Crime caper films have become a key genre over the years impressing audiences time and again not only with their cunning plots, but also with the air of comic elements included in them.
This month our Castaldi in Focus program celebrates these films by giving you the opportunity to experience the ingenuity of two crime capers, plus meet a key creative from each of them and ask them all of your burning questions.
High profile director Phillip Noyce is amongst the elite of successful Australian directors who have not only succeeded on home shores but also risen to international acclaim. Phillip is best known for Rabbit Proof Fence (2002 AFI for Best Film), Newsfront (AFI Best Director 1978), Dead Calm (with Nicole Kidman), The Patriot Games (with Harrison Ford), Clear and Present Danger, Salt (with Angelina Jolie), and The Quiet American (with Michael Caine).
Join us on 9 September for an exclusive Q&A with Phillip via Skype. This special event will also include a screening of his truly impressing first film Backroads. Backroads is a road movie that fires on all cylinders: it’s funny, it’s political, it’s engaging and the characters are wonderful. Largely unknown and underappreciated it was low/no budget filmmaking at its best on our big screen.
Complimenting this, Australian director Kriv Stenders will attend Riverside on 16 September for a live Q&A to answer your questions about his impressive film Kill Me Three Times.
Kriv’s most mainstream film to date is Red Dog. He has just finished filming the prequel to this, Blue Dog, which is due to be released next year.
This event will comprise of a screening of Kriv’s post-Tarantino, blood-drenched black comedy, Kill Me Three Times. Starring Simon Pegg and Bryan Brown, Kill Me Three Times has been sitting in the wings awaiting release but due to business forces at play, will have only four big screen outings before going to DVD, and the screening at Riverside is one of them.
Join us for Phillip Noyce: Backroads on 9 September and Kriv Stenders: Kill Me Three Times on 16 September. These wonderful films have been selected by prominent industry expert Peter Castaldi. Nibbles and drinks are included in the ticket price.