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Review | Stars dive into fashion history in ‘House of Cardin’

Review | Stars dive into fashion history in ‘House of Cardin’

House of Cardin | Dir: P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes | ★ ★ ★ ★  Millions of people know the iconic label, but few know the man who became the label. This documentary traces the life of Pierre Cardin, the youngest son of Italian- émigré parents who began a career as a tailor in wartime […]

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Fashion lovers are going to lap up this new doco on Pierre Cardin

Fashion lovers are going to lap up this new doco on Pierre Cardin

Lovers of fashion won’t want to miss an exciting new documentary coming to Luna in July. House of Cardin looks at the life and work of famous designer Pierre Cardin. In the trailer for the film supermodel Jenny Shimizu notes Cardin was one of the first designers to put diversity at the centre of his […]

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New doco delves into the life of flamboyant Latinx psychic Walter Mercado

New doco delves into the life of flamboyant Latinx psychic Walter Mercado

A new documentary from Netflix is taking a look behind the scenes of Walter Mercado, a gender non-conforming Latinx psychic who became a TV superstar among Spanish-speaking communities across North and Central America. “Every day for decades, extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado charmed the world with his televised horoscopes,” […]

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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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