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While cinemas are closed, the team discuss films available to view at home on streaming services or via online home rental.

In the first of two Mebourne International Film Festival 2020 special episodes, regular hosts Paul, Sally, Flick are joined by special guest Cerise Howard for a selection of mini-reviews and deeper dives into this year's program. Films discussed:

FIRST COW (Kelly Reichardt, 2020) Australian Premiere – Opening Night Film

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA (David France, 2020) Australian Premiere

THE GO-GO'S (Alison Ellwood, 2020) Australian Premiere

DAU. NATASHA (Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Jekaterina Oertel, 2020) Australian Premiere

BORN TO BE (Tania Cypriano, 2019) Australian Premiere

MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE (Anca Damian, 2019) Australian Premiere

OBJECTS OF MY DISAFFECTION (Sarah-Jane Woulahan, 2020) World Premiere – Australian Short

THE DIVER (Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard, 2019) Australian Short

NIMIC (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2019) Australian Premiere – International Short

Playlist for Primal Screen – 10 August 2020
  • We Got The BeatThe Go-Go'S
  • Our Lips Are SealedThe Go-Go's

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Primal Screen is a show all about screen culture - from movies on the big screen to whatever you're streaming. It's a mix of new releases and retrospective film and television reviews, plus interviews with film practitioners and industry professionals.

Hosted and produced by Flick Ford.
Podcast editing and social media by Kelsey Pettifer.

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