Kitty Flanagan presents comedy luminaries plus our freshest and funniest homegrown talent. Performers include Tom Ballard, Dave Hughes, Nazeem Hussain, Hannah Gadsby, Tom Gleeson, David O'Doherty, Jimeoin and more.
Wil Anderson hosts the biggest night of comedy, in support of Oxfam. With performances by Paul Foot, Stephen K Amos, Arj Barker, Jason Byrne, Urzila Carlson, Anne Edmonds, Sammy J, Matt Okine, Joel Creasey and Frank Woodley.
The Bear Pack - Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie - take a few simple words and create comedic stories that are often wild and ridiculous but always hilarious.
A series of shorts looking at some of the less known jobs in the arts.
Women have been omnipresent in Hollywood on the other side of the camera almost from the beginning. Think of the most successful actress, producer and business woman Mary Pickford or Frances Marion, to name but a few. Only with the arrival of the talkies the male influence in Hollywood became dominant for the next decades. With Women's Lib in the '70s and '80s the tide turned again. Well educated women with university degrees took Hollywood by storm. Paula Wagner, film producer of Tom Cruise who heads Cruise Wagner Productions, tells us about the new era in Hollywood. Other contributors include Robin Swicord, Linda Obst, Cari Beauchamps and Ally Acker, filmmaker and author of Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema. Plenty of film clips round off this interesting documentary.
Aunty Donna came onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2012 with a unique brand of surreal, fast-paced, alternative sketch. They describe their 2016 live show as 'Michael Jordan and the Looney Toons play basketball against aliens'.
Ivan Aristeguieta's 'Chorizo Sizzle' is a ball of energy on stage. Now that he's been made a permanent resident of Australia, he turns up the heat on Aussie food, flavours and traditions.
Thought-provoking and absurd, Damien Powers' Sell Mum Into Slavery sees the award-winner tackle the big, global questions from religion to consumerism to politics.
Join Joel Creasey at The Montreal Comedy Gala featuring Jeff Goldblum, Carrie Fisher, Nathan Lane, Adam Hills, Dave Hughes. Jimmy Carr, Celia Pacquola and many more hilarious comics.
Michele Placido's film tells of a love triangle set against the political turmoil and student protests in Italy in the late 1960s. Nicola, a young good-looking policeman, finds himself assigned to infiltrate the student protest movement. But before long, he falls in love with Laura, a key protester rallying against the government. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca and Laura Morante. Original title: Il Grande Sogno. In Italian.
Di Pietro and the Mani Pulite team involve Prime Minister Bettino Craxi as a prime suspect in their investigation. Everyone is confronted with extreme choices. It all builds up to a final judgement day: he who is willing to pay the most terrible price will win.
Luca is ready to put everything at risk to get his revenge: his position within the Mani Pulite task force is compromised. Pietro has to renege on his own self to save his relationship with Veronica.
In apparent summer calm, the old political establishment is hard at work on a major counterattack. Meanwhile, the main characters have to face the uneasy consequences of their ambitions.
As prosecutor Di Pietro finds out, a spy hides within his Mani Pulite investigation team. Leo is close to fulfilling his political hopes and dreams, but he undergoes a crisis of faith.
Luca gets close to Bibi's projects for the powerful Mainaghi holding company. Leo undertakes a risky rise to power. In the background, the country is shaken by a new, devastating Mafia attack.
All main characters are faced with a major reboot in their lives: some have to take a step back to get started anew, whereas others suddenly get more than they had even dared to hope for.
A new chance comes up for Veronica: her dreams again seem within reach. Bibi is confronted with a responsibility she had so far managed to elude.
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