PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FREE EVENT, HOWEVER BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. PLEASE BOOK TICKETS TO ATTEND TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. SEATING IS LIMITED.
Got a love of film and want to share it with others? This July, Riverside launches SCREEN CAFE, a series of monthly film screenings which brings film enthusiasts and filmmakers together to watch, learn, discuss and network in a candid, interactive and inclusive atmosphere. SCREEN CAFE incorporates a membership program which provides news and discounts for members, however the monthly screenings are open to all.
The Screen Cafe Season launches on Monday 16 July with a screening of the critically-acclaimed Australian Film Mad Bastards. The film’s director, Brendan Fletcher, and the producer will be present to open the film and speak at the Q&A. There will be post-screening nibbles/drinks and opportunities to network.
Australia is an ancient, primal land. Those who survive at its outer limits are harsh, compelling characters. This is their story.
TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who’s sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas… and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.
The movie is steeped in the distinctive music of the Pigram Brothers in collaboration with multi-ARIA Award winner Alex Lloyd. Their lilting ukulele and mandolin melodies weave like a dream through the central story.
REAL PEOPLE with no acting experience play the lead roles. This brings a tremendous intimacy and freshness to the movie. Developed in close collaboration over many years with director Brendan Fletcher, the actors play characters based on their own lives. The stories are etched on their faces.
Powerful. Moving. Bold.
Dates & Times:
7pm, Monday 16 July 2012
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