Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, RICHARD JEWELL is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth.
"There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.
The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (Misery, TV’s American Horror Story) as Richard’s mom, Bobi; Jon Hamm (Baby Driver) as the lead FBI investigator; Olivia Wilde (Life Itself) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs; and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) stars as Richard Jewell.
Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actress - Kathy Bates
Golden Globe Nomination: Best Supporting Actress - Kathy Bates
The Folk Machine is a sprawling acoustic storm of bluegrass instruments and wild storytelling with an irrepressible sense of humour and showmanship. From brooding convict tales to barnstorming bluegrass, The Folk Machine is notorious for their mischievous and rowdy live shows, rambunctious storytelling, high-calibre playing and off-kilter songs.
The band draws from American bluegrass music traditions but presents their local stories in an unashamedly and uniquely Australian way. This is Australian bluegrass or 'mongrelgrass' as they like to call it. Their latest album, The Great Escape, is a barnstorming hoedown of full speed originals celebrating all the glory and angst of escaping from all facets of our flailing lives and, for the first time in their storied career, have truly harnessed the wild energy of their live shows in an album you just can't turn up loud enough.