MOONLIGHT CINEMA – interview with Annabel Weedon

by GREG KING Summer is in the air, and what better time than to sit back and relax in an outdoor environment to enjoy a great movie? Moonlight Cinema returns for another season. It runs from December 1 through to April 2018, with screenings in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne. There is a mix of current films, some fan favourites and lots of advance screenings. In Melbourne films screen in the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. Greg spoke to Annabel Weedon, the marketing director of Moonlight Cinema, to find out more about this summer's Continue reading

2017 CINE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Gina Rubiano

by GREG KING The 2017 Cine Latino Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas throughout November. This year there is a focus on Argentine Cinema, with 9 Argentine films, including Inseparable, a remake of the wonderful French film The Intouchables. Greg speaks to Gina Rubiano to find out more about this year's program. http://www.mediafire.com/file/wa9arfd0g8w73oy/221023_005.MP3 Continue reading

RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Nicholas Maksymow

by GREG KING The 14th Russian Resurrection Film Festival screens at ACMI Cinemas in Melbourne from November 9-19. Now in its 14th year, this is now the largest festival of Russian cinema outside of Russia itself. This year the opening night film is Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story, Karen Shakhnazarov's take on Tolstoy's classic tale told from a different perspective. The festival this year includes a retrospective on director Andrei Konchalovsky and there is a screening of two of his Hollywood films - Tango And Cash with Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell and the Continue reading

GERMAN CINEMA MELBOURNE – interview with artistic director Peter Krausz

by GREG KING   The German Cinema Melbourne film festival screens at Backlot Studios from November 17-25. The festival will screen 11 films, all but one are Australian premiers. The opening night film is Gordian Maugg's Fritz Lang, a speculative drama about the famed German filmmaker as he attempts to shoot his first sound film M in Berlin, and his obsession with a serial killer at the time. The festival closes with Destiny, a restored print of Lang's 1921 masterpiece. There is a mix of dramas, documentaries and comedies in the Continue reading

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Eddie Tamir

by GREG KING The 2017 Jewish International Film Festival screens at the Lido and Classic Cinemas here in Melbourne from October 25 through to November 22. This year, the festival presents 65 films from across the globe that celebrate the remarkable diversity of Jewish culture and storytelling - from Israel, France and Australia, to the Yiddish-speaking neighbourhoods of Brooklyn. This year's program includes 38 features and 23 documentaries. The opening night film is Menashe, while the closing night film is The Rebel In The Rye, a drama about the young J D Salinger, Continue reading