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A hard-drinking advertising executive is given a second chance by his long-suffering girlfriend, on condition that he stays away from alcohol for a year.

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Theorising Film Festivals as Distributors and Investigating the Post-Festival Distribution of Australian Films Lauren Carroll Harris , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 11 no. 2 2017; (p. 46-58)

This paper theorises film festivals as distribution circuits, positioning film festivals in the broader cinema ecology to assess their role in delivering local films to local audiences. Recasting current research trends into film festivals through the lens of distribution enables us to see how festivals function as more than another exhibition screen - as a type of distributor. I offer a case study of Sydney Film Festival to explore the following research questions: What is the distributive function and nature of film festivals for Australian films? What happens to local titles following their festival runs? How can we explain the gap between Australian films' continued popularity at film festivals and their continued under-performance in the rest of the marketplace? In answering these questions, this article demonstrates how film festivals have become crucial to both the Australian film industry and the cinema industry at large over the last 10 years, to the point that they have almost replaced the art-house circuit and come to provide an essential, highly specialised distribution channel for small to medium budget films. For this reason, I argue that material and economic drivers are as essential to the current boon in film festivals as cultural ones, and that the film festival circuit has not been able to address the problem of distribution for auteurist, independent and art cinema in an age of digitisation. I present evidence that localises, concretises and specifies festival research, suggesting the major festivals in Australia are an increasingly discrete and self-contained distribution sector within the wider cinema ecology, which has significant implications for theorisations of festivals as feeders for theatrical circuits.

From Stage to Screen : Why Australian Cinema Is so in Love with the Theatre Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 March 2016;
'Recently there have been more Australian screen adaptations of plays than ever been before – but how much is too much?'
A Very Sydney Decadence : Mark Roberts Reviews ‘Ruben Guthrie’ Mark Roberts , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July – September no. 15 2015;

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV
She is Drinking in Dyer Straits Sally Browne , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 July 2015; (p. 32)
Abbey on Right Road Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 July 2015; (p. 31)
Press Play Garry Maddox , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2015; (p. 4)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama ; Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV ; Holding the Man Tommy Murphy , 2015 single work film/TV ; The Daughter Simon Stone , 2015 single work film/TV
Cowell Takes Sharp Turn into Alcohol-fuelled Culture Garry Maddox , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 June 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV
Round the Bender Philippa Hawker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 June 2015; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV
Sobriety Beckons from Bottom of a Glass Philippa Hawker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 June 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV
Men and the Lost Art of Communication Elissa Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 June 2015; (p. 65-66)

— Review of Men Brendan Cowell , 2000 single work drama ; Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV
Sobering Comedy Tackles City’s Excess Sarah Thomas , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 April 2015; (p. 10)
The Banned and the Bold to Behold Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 2015;
Batch of Lively Local Films to Have World Premieres Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 2015; (p. 8)
Harbour City Needs to Project Itself Michael Bodey , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 June 2015; (p. 15)
Anopther Stage in the Dramatic Life of Ruben Guthrie's Tortured Adman Michael Bodey , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 July 2015; (p. 15)
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