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Saturday June 8 Peter Rabbit

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SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
Saturday June 8 Peter Rabbit

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Director: Will Gluck

Writers: Rob Lieber, Will Gluck
Stars: James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson

Click the link here to view the trailer.

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OPENING NIGHT, Friday June 7 Ladies in Black

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OPENING NIGHT
Friday June 7 Ladies in Black.

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.
Director: Bruce Beresford

Writers: Madeleine St. John (based on the novel: “The Women in Black” by Sue Milliken

Stars: Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor

Click the link here to view the trailer

PROGRAM CHANGE

The Briagolong Film Festival is nearly here (8th – 10th June) and we are sorry to have to announce a PROGRAM CHANGE on Sunday afternoon.

The distribution company has notified us that they will not be releasing the film Breath. We are very disappointed and know that many people were looking forward to seeing Breath, but have a terrific replacement lined up.

The Briagolong Film Festival is nearly here (8th – 10th June) and we are sorry to have to announce a PROGRAM CHANGE on Sunday afternoon.
The distribution company has notified us that they will not be releasing the film Breath. We are very disappointed and know that many people were looking forward to seeing Breath, but have a terrific replacement lined up.

SUN 10 JUNE, 2PM
The Daughter (M) 96min
Drama
Watch the trailer here

The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before. Set in a dying logging town and based on the Henrik Ibsen play The Wild Duck, it is a beautiful production with strong acting and direction. This film is a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship and community and has won many awards.
Director: Simon Stone
Stars:, Nicholas Hope, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Miranda Otto

Please spread the word.

See you there,

Annette Short.

Comrades and a Cabin (G) 14 minute documentary.

This years 2018 Short Film “Comrades and a Cabin’ will be screened
Saturday
JUNE 9 at 7pm

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This documentary explores the background to and construction of the one and only Briagolong RSL Log Cabin in the late 1940’s. Narrator and consummate story-teller, Chris Lawless, escorts the viewer through a number of anecdotes – some humorous but always poignant – which intersperse a series of interviews (with Jane Mosley, Dawn Freeman and Mark Wagstaff) highlighting the beneficial relationship between war veterans and the Cabin and the Cabin’s contemporary relevance to the town.

The narrative of the film is adeptly promoted by a ballad (written specifically for the project by Diane Lawton), arranged and sung (by Anita Hensen) and recorded locally (by Barrie Clissold). Historical re-enactments (performed by local townsfolk) add richness. The film was devised, written, produced, filmed, acted, sung and edited by a group of Briagolonians.

Producer: Geoff Benton.

Directors: Rod McMillan, Colleen Geysen, Paul Geysen.

Gerard Callinan will host an informative Q&A session with people involved in making this locally-significant documentary after the premiere.

Hacksaw Ridge

View the trailer here

SUN 10 JUNE, 8PM (MA15+) 139min
Biography, Drama, History


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This Oscar winning film is based on the true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa. He refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. An engrossing and unflinching look at the horrors of war and technically brilliant.


Director: Mel Gibson

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey