Mankind has never been so well-equipped to capture moving images and turn them into 'art' as it is right now. But despite the deluge of video being produced, Australia is without a single video art festival. Until now.
Well read, bespectacled, and admired by millions who hang on his every broad- and pod-casted word, Ira Glass may just be the archetypal thinking man’s man. But, as he told us in Smith volume seven, it wasn’t always so.
The Spanish Film Festival is coming, and as usual the program is looking bueno. What’s extra bueno is the fact that, unlike other film festivals that play the parochial game, this one’s touring most Australian capital cities (and Byron Bay).
Cultural historian Jon Savage's book on the birth of the teenager inspired filmmaker Matt Wolf's new documentary, Teenage. But the long-running blog accompaniment to the film is a fascinating work of art in itself.
The Sydney Film Fest is back with 190 films. What to see? We recommend train robbers, serial killers, '80s chess champions, imploding bands, and the latest films from Michel Gondry and the director of Drive.
In a recent issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review, writer Jesse Dukes took a fascinating trip to real-life Tatooine: the desert sets in Tunisia left over from Star Wars. Now photographer Rä di Martino has taken the pics to match.