Home' Sydney Film Festival Program : Program 2014 Contents ELLAR COLTRANE AND
SATURDAY 7 JUNE, 3-4PM
Young actor Ellar Coltrane and producer
Cathleen Sutherland discuss the making
of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. A
groundbreaking cinematic experience
covering 12 years in the life of a family, it
was filmed over short periods from 2002
to 2013, a process that spanned most of
Coltrane’s childhood. The film screens in
SFF’s Official Competition (see page 13).
AND MATT NABLE
SATURDAY, 14 JUNE, 2-3PM
Following his award-winning shorts, there
has been much anticipation over the
first feature of Kasimir Burgess. Fell, his
auspicious feature film debut, screens
in its World Premiere in SFF’s Official
Competition (see page 13). Burgess and
actor Matt Nable will discuss the making
of this visually breathtaking film.
SUNDAY 15 JUNE, 12:30-1:30PM
French-born filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng
discusses the challenges of writing,
directing and producing. His latest film Dior
and I, is an insight into Raf Simons’s first
haute couture collection as Christian Dior’s
new artistic director. The film screens in its
Australian Premiere at SFF (see page 35).
SUNDAY 15 JUNE, 2-3PM
Australian director Gracie Otto talks about
her film The Last Impresario, a biographical
documentary of Michael White, the playboy
who transformed the UK’s cultural scene in
the 1970s with musicals like Oh! Calcutta!
and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The film is a finalist in the Documentary
Australia Foundation Award (see page 17).
Sydney Film Festival presents a diverse range of
talks with guest filmmakers and industry experts.
From our highly successful series at the Apple Store,
now in its third year, to the venerable Ian McPherson
Memorial Lecture, once again hosted by David
Stratton, SFF offers many opportunities to encounter
leading and emerging figures in the film industry.
Don’t miss our panels, debates and events at the
Festival Hub at Town Hall (see pages 31-33).
FRED SCHEPISI AND
MONDAY 9 JUNE, 4:45-6PM
EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
ABC-TV’s David Stratton brings
his consummate interviewing
skills to bear as host of a
special discussion featuring
one of the most respected
directors in the international
film and television industry,
Australian director Fred Schepisi’s first
feature film,The Devil’s Playground
(1976) won six AFI Awards. Two years
later, the success of his second film,
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, took him
to the USA, where he directed Barbarosa
(1982), Iceman (1984), Plenty (1985) and
Roxanne (1987). He returned to Australia
to write and direct Evil Angels (1988),
based on John Bryson’s book about the
infamous Azaria Chamberlain case. His
other films include The Russia House
(1990), Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
and The Eye of the Storm (2011). His
latest film, Words and Pictures, starring
Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, screens
at SFF 2014 (see page 22).
David Stratton is a former director of
Sydney Film Festival and is currently
film critic for The Australian and host of
ABC TV’s At the Movies. A recipient of
the Australian Film Institute’s Raymond
Longford Award, David has also served
as President of the International Critics
Jury for both Cannes and Venice Film
Festivals, authored three books, and
lectured in Film History at the University
of Sydney. Stratton and co-host Margaret
Pomeranz recently celebrated 25 years of
their onscreen partnership on Australian
The Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture
is a free public event presented every
year, commemorating the contribution
of the man who helped establish Sydney
Film Festival in 1954 and served on the
Festival Board until 1977.
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MEMORIAL LECTURE 2014
To celebrate the 2014 Sydney Film Festival
and the spirit of fine filmmaking, the Apple
Store Sydney once again hosts its free Meet
the Filmmakers series, where you can hear
esteemed writers, directors, producers and
actors discuss their latest projects and answer
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