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Review | Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’ takes a look at what our future could be

Review | Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’ takes a look at what our future could be

2040 | Palace Cinemas | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Damon Gameau’s 2015 documentary That Sugar Film was an outstanding success that changed many people’s lives. After saving our bodies from the deadly white stuff, the Australian actor, director and campaigner has turned his investigations to how we can save our planet. As he did with That […]

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Documentary ‘Becoming Colleen’ wins at Mardi Gras film festival

The documentary Becoming Colleen has won the Audience Award at Queerscreen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. This is the second time Producer and Director Ian W Thomson has taken out the award at MGFF after his win on 2014 with the exposé on homosexuality in surf culture Out in the Lineup. Thomson said film festivals like the […]

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All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

McKellen: Playing The Part | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Ian McKellen finds it difficult to summarise his life, but does his best in McKellen: Playing the Part  which is edited down from 14 hours of interviews by director Joe Stephenson. McKellen is relaxed as he talks about his childhood, his decision to […]

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Get ‘Behind the Blue Line’ and see WA Police in action

A WA-made documentary about a specialist police team working in the multicultural community of Mirrabooka will screen nationally tonight on SBS from 8.30pm. ​ Behind the Blue Line includes police ‘reality’ scenes including executing arrest warrants, drug busts and a dramatic car chase, but also gives viewers an insight into the WA Police’s Multicultural Unit. […]

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Bright Lights is a beautiful farewell to Debbie and Carrie

Bright Lights is a beautiful farewell to Debbie and Carrie

In the wake of the deaths of actress Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds HBO have brought forward the screening of Bright Lights, a documentary about the pair and their famous family. Combining archival footage, and intimate fly-on-the -wall footage we enter the world of Hollywood royalty, discovering a close knit family, that is the […]

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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

The Revelation Perth International Film Festival has an exciting programs of films running over the next 10 days. One film that is particularly fascinating is a documentary on photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (R) Directed by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey Robert Mapplethorpe was a known homosexual who died of AIDS and […]

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Photographer Bill Cunningham dead at 87

Photographer Bill Cunningham dead at 87

New York street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham has died aged 87. The New York Times photographer, who always wore his distinctive blue jacket, traveled the streets of New York by bicycle photographing red carpet events and street fashion. The Times reported the photographer’s death revealing that he’d recently been hospitalised after he suffered a stroke. […]

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Remembering the Man: catch the doco about Tim and John

Remembering the Man: catch the doco about Tim and John

The story of Timothy Conigrave and his partner John Caleo has captivated Australian audiences since Tim’s posthumous autobiography ‘Holding the Man’ was released in 1995. The true story of two young guys who fell in love while they were students at a Catholic High School, has gone on to be a bestselling book, a successful […]

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Here I Am: Queer Christians tell their stories in new documentary

Here I Am: Queer Christians tell their stories in new documentary

Queer Christians are telling their unique stories in a new Australian documentary by producer John Wallace. The video gives LGBTI Christians and their families and support networks a platform to detail their personal experiences navigating life as queer people of faith. Wallace tells Same Same he was inspired by a mother of a gay son […]

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New documentary celebrates London’s Rebel Dykes

New documentary celebrates London’s Rebel Dykes

A new documentary celebrates a group of gay women who lived in London in the early 1980’s and described themselves as “rebel dykes”. “Before there were queer activists, before there were Riot Grrls, there were the Rebel Dykes of London. They were young, they were feminist, they were anarchists, they were punks.” is how the […]

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