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He’s the man behind “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “A Chorus Line”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail and a dozen stage sensations. Michael White has been producing classic cinema and stage shows for fifty years. “The Last Impresario” offers an intimate portrait of this entertainment legend.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jonah Lomu following the tragic news of his death this morning. So many of us have been moved by the candour of Jonah’s story and the way he shared the intimate details of his life on camera.
20 years on from the most important moment in his career, Jonah Lomu is still global rugby’s first true superstar. Jonah took the world by storm in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final, smashing England with a 4-try steamroll, despite being anaemic, exhausted, and suffering from kidney disease. The most recognisable All Black ever and one of the most iconic rugby players of all time, he went down in history during South Africa’s Rugby World Cup, and still remains the legend of international rugby.
CHUCK CLOSE, an astounding portrait of one of the world’s leading contemporary painters, was one of two parting gifts from the late filmmaker Marion Cajori, the second being “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine”. With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland, Chuck Close depicts the life and work of a man who has reinvented portraiture and triumphed in the face of adversity.
With the US Open having reached its stunning conclusion, take a look at two of tennis’ greatest legends: the sisters Serena and Venus Williams. Ever since Venus and Serena started playing in tennis tournaments, they’ve provoked strong reactions – from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. Find out the behind-the-scenes stories of these extraordinary women and their success.
When John Maloof bought an unmarked box of undeveloped negatives back in 2007, he had no idea that he had just stumbled upon one of the 20th century’s most important troves of street photography and self/portraiture. The photographer: Vivian Maier, a secretive and eccentric nanny who over the course of more than three decades took tens of thousands of photos of everyday urban life – and showed them to no one.
American Radical is the probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critics of Israel and US Mid-East policy, and author of five provocative books including, “The Holocaust Industry”.
Mabo and Wik may have been two of the biggest cases to ever be heard in the High Court of Australia, but who were the people behind the scenes? Who were the decision makers? This documentary goes beyond the cases and looks at those behind the scenes.
Not just your ordinary person, the Hon Michael Kirby during his long career in law has always been a man of strong personal convictions. Viewed by many of his colleagues as a talker and as an “Activist Judge” the film explores personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of our most compassionate and incisive legal minds.