DOCUMENTARIES AT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
This week, our friends at Sydney Film Festival announced their full program for June, which boasts a huge line-up of over 80 feature documentaries, including some from legendary directors like Hertzog (Meeting Gorbachev), Scorsese (Rolling Thunder Revue), Wiseman (Monrovia, Indiana) and Varda (Varda by Agnes as well as 5 other Varda titles).
There are documentaries exploring the current worldwide political situation, like Capital in the 21st Century, an eye-opening journey through wealth and power; or The Brink which follows the architect of Trump’s election campaign, Steve Bannon; On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship, about Myanmar’s problematic transition from military rule to democracy; and The Klepotcrats, about Malaysia’s billion-dollar 1MDB scandal.
On the lighter side are documentaries sure to delight, like The Biggest Little Farm, about a city couple out of their depth; the blockbuster hit Apollo 11, sporting triumph Maiden, foodie delight Nothing Fancy, and cinema-obsessed Talking About Trees.
For those serious film lovers, a couple of unmissable documentaries deserving special mention are: Indian epic Reason, which is unlikely to be screened much around the world and is an unparalleled exploration of the battle between faith and reason in that country; and Anthropocene, a master work of beauty and a big screen must.
View the full documentary line-up here or check out some more highlights below. Sydney Film Festival takes place from June 5 – 16 with tickets and flexipasses on sale now.
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We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of so many of our supporters during Antenna’s current matching-grant fundraising drive. In just over a week we have raised almost $7000, inching us ever so close to our goal of $25,000. As one of only 11 arts organisations in NSW chosen to take part in Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1 program, when we meet our goal, Creative Partnerships Australia will match the full amount dollar for dollar.
Please help secure Antenna’s future by making a tax-deductible contribution so we can continue to offer you the best independent documentaries from around the world.
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