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2018 Adelaide Film Festival


Film Festival review: Bad Reputation

Full of intense live footage and plenty of guitar thrashing, Bad Reputation charts Joan Jett’s roller-coaster rise to fame and highlights her role as a revolutionary female rock/punk-rock star.


Must-see Adelaide Film Festival highlights

Artistic director Amanda Duthie recommends eight highlights from this year’s Adelaide Film Festival program – from a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ underwater performance to a film about the transformative power of sport.


The Nightingale premiere

Cast and crew members were among guests at the Australian premiere at GU Film House of director Jennifer Kent’s new period thriller The Nightingale, screening as part of the Adelaide Film Festival.


Film Festival review: Free Solo

A riveting look at the audacity of man, National Geographic’s Free Solo follows climber Alex Honnold’s mission to scale the sheer granite face of the 914m-high El Capitan Wall in Yosemite. Alone. With no ropes or safety gear.


She Who Must Be Loved premiere

She Who Must Be Loved, a documentary about Aboriginal media pioneer Freda Glynn, had its Australian premiere at GU Film House in Hindley Street on Saturday as part of the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival.


Virtual reality: ‘the new frontier of screen storytelling’

Virtual reality is gaining an increasing foothold in the Adelaide Film Festival program, with this year’s exciting line-up of works reflecting artists’ and filmmakers’ creative use of the technology to tell a wide range of stories.


Starstruck charts Australia's story via a century of film stills

A major exhibition in Adelaide showcasing more than 280 film stills, costumes and casting books testifies to the dramatic transformations that have taken place in Australian society over the past century, writes Christine Judith Nicholls.