This absorbing new documentary produced out of Adelaide focuses on the ground-breaking work of photographer and icon of the street-art movement Martha Cooper, who has been capturing New York life and graffiti culture since the 1970s.
The intriguing and beautifully filmed documentary Honeyland tells the story of one of the world’s last wild bee hunters – and it’s clear why it was the most awarded film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writes Jo Vabolis.
‘What is this place?’ asks the bewildered teen. Girls wearing identical long frocks and aprons surround her. No one makes eye contact with the new arrival except a nun, who addresses her coldly. ‘You will be known as Edith.’ ★★★ ½
‘I don’t know what to expect.’ My 10-year-old companion’s slightly nervous anticipation seems to be shared by others around us. At the end of this surprising show, we are definitely no longer in the dark.
Artistic perfection requires total dedication, mental as well as physical. For some performers – as Meryl Tankard’s captivating dance work Two Feet shows – the pursuit of greatness comes at a high price.
Egging each other on with encouraging gestures, two sweet and silly clowns work together to grow their confidence until they reach great heights in this lofty double act that showcases acrobatic skill and physical presence. ★★★★★