Directed by Douglas Luciuk, Kittytown shows us you have to be a little different to survive when the world goes to shit.
Kasick’s point is simple: rather than scrutinising every exhibit to death, we need to take a step back and look at the big picture.
Historical films that don’t focus on individuals may be harder to make, and traditional Hollywood formulas of stardom may collapse, but what emerges will be liberating.
The Harp in the South tells the story of a forgotten part of Sydney and the people who were left behind when the country was supposedly marching forwards.
Harper’s thrillers bridge the gap between commercial and literary because, in her own words, she is always asking of her characters: “What pressure are they under…what’s keeping them awake at night…what kind of family dynamic do they have?”
Much of the panel discussion revolved around the need to challenge and rewrite the historical narratives of Palestine.
Kuang is very aware of her radical purpose: “I am a Western author writing to a Western audience in a Western literary tradition.”
Jordan is a competent director and Neeson a great actor, but Marlowe had a contextual mountain to climb and sadly just does not get there.
The Catholic Church owns about $30 billion worth of property in Australia. The total wealth of the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese is $1.3 billion. Another powerful church, the Sydney Anglican Church, owns almost half of Glebe, some of which it bought when the land was first up for sale in the early colonial period.
What Harper has done is crucial and commendable. Exiles symbolises a modern Australia willing to abandon a reductionist view of domestic abuse.