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AFTRS Friday on My Mind

Talks and Performances

1 Jan - 21 Nov

Friday on My Mind is a series of talks curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries.

  • Friday 31 October
    John Clarke: The Satirical Eye

    Satirist, performer, writer, producer and director, John Clarke (along with his long-time creative collaborator Brian Dawe) has mercilessly lampooned political leaders throughout his career.

    The three-part documentary series, Sporting Nation which explored Australia's obsession with sport (and aired on the ABC in the lead up to the London Olympics) was full of laconic wit he is known for and was reminiscent of Clarke's much-loved, multi-award-winning TV satire The Games: the incisive mockumentary about the organisers of the 2000 Olympics, which he co-wrote and starred in alongside Gina Riley and Brian Dawe.Sporting Nation has been described as a kind of 'unconscious history of Australia'.

    John will share his 30 plus years of experience in the industry, including collaborations with Paul Cox, acting in Death in Brunswick and Crackerjack, with host James Hewison to discuss his approaches to screenwriting, comedy, performance, producing and much more.

    Guest: John Clarke

    Hosted by James Hewison & Margot McDonald

    Fridays* at 5pm
    Free > Tickets available on the day from the Tickets & Information Desk
    Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material 

    Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2014 program.