BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – reviews

by GREG KING The Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival screens in Launceston from November 10 through to November 13. The festival will screen some 22 features, 20 documentaries and short films. There are also workshops, panel discussions and Q&As with filmmakers like Clayton Jacobsen. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 16, 2016 GIRL ASLEEP. This idiosyncratic, quirky and offbeat coming of age tale has more in common with the droll style of Napoleon Dynamite and the films of Wes Anderson than the sweet natured romcoms of the late John Hughes. It also Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #196

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe,’ ‘The Girl On The Train,’  ’Under The Shadow,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ and ‘Francophonia’. This episode also contains interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Ros Horan (director of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe), Kristian Connolly (general manager of the Cinema Nova) who talks about The Complete Features Of Stanley Kubrick Film Festival; and Penny Kyprianou director of the Greek Film Continue reading

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Ros Horin. This is a moving and life affirming documentary about courage, the triumph of the human spirit to overcome trauma, and the power of theatre and art to transform lives. Four refugees talk about their horrific experiences in war torn countries in Africa - tales of rape, kidnap and violence. We get to hear the stories of Yarrie, Aminata, Yordy and Rosemary as they relive their individual experiences. But there are also some common elements to their stories, which will be familiar to a number of refugees who Continue reading

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE – interview with Ros Horin

by GREG KING The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is a moving documentary following theatre director Ros Horin as she sets out to stage a theatre piece drawing upon the experiences of four refugees from war torn countries in Africa. As they relive their stories of rape and violence through the dynamics of the stage, they also find catharsis and empowerment. Horin spent several years on the project, and she speaks to Greg about the women and their stories and their courage. http://www.mediafire.com/file/3mnl04xfzql33r4/210919_004.MP3   Continue reading