Melbourne 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 68th Melbourne International Film Festival

Dates:
August 1-4

About:
Nearly 80 feature documentaries screen at this long-running Australian festival.

IRON FISTS AND KUNG FU KICKS

As in the past, the majority of nonfiction appearing in the fest has previously debuted, but there are several Australian films making their world premiere: Daniel Gordon’s THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM, which explores the controversy around race and Australian soccer champion Adam Goodes; Serge Ou’s IRON FISTS AND KUNG FU KICKS, a look at the popularity of martial arts films; Justin Krook’s MACHINE, which considers the growing influence of technology and AI in our lives; Hylton Shaw and Samantha Dinning’s NO TIME FOR QUIET, on a rock camp for girls and gender-fluid youth; Liam Firmager’s SUZI Q, about the pioneering female rock musician; and Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess’ MORGANA, about a housewife-turned-feminist pornographer.

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