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

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #212

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Fences,’ ‘Tori Erdmann,’ ‘A Street Cat Named Bob,’  and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’. This episode also contains interviews with Denzel Washington, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, James Hewison (ACMI), Richard Bates Jnr (Trash Fire) and John Pilger (The Coming War On China). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

ACMI SUMMER PROGRAM OF DOCUMENTARIES – interview with James Hewison, ACMI’s head of film programming

by GREG KING This February ACMI Cinemas are screening three new documentaries. Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story Of Death By Audio looks at the iconic New York warehouse that became a live music/art space until it was sold to a multi-media company and was forced to close. After more than 1800 shows, the iconic venue closed its doors for the final time in 2015. Also on the program is Werner Herzog’s look at the wonders of the internet with his esoteric Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World. And finally, Cameraperson is an intimate exploration of the remarkable 25 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