30 years ago, two significant moments in Australian music industry history arrived out of a passion for Australian contemporary music.
The first was the inaugural ARIA Awards in 1986. The second was the staging of a major series of outdoor festivals in the summer of 1986/87 under the banner AUSTRALIAN MADE. They were both ambitious ideas borne out of a frustration for the lack of respect for, and recognition of, our country’s musicians.
To celebrate this milestone, AUSTRALIAN MADE: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION will screen exclusively at 40 Event Cinemas and Village Cinemas on Friday 25 November for one night only. Continue reading Australian Made 30th Anniversary rocks the big screen for one night only!
Keep a lookout for Downriver at this years Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney, there’s been a fair bit of buzz around it. The film is Directed and Written by Grant Scicluna.
Continue reading Official Trailer: ‘Downriver’ – Aussie LGBTI Film.
In this lively, freewheeling road movie, Ben Mendelsohn plays Gerry, a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begins to change when he meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.
Co-starring Sienna Miller and from the directors of Half Nelson, MISSISSIPPI GRIND is a film about friendship, family and the paths we sometimes unexpectedly find ourselves on. Continue reading New Film: MISSISSIPPI GRIND starring Ben Mendelsohn