Search Results: Brisbane Writers Festival

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    'Freaks' on film

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 04 September 2008
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    In 1932, Todd Browning's Freaks sought to unsettle with the 'otherness' of its circus sideshow performer characters. A modern-day festival of films by and about people with disability emhasises not otherness, but humanity.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Uploading the undead

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 31 July 2008
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    Cult filmmaker Romero fears that new media has, rather than democratising the news, led to increased tribalism that is divisive rather than unifying. He articulates these fears in his latest high-concept zombie film, Diary of the Dead.

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  • EUREKA STREET/ READER'S FEAST AWARD

    Eureka Street Writers Awards winners announced

    • Staff
    • 19 July 2008

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Humanity trumps moralism in WYD film festival

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 17 July 2008
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    The Iñigo Film Festival features films that reflect spiritual experience or the link between faith and justice. The Judas Pane plays upon traditional understandings of the gospels and critiques the subjective depiction of religious icons.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Spanish chiller evokes ghosts of grief

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 29 May 2008

    The supernatural elements in The Orphanage provide an allegory for Laura's grief for her lost son. But it's the tangible, human elements that will leave both mind and gut churning late into the night. Be prepared to lose sleep.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Hidden lives

    • Kate Cherry
    • 10 May 2006

    Kate Cherry reviews Creating frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre by Maryrose Casey.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Write on

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 08 May 2006

    Archimedes has been in Queensland discussing science communication. Can it change society?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Torn between art and activism

    • Tim Bonyhady
    • 27 April 2006

    Judith Wright was not just a much greater writer than most of the artist-activists who had preceded her, but also a much greater activist.

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