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Spotlight on films turning 40 years old

Reviews of the films CRUISING (1980), ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980), and MANIAC (1980). With presenters Sally Christie, Paul Anthony Nelson, and special guest, film historian and author Lee Gambin.

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Spotlight on Bruce Lee

A special focus on martial arts mega-star, Bruce Lee. The team discuss the life and career of the kung-fu icon, as well as his the films: THE BIG BOSS (1971), FIST OF FURY…

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Director’s spotlight: Stephen Page

A spotlight with Stephen Page, an award-winning filmmaker, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Stephen talks about his 2015 film SPEAR, choreography work in BRAN NUE DAE and THE SAPPHIRES…

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Women in Horror Special with Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

A spotlight on three horror films directed by female filmmakers, and special guest reviewer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas joining the team to discuss BEDEVIL dir. Tracey Moffatt (1993), THE INVITATION dir. Karyn Kusama (2015) and…

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TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 & HUBIE HALLOWEEN

With cinemas still closed in Melbourne, we discuss new release films available via home streaming services; TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL dir. Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, Suzanne Hillinger (2020); THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7…

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Halloween without the Horror

We spotlight three films set during Halloween, that aren't horror: DONNIE DARKO dir. Richard Kelly (2001), THE KARATE KID dir. John G. Avildsen (1984) and MEAN GIRLS dir. Mark Waters (2004). With presenters…

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Director's spotlight: Amiel Courtin-Wilson

A spotlight on the works of Melbourne filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson, featuring an interview with Amiel and reviews from his filmography including BASTARDY (2008) and HAIL (2011). With presenters Flick Ford, Sally Christie and

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Spotlight on Films Turning 50 Years Old

We spotlight three films turning 50 from the year 1970; LE CERCLE ROUGE dir. Jean-Pierre Melville (1970), TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA dir. Don Siegel (1970) and PERFORMANCE dir. Nicolas Roeg and Donald…

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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME, I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS and HOST.

With cinemas closed, the team discuss new release films available to view at home via streaming services; THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME dir. Antonio Campos (2020), I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS dir. Charlie…

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Women Make Film Special

We spotlight three films directed by three female filmmakers: AMERICAN PSYCHO, dir. Mary Harron (2000), THE YEAR OF THE CANNIBALS dir. Liliana Cavani (1970) and TONI ERDMANN dir. Maren Ade, (2016). With presenters…

About this program

Primal Screen is a show about movies, from the ones on the big screen to the ones you stream. A mix of new release and retrospective film reviews and interviews with film practitioners. Presented by film critics Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Flick Ford. With occasional guests Cerise Howard, Emma Westwood and Stuey Richards.

Panel Operator: Karl Chapman

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