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David and Margaret reunite to talk the best (and worst) Aussie movies of 2016

22 February 2017 8:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz travelled to the Gold Coast late last year to pick up a special award from the Australian International Movie Convention, recognising their contribution to the Australian film industry..Before picking up their gongs, the pair spoke to If about life after 'At The Movies', the recent Aussie films they.ve liked (and those they haven.t) and the 'Wake in Fright' remake.

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What are you doing on the Gold Coast?

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D: We.re here because we.re getting an award. Which is sort of nice. I always remember at the Berlin Film Festival many years ago — maybe I should say this tonight — where they gave a lifetime achievement award to Billy Wilder. Wilder came on stage and said: .the problem is that a lifetime achievement award is like hemorrhoids — every old asshole gets one in the end..

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David Stratton documentary to offer a star-studded portrait of a very private man

23 January 2017 7:42 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The influential champion of Australian film is getting his own: a documentary tracking his career in cinema, with a little help from some friends

From Nicole Kidman to Hugo Weaving, a who’s who of Australian cinema has assembled to pay tribute to the Australian film critic David Stratton in a new documentary out this March – David Stratton: A Cinematic Life.

George Miller, Gillian Armstrong, Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana and Jacki Weaver all appear in the film to celebrate the critic’s long and revered career. After more than 50 years in the industry, Stratton is best known in Australia for cohosting the long-running film shows The Movie Show and At The Movies with Margaret Pomeranz but, as the film’s producer, Jo-Anne McGowan, explained to Guardian Australia, his impact reaches far beyond local audiences.

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- Steph Harmon

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David Stratton: A Cinematic Life trailer – video

23 January 2017 7:39 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, George Miller, Gillian Armstrong and Geoffrey Rush pay tribute to the Australian cinephile and critic in a new documentary out in March, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life. Directed by Sally Aitken, the documentary tracks Stratton’s love of films from his first cinema experience as a boy living in Melksham, England, to his time running the Sydney film festival and cohosting The Movie Show and At the Movies with Margaret Pomeranz.

David Stratton documentary to offer a star-studded portrait of a very private man

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- Steph Harmon

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