Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy paints a provocative, heartfelt, and daring portrait of addiction, family, and love. This biographical drama is an adaptation of father and son David and Nic Sheff’s best-selling memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction (2008) and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2007) respectively. Beautiful Boy tells the tale of Nic Sheff (played by the new it-boy Timothée Chalamet) and his … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Beautiful Boy

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

What: Love in the Time of Antidepressants (dir. Paul Gallasch) Where: GU Film House Adelaide When: 13 and 16 October 2018   Local director and loving son Paul Gallasch brilliantly captures the most intimate journey of his mother’s heart-wrenching—yet illuminating—ordeal with mental illness, antidepressants, and family trauma. Something so true and raw is presented to us in this frank and candid exploration of an honest … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Dinner Party

What: Dinner Party (dir. Angel Manuel Soto) Where: Jumpgate VR Lounge When: 11-20 October 2018 (see here for session details) How much: $10 as part of Adelaide Film Festival’s VR Package 1 (see here for details) In 1961, Betty and Barney Hill are the first people to report being abducted by aliens in the US. Dinner Party is a short VR film exploring this abduction. Set at … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Dinner Party

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Generation Wealth

What: Generation Wealth (dir. Lauren Greenfield) Where: Mercury Cinema/GU Film House Adelaide When: 11 and 19 October 2018 How much: $16-20 (see webpage) Generation Wealth is the latest offering from photographer-filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, known best for her 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles. This one covers similar subject matter: wealth in the United States, with peeks into China, Russia, and Germany in 2018. A retrospective of her … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Generation Wealth

Yeah Baby, The Adelaide Film Festival program just got announced!

It used to be that you’d wait two full years between Adelaide Film Festivals but, lo an behold, they’ve managed to make it an annual event – and a bloody enticing one at that. If you, like me,  bought tickets to an 11am screening of The Book Club at the GU Film house and accidentally wandered into the Film Festival’s program launch event, then you … Continue reading Yeah Baby, The Adelaide Film Festival program just got announced!

Film Review: Sweet Country

What: Sweet Country (Bunya Productions, Transmission Films) Who: Written by David Tranter and Steven McGregor and directed by Warwick Thornton. When: National release January 25th Sweet Country is a captivating new Australian film inspired by true events that took place in the Northern Territory in 1929. The film is set less than one hundred years earlier than, and in the same diverse and enchanting landscape as, Warwick Thornton’s previous … Continue reading Film Review: Sweet Country