5 BIFF 2020 films plugging in to the power of music

 

Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) taps into music’s power of social conscience in many ways, from soundtracks that immerse us in carefully-crafted, thought-provoking worlds to full-fledged riff-powered activism.   For his debut feature Air Conditioner 2020, Angolan director Fradique’s invites singer-composer-producer Aline Frazão to compose the perfect lilting score for the magical-realist wanderings of…

A Singular Vision: Supporting the Collection

Since around 1985, local arts, cultural and educational programs have benefited significantly from the unassuming and intelligent philanthropy of Margaret Mittelheuser AM (1931–2013) and Cathryn Mittelheuser AM, and since 2001 over 100 works have been acquired for the Collection through the generous patronage of sisters, placing them among the Gallery’s most consistent and longstanding donors.…

Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett

The art and legacy of Gordon Bennett (1955–2014), one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists, will be on show at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 7 November 2020 to 21 March 2021. ‘Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett’ celebrates the Queensland-based artist’s globally recognised contribution to contemporary art. The exhibition showcases Bennett’s…

Fishing for a Miracle? Try these 5 BIFF 2020 films

It’s always hard to choose just five. But if I have to pick, here are some of my favourite Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) films. The vitality and authenticity of the female friendships, well-crafted characters and sheer joy in Rocks is what makes this film such a pleasure to watch. Delve into the liquid-like…