ESSENTIAL KUROSAWA – interview with James Hewison

by GREG KING Australian Centre For the Moving Image (ACMI), The Sydney Film Festival and the National Film and Sound Archive  present a special program of ten essential films by the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. This retrospective consists of some of the finest films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa. A master of action, Kurosawa was influenced by directors like John Ford and in turn influenced a younger generation of filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese. The program has been curated by David Stratton. It screens at ACMI Continue reading

LIES AND SECRETS – interview with James Hewison from ACMI

by GREG KING From October 13, ACMI are screening four documentaries under the umbrella of Lies And Secrets. This curated selection of films lay bare the truth about warfare and conflict in the 21st century, and reveal how wars are not not fought so much by soldiers on the ground but at a distance using technology and cyberspace. From October 20, ACMI is screening Alex Gibney's latest probing documentary Zero Days. Greg spoke to James Hewison, ACMI's head of film programming, to find out more about this special Continue reading