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July, 2021


THE NINTH TOWER to premiere at MIFF

THE NINTH TOWER, a narrative short film about last year’s controversial hard lockdown at the nine towers in Flemington and North Melbourne housing estates, will premiere next month at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The film, inspired by real events, was written, directed and produced by Kauthar Abdulalim, an Australian filmmaker with East-African and South-Asian heritage. THE NINTH TOWER focuses on the story of one tower resident, teenager Hassan (played by Aslan Farooqui), a carer for his ill mother, who is pushed to the brink when the state government suddenlyRead More

The Phantom of the Opera postponed to 2022

Opera Australia is disappointed to announce the forced postponement of their production of The Phantom of the Opera that was scheduled to open at the Sydney Opera House in September and Arts Centre Melbourne in November. The company has taken the incredibly difficult step to postpone both seasons due to the uncertainty created by the ongoing restrictions imposed by both the New South Wales and Victorian Governments because of the indefinite COVID-19 lockdowns. Opera Australia acknowledges the health and safety of the community – including its performers, crew and audiences – is ofRead More


Veuve Clicquot recently announced the Australian winners of the Bold by Veuve Clicquot 2021 awards. They are Kristy Chong, Founder & CEO of Modibodi, winner of the Bold Woman Award 2021 and Manuri Gunawardena, Founder & CEO of HealthMatch, winner of the Bold Future Award 2021. Bold by Veuve Clicquot is a global initiative celebrating successive generations of audacious female leaders, the modern evolution of the Business Woman Award which was the first and remains the longest-running international award of its kind. In 1972, to celebrate its 200th anniversary, theRead More

Movie Trailer – Jungle Cruise

Coming to cinemas July 29, and on Disney+ with Premier Access* July 30, 2021 *Subscription required for Disney+. Additional fee applies to Premier Access. Conditions apply.   Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healingRead More


Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that revered Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly will be joined by his band to embark on their On The Road Again tour this July, August + September. The tour will see Kelly and his band tour regional towns and cities across the Australian East Coast, performing for 37 audiences within three months. Kelly’s band will be joining him on all tour dates, including Vika and Linda Bull, Bill McDonald, Peter Luscombe, Ash Naylor and Cameron Bruce.   Tue 27 Jul, 2021 Albert Hall, Launceston – Lic. All Ages BUY TICKETS MORE INFO Wed 28 Jul, 2021 ParanapleRead More

Latest looks from Honey Birdette

Check out these outstanding new looks from Australia’s Honey Birdette. NEW COLLECTIONS


The cast and filmmakers of the star-studded Sundance & SXSW critical darling HOW IT ENDS reunited for the film’s Los Angeles premiere at Neue House Hollywood.  The film is presented by American International Pictures. Talent from the apocalyptic comedy included Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Whitney Cummings, Bradley Whitford, Tawny Newsome, Glenn Howerton, Rob Huebel, Bobby Lee and Daryl Wein. Guests included Seth Rogen, Ben Schwartz, Hunter King and Rhea Seehorn. The film was one of the first productions shot during the pandemic. How It Ends will be released digitally and in selectRead More

Movie Trailer – Stillwater

Stillwater is a  dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. Director:          Tom McCarthy Writers:           Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré Producers:      Steve Golin,Read More

Film Review: How it Ends

Director:    Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein Cast:    Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Whitney Cummings, Tawny Newsome, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Logan Marshall-Green, Fred Armisen, Bradley Whitford, Sharon Van Etten, Olivia Wilde, Paul W. Downs, Lamorne Morris, Colin Hanks, Helen Hunt, Daryl Wein Rating:    Not Rated Running Time:     88 Australian Distributor:     American International Pictures / Netflix   The quirky apocalypse comedy “How It Ends” is a witty and strangely optimistic story about a woman (Zoe Lister-Jones) who sets out to make peace with her past regrets and tieRead More

2021 Melbourne International Film Festival

Like all things in 2021, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a little different this year. For the first time ever, the festival will be a hybrid format – spread between cinemas and online. We’re returning to familiar theatres across Melbourne’s CBD while also expanding into the suburbs and regional centres, as well as streaming nationally via our new digital platform, MIFF Play. Two overlapping programs will encompass 199 feature films, 84 shorts and 10 XR experiences, including 40 world premieres – the most in the festival’s history –Read More