Festivals


Riverside Theatres hosts various film festivals throughout the year. This includes:

  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
  • Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
  • Arab Film Festival

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  • Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    29 Nov 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    John Pilger’s Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War (1984) tells the story of the political struggle between Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola.
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  • That Sugar Film

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    29 Nov 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.
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  • The Quiet Mutiny

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    30 Nov 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    John Pilger’s first documentary film created a sensation when it broke the story of a rebellion emerging within the American army fighting the War in Vietnam.
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  • Stealing a Nation

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    30 Nov 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    John Pilger's extraordinary film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled to make way for an American military base.
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  • Harvest of Shame

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    01 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    A landmark film in American television journalism by the renowned American correspondent Ed Murrow in which he reveals the plight of migrant farm labourers as proof that slavery was never abolished.
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  • The Outsiders: 3 Interviews

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    01 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    In The Outsiders, a series of film portraits of distinguished rebels, John Pilger interviews the great war correspondent Martha Gellhorn who exposed rather than reported what she called 'official drivel'; Jessica Mitford, the aristocrat from a tumultuous family whose book, 'The American Way of Death', took America by storm; and Wilfred Burchett, whose perilous journey to Hiroshima in the aftermath of the atomic bombing produced the 'scoop of the century'.
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  • Kon Tiki

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    02 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    A classic documentary about the epic adventure of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl who set out to 'prove' the historical truth of a journey 1500 years earlier.
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  • Utopia

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    02 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    John Pilger's epic portrayal of Indigenous Australia investigates the 'historical amnesia' of our colonial past and a rapacious present that seldom speaks its name.
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  • The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

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    05 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    Domestic. Shop girl. Waitress. Cook. Those were the jobs for women in 1930s America. When the US entered World War II an unprecedented demand for female workers was created; and opportunities. Or so it seemed.
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