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November, 2020



In collaboration with RMIT University and the School of Fashion and Textiles, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation will preview the final graduate designs of RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) students (with the full release on December 10). The presentation will be especially notable for showcasing groundbreaking new approaches to fashion practice in a year of great uncertainty, highlighting the students’ ingenuity in realising their collections in the face of pandemic restrictions, drastic industry changes, profound social shifts, and urgent environmental concerns. Streaming via video on the MPavilion website today, this  RMITRead More

Memory Walk & Jog returns in 2021

Dementia Australia National Ambassador Ita Buttrose AC OBE has called on the public to show their support for people living with dementia by signing up for one of the 16 events in the 2021 Memory Walk & Jog series. Ms Buttrose said Dementia Australia was excited to see the organisation’s largest fundraising initiative make a triumphant return, bigger and better than ever. “The 2021 Memory Walk & Jog season will be returning with an expanded program of events set to be hosted right around the country, meaning even more Australians will have theRead More

2020 AACTA Awards

Competition is fierce, with the final nominees for the 2020 AACTA Awards announced recently. TELEVISION On the drama front, leading the charge is STATELESS with 18 nominations. MYSTERY ROAD’S Wayne Blair and Warwick Thornton compete with each other for the coveted AACTA Award for Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy, alongside Simon Francis nominated for AUSTRALIAN AMAZON ORIGINAL STAND-UP SPECIALS, and Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse, together nominated for STATELESS. The AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television nominees include Kodie Bedford nominated for MYSTERY ROAD, competing alongside Julie Kalceff for FIRST DAY. Also nominated are Peter Duncan (OPERATION BUFFALO),  Shelley Birse (THE COMMONS), and Elise McCredie  (STATELESS).Read More

Upcoming Coburg Drive-In highlights

Nine Days “Nine Days is that rare work of art that invites you to re-consider your entire worldview.” – Variety Starring Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz, with Spike Jonze as executive producer, Nine Days is a meditative vision of human souls aching to surmount unimaginable odds. Edson Oda’s debut feature is one of the most acclaimed films to have come out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Friday 4 December, 9.00pm Coburg Drive-In $45 per car Get tickets One Night in Miami “An immensely watchable evocation of a moment when Black America was on the verge of anRead More

Special message from Christopher Nolan about Tenet

Legendary director Christopher Nolan has recorded a personal message to Victorians that will be shown before his film TENET at IMAX Melbourne, as the theatre has just reopened. In the message, Nolan congratulates Victorians for their patience and support of cinemas, acknowledging the long wait the state has had to see the film.   IMAX Melbourne is the only cinema in Australia to have received a message from Nolan and is a recognition of theatre being one of 13 worldwide that will screen TENET on IMAX 1570 Film. “[1570 Film is}Read More

EP Release: Mane – Coping Mechanisms

Having already laid strong foundations throughout 2020 with the release of ‘My People’ and ‘Over & Over’, Adelaide musician MANE now celebrates the release of her brand new EP, Coping Mechanisms. A record written to heal, grow and ultimately start anew with, the EP is more than a new chapter for MANE. It is a reflective collection of music that shows her ability to become inspired and creative again after navigating some heavy times outside of music. As such, Coping Mechanisms is just that; an exploration of how to comeRead More

Film Review: Fatman

Director:   Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms Cast:  Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chance Hurstfield, Shaun Benson, Deborah Grover, Michelle Lang, Bill Turnbull, Bill Lake, Sean Tucker Rating:     MA Running Time:     100 Australian Distributor:    Icon Distribution   “Fatman” is weird – and not in the good way. This very strange, very dark, and very violent holiday fantasy is like nothing I’ve seen before or that I’d want to see again.  Times are tough and only getting tougher for Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson). Facing declining business for his teamRead More

Movie Trailer – In The Name Of The Land

Palace Films’ next feature, IN THE NAME OF THE LAND, will release in cinemas nationally from November 26, 2020. FILM DETAILS Director: Edouard Bergeon Cast: Guillaume Canet, Veerle Batens, Anthony Bajon Rating: M Run-time: 103 mins   The debut feature of photojournalist Édouard Bergeon, IN THE NAME OF THE LAND is a deeply personal story, inspired by his own childhood and dedicated to his parents. It tells the story of Pierre (portrayed in a superb, career-best performance by Guillaume Canet), who returns from Wyoming to the Mayenne district of France in theRead More

Pink Prosecco comes to Australia

A group of Hunter Valley professionals have joined forces to unveil one of the very first drops of Pink Prosecco in Australia, following the green light from the Italian Government. The company – Gruppetto Vino – combines the skills of two Hunter Valley winemakers, a Newcastle designer, and an experienced accountant. The vision of Gruppetto Vino is to share the group’s combined passion for wine by bringing honest and approachable wines to the Australian market. Prosecco is Italy’s most popular sparkling wine, and production of the pink version has nowRead More

Movie Trailer – Suburban Wildlife

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE, the debut feature film from director  Imogen McCluskey, is set to have its Australian and international TVOD release on December 1. The US company Gravitas will release the film on digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google play, Youtube and many more. Imogen McCluskey, who co-wrote the film with emerging Sydney-based writer and comedian Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla, was heralded as a bold new Australian directing talent when the film premiered at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival, where it was runner-up in the Audience Award. SUBURBAN WILDLIFE is a coming-of-ageRead More