Transitions film festival: A vestige of hope for the last rhinos

Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Any doubt that rhinos are rapidly being poached to extinction is dispelled in the first few seconds of Vestige, an extraordinarily intimate and moving documentary that will screen as part the Transitions Film Festival at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova later this month. The opening sequence depicts the night time patrol of armed anti-poaching rangers who look

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Head On Festival returns in 2019

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Festivals, News & Commentary |

The Head On photo festival returns to Sydney to celebrate its 10th anniversary this May. The festival presents curated exhibitions featuring contemporary fine art photography, portraiture and photojournalism. Features of the program include an exhibition of works by internationally celebrated German-Australian fashion photographer Helmut Newton (1920-2004), David Bowie by renowned Japanese artist Masayoshi Sukita, Walkley Award

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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light announces 2019 program

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Festivals |

The program for this year’s iteration of Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been unveiled. The festival aims to showcase some of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth though the newest technology, against the backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges. Creative director Rhoda Roberts returns to curate her third Parrtjima, which this year is themed

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Postcard from Perth Festival 2019: Lang Toi, One Infinity

Dance, Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

Nouveau Cirque de Vietnam, Lang Toi; Gideon Obarzanek, One Infinity Lang Toi: My Village is a contemporary circus work about traditional Vietnamese village life created and directed by Vietnamese juggler Tuan Le in collaboration with French-born but Vietnam-raised brothers and co-creators Nguyen Nhat Ly (who is also musical director) and Nguyen Lân Maurice (Artistic Director)

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Mary Stuart theatre review (Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney)

Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

Bitchy queens and their unruly courts are quite the flavour of the month, aren’t they? There’s big screen Oscars pick The Favourite with Queen Anne and her scheming same-sex suitors. Princess Margaret is proving quite the handful on Netflix’s The Crown. Meghan (Markle) and Kate (Middleton) are at each other’s throats, if you believe the

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The Wolves theatre review (Belvoir, Sydney)

Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

It sure smells like teen spirit on this AstroTurf. Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves takes hormonal adolescent minutiae and sits it right next to Cambodian dictators in a play tracing the trials and triumphs of a girls’ indoor soccer team in self-described middle America.  DeLappe’s play premiered off-Broadway and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

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