Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. Chris Murphy, INXS's relentless manager, and founding member Tim Farriss talk for the first time ever about the life and times of the band, Michael Hutchence's deterioration and death and the years following.
Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. Guy Pearce is an internationally renowned actor, and Tim Neal is Australia's most accomplished jazz organ player. They first met as five-year-olds at Geelong College and have been the greatest of friends ever since.
Chaplin became independent in late 1917 and built his own studio - on very English lines. His first film was never released. Entitled How To Make Movies, it was a home-movie style tour of his new domain. The film was never even cut together, but Chaplin left cutting notes and part of it opens this programme. Jackie Coogan and Lita Grey talk about The Kid. Lita Grey became Mrs Chaplin and the start of The Gold Rush before her pregnancy complicated matters and led to her being replace by Georgia Hale. Miss Hale, who has always refused interviews, talks compellingly about The Gold Rush. Sound arrived. He continued making silent films. City Lights starred Virginia Cherrill, another who has consistently refused interviews. She describes Chaplin's dissatisfaction with her and how he fired her and how she was reinstated. The film became Chaplin's most successful and most admired picture. With stills, camera tests and rushes we throw new light on all these famous classics.
The first in the trilogy covers the period Chaplin spent with the Mutual Film Company, for whom he made 12 two-reel comedies. Chaplin's early working methods are unknown, thanks to his habit of ordering his outtakes burned. Happily, he was not always obeyed and hundreds of cans of uncut rushes from the Mutual period have been made available by Raymond Rohauer. By assembling them in slate order, Brownlow and Gill were able to discover the progression of Chaplin's ideas. Working with no script, he developed his story in front of the camera. We follow Chaplin through the hard work of improvising a film, only to watch him throw it all away and start again. This is perhaps the first example of cinema archaeology and the acquisition of these outtakes - unseen for nearly seventy years - represents "the coup of the century".
Raised Buddhist by a lapsed Catholic and a recovered Jew, Alice Fraser chronicles the world of her childhood through the lives of the people living in the crumbling down house she called home.
An hour of jokes, mostly about casual and systemic racism in Australia, as told through the eyes of stand-up comedian and certified disappointment to his parents, Michael Hing. Recorded at the Comedy Store in Sydney.
Human is a culmination of Simon Taylor's experiences travelling Australia and trying to find its cultural identity. Simon asks "where do I find it?" and explores why many people don't feel like they belong in their own country.
It's the gang like you've never seen them before. James Lipton welcomes the cast of Emmy-Award winning sitcom How I Met Your Mother, promising major laughs and heart-warming moments.
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.
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