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Blu-ray audio commentary for Nobody Knows

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

I’m thrilled to have contributed a Blu-ray audio commentary for Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows, which will be part of a box set of the director’s early fiction films (also including Maborosi, After Life, Still Walking) released by the British Film Institute on July 22.

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The release follows a two-month season of the director’s work at BFI Southbank. You can pre-order the release here.

VHS Tracking

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

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 vhstrackingzine@gmail.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)

Mission Control podcast about AFP incidents

Added on by Kenta McGrath.
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Recently I was a guest on the podcast Mission Control, run by Darrell Sundai. I discussed my film crew's recent run-ins with the AFP counter-terrorism squad, which I also wrote about at some length here.

Since writing about the incident online, I've received a lot of words of support from people I've never met (this site got more hits in a couple of hours than it's had all year). It's nice to know there are many others who agree on how fucked the whole affair was. My thanks to Darrell for taking interest and having me on his show.

 You can listen to the podcast here or search for it on iTunes.

UWA Film Society HOUSE (1977) screening

Added on by Kenta McGrath.
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Next week I'll be introducing a University of Western Australia Film Society screening of House, the 1977 cult classic by Nobuhiko Obayashi. It screens at 7pm Thursday August 22 at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre and entry is free.

I've never watched House in the company of others and I can't bloody wait. Also, how good is the poster art? (There are several variations, all of them brilliant.)

This is the UWA Film Society's third season of films and they've been putting together some decent programmes. The lineup of films and presenters for the next couple of months is as follows:

Aug 15 Easy Rider (introduction by UWAFS)
Aug 22 House (Kenta McGrath)
Aug 29 Nashville (James Bogle)
Sep 5 Don's Party Election Special
Sep 12 Teorema (Daniel Bourke)
Sep 19 The Apartment (Tristan Fidler)
Sep 26 Dogs in Space (Lisa MacKinney)

You can keep up to date with future screenings on their Facebook page

Jennie Feyen: My Core solo exhibition

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

Perthites: Jennie Feyen is having a solo exhibition June 28-30 at Free Range Gallery, as part of the 2013 Winter Arts Season. My Core is a two-channel film installation influenced by a Butoh performance by the Dairakudakan Temputenshiki (大駱駝艦天賦典式) dance company. Check out a short video of a performance by the Akaji Maro-led troupe here. And check out one of Jennie's previous Japanese-inspired dance films Dancing with Demons  (Akuma to Odoru / 悪魔と踊る) here.

Dates/times: 
 
Fri 28/6: 6pm - 9pm
Sat 29/6: 5pm - 9pm
Sun 30/6: 5pm - 9pm

Free Range Gallery is at 339 Wellington Street, Perth.