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Universal Pictures is thrilled to announce that Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen will visit Melbourne and Sydney next month to launch his highly anticipated MOONAGE DAYDREAM.

Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature length experiential cinematic odyssey, explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performance and music, the film is guided by Bowie’s narration and is the first film to be officially sanctioned by Bowie’s estate. 

Designed from conception as a unique cinematic experience, the film will debut in Australia at the Melbourne International Film Festival where Brett will present the film and participate in a MIFF Talks Masterclass with host Zan Rowe.  This will be followed by a visit to Sydney for a further series of screening events and press opportunities.

Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. The motion picture reveals the celebrated icon through his own voice and features 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.    

Moonage Daydream premiered as an official selection at Cannes where it received rapturous reviews.  Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film 5 stars, calling it a “Glorious shape shifting eulogy to the man.”  Owen Gleiberman of Variety wrote, “Evoke[s] the most legendary landmarks of film.”

Promotional Tour Dates:

MIFF Screening dates:

Brett Morgen will participate in a Q&A at the following festival screenings:

  • Friday 12th August, 6pm, IMAX
  • Saturday 13th August, 6pm, IMAX
  • Sunday 14th August, 1.30pm, IMAX
  • Tickets available Here

Brett will appear in a MIFF Masterclass with host Zan Rowe

  • Sunday 14th August, 11am The Wheeler Centre (60min conversation event)
  • Tickets available here

Sydney Screening Events

  • Details to be advised


The following announcement has just been made about the 2020 Melbourne International Film Festival.


It is with sadness that the Board and Management of the Melbourne International Film Festival have taken the difficult decision to cancel MIFF 2020 owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For 68 years, MIFF has championed the power of film to educate, entertain and inspire humanity – and to document its experiences, especially during challenging times – so the unprecedented move to cancel the August 2020 festival, as well as 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab, has not been taken lightly.

“The thought of a winter without MIFF in our city is a disorienting one; deeply disappointing to both our organisation and, I’m sure, our community,” said MIFF Artistic Director Al Cossar. “It is a decision that was very hard but plainly necessary, responsible and required given what we all face together at this moment. Our thoughts rush to those who make MIFF what it is year after year, and what it will return to be. To our partners, funders, venues, staff, suppliers, filmmakers and artists, volunteers, prized collaborators of all kinds, and our own uniquely MIFF audiences, we wish you safety and support; we will continue, together.”

MIFF is committed to the longevity and sustainability of the festival and will continue to provide compelling and community-building experiences for our audience and stakeholders into the future. And, in the absence of the festival this year, MIFF is considering other means of maintaining its engagement with audiences. We will share details as they become available.

If you have already purchased a membership or a pass to MIFF 2020, it will now be valid for MIFF 2021, and any passes or memberships purchased from today will also be valid for MIFF 2021. If you would like to support MIFF and are in a position to do so, we encourage you to join us by becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation.

We look forward to bringing you the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2021.

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at  new release films ‘Mr. Holmes,’ ‘Selfless,’ ‘The Gallows,‘ and ‘Freedom Stories.’ This episode also contains interviews with Sir Ian McKellan, Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cassidy Gifford, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Steve Thomas, Carl Barron (Manny Lewis), Michael McIntyre (Aussie Rules The World), Fadia Aboud (Arab Film Festival) and Thomas Caldwell (Melbourne International Film Festival).

Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a digital copy of The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) thanks to our good friends at Monster Pictures.

To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Force Of Destiny

The trailer for Paul Cox’s new film Force Of Destiny has just been released. The film which stars DavidWenham, Shahana Goswami, Jacqueline McKenzie, Hannah Fredericksen, Seema Biswas, Mohan Agashe and Terry Norris.

Force Of Destiny will have its international premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

You can view the Force Of Destiny trailer below.

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show the boys take a look at new release films ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ”And So It Goes’ as well as all the films they have looked at during the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). This episode also contains interviews with Joe Swanberg.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here


Yes the Melbourne International Film Festival is back for another year, and if you want to keep up to date with each film that is screening then make sure you check here to see what the boys from ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show” think of all the films that they are following.



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