Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Funan

  What: Funan (Director Denis Do) Where: GU Film House Adelaide When: 17 and 21 October 2018 Cost: $16-20 Duration: 86 minutes (French with English subtitles)   This film tails a family of 8 and their journey whilst enduring the Khmer Rouge regime. Through sketch-like animation and picturesque landscapes of Cambodian countryside it provides an account of what many families would have experienced. I have several … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Funan

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy paints a provocative, heartfelt, and daring portrait of addiction, family, and love. This biographical drama is an adaptation of father and son David and Nic Sheff’s best-selling memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction (2008) and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2007) respectively. Beautiful Boy tells the tale of Nic Sheff (played by the new it-boy Timothée Chalamet) and his … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Beautiful Boy

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

What: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen) Where: GU Film House Adelaide When: 12 and 18 October 2018 How much: $16-20 (see webpage for details) Let me preface this review by saying that I love the Coens, and am not exactly an objective reviewer (if such a thing is even possible). But I also can recognise that a) not everyone loves … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

What: I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (Madman Productions) dir. Jessica Leski When: 19th October 7:00PM Where: The GU Film House Adelaide How much: $16 – $20, click here for ticket information It’s not often you encounter a documentary that is almost entirely joyous and makes you beam ear to ear throughout, but I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

What: Love in the Time of Antidepressants (dir. Paul Gallasch) Where: GU Film House Adelaide When: 13 and 16 October 2018   Local director and loving son Paul Gallasch brilliantly captures the most intimate journey of his mother’s heart-wrenching—yet illuminating—ordeal with mental illness, antidepressants, and family trauma. Something so true and raw is presented to us in this frank and candid exploration of an honest … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Dinner Party

What: Dinner Party (dir. Angel Manuel Soto) Where: Jumpgate VR Lounge When: 11-20 October 2018 (see here for session details) How much: $10 as part of Adelaide Film Festival’s VR Package 1 (see here for details) In 1961, Betty and Barney Hill are the first people to report being abducted by aliens in the US. Dinner Party is a short VR film exploring this abduction. Set at … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Dinner Party

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Generation Wealth

What: Generation Wealth (dir. Lauren Greenfield) Where: Mercury Cinema/GU Film House Adelaide When: 11 and 19 October 2018 How much: $16-20 (see webpage) Generation Wealth is the latest offering from photographer-filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, known best for her 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles. This one covers similar subject matter: wealth in the United States, with peeks into China, Russia, and Germany in 2018. A retrospective of her … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Generation Wealth