Sam Klemke’s Time Machine
This curious documentary hurtles through time and space, illustrating the parallel experiences of ‘extraordinary nobody’ Sam Klemke, and NASA’s interstellar spacecraft Voyager. Adelaide-based director Matthew Bate stitches together Klemke’s audio-visual archive to create Frankenstein’s monster. Fuelled by equal humour and futility, Sam Klemke’s Time Machine is a portrait of one man’s universal insecurities. Riveting!
Shot in South Australia in the mid-1970s, Storm Boy has weathered the advancements of time and technology. Today, it’s considered an Australian classic, thanks to its sincere story of social acceptance. Mike (aka “Storm Boy” – child actor Greg Rowe), Fingerbone Bill (legendary David Gulpilil) and pelican Mr. Percival must all find their place in the world, torn between the laws of nature and society’s inflicted structures. Fully remastered for the Adelaide Film Festival.
Follow the culinary inclined across the globe, as fixated ‘foodies’ sup at Michelin star restaurants, all in the name of food blogging. This mouth-watery documentary showcases some weird and wonderful haute cuisine, direct from the world’s most exclusive dining rooms. The stakes (steaks?) skyrocket as prestigious chefs meet self-dubbed gastronomy bloggers, whose online opinions can make or break any restaurant’s reputation.
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Soulful singer-songwriter Koral Chandler has been turning heads on Australia’s live circuit for years. Now the Adelaide native stakes her claim on the recording scene with debut EP Nocturnes, bolstered by backing band The Goodbye Horses. Koral’s powerhouse vocals are met with lashing guitars, driving drums, and haunting horns and organ. A cinematic soundtrack to an all-night drive down a lost highway.
Raise a frothy to Oz Rock revivalists Bad//Dreems; Adelaide lads with dumb ideas, taking over stereos near you. Dogs At Bay is their debut album; a follow-up to 2014’s Badlands EP, inspired by the seedy, insidious underbelly of the Baddies’ hometown. With luminary producer Mark Opitz (The Angels, Cold Chisel, INXS) at the helm, Dogs At Bay rocks a big, beefy sound, true to Bad//Dreems DIY, footy-club-come-garage-band roots.
Dance up a hurricane with What Went Down, the latest long-player from British indie rock royalty Foals. Their woozy melodies find counterbalance in slogging, persistent percussion, driving the album from its eponymous opening track through to the swirling close of “A Knife in the Ocean”. Yannis Philippakis’ yearning vocals buoy heaving riffs and cyclical beats, which all but guarantee a few dance floor staples this summer.