In this satirical documentary Charles Firth (The Chaser, CNNNN) goes to Washington in the the lead up to the 2008 election in the hope of scoring an exclusive meeting with President George Bush. Along the way he explores the relationship between politics and Hollywood in America, talks to experts about the hard issues, provides a comprehensive lack-of-analysis of the Obama and McCain campaigns, and hits the streets to find out what the average American has to say.
Karate kickin' midgets! Papier mache monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the '70s and '80s had it all. Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non existent health and safety regulations, the Philippines was a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers whose renegade productions were soon engulfing drive in screens around the globe like a tidal schlock wave!
Set in the Australian outback in 1922, this is a story about four men in pursuit of an Aboriginal man, accused of the murder of a white woman. Their quest into the outback begins and it doesn't take long before each man is faced with his inner conflict regarding racism, and this soon becomes the more dangerous element within the journey then the hunt for the accused.
On October 19, 2007, an unknown gunman assassinates President George W Bush. A couple of years later, an investigative documentary is made. It features all the people involved that fateful day: the protesters outside a Chicago hotel; the suspects in the shooting; the Secret Service men who failed to protect their charge; the press; and an array of experts, desperately seeking meaning in this horrible act of violence. We learn, agonisingly, what happened to America after the death of a president. (Docu-drama)
This 1991 documentary by director Paul Yule presents a compelling investigation of the censorship battles, anti-pornography debates and culture wars between the political left and right that raged throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Movie Show presenter, Jaimie Leonarder defies categorisation. Performer, diversional therapist, broadcaster, street worker, nightclub impresario, archivist and champion of outsider culture - this is Jaimie's life so far. Welcome to the supercharged world of the compassionate Jaimie Leonarder, whose life is a remarkable mixture of working on the frontline of street welfare, therapy for people with extreme mental and physical disabilities and a passion for show business.
A story of three Aboriginal women who return home for their mother's funeral. In the space of 24 hours they will begin to unravel their somewhat complicated past. Winner of the Peoples Choice Award, Sydney Film Festival 1998.
So far we've been introduced to the editors, but what about the fashion directors, feature writers, beauty editors and interns? This episode shows what' involved in every role at a magazine (including the perks!) and how they all work closely together to get the finished product.
We all know about superhero comics, but western, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and noir are just some of the other genres available to readers. Without super heroes there are stories being told in comic form that will astound and amaze.
One of Australia's best known animators, Adam Elliot stunned the American and Australian film industry in 2004 when he won an Oscar for his short film Harvey Krumpet. In this episode of Artscape, Virginia Trioli joins Elliot for an insightful chat which reveals just what it took to make his latest film Mary and Max, an $8 million project that was five years in the making with over 100 crew members. This is a far cry from Harvey Krumpet, which cost only $380,000 and was made by Elliot and a couple of mates in his father's storage unit.
Find out what goes into getting some of Australia's hottest magazines delivered to newsstands across the country as we give you unprecedented access to the inner circle of the magazine industry's Sydney headquarters.
Live and exclusive from Sydney's Domain, the world' largest short film festival, Movie Extra Tropfest, will be featuring 16 finalist films, red carpet arrivals and celebrity interviews. Hosted by Adam Spencer and Julia Zemiro.
The poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. The story follows Marjane as she outsmarts the 'social guardians' and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war.
This documentary features a series of conversations with some of the great contemporary film directors working today.
Based on the eponymous novel by Antonio Incorvaia that began as a hit online blog, The 1000-Euro Generation follows the desperate plight of a broke 30-year-old mathematics graduate working in the marketing department of a telecommunications company.
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