ADELAIDE | South Australia’s Media Resource Centre has been rocked by the loss of federal funding used to support emerging filmmakers.
Director Gail Kovatseff told InDaily the $276,000 funding cut represented 23 per cent of the annual turnover of the screen culture centre.
It may also affect the Mercury Cinema, which is operated by the MRC.
Kovatseff said that in many ways the centre had kept the cinema going as a “labour of love”, through help with funding and staff support.
“There’s such goodwill towards the Mercury that I just don’t believe it will fail … but what has always been a really hard gig will just get harder,” she said.
“We’ve been running on the smell of an oily rag … and now 23 per cent of that oily rag has gone.”
The cut in funding from Scre Full Story »
Glasgow | Australia’s marathon runners opened day four of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with gold and bronze, while the swimmers continued their post-London redemption.
For South Australians, the bronze medal run of diminutive athlete Jess Trengove was the highlight of another extraordinary day for Australia, in which it won eight gold medals to go clear of England at the top of the medal table.
Battling injury in recent months, and with her family supporting her from the sidelines, Trengove surged home in a personal-best time to ensure a podium finish.
It was a great way to start a day that delivered eight gold medals, including:
• Four in the pool, to James Maggnussen in the 100m freestyle, Belinda Hocking in the women’s 200m backstroke, Ben Treffers in the 50m backstro Full Story »
DANCE | Twenty-four hours after the opening of the Philip Glass Trilogy, directed and choreographed by Leigh Warren, his successor Daniel Jaber will present his own work Reassessment – A Double Bill.
It will be a time of flux and excitement on the arts calendar, with two great local dance figures under the spotlight as Jaber, 28, prepares to take over the reins from Warren, 62, as artistic director of Leigh Warren Dance.
Jaber will be the youngest dancer in Australian history to be appointed artistic director of a dance company. Leigh Warren Dance is a contemporary dance company, but Jaber’s ambition is to create contemporary ballet, in which he can flaunt his classical training within works based on themes of gender roles and identity.
There is no tension here, however; according Full Story »
AFL | There was still 15-and-a-half minutes on the clock when Dayne Beams plucked the ball from a stoppage and snapped truly to give Collingwood the lead.
Then, when Cloke grabbed and goaled, putting the Pies six points up with less than 11 minutes left, the Crows – having never troubled the top eight all year – suddenly faced the prospect of being stranded two games adrift with only five left to play. Fox Footy commentator Gerard Healy, picking the moment well, mused that we were “about to find out whether Adelaide deserves to play finals”.
We found out.
First Podsiadly levelled the scores against the flow. Moments later, Dangerfield chased the ball from the centre bounce and dished it off to Douglas to goal from beyond 50. Then Walker found Mackay in space for the third o Full Story »