BARE : The Story of the Making of a Performance Piece with 11 Naked Men

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  It’s still hard to perceive that even in 2020 public nudity still evokes a torrent of negativity.  On one hand there are the juvenile reactions from people who left their teen years decades ago, and on the other hand there is still so much overwhelming out-of-place Victorian censorship . If you show more than … Continue reading

Becoming Courtney Act: How drag made Shane Jenek queen of his own identity

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  If you’ve never been a fan/admirer of Shane Jenek aka drag queen Courtney Act, then  this intimate portrait from Australian TV will change all that Australian Story is an award-winning documentary series , each just 30 minutes long, with no narrator and no agendas — just authentic stories told entirely in people’s own words.  … Continue reading

Best Worst Thing That Ever Happened

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  In 1979 composer Stephen Sondheim’s legendary partnership with director Hal Prince was on a real role.  The two had very successfully collaborated on the Broadway productions of Company , Follies ,A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures  and now Sweeney Todd which won them a total of 8 Tony Awards.  Empowered by this success Sondheim, … Continue reading

BILLIE : Andrew Hebden reviews a riveting new doc on BILLIE HOLLIDAY

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    Saying that this riveting telling of the life of Billie Holiday is our second favourite music documentary of the past few years does not seem like the compliment it is until we remind you that our favourite was the sublime Amazing Grace centered on Aretha Franklin. Whereas Amazing Grace focuses on the vocal … Continue reading

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