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Book chapter in kaiju essay collection

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

I contributed a chapter about Hitoshi Matsumoto's Big Man Japan for Giant Creatures in Our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture, a new collection edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr, and out now on McFarland.

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I also participated in a "What Is Kaiju?" discussion with some of the authors, which has been published in a section of the book's introduction – most of which you can read here.

STUFF AND DOUGH Melbourne Cinémathèque annotation

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

I wrote an annotation for Cristi Puiu's Stuff and Dough for the new issue of Senses of Cinema and the Melbourne Cinémathèque's season of the director's films, titled "Stories From the Outskirts of Bucharest: The Dark Realism of Cristi Puiu", which runs October 18 – November 1.

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You can read the annotation here, see the contents of the new Senses here, and read more about the Puiu season here.

New article in Alphaville Journal

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

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.

The issue is themed "Screening Race: Constructions and Reconstructions in Twenty-first Century Media" and is guest edited by Loretta Goff and Caroline Schroeter. Access the article directly here and the table of contents here

NOBODY KNOWS Melbourne Cinémathèque annotation

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

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

Kiarostami essay in Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film and Visual Narration

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

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).

NO ENCORE screening at SLWA

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

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