by GREG KING
The Other Film Festival is a celebration of diversity, and is a film festival featuring new cinema by, with and about people with a disability. It screens at the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Kenneth Myer Building from December 3-7.
To find out more about this year’s program, Greg spoke to festival director Rick Randall.
One of the special guests appearing at the Other Fiulm Festival is blind film critic Tommy Edison.
Greg spoke to Tommy to find out what he looks for in the films he watches.
One of the films screening at the Other Film Festival is the intimate and moving documentary Sons And Mothers. It tracks the Mens Ensemble Theatre group in Sydney as it works with a group of mentally handicapped men to rehearse and stage a show that acts as a love letter to their mothers. Director Christopher Houghton uses a verite style to observe the process over the course of 18 months. There are candid and moving interviews with some of the men and their mothers, who reveal heartbreaking stories about their journey.
For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg spoke to Christopher Houghton about the making of the film: