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Sydney Film Festival announces first films for 2015

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in FESTIVALS, FILM

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival has announced 27 new films to be featured in this year’s June (3-14) event, plus an Ingmar Bergman retrospective curated by David Stratton. Also revealed in advance of the full program launch of 200+ films on Wednesday 6 May is a new screening venue at Dendy Newtown and an enhanced family film program.
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Barry Humphries announces stellar 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival program

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in ART, FEATURES, FESTIVALS, MUSIC, THEATRE, Uncategorized

2015 Artistic Director Barry Humphries has brought together some of his music and comedy favourites for your enjoyment – sensuous sirens, charismatic crooners, scandalous storytellers and jovial jesters who are hilarious, naughty, sexy, addictive, outrageous and dangerous – this game of cabaret has no rules.
Neil Armfield (left) with writer Tommy Murphy

Revered director Neil Armfield talks Holding The Man, Reflections on Gallipoli, and King Lear with Geoffrey Rush

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in FEATURES, FILM, MUSIC, THEATRE, Uncategorized

Since departing Belvoir in 2010 after 25 years as its esteemed Artistic Director, Neil Armfield’s prodigious talents as a storyteller have been in high demand across theatre, opera and film. Ahead of the opening of his latest venture, Reflections on Gallipoli with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, he speaks to Garrett Bithell about the special concert, the impending release of the film version of Holding The Man, and reuniting with Geoffrey Rush later in the year for King Lear at Sydney Theatre Company.
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