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World Premiere of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition at ACMI

by GREG KING The Australian Centre for the Moving Image as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces presents the  World Premiere of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Opening at ACMI, Thursday 10 April 2014 The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Los Angeles-based studio, DreamWorks Animation, today launched the world premiere DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, the [...]

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SPECIAL 70TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF THE RATS OF TOBRUK

from GREG KING THE RATS OF TOBRUK is to screen for the first time in 50 years, along with the world premiere of THE BIG PICTURE, A feature-length documentary about the life and career of Australian filmmaker CHARLES CHAUVEL. This special screening will take place at Australian Cinema for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, [...]

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JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2013

by GREG KING The Japanese Film Festival screens at ACMI Cinemas and Hoyts Cinemas Melbourne Central between November 28 and December 8, 2013.  To hear Greg’s interview with the Festival director Mr Konomi, click on the following link http://mfi.re/listen/ecs231z1k16dbp9/181008_001.MP3

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REYKJAVIK CALLING: THE ICEMAN COMETH

 by GREG KING A special season of Icelandic films screening at ACMI from July 5-July 23, featuring the works of two of Iceland’s most distinctive and contemporary filmmakers – Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and Baltasar Kormakur. to listen to greg’s interview with ACMI curator Roberta Ciabarra, click on the link below http://www.mediafire.com/download/lfehq3f33jjt3o5/iceland.wma   COLD FEVER. In [...]

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AFCA FILM AWARDS 2012

by GREG KING At a lavish ceremony held at ACMI this evening, the Australian Film Critics Association presented their annual AFCA FILM AWARDS. The awards were voted for by members of the Australian Film Critics Association. Daniel P Jones (star of Hail), and Genevieve Bailey (director of the documentary I Am Eleven) were amongst many [...]

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ACMI JAZZ ON FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Spiro Economopoulos, film programmer

by GREG KING. “We’ve always wanted to do something that focuses around a particular person,” says ACMI film programmer Spiro Economopoulos as he explains the rationale behind this year’s Jazz On Film Festival. This year the small film festival, which runs as part of the Melbourne Jazz Festival, features Woody Allen and Terence Blanchard, a [...]

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TITLE FIGHT ON FILM – interview with ACMI’s Richard Sowada

by GREG KING. Over the Easter long weekend ACMI are holding a smackdown of their own with a program of fight films and documentaries exploring the gamut of the sport, from boxing to wrestling to UFC. “Boxing is a powerful metaphor for a lot of cultural issues,” says Richard Sowada, head of programming at ACMI. [...]

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MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2012– interview with Lisa Daniel.

by GREG KING. This year marks the 22nd Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and over time since its humble beginnings it has grown into one of the biggest and longest running queer film festivals in the world  “That is correct,” acknowledges the festival’s artistic director Lisa Daniel, who is overseeing her fourteenth festival. “There are probably [...]

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