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

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #207

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘A United Kingdom,’ ‘Allied,’ ‘Paterson,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Gimme Danger,’ ‘Red Dog: True Blue,’ and ‘Why Him?’. This episode also contains interviews with Marion Cotillard, Robert Zemekis, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, Mark D’Angelo (Docklands Drive-In Cinema), Kristy Mathison (Gimme Danger/ACMI), Matt Johnson (Operation Avalanche), Kieran Darcy-Smith (The Duel) and George Kacevski (Remember). We also give our listeners a chance to win copies of Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #157

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Mississippi Grind,’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. This episode also contains an interview with Kristy Matheson who stops by to chat about ACMI’s Summer Series of films. The boys also give you another chance to enter our brand new competition thanks to our friends at Icon Films. Icon have given us an Australian DVD Pack (made up films – Last Cab To Darwin, Strange Bedfellows, Rabbit Proof Fence, Two Hands, Oranges & Sunshine and The Black Balloon) to Continue reading

ACMI SUMMER FILMS – interview with curator Kristy Matheson

by GREG KING Over the summer months, ACMI are having a special series of screenings of handpicked films, documentaries that explore the spectrum of art, music and sport. Greg spoke to ACMI programmer Kristy Matheson to find out more about what's on offer. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/khr60hwvt9w2o93/201122_002.MP3 Continue reading

JOYOUS CURIOSITY: THE CINEMA OF AGNES VARDA

by GREG KING In June, ACMI are holding a special retrospective on French filmmaker Agnes Varda, regarded as "the godmother of the new wave." Joyous Curiosity runs from Thursday 19 June - Sunday 13 July 2014 For over half a century Agnès Varda's presence in the world cinema landscape has remained vital; producing films that abound with curiosity and verve. Often referred to as the 'Godmother of the New Wave', she remains the sole female presence in a movement that redefined cinema. Her artistic endeavours pay witness to times of great social revolution, all the Continue reading