WHITELEY – interview with James Bogle

by GREG KING Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most revered and probably controversial artists, known for his expressionistic approach. It is 25 years since he died, which gives the documentary a special relevance. Whiteley is a new documentary that gives us plenty of insight into his life, his work and legacy. Greg speaks to director James Bogle about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/7758jzvh4y205zh/220405_001.MP3 Continue reading

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview

by GREG KING The 20th Spanish Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas across the country throughout April and May. In Melbourne, the festival launches at the Astor Cinema on Thursday April 20 with a screening of Paco Leon's comedy Kiki, Love To Love, and closes with a screening of The Trip To Spain, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Greg spoke to festival director Paulette to find out more about what’s on offer in this year’s line-up of films. http://www.mediafire.com/file/qx31myqvuh4fmwc/220331_001.MP3 Continue reading

CERTAIN WOMEN: KELLY REICHARDT’S AMERICA – interview with ACMI film programmer Kristy Matheson

by GREG KING ACMI is thrilled to once again champion the work of American director Kelly Reichardt, with an exclusive limited season of her latest film Certain Women, which stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and newcomer Lily Gladstone. The film is based on short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It. The limited season will also feature return screenings of some of her earlier films – Old Joy, Wendy And Lucy, and the western Meek’s Cutoff. Greg speaks to ACMI programmer Kristy Matheson about these special Continue reading

HANDSOME DEVIL – interview with John Butler

by GREG KING Handsome Devil is a great little gay themed coming of age tale set in an all-boys boarding school. It is semi-autobiographical, says writer/director John Butler. He speaks to Greg about making the movie, casting the characters and about influences on the character of Mr Sheedy, the sympathetic teacher played by Andrew Scott. http://www.mediafire.com/file/aoo8xoe5vnjepaa/220213_004.MP3   Continue reading

VOYAGE OF THE SOUTHERN SUN – interview with Michael Smith

by GREG KING Michael Smith is the owner of Yarraville’s Sun Theatre. He also undertook his own adventure when he circumnavigated the world in his tiny amphibious flying boat to retrace the historical airmail routes of Qantas during the glory days of 1930’s aviation. Directed by Robert Murphy, who has shot the many short film trailers for the Sun Theatre, this documentary following Michael's journey features some spectacular footage and deserves to be seen on the big screen. Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Sun Theatre on Wednesday April 12, Greg spoke to Continue reading