CLASH – Interview with ACMI programmer Roberta Ciabarra

by GREG KING From March 30, ACMI is screening Mohamed Diab’s brilliant film Clash, a claustrophobic drama set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring. This powerful Egyptian drama is set during the so-called Arab Spring, a time of revolution in the days immediately following the overthrow of President Morsi, and the civil unrest that ensued as police clashed with demonstrators. The police indiscriminately arrested many of the demonstrators and threw them in the back of a police prison wagon. Thus there was a mix of detainees from different religious and political Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Gods Of Egypt,’ ‘America Wild,’ ‘Hail Caesar,’ ‘Son Of Saul,’ ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi’  and ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’. This episode also contains interviews with Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Sam Riley, Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller (27th Alliance Francoise French Film Festival), Ron Diamond (Animation Show Of Shows), Roberto Ciabarra (In Praise Of Parker Posey), Nic Continue reading

IN PRAISE OF PARKER POSEY – interview with ACMI curator Roberta Ciabarra

by GREG KING Time magazine dubbed Parker Posey "the queen of the indies", while the New Yorker named her "the greatest character actress of the last few decades." From March 13 to March 28, ACMI are holding a series of retrospective screenings under the banner of In Praise Of Parker Posey. ACMI will be screening ten of her films as part of the restrospective, from 1995's Dazed And Confused directed by Richard Linklater through to 2015's Irrational Man, directed by Woody Allen. As well ACMI will be holding a special event panel discussion Talking TV: Parker Posey On The Continue reading