Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Kevin Kropinyeri Goes Talkabout

Who: Kevin Kropinyeri What: Stand-up comedy When: In Adelaide until March 21st Where: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute as well as locations in Whyalla and Murray Bridge. See Fringe website for details and ticketing information. Kevin Kropinyeri is practically a veteran of the Australian comedy scene: He’s been doing stand-up across Australia (including in countless regional towns and Indigenous communities) for 14 years, and he’s … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Kevin Kropinyeri Goes Talkabout

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: 1000 Doors – Door Within A Door

Who: Created by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, presented by Buxton Walker What: Interactive installation 1000 Doors When: 19th Feb- 18th March, from 5pm-10pm weekdays, from 11am-10pm weekends Where: Garden of Unearthly Delights. Buy tickets and view details. 1000 Doors- Door Within A Door has been created by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, the team behind the 2018 Garden of Unearthly Delights’ House of Mirrors. … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: 1000 Doors – Door Within A Door

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Eating Tomorrow

Who: Post Dining What: Eating Tomorrow Where: WEA Basement When: 19-28 February Tickets: here In my day job, I’ve spent the last couple of years thinking about and researching what the future will look like. How will we get around? What will housing look like? What will we eat? This last question is something that Post Dining are answering in their 2021 Fringe show, Eating … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Eating Tomorrow

Japanese Film Festival Review: The Girl from the Other Side

Where: Online When: Screening in Australia from 12 December How: check it out here An exquisitely detailed animated film that interrogates the notion of dualities on both the personal and environmental scale, The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún (とつくにの少女) is a truly charming short directed by Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya. Adapted from the 2015 graphic novel written by the mononymous Nagabe, produced by … Continue reading Japanese Film Festival Review: The Girl from the Other Side

State Theatre Review: Ripcord

What: State Theatre Company South Australia’s latest production, Ripcord Who: Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Mitchell Butel When: Running until December 13th, buy tickets here Where: Dunstan Playhouse Ripcord is heart-warming and cheerful, a ‘senile romp’ (in the words of Milly Farmer) bringing some laughter to the Dunstan Playhouse after what’s been a rough year for the theatre industry. Taking place in a shared … Continue reading State Theatre Review: Ripcord

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Aalto

Director: Virpi Suutari (2019) I came into Aalto with a working understanding of the times and context Alvar Aalto worked in, but not much of an understanding of the architect himself. If you find yourself interested, and similarly are in situation A, B or even neither – the documentary has plenty to offer. Aalto presents the architect as an outsider who came of age as … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Aalto

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Surrogate

What: The Surrogate When & how much: There are no further screenings of this film scheduled during the Adelaide Film Festival, but keep an eye out for other festivals or a wider release **This review contains some spoilers for The Surrogate (2020)** In my early undergraduate years, I wrote a research essay on gestational surrogacy for a summer school class on human rights. Wading through … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Surrogate

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Calm Beyond

Director: Joshua Wong Five years have passed since a tsunami has ravaged Hong Kong, transforming the metropolis into a flooded dilapidated wasteland. Amid the debris survives Asha, a young women who found a safe haven in the top floors of a high rise that still stands. Fashioning contraptions from the rubbish that surrounds her, this resourceful protagonist is hiding from a gang of violent pirates, … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Calm Beyond

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: My First Summer

What: My First SummerWhen: AFF is over, but a full release will come, keep your eyes out! My First Summer is writer and director Katie Found’s first feature film, and if this is anything to go by, she’s going to do great things. Grace (Adelaide’s Maiah Stewardson) lives in a small town, somewhere in rural Victoria. She’s different to everyone else there. Her mum and … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: My First Summer

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Disclosure

Director: Michael Bentham 2019 Australia 84 minutes More info here. Disclosure takes place over a single afternoon, poolside at a beautiful villa somewhere in the Victorian countryside. What starts as a friendly if dull exchange between two 40-something Aussie couples quickly descends into a heated and tense confrontation. Based on a true story, Disclosure follows two sets of parents as they try to navigate the … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Disclosure