Some of Australia's most prominent faces are all part of the mix in The Late Session, as five guests join host Waleed Aly in a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation. Tonight, what's an identity? Who do we think we are? And why does it matter?
Insights, revelations, great music and the engaging company of some of Australia's most prominent faces are all part of the mix in The Late Session. Five guests join host Waleed Aly in a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation - along with food, drinks and some of Australia's finest musical talents.
The mercurial high point of Australian cinema of the '90s, Shine is a universal phenomenon that touched millions around the world. Based on the true story of piano prodigy David Helfgott, Scott Hicks' film traces the volatile journey of the pianist from childhood through to adulthood, detailing David's troubled relationship with his repressive father, the tragic mental breakdown and eventual resurrection as a brilliant performer.
A rare and unexpected gem. The heart-warming story of a nomadic family of shepherds who call on a musical healer to reunite one of the herd with her new-born colt. From the 2004 Sydney Film Festival.
Late 2005 in New York, a true crime story broke that quickly spread like wildfire across America and then around the world. Over 1000 corpses had been allegedly stolen, carved up and sold in a scheme that netted those responsible millions of dollars. This documentary looks at what really happened, along with all the principal players to reveal the difficult truth behind the tabloid headlines.
Julie Walters stars as Mary Whitehouse, the UK's renowned taste and decency campaigner who came to prominence in the 1960s when she famously forced the resignation of the BBC's director-heneral.
Until now, Michael Nyman's fine reputation has rested on music. Composing with innovative minimalism for films as memorable as The Draughtsman's Contract, The Ogre, Man on Wire, and most famously for Jane Campion's The Piano, he has reached an international audience. But now, Michael Nyman is about to become a filmmaker himself - with an increasing passion for filming, editing and photography.
Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr Knightly.
Once known as one of the biggest ratbags of Australian rock'n'roll, Jimmy Barnes is now regarded as music royalty. But it hasn't been an easy journey. Jimmy's battles with drugs and alcohol have taken him to the brink, almost costing him his family and his life. He was saved by an unlikely love affair that has survived against the odds.
Narrated by Magda Szubanski, this one-hour documentary is a warm, witty, affectionate and definitive look at one of Australia's most cherished TV stars, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. Everybody remembers Skippy! With 91 episodes sold in 128 countries, watched by hundreds of millions worldwide, the show put Australia firmly on the global map and for those of a certain generation, the heroic marsupial is synonymous with their childhood, often in more profound ways than they realise.
Wiseguys: Italian Americans in Film tells of the migrant experience of Italian Americans and how they came to find themselves represented onscreen. The Godfather, Scarface, Goodfellas... gangster films have been a part of American film culture for more than 100 years. Since the beginning of silent films, Italian Americans were depicted as icons of criminality. But are the stereotypes a fair depiction of Italian culture?
Esther is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her Bat Mitzvah. Her all-girls private school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals, and home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace's demand for perfection. However, things change when Esther meets the unconventional Sunni and her mother, Mary.
A portrayal of Hollywood star Rock Hudson, who died of AIDS 25 years ago. This film includes interviews with his doctors, friends, manager and personal secretary.
Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him.
When Australia was an emerging colony, it was the printing press that kept people informed. Today, Twitter has become a legitimate way of breaking news. With this in mind, join Australia's best journalists as they look back at 2010's biggest stories and find out which of them has won a Walkley Award, the highest award for journalistic excellence in Australia.
In the last episode of the series, True Stories delves into the thriller and Academy award-winning film Silence Of The Lambs. Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs tells the story of a young ambitious FBI profiler Clarice Starling as she pursues the serial killer Buffalo Bill with the help of convicted cannibal Hannibal Lecter. Examining the two killers from the film, The Silence Of The Lambs - The True Story reveals the real life inspirations for writer Thomas Harris's creations and how their characters came straight from case files.
Thirty years after the death of John Lennon, Christopher Eccleston stars as the enigmatic musician in a defining period of his life - a time of disillusion, self-destruction, transformation and ultimately, hope. John Lennon is one of the most enduring figures in musical and cultural history. One quarter of 'The Fab Four', peace activist, visual artist and author, he was a man whose personal life was characterised by drama, intrigue and eventually, conspiracy.
Broadcaster and historian Tim Marlow meets Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover, at Compton Verney in Warwickshire to discuss the works that have influenced and inspired him.
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