Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Review © Jane Freebury Rated M, 1 hr 54 mins Screening at Dendy and Palace Electric   The cartoon that lends its caption to this Gus Van Sant film shows a sheriff’s posse staring at an empty wheelchair among cactus in the desert. The rough line drawing instantly conveys a…

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Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan: friendly people Iran’s main attraction

By Jane Freebury As I look around on the flight to Tehran, none of the other female passengers is wearing a headscarf. Not yet, anyhow, and not until we land. And Argo, the movie about US Embassy hostages escaping post-revolutionary Iran, seems a rather surprising in-flight entertainment option as we…

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Tentmakers of Cairo

Published in the Canberra Times on 26 March 2016 at: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/canberra-filmmakers-the-tentmakers-of-cairo-shows-artisans-during-arab-spring-20160322-gnoebd.html © Jane Freebury Something tells me that the cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead would have enjoyed hearing that a documentary award in her name had gone to a film about men who sew. Mead became famous in the 1920s-30s for her…

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2016

Published in The Canberra Times on 27 February 2016, and in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald online. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/french-film-festival-2016-vive-la-difference-20160223-gmycel.html   © Jane Freebury A snippet of film that ran for under one minute was projected at a trendy cafe in Paris in 1895 and the rest is history. The…

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