP3 Continue reading