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“Some filmmakers have the drive to tell poignant stories that deal with the most difficult topics, and the talent to match … Kern is one of them.” – Cineuropa

Flick Ford chats to Melbourne based director Sara Kern about her debut feature MOJA VESNA, a Slovenian-Australian story of 10-year-old Moja who assumes the role of keeping her grief-stricken immigrant family together. Then, Flick speaks to guest reviewer Cerise Howard about the upcoming screening series at Melbourne Cinematheque, GENRE NONCONFORMITY AND EAST SIDE STORIES: DECENTRING THE MUSICAL Pt 1, which is happening between December 7 - December 21!

This season demonstrates that the musical has flourished away from the perceived American “centre” – while still existing in dialogue with it – throughout the subsequent decades. Queer spectatorship has long been associated with the musical movie genre, yet remarkably few are marked by an explicit queerness.

(MOJA VESNA, Sara Kern 2022)

Playlist for Primal Screen – 5 December 2022

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 and television reviews and interviews with film practitioners. Presented by Flick Ford with regular guest critics Lisa Kovacevic, Cerise Howard, Will Cox, Emma Westwood and more.

Hosted and produced by Flick Ford.
Podcast editing and social media by Luke Lay.

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