I contributed an article about the Cronulla riot and Abe Forsythe's Down Under, the recent Australian film about it, for the new issue of the open-access journal Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.
I wrote an annotation for Hirokazu Koreeda's Nobody Knows, for a season of the director's films screening at The Melbourne Cinémathèque titled "Dreams of Everyday Life: The Quixotic Cinema of Hirokazu Koreeda". The annotation has been published as part of the new issue of Senses of Cinema.
The season runs from July 5–19 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Nobody Knows screens (on 35mm) on July 19 alongside Koreeda's 1996 documentary, Without Memory. See the program here.
I contributed a short essay on the opening sequence of Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us for the first issue of Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film and Visual Narration.
The journal describes itself as being "deeply in conversation with what film critic Adrian Martin has called 'A Term that Means Everything, and Nothing Very Specific.' Every piece featured in the journal strives to define part of the mise-en-scène enigma and its underlying role in the screen narrative." Access the issue here (you'll need to sign up as a reader).
Tura New Music will be hosting a screening of No Encore as part of their Special Events 2016 series. The screening will also mark a farewell to Cat Hope who was recently appointed the Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University in Melbourne.
The screening will be held at the State Library of WA Theatre, on 7pm Thursday 22 December. Entry is free and there are no reservations/pre-sales. Find all the relevant info here.
I’ll be presenting a preview screening of my feature film This Used to Be Here at this year’s Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy conference. It will be held at RMIT University and will be a “two-day event that will focus on the developing field of filmmaking as a form of academic research.”
All the information can be found here.
I contributed a short piece to VHS Tracking, a new zine edited by Tristan Fidler, which is in the spirit of those “We Recommend…” pamphlets you used to be able to pick up in video rental stores. My recommendation was for a Perth film: Josh Lee’s 2004 documentary A Dollar for the Good Ones.
You can pick up a copy of the zine by contacting email@example.com or by visiting the following places:
The Bird (181 William St, Northbridge WA)
Highgate Continental (479 Beaufort St, Highgate WA)
Sticky Institute (10 Campbell Arcade, Degraves Subway, Melbourne VIC)