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Skin: The white supremacist who developed a conscience (Interview)

Media Screening (Maven Pictures)
Duration: 110 minutes

Having not been familiar with the story or having any preconceptions, as a viewer a vexatious undertone of sympathy toward the character pays off as we’re taken on a journey to understand how Bryon’s extreme views and violent hate has come to be.   The closing credit’s of the film at the State Theatre gave way to a round of applause from the audience.

Inspired by the remarkable true story of Bryon Widner, who endured over a year of painful operations to his face and body to remove the tattoos that tied him to his terrible past.  Skin tells a story of a a destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.

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Chinese Film Week: FREE MOVIES 27 Feb to 3 Mar

Bringing FREE critically-acclaimed Chinese cinema to Event Cinemas George St. film fans in Sydney, the first ever Chinese Film Week (27 Feb to 3 Mar) promises hi-octane action, edge of your seat suspense and gripping drama in a carefully curated program of films set to enthrall Australian audiences.

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Before I Go: An Aussie story lifting the lid on rural mental health at Cannes Film Festival

Before I Go is a short film that looks at three generations of one family in country Australia, examining issues surrounding male mental health in rural areas. This is the second film produced by Australian content production company, The Act of Storytelling (TAOS). The company was originally founded by creative professionals, Lauren Bailey and Nick Cain, in 2013 with the aim of investigating storytellers and storytelling, and the impact of art in challenging the human experience.

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Sydney Opera House 45th Anniversary: National Film & Sound Archive Tribute

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is marking the 45thanniversary of the Sydney Opera House with a new online collection, featuring rare footage from its first ever performances and official opening, as well as documentaries and news stories chronicling the history of Australia’s most iconic building – from 1957 through to today.

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