Tag Archives: Antenna Documentary Film Festival

June 06

Blackfish – Gabriela Cowperthwaite with a “just the facts” look at the dark side of SeaWolrd. (Sydney Film Festival Film Review)

Blackfish is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival.  You can get tickets here. Gabriela Cowperthwaite is not a film maker activist. She was driven to make Blackfish after the death in 2010 of highly skilled trainer Dawn Brancheau who was killed by the orca Tilikum after one of the shows at Sea World. What […]

Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir (Antenna Documentary Film Festival)

I spent a delightful 62 minutes with Sigrídur Níelsdóttir a woman dubbed Grandma Lo-Fi at the Sydney documentary film festival recently. This is a gorgeous documentary about an enormously charming woman, who also happens to be – as she describes herself – filled with music. At the age of 70, Sigrídur Níelsdóttir decided to start her recording […]

Outing – Discussion of the ultimate taboo: Antenna Documentary Film Festival

I just saw the most difficult and controversial of documentaries. However, like all serious takes on taboo subjects that never get discussed properly, it was enormously enlightening. Here is the film festival blurb for Outing, to give you an idea of what this film is about: Sven is a goofy, floppy haired 26-year-old student. He is also […]