Place to be for films

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

PROJECTIONIST John Jef­fery (pic­tured) is pre­par­ing for this sea­son’s in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­val at ECU’s Joon­dalup Pines, where he has worked since 2002.

Lot­tery­west Films pro­gram man­ager Tom Vin­cent says there is plenty of hu­mour in the first half of the sea­son, with French doc­u­men­tary Faces Places flick­er­ing onto the out­door screen from tonight.

THE screen will light up for Perth’s an­nual in­ter­na­tional out­door movie fes­ti­val in Joon­dalup from tonight.

The Lot­tery­west Films pro­gram started with Faces Places at UWA last week and the French doc­u­men­tary will screen at ECU’s Joon­dalup Pines venue from tonight un­til Sun­day.

The film fea­tures vet­eran cin­e­matog­ra­pher Agnes Varda (89) and pho­tog­ra­pher JR as they take their mo­bile pho­tog­ra­phy lab around ru­ral and work­ing-class France.

Film fes­ti­val pro­gram man­ager Tom Vin­cent said this year both the Somerville and Joon­dalup cine­mas would screen the same lineup of films.

Mr Vin­cent said there were many out­door cine­mas across Perth, and the north­ern sub­urbs venue was a “lovely set­ting”.

“It’s one of the best, if not the best, out­door cinema in the coun­try,” he said.

“There are lots and lots of out­door cine­mas now, es­pe­cially in Perth, (but) ours is the only pro­gram that will show you the best films from around the world.”

Mr Vin­cent said the first half of the 2017-18 sea­son had plenty of hu­mour and rec­om­mended Swedish movie Borg vs McEn­roe about the 1980 Wim­ble­don ten­nis cham­pi­onships.

Mr Vin­cent said the fol­low­ing week’s doc­u­men­tary from New Zealand called Peck­ing Or­der was a “funny” film about the Christchurch poul­try club and its chicken fanciers.

“It’s like Best in Show but with chick­ens and it’s real,” he said.

He also rec­om­mended next month’s Bri­tish com­edy The Party, about a group of mates who get to­gether for a din­ner party where se­crets are re­vealed.

Mr Vin­cent said the pro­gram for the sec­ond half of the sea­son, which will be an­nounced Jan­uary 15, would in­clude movies from Aus­tralia, Brazil, Africa and Thai­land.

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Projectionist John Jef­fery at the Joon­dalup Pines out­door cinema.

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