Home' Sydney Film Festival Program : Program 2014 Contents THURSDAY 5 JUNE
ALTMAN ON ALTMAN
In this live recording of the Hell Is for Hyphenates
podcast, hosts Lee Zachariah and Paul Anthony
Nelson run through the filmography of the great
Robert Altman with his son Michael.
FRIDAY 6 JUNE
POD SAVE OUR SCREEN
Join this live recording of this popular film-geek
podcast. For this special edition, the critics of Graffiti
with Punctuation will guide audiences through the
films of the Festival, including what not to miss.
Australian Film Critics Association chair Richard
Haridy presents an illustrated talk on representations
of altered states and psychedelia in cinema, from
Easy Rider to Enter the Void.
SATURDAY 7 JUNE
PANEL: WOMEN IN FILM
How do we measure and improve female representation
on film? How do we ensure complex and realistic
portrayals of women? What is the Bechdel Test and
can it help disrupt the status quo? Join chair CJ
Johnson, producer Julie Byrne (Touch, page 33),
screenwriter Natasha Pincus (Fell, page 11) and
filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz (Once My Mother, page 17)
as they tackle the issue of vexed gender equality on screen.
Vladmasters are handmade View-Master reels
designed, photographed, and hand-assembled by
artist Vladimir. Attendees are given a viewer and set
of disks, and led through a story by a soundtrack
featuring music and narration. The experience of
private viewing in a communal space, peppered by
the loud ker-thunk of 100 View-Masters turning at
once, is one you won't soon forget!
$10 -- Presented in association with
the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
SUNDAY 8 JUNE
Can the indefensible film be defended? Can you
write a review in 140 characters or less? What's the
weirdest movie ever made? Come and put our panel
of film critics to the test in this interactive set of movie
review challenges. Presented in association with the
Australian Film Critics Association
IT'S NOT JUST AN ACT:
KATE MULVANY CHATS
WITH JOSH LAWSON
Highly regarded actress Kate Mulvany chats with
The Little Death (page 26) actor and director
Josh Lawson, unpacking the filmmaking experience
from an actor's point of view. Presented in association
with the Equity Foundation and Screen Australia
MONDAY 9 JUNE
PANEL: CAN DOCOS
CHANGE THE WORLD?
Can cinema really make a difference? Hear from a
panel of passionate activists, including Oscar-winning
filmmaker Ross Kauffman, Professor Andrea Durbach,
Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre at
UNSW, Good Pitch2 Australia's Malinda Wink and
Human Rights Watch Emergency Team member
Anna Neistat (E-Team, page 35).
SILLINESS -- GREAT
Fun, playful and full of banter this panel delves
into the history of film to examine memorable
screen moments in the action and romance
genres: the good, the bad and the cringeworthy.
Presented in association with AFTRS
TUESDAY 10 JUNE
-- THE HIVE PROJECT
HIVE Lab alumni share their experience of this
groundbreaking project, which aims to nurture
screen-based creative ideas that cut across
artistic boundaries. Panellists include filmmakers
Lynette Wallworth (Tender, page 17), Gideon
Obarzanek and Matthew Bate (I Want to Dance
Better at Parties, page 18) and Adelaide Film
Festival director Amanda Duthie. Presented
with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts
WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE
OzDox presents an in-depth conversation with
US-based Australian musician and documentary
filmmaker Alan Hicks (Keep on Keepin' On, p 41).
See 7 June for description
THURSDAY 12 JUNE
The Australian Directors Guild presents an in-depth
conversation with American filmmaker David Zellner,
director of the award-winning Kumiko, the Treasure
Hunter (page 12).
FRIDAY 13 JUNE
FRIDAY ON MY MIND:
AFTRS presents an in-depth conversation with
Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin (Samsara; Faith
Connections, page 36) as part of their popular
Friday on My Mind series.
THE DEATH OF HORROR?
Celebrate Friday the 13th with pop culture and
comment site Junkee, whose film experts pick
sides: can cinema still scare us, or has the genre
become a joke?
SATURDAY 14 JUNE
A series of four entertaining and fascinating
15-minute talks by academics from the
University of Sydney, including Associate
Professor Catherine Driscoll on teen movies and
Dr Rebecca Sheehan on masculinity in cinema.
See June 7 for description
THE DOM & GILES
The Chaser's Dom Knight and entertainment journalist
Giles Hardie take an irreverent look back at the
Festival with special surprise guests from the line-up.
SUNDAY 15 JUNE
Meet the Dendy Awards finalists at this enlightening
panel hosted by Metro Screen, and grill them on what
it took to bring their acclaimed short film from idea to
UPSTAIRS AT THE HUB
HUB UPSTAIRS VIA
TOWN HALL STEPS
TO STATE THEATRE
TO EVENT CINEMAS
The Vladmaster Viewfinder Experience
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2014
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