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Yours & Owls Festival 2021

A MESSAGE FROM FESTIVAL PROMOTERS In a dream world, this week, we would be announcing our dates for Yours & Owls 2020 for the October long weekend as we have done for the past few years. In the real world, with this much uncertainty and so many unknowns, we have decided to move our dates to January 23 and 24, 2021 to give us a more realistic chance of the festival going ahead. Essentially you will still get Yours & Owls 2020, just four months later than expected! We are conscious ofRead More

Jesse Eisenberg live in Australian conversation online

Resistance has its Australian streaming premiere exclusively on ‘At Home’ by Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas on Wed 10 June. Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz ‘At Home’, in collaboration with the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), present the Australian Premiere virtual screening of Resistance followed by a live, free online Q&A with star Jesse Eisenberg. Resistance is available to watch exclusively on ‘At Home’, the streaming service created by Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas, on Wednesday 10 June from 9.00am. Then, that night at 9.30pm AEST, Jesse Eisenberg will beRead More

Screen Australia announces $2.1 million of production funding for 14 documentaries

Screen Australia has announced $2.1 million of production funding for 12 projects funded through the Producer Program and two through the Commissioned Program. Projects include SHANE, a feature documentary about cricketer Shane Warne, and Woven Threads – Stories from Within, a series about mental health for Pedestrian TV. Also receiving funding are online documentaries Strange Beasts uncovering a tiger and lion park in 1970s Melbourne, and A Big Life about Australia’s femme and butch scene in the 1950s. Screen Australia’s Head of Documentary Bernadine Lim said, “This is an exciting lineup of projects telling uniquely Australian stories acrossRead More

Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas Launch Brand New Film Streaming Platform

Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas in Melbourne and Sydney’s Ritz Cinemas are proud to announce the launch of their own VOD (video on demand) service called ‘At Home‘, available online now. The teams at Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas have always been passionate about championing the whole spectrum of films up on their big screens: Australian cinema, festival fare, arthouse cinema and holiday blockbusters. Now, they’re extending that passion to this new online platform – At Home – which is the first of its kind for Australian cinemas. At Home offers curated programsRead More

Oscar nominee FOR SAMA streaming only on iwonder

FOR SAMA, the 2020 Academy Awards ‘Best Documentary’ nominee, telling the story of life, love and family through the eyes of a new mother living through the darkest days of the uprising in Aleppo, is now live to stream exclusively on iwonder. FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria, as she falls in love, getsRead More

Memphis in the Movies

Memphis is famous for its world renowned music scene, with the city called home by some of the biggest stars the industry has seen. With that said however, Memphis has sparked the interest and imagination of many filmmakers over the years who have drawn on the city’s history, charm and unique settings for filming (prior to Covid-19 restrictions). Whilst travel and filmmaking has been placed on hold for now, below we have compiled a list of some of the best motion pictures that have been inspired by locals or featuredRead More

Movie Trailer – Body Cam

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, “Power Book II: Ghost”) and Nat Wolff (The Kill Team, Semper Fi) star in the intense action thriller BODY CAM, available to purchase on Digital May 19, 2020 and for rent On Demand June 2 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will arrive on DVD July 14. SYNOPSIS When a routine traffic stop results in the unexplained, grisly death of her colleague, a cop (Mary J. Blige) realizes footage of the incident will play for her eyes only. As the attacks mount, she races to understand the supernaturalRead More

Inside The Rain – Interview with Ellen Toland

INSIDE THE RAIN Presented By Act 13 In association with Killer Films Written and Directed by and Starring Aaron Fisher, Ellen Toland, Eric Roberts, Paul Schulze with Catherine Curtin and Rosie Perez 90 min. / USA / English Executive Producers Christine Vachon Danny Fisher Javier Gonzalez Producer George LaVoo Click Here For Trailer Synopsis College film student Benjamin Glass (played by writer-director Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses – he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” – and he’s determinedRead More

2020 St.Kilda Film Festival

The St Kilda Film Festival, proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, is going online! Given the government restrictions in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the St Kilda Film Festival, in its 37th year, was faced with not taking place. Instead it will take a curated program online and continue to showcase the Top 100 Australian short films and celebrate our local industry. The festival will feature a number of curated sessions, plus Australia’s Top 100 Short Film competition. All films and programs will be available to watch FREE via the St Kilda Film Festival website from Friday 12 June untilRead More

Single Release: Hunter Kaine – Long Way From Lonely (feat. Shane Nicholson)

Hunter Kaine has released her debut single ‘Long Way From Lonely’ featuring Shane Nicholson, as well as its accompanying video. It’s perhaps uncommon to have a three-time ARIA and multiple Golden Guitar winning artist featuring on your debut track, but it’s also easy to understand why: Kaine is an extraordinary singer and the song, written by Nashville based Australian songwriter Phil Barton (Lee Brice, Morgan Evans, Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers), is a killer. It would seem that instead of being a long way from lonely, Kaine is in rather good company. Speaking about ‘Long Way From Lonely’, Kaine said that the track ‘isRead More