Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
Joel interviews the MIFF team to find out what's in this year's program announcement! Click to listen to our special SWITCHCast ep now.x

JOHN BATTSEK

LATEST REVIEWS
PRODUCER
FINAL ACCOUNT (2021)
Directed by Luke Holland.

Over a decade in the making, Luke Holland’s documentary 'Final Account' explores how a generation of children were indoctrinated into a culture of hatred and genocide through never-before-seen and shocking interviews among those who grew up in Nazi Germany.
CITIZEN K (2020)
Starring Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin, Boris Berezovsky, Igor Malashenko, Boris Yeltsin, Alexey Navalny and Tatyana Lysova. Directed by Alex Gibney.

REVIEWS Citizen K - The rapid rise and thunderous fall of a Russian oligarch

THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM (2019)
Starring Adam Goodes, Gilbert McAdam, Stan Grant and Nathan Buckley. Directed by Daniel Gordon.

A feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity, and belonging. Using his own personal experience of events as well as other key figures involved, the film follows Goodes’ story, from his AFL career highlights in the Sydney Swans, through to the racist tumult of the crowd-booing and subsequent #istandwithadam movement, and to his reconnection with his indigenous culture and the land as a way to heal, this is an important film which will inspire conversation around racism in sport and in general, in our culture.

REVIEWS The Australian Dream - The conversation Australia needs to have

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE (2019)
Starring Kylie Minogue, Helena Christensen, Michael Hutchence and Bono. Directed by Richard Lowenstein.

In the 1980s and 90s, Michael Hutchence was flying high and topping the charts as the lead singer of the hugely successful Australian rock band INXS. There was, however, a darkness that always hovered behind the spotlight. Hutchence, a man who saw rock and roll as “liberation,” was a natural performer who channeled his unique brand of exuberant vocals and charismatic sex appeal onto the stage until his untimely death at the age of 37.

Through a treasure trove of rarely seen archival footage and insights from those closest to Hutchence, director Richard Lowenstein creates a documentary that is both kinetic and intimate, delving into the singer’s complicated upbringing, his rise to fame, the devoted love affairs with women such as Helena Christensen, Kylie Minogue, and Paula Yates, a growing drug problem, the traumatic brain injury that changed the course of his life, and his never- ending struggle to make peace with himself.

REVIEWS Mystify: Michael Hutchence - INXS lead singer still touching hearts years after his death

STUDIO 54: THE DOCUMENTARY (2018)
Starring Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. Directed by Matt Tyrnauer.

1970s New York. One nightclub defines an era and a generation. For the first time, one of the people behind the infamous Studio 54 tells the in-depth story of how the world’s greatest nightclub was created.
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS (2018)
Starring Eric Clapton, Bb King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck.

An intimate, revealing musical odyssey on the life and career of guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.
THE FINAL YEAR (2018)
Starring Barack Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes and Susan Rice. Directed by Greg Barker.
HOW I LIVE NOW (2013)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, George Mackay, Tom Holland, Harley Bird, Danny McEvoy, Anna Chancellor, Corey Johnson, Darren Morfitt, Sabrina Dickens and Stella Gonet. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Daisy, a teenager from New York City, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with cousins. she soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love with Eddie, until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century world war. along with eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac and Piper, they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves. Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.

REVIEWS How I Live Now - Love is a battlefield

TOP-RATED REVIEWS
© 2011 - 2021 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us!