Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Yer Old Faither

What: Yer Old Faither Where: Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla, or The Capri Tickets: $20, concession from $15, available here Dates: Sat 27/2 at the Capri, Fri 12/3 in Whyalla Content warnings and accessibility: some nudity and birth scenes. Both venues are wheelchair accessible. Fringe director Heather Croall‘s Yer Old Faither first premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2020. Telling the story of Croall’s father, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Yer Old Faither

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: Kill It and Leave This Town

Director: Mariusz Wilczyński 2019 Poland 88 minutes Further information: Adelaide Film Festival website (no further sessions), the film’s website Kill It and Leave this Town is sombre, grotesque, nightmarish… and yet a surprisingly relatable, human story of one man’s nostalgia for the Polish city of his childhood, and his regret at not making the most of his time with his parents and best friend while … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Kill It and Leave This Town

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Firestarter

What: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra When: 24 October 8.45pm, 25 October 4.40pm (sold out), 29 October 6.00pm How much: see Adelaide Film Festival website for details Cultural advisory: this review contains references to Aboriginal people who have passed away. “Using our artform as our weapons is the way we have to fight.” – David Page Bangarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘making fire’. … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Firestarter