Published 13 July 201715 August 2017 · Main Posts / Announcement / News / Events Sci-fi marathon at the Melbourne International Film Festival Editorial team Screening of Dead-End Drive-In MIFF sci-fi marathon From 9.30pm, Saturday 12 August The Astor, 1 Chapel Street, Melbourne In the spring issue of 1972, Overland published the short story ‘Crabs’ by then little-known writer from Bacchus Marsh, Peter Carey. In 1986, ‘Crabs’ was made into the film, Dead End Drive-In. To coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary, Overland is republishing ‘Crabs’, alongside an interview fiction editor Jennifer Mills conducted with Carey about the tumultuous period the story came out of, and about Carey’s work more generally. Overland has also teamed up with the Melbourne International Film Festival to screen Dead End Drive-In and host a discussion about the story and, more broadly, to examine the ongoing phenomenon of Australian dystopia in print and on screen. Dead End Drive-In is showing as part of an all-night retrospective at the Astor, alongside other sci-fi classics. Here’s a taste. Tickets available via the MIFF website. *The Dystopia on Film panel will take place Thursday 17 August at The Wheeler Centre from 6:30pm. Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · settler racism The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.