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Destination Arnold at Sydney Film Festival

"I found it hard to pick the difference between the short version and the long version", I said to my friend Michaela, about the documentary film she has produced, "Destination Arnold". A few months ago I saw the 50 minute version that will screen later this year on ABC-TV. This weekend I saw the 77 minute … Continue reading Destination Arnold at Sydney Film Festival

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Rams / Hrutar

Three years ago - exactly - I was in Iceland. The Google Photos app on my phone reminded me of that this morning, presenting me with a lovely collection of photographs from a memorable week I spent there. It was terrific to revisit the glaciers, the hot baths, the volcanoes, the landscape (etc) on exactly the … Continue reading Rams / Hrutar

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Destination Arnold

Have just been to see a preview of Destination Arnold, a soon to be shown on ABC-TV documentary, produced by my friend, Michaela Perske. I never thought I'd be interested in the world of female bodybuilding, but it was absolutely brilliant. I cared about the women involved, and loved the honesty of the emotions and … Continue reading Destination Arnold

Remembering The Man

Remembering The Man

When you read a book you always think you know the "voice" of the narrator. You think you know their cadence, their intonation. By projecting aspects of your own life, and the voices in your head, you think you KNOW them. But it wasn't until I saw the documentary, "Remembering The Man" on Thursday night, … Continue reading Remembering The Man

Jackson Pollock's Paints at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

One of my absolute favourite things from my overseas trip last year was my visit to the Peggy Guggenhem Museum in Venice. As I wrote at the time According to the audio tour, Peggy was an American heiress who came to live in Venice in her early twenties. With gazillions of dollars behind her, the … Continue reading Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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Mary-The Making Of A Princess

"He didn't really propose to her on the side of the road to Hobart Airport?", I asked a couple of colleagues during the week. Both were Hobart born and bred, and in the 40-50 year age group. I figured they'd know. Having seen only the last fifteen minutes or so of "Mary - The Making … Continue reading Mary-The Making Of A Princess

The Cult of JT LeRoy

The Cult of JT LeRoy

My friend and I both laughed out loud when we saw Rufus Wainwright appearing on stage reading from one books by J.T. LeRoy. In the documentary, "The Cult of JT LeRoy" (which we saw last night at the "Antenna Documentary Film Festival" in Sydney) we had already seen Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher, Susan Dey (Patridge … Continue reading The Cult of JT LeRoy