PARACINEMAFEST 2018 – interview with Ben Buckingham

by GREG KING A new film festival has claimed space in Melbourne's thriving and busy film festival calendar. Paracinema Fest hopes to open the city's film lovers' eyes to new boundary-pushing genre films embracing the wonderfully weird. Embracing all forms of transgressive visual media culture, Paracinema Fest is the mutation of high and low art, conjoining cinema academia with (not) guilty pleasure  films and everything inbetween. Highlights include the Melbourne premiere of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn starring Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, and Craig Robinson; Continue reading

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with Eddie Tamir

by GREG KING The Jewish International Film Festival screens in Sydney from October 28 and at Melbourne's Classic Cinema from November 4. There are 60 films in the program this year, including powerful dramas and revealing documentaries. The opening night film is the Holocaust drama Son Of Saul. Greg spoke to festival director Eddie Tamir to learn more about this year's festival. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/p4cdcg44d39myy5/201008_003.MP3 Continue reading

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with festival director Ted Matkowski

by GREG KING Another week, another film festival. This time it is the Polish Film Festival, which screens in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide from June 12 -July 5. The festival will screen many great contemporary Polish films plus a couple of restored classics. In Melbourne the Polish Film Festival screens at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick from June 12-21. To find out more about the 2015 program, Greg spoke to the festival director Ted Matkowski. http://www.mediafire.com/lis…/rp2pkkg9puyxczd/200526_003.MP3 Continue reading

HOLOCAUST FILM SERIES 2015 – interview with Eddie Tamir

by GREG KING The Holocaust Film Series screens a mix of thought provoking documentaries and feature dramas at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick and Event Cinemas at Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction, from March 12-25. To find out more about what is on offer Greg spoke to the festival curator Eddie Tamir. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/6jjpoas192tsp0j/200210_002.MP3   Continue reading

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

by GREG KING. JIFF 2014 brings audiences new films from Israel and Jewish themed films, including award winning films from 43 major international festivals. JIFF is an opportunity to challenge our preconceived ideas on religion, politics, news. The opening night film is the drama Gett: The Trial Of Vivianne Amsalem, about the tribulations faced by a Jewish woman who wants to get a divorce. The film won the Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival. There are also a number of Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers and special events exploring aspects of the Jewish Continue reading