15 Legends Not To Miss At This Year’s Festival

You can witness the work of some of the world’s finest artists, musicians and filmmaking legends at this year’s Adelaide Film Festival. Here’s just a few of them.

  • Joan Jett in Bad Reputation
    She’s a rock icon, feminist heroine and passionate supporter of causes beyond the music world. Bad Documentary is a raucous, intimate profile of the music pioneer.TICKETS
  • Robert Redford in The Old Man & the Gun
    Redford is a true legend of the screen, known for classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973) – and at least fifty more. The Old Man & the Gun is his last film.TICKETS
  • Quincy Jones in Quincy
    Having won nearly thirty accolades for his work as a musician, Quincy has been a unique force of nature in music and popular culture for 70 years. New documentaryQuincy is an intimate look into the life of an icon.TICKETS
  • Orson Welles in The Eyes of Orson Welles
    The filmmaker behind Citizen Kane, Welles was undeniably one of the greats – and he taught us to see in a strikingly different way. This documentary explores the fascinating contradictions of an artist who was larger than life, and whose vision is even more relevant today.TICKETS
  • Garin Nugroho, Memories of My Body
    Nugroho is an Indonesian filmmaking, directing and writing legend. This new work, Memories of My Body, is a visually striking and thematically rich film that celebrates Javanese dance and is an emotionally rewarding tale about finding truth and beauty in one’s own body.TICKETS
  • Freda Glynn in She Who Must Be Loved
    Alfreda ‘Freda’ Glynn is a pioneering figure in Australia’s media landscape. New documentary She Who Must Be Loved is a testament to the admiration Glynn’s family have for her, with her daughter Erica Glynn directing and producing the project, and grandchild Tanith Glynn-Maloney in the role of producer.TICKETS
  • Rolf de Heer, producer, The Waiting Room
    Known for works including Ten Canoes and Bad Boy Bubby, de Heer is a remarkable filmmaker who has turned his attention to redefining the boundaries of virtual reality in The Waiting Room.INFO
  • The Coen Brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Coen Brothers are among the world’s biggest names in contemporary film. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part anthology of tales from the old west, featuring a singing cowboy, bumbling bank robbers, a gal on a wagon train and more.TICKETS
  • Jafar Panahi, Faces
    Panahi has been banned from filmmaking by the Iranian government since 2010, but he is dedicated as ever to pursuing provocative ideas about the role of film in a repressive society. 3 Faces is a liberating message about the freedom of choice.TICKETS
  • Maria Callas in Maria by Callas
    Maria by Callas explores the legendary life of the great opera singer Maria Callas, through previously unknown footage, unseen photographs, private recordings, personal home movies and candid letters.TICKETS
  • Geoffrey Tozer in The Eulogy
    A virtuoso pianist and improviser with an unprecedented repertoire, Tozer’s career saw him lauded around the world – but unfortunately, not so much in Australia. New documentary The Eulogy explores the remarkable legacy and tragedy of an overlooked artistTICKETS
  • Adam Cullen in Acute Misfortune
    Archibald-winning artist Adam Cullen was brilliant, controversial and deeply troubled. Fittingly, Acute Misfortune is not a standard-issue biography: it’s as intense, idiosyncratic and compelling as Cullen’s work.TICKETS
  • Benjamin Law, writer, The Family Law
    Law is behind The Family Law, an incredibly entertaining series about a dysfunctional (but endearing) Chinese-Australian family. Law will be in attendance at the screening of the first two episodes of Season 3 at the festival.TICKETS
  • Sue Austin, ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Live Underwater at ADL Film Fest
    An acclaimed British multimedia, performance and installation artist, Sue Austin will present her underwater, live art event ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ at this year’s festival. You can even witness the performance literally underwater.TICKETS
  • Van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate
    The life of the great Dutch artist lends itself perfectly to beautifully crafted drama At Eternity’s Gate. The film looks at Van Gogh’s last days, and examines what it means to be an artist.TICKETS