Let the celebrations begin!
CinefestOZ arrives for its 10th anniversary with glittering opening night festivities and a Premiere screening at Orana Cinemas of the locally-produced Ben Elton film Three Summers. Starring Michael Caton and Magda Szubanski, the film was shot on location in Pinjarra, Western Australia.
Dress to walk the red carpet ahead of the stars at Orana Cinemas, then join the party after the film at the stunning new Festival Hub. Enjoy generous, local canapés, Forester Estate wines and Eagle Bay Brewing Co. beers. A live band that will have the crowd on their feet, dancing well into the night.
Please note: runtime includes screening and function; this film screens in multiple cinemas at the same time so please check your cinema number; the Film Prize Jury will view the screening in Cinema 1.
Shooting his first Australian film, internationally renowned writer, director and comedian Ben Elton delivers a big hearted, of-the-moment, multi-story comedy with a sterling ensemble cast featuring Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie and John Waters.
The film is set over three summers at The Westival, a fictional West Australian rural folk festival which redoubtable local radio personality ‘Queenie' (Magda Szubanski) describes as "Australia in a tent". It stars Robert Sheehan (perhaps best known as the lovable, foul-mouthed Nathan from UK series Misfits) alongside Home and Away alumnus Rebecca Breeds, playing young musicians falling in love against a wider collection of tales dealing frankly but humorously with a microcosm of contemporary discussion points, including Indigenous, immigration and refugee issues.
An Australian citizen since 2004, the multi-award-winning Elton brings his trademark satirical wit to the film, ensuring that it's able to stir the pot around some of Australia's social and political fault lines whilst remaining generous, tender and always entertaining. With a large ensemble cast that also includes Peter Rowsthorn and the Bondi Hipsters' Christiaan van Vuuren and Nick Boshier, Three Summers is set to be the feel-good hit to end 2017.
Don't miss In Conversation: Three Summers at Rustico at Hayshed Hill on Thursday 24 August! Follow the LINK HERE to purchase.