Our top 5 picks of the Melbourne Festival 2014

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Melbourne is known for its dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. That’s why it’s no surprise that the program for Melbourne Festival 2014 is more creative and vibrant than ever before. The city will be buzzing from October 10, as it showcases the very best in dance, theatre, music, visual arts and film. STUDIO has…


10 things you may not know about John Malkovich

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You can’t deny that there’s no one quite like John Malkovich. Whether he’s playing a sadistic serial killer, a scheming aristocrat, or even a fictionalised version of himself – his ability to perfectly embody unusual roles has marked him as one of the leading actors of his generation. Tonight at 9.30pm, John Malkovich stars in…


Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at the age of 85

She was the dimpled, precocious child with the golden ringlets who rose to stardom during the Great Depression, but sadly the iconic Shirley Temple has passed away at the age of 85. Temple’s family confirmed the news in the following statement via the Official Shirley Temple Website: “We announce with great sadness that Ambassador Shirley Temple…


Get to know Don McAlpine

He’s worked on some on the most acclaimed films of the past 50 years, yet you might not know a great deal about Don McAlpine – one of Australia’s most talented cinematographers. This Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 9.30pm see how a kid from the Australian outback rose to the glittering heights of Hollywood as…


Husbands and Wives

Thursday 29 November, 8.30pm

Middle-aged New York fiction writer and professor Gabe Roth (Woody Allen) and his wife, Judy (Mia Farrow), are shocked to learn that their best friends, Jack and Sally are splitting up. This revelation forces them to confront the failings of their own marriage, which are reflected in Gabe’s attraction to his student Rain (Juliette Lewis),…


Spielberg On Spielberg

Tuesday 2 October , 9.30pm

Steven Spielberg is undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful, wealthy and admired filmmakers. His films have defined the past four decades – and have included record-breaking successes such as E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park. Spielberg also manages to combine box office success with critical acclaim, with films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind,…


Under African Skies

Saturday 15 September , 9.00pm
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Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. Shot largely during a 2011 visit to South Africa for a 25th-anniversary concert, the film reunites the songwriter with…



Sunday 14 October , 8.30pm

Acclaimed director Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) returns to the screen with this vibrant and poignant tribute to modern dance legend Pina Bausch. Using a mixture of lavishly staged dance pieces, alongside interviews with the dancers of her Tanztheater, Wenders creates the perfect eulogy for the mother of modern dance who died while the film…


Elvis Marathon

Thursday 16 August, 12.00pm
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STUDIO celebrate the King of Rock & Roll with an afternoon of films and documentaries. Thursday 16 August 12:00pm – Kid Galahad Elvis Presley stars as an ex-GI who returns to his New York home and is roped into the shady world of boxing. Quickly becoming a local champion, he must dodge the mob’s suspicious…


At The Movies

Thursday 4 October , 8.00pm

Explore the world of cinema every week with film critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. Their sophisticated yet heartfelt critiques of the latest cinema releases are combined with interviews with the biggest stars and directors.



Wednesday 12 September , 10.00pm

This series is an in-depth guide to some of the world’s most iconic artistic figures. Each episode of Discovering examines a fascinating subject that had a significant impact on a particular era and art form. These include Luis Buñuel – the father of cinematic Surrealism, Salvador Dali – one of the 20th Century’s most important…


Movie Talk

Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm

Hosted by Hollywood’s leading insider Peter Bart, Movie Talk offers a unique, in-depth look into the extensive careers of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors and filmmakers, who have forever influenced the way we see and experience film. This weekly series features celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Sir Ben Kingsley, George Clooney, Jonah Hill, Danny DeVito, Michelle…


The Artist on Film

Monday 21 May, 9.30pm

STUDIO showcases some of the most extraordinary artists of the past century in the brilliant films that capture their lives and their work. Tune in for our celluloid celebration of influential artists and literary figures. Surrealissimo The Trial Of Salvador Dali – Monday 21 May 9.30pm   What better way to tell the tale of Salvador…