This guide links to just some of the many TV shows, movies, ebooks, magazines and newspapers that ACU students & staff can access online...reading and viewing for when you need some down-time from study!
A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.
"How's the serenity?", "This is going straight to the pool room", "Tell him he's dreaming", "A man's home is his castle"
Set in the ratings-obsessed world of television news, Frontline offers a satirical look behind the scenes of a contemporary current affairs program at the egos, the dubious practices, and the hypocrisy of a medium that purports to objectively present public affairs.
Join six Australians who are brought to life through a blend of personal testimony, drama, expert analysis, location filming and archive as they face conflict on the battle-front and the home-front during the First World War.
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. A heartbreaking classic Australian drama written by David Williamson, directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee.
delicious. magazine celebrates good food and the people who produce it, from renowned international chefs and food-lovers around Australia. Inside each issue you’ll find achievable recipes that work every time, plus inspiration for foodie travel.
Australia's number one home design and decorating magazine, filled each month with gorgeous houses and gardens to delight in, homewares to covet and food to savour. Plus, you'll find loads of travel ideas, health and beauty news, expert advice and much, much more.
Celebrating over 20 years in print, Inside Sport is Australia's most highly awarded sporting publication, including the recipient of the prestigious Walkley Award for sport journalism. But that's not why sports fans love it. Inside Sport consistently tackles modern sporting issues and publishes awe-inspiring sports photography, every month.
Amateur Photographer is the world's oldest weekly magazine for photography enthusiasts. With its unique weekly format, it is the first for news and events, plus features on techniques, equipment tests and darkroom advice. It appeals to those interested in buying and learning about digital and film photographic equipment, wanting advice on improving their technique, and learning about the greats in photography.
Rekindle the true meaning of Christmas with the help of six gifted Christian communicators.
Every year, the story of Christmas is told and retold, but sometimes the very familiarity of holiday traditions causes us to overlook the vital expressions of this meaningful season.
This indispensable gem of a book offers practical tips on everything from organising party games the whole family will enjoy to planning the all-important Christmas dinner, and will help ensure that Christmas is manageable, and more importantly, fun!
For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography. "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God ... perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England."
Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids.
Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in New York that everyone in the family speculates about."
It's Christmas in Australia and Dad wants that perfect Christmas family photo, but someone is always missing! From Australian icon and singer-songwriter, John Williamson, comes this hugely popular family song, brought to life by talented artist, Mitch Vane.
Angelica Liddell's dramaturgy is considered one of the most avant-garde in contemporary European theater. As Liddell starts working on her new play, director Manuel Fernandez-Valdes decides to capture her rehearsal process on camera.
Flamenco is passed on within the family of Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer in Spain. Her niece and grandniece pick up her trail in Barcelona, joining a show with the city's biggest talent. Together they discover the spirit of Bajari, the name the Gypsies give to the city of Barcelona.
Nominated for Best Documentary at the Gaudi Awards.
The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Le Songe de Medee by Angelin Preljocaj, La Maison de Bernarda by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, Casse Noisette by Rudolph Nureyev, Orphee and Eurydice by Pina Bausch, and Romeo and Juliette by Sasha Waltz.
The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set, and lighting designers.
Nominated for Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards. Winner of 4th Place for Best Documentary in the Indiewire Critics' Poll.
This documentary surveys the revolutionary new developments in American puppet theater, profiling many of puppetry’s most imaginative contemporary artists, including Basil Twist, who uses bits of fabric, feathers, plastic and other materials in a 1,000-gallon tank of water to create a visually stunning underwater...
Near the end of his life, the renowned English composer Elgar composed some of the greatest music of his career. This film examines the idea that Elgar's deeply emotional Cello Concerto in Em was provoked by memories of his first great love, Helen Weaver, who emigrated to New Zealand after their relationship ended. After receiving word that Weaver's son had been killed fighting in France, Elgar was moved to write a war requiem. The film mixes interviews, dramatisations, and a performance of the concerto by cellist Lynn Harrell and the NZSO.
Explore the extraordinary industrial and economic rise of the United States in the 19th century, a phenomenon celebrated in the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893, one of the most spectacular world's fairs ever held. Witness the historic participation of Antonin Dvorak, and uncover the impact on American music of Dvorak's residency in the U.S., which produced his symphony entitled From the New World, and pointed toward the creation of a uniquely American musical tradition.
Only true legends of rock music are known by one word; and the most creative and influential rock artist of all time is simply know as BOWIE. His influence on popular culture was that he changed the world of music, fashion and artistic integrity. Whereas other artists remained constant in appearance, or gradually evolved their musical style, Bowie was in a state of permanent revolution: constantly re-inventing his persona and sound.
Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the 70s and 80s. This documentary looks to the influences cast on the early days of the band and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury, how they continually pushed the musical envelope with each album throughout their career and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that shaped popular culture.
Discovering Lennon shines a light on the bold and beautiful ideas of John Lennon, the artist. The avant-garde rock and roller is placed into today's context by his contemporaries and current pop culture and political commentators. Featuring Mark Ronson The Pretty Reckless
Going to see Nutcracker with the whole family has been a tradition in other countries for many years. Now it is a tradition in the Netherlands as well. It became apparent that the Netherlands had also adopted this tradition in 1996, when the Dutch National Ballet presented its own version of the famous fairytale ballet. It is a magical production that has won the hearts of more than 250,000 people to date.
Choreographers Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling created a Nutcracker for the children and adults of today. It is more dynamic and exciting, and less sweet than usual. They also chose to give a Dutch twist to their interpretation of the story, with skaters on the canals and a living room that transforms into a snowy forest. Unlike the original story, the production by Eagling and Van Schayk (who also designed the delightful sets and costumes) does not take place on Christmas Eve in a German town, but during St. Nicholas celebrations in Amsterdam, around 1810.