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Adelaide (October 2020)

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Free Solo

Free Solo

Very few films are ground-breaking in a visual, technical or narrative sense. To manage all ...
ARCTIC

ARCTIC

Sometimes abstract just doesn’t work ...
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

For such a well known actress, Melissa McCarthy is strangely underrated ...
Sweet Country

Sweet Country

Sometimes it’s never too early to reckon a film has the makings of a classic ...
Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Have you ever wanted to be scared by one of those old spook houses before ...
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

It’s rare you see something so powerful emerge from that so inscrutable ...
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Romantic wayside stops in the Far East, glamorous sojourns in the mansions of London, and a battle to survive the rolling sands of the Arabian Desert — the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective, escapes the small screen and takes off on a global adventure in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears 🕵️‍♀️ To celebrate the release of the film, we’re giving you the chance to win a double pass to see it in cinemas. To go into the draw, simply tell us in the comments who you'd take with you to watch the film. Good luck! ✨ See the trailer here: http://bit.ly/CryptOfTears Entries close 11:59PM ACDT, 7 February 2020. Open to South Australian residents only.
Happiness is inside all of us. You just have to find it. That's the message behind H IS FOR HAPPINESS, a charming coming-of-age story abut a twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, who becomes inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family — whatever it takes. Director John Sheedy says he was influenced by the likes of John Hughes, Pedro Almodovar and Wes Anderson when making the film. Itching to see it? Us too. Next weekend, Palace Nova Cinemas Eastend will present a special Q & A advanced screening with Adelaide-based producer Julie Ryan (who also produced AFF Fund film Hotel Mumbai) 🙏 Get tickets: http://bit.ly/HappinessAdelaide
✨ Calling filmmakers ✨ Frameline is now accepting submissions for the Frameline44 San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival! Submit your LGBTQ+ Short, Feature, Documentary or Episodic by December 10th to take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Frameline is the longest running and largest exhibition of Queer film in the world. Find out more ➡️ frameline.org Submit ➡️ frameline.org/submit
Planned your weekend yet? Here's an idea: PIPE DREAMS FRACTURED LIVES is screening at the Semaphore Odeon Cinema until December 4. What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash? Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to the USA. Hear the stories of everyday people speaking out to give you an insight into this industry as well as the science from world experts. We all want fresh air, clean water and food that is safe for our family. See why this has the potential to impact us all. More info: Pipe Dreams Fractured Lives 🙏
🌞 GIVEAWAY 🌞 Did you catch HAPPY SAD MAN at ADLFF last year? If you haven't — or you want to check it out again — it's coming to cinemas around the country, and filmmaker Genevieve Bailey will be touring Australia for some very special Q&A screenings. We've got five double passes to each of the two Q&A screenings in Adelaide to give away (times below). To enter, just tell us in the comments who you'd take with you if you won! HAPPY SAD MAN challenges the way we think about mental health. It's a profoundly illuminating portrait of five Australians from Bondi Beach to the outback, a war photographer traversing the globe to a farmer in country Victoria. Taking in their hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness – the documentary gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes of modern masculinity. Q&A screenings in Adelaide: 27 Nov, Palace Nova Eastend: http://bit.ly/HSM27Nov 28 Nov, Wallis Mitcham: http://bit.ly/HSM28Nov *Open to South Australian residents only. Entries close 5pm ACDT Tuesday 26 November.*
❤️ New week, new giveaway ❤️ We've got ten double passes to KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. To enter, simply tell us in the comments who you'd take with you to the screening! By acclaimed writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), KNIVES OUT pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a fun, witty and stylish whodunnit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. In Cinemas November 28. Open to South Australian residents only. Entries close 11:59pm ACDT, Sunday 24 November 2019.
Our friends at the Ghan International Film Festival Australia are about to kick off their fourth festival, with the Adelaide edition set to take place at Mercury Cinema from 8 to 9 November! GIFFA - Ghan International Film Festival Australia will feature high-quality short films, plus one feature film. The Farda (Tomorrow) Association (FTA) present the festival. Their primary aim is to support the underprivileged or homeless young children who are caught in war-torn countries. GIFFA also reflects the long-standing relationship between Australians and the Afghans who first arrived here in the 1860s (the Afghan Cameleers) and enriched the local culture with their music, dance and cuisine. Come along to GIFFA and you'll even get to try some Afghan saffron tea ☕ 🧡 All the details: www.giffa.org.au
🙌 GIVEAWAY 🙌 Thanks to our friends at Transmission Films, we have 10 double passes to give away to an exclusive preview screening of THE REPORT. It's a gripping political procedural in the vein of All the President's Men and Spotlight, starring the excellent Adam Driver as US Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones and directed by Scott Z. Burns. It arrives in cinemas 14 November. For your chance to win, just tell us in the comments who you would take to the screening. Best of luck! Preview screening: Wednesday 6 November, 6:30pm Palace Nova Eastend, ExiMax
The Frameline Completion Fund provides $25,000 in grants to filmmakers in the post-production phase of their projects! Grants up to $5,000 are available for the completion of films that represent and reflect LGBTQ+ life in all its complexity and richness. The application deadline is October 31, 2019. Apply now: http://bit.ly/FramelineFund
Another day, another giveaway 🤩 what a week. We have a stack of double passes to give away to AFTER THE WEDDING, in cinemas 24 October. For your chance to win, tell us in the comments who you'd take with you to the cinema if you won! More about the film: As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India to New York, to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in over two decades. Based on the Academy Award nominated film by Susanne Bier, After the Wedding stars Academy Award winner Julianne Moore and Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams. Open to South Australian residents only. Entries close 22 October.
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