Archive | May, 2010
Farewell to Dennis Hopper

Farewell to Dennis Hopper

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing this past weekend of the maverick director, writer and co-star of the 1969 counterculture film classic Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper, whose career as a filmmaker and artist was honoured in a major exhibition here at ACMI, Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood.

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Cannes wrap up

Cannes wrap up

Well Cannes has wrapped for another year and as usual it was an incredibly demanding, tiring, insightful and rewarding experience – an explosion of noise, colour, cigarette smoke and accents from the four corners. 

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Adam Elliot’s Desert Island Flicks

Adam Elliot’s Desert Island Flicks

Back in February we kicked off a new program called Desert Island Flicks, in which we stranded (metaphorically, of course) celebrities on a desert island and gave them only five films for company.

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Support for Oz filmmakers at Cannes

Support for Oz filmmakers at Cannes

I understand there’s a robust discussion going on in Australia about the representation Screen Australia provides to filmmakers on the ground here in Cannes, sparked by David Gould’s piece in Encore online.

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Enter a Burton Wonderland

Enter a Burton Wonderland

Last week, we put out a call for submissions for our Burton Wonderland Gallery – an online gallery of the weirdest and most wonderful original Burton-inspired artwork. The top ten works will be shortlisted by Tim Burton himself, and then we’ll throw it open to you to vote for the top pick. 

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Dispatch from Cannes

Dispatch from Cannes

Cannes, Sunday. Been standing in a line for over an hour in the blazing sun hoping to get into one of the Director’s Fortnight films – which had now better be mighty good.

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