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Sydney Film Festival: Narco Cultura

A Mexican kid stands at the border, looking across to the US. “They don’t kill people over there,” he says. In Ciudad Juárez, homicides are commonplace and the crime-scene unit deals with thousands of cases. Across the Río Grande in El Paso, murders can be counted on one hand, but perversely the image of Juarez and its all-powerful drug cartels is inspiring an American counterculture. In... read more

Sydney Film Festival: This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

Documentary about Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records.  The only thing I don’t like about Arhoolie is that Australians can’t download the albums from eMusic anymore. SADFACE.  “It’s impossible to look at the history of blues, Cajun and Zydeco music without looking at Chris Strachwitz’s role. He’s a monumental figure.” – Bonnie Raitt And look at his role this doco does,... read more