SIFF 2015 Weekend in Review: There's More to Australia Than Mad Max

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Slow West opens 5/22 at Sundance Cinemas.
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Oh, no! Sounds like it's going to open *and* close during SIFF, just like Dead Man, 20 years ago (which I also skipped at SIFF because it was opening soon.)
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@3 Ha! Good/unfortunate comparison. Dead Man from the balcony of the Egyptian remains one of my favorite SIFF memories.
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Just to be clear, the new Mad Max was not shot in Australia. It was filmed in Namibia.
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The best film ever made in Australia is Wake In Fright.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkER6haC…

But I'm watching a good one now about the "camel lady" called Tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJCKokHl…
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@4 Mad Max: Fury Road was filmed in Australia, Namibia and South Africa, and George Miller remains Australian no matter where he goes. @5 I've written about both Wake in Fright and Tracks for The Stranger. Definitely a fan of both.
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Wish that they'd reserved more time for the Atticus Ross interview! I would have loved to hear more about which versions of Wilson's hits made it into the film -- or whether some of them were new mixes from the deep archives.
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@7 Agreed. I ran into Adam at another screening, and he said Ross was more talkative before they hit the stage. His answers weren't bad, but they weren't very specific either.