SUR­PRISE

Movie-go­ers will be spoilt for choice when the Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val of­fers up an ar­ray of flicks from around the globe

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

Films screen at Birch Car­roll & Coyle Pa­cific Fair, while free fam­ily films to screen at com­mu­nity cen­tres and parks this weekend and next.

Fes­ti­val high­lights in­clude red-car­pet events, af­ter-par­ties, sem­i­nars and work­shops helmed by guest film­mak­ers in­clud­ing Ian Col­lie ( Sav­ing Mr Banks), Brad Pey­ton ( San An­dreas), film com­poser Loic Valmy and Poz­i­ble’s crowd fund­ing guru Alan Crabbe.

Art ex­hi­bi­tions will be staged in tan­dem with the fes­ti­val. They in­clude Pop-Projects, a reimag­in­ing of clas­sic movie posters by pho­tog­ra­pher Dar­ren Phillips at Robina Com­mu­nity Gallery, con­tin­u­ing to April 13, the re­turn of the Stu­dio Ox­mox He­roes and Vil­lains sculp­tures at Pa­cific Fair Cen­tre Court un­til April 30 and the Royal Queens­land Art So­ci­ety’s re- imag­in­ing movies com­pe­ti­tion for artists which continues at the RQAS Gallery through April.

Sadly, a Gold Coast Arts Cen­tre screen­ing of a sin­ga­long edi­tion of Grease has been can­celled.

Weekend high­lights in­clude a screen­ing of doc­u­men­tary, I Know That Voice, fea­tur­ing the world’s best voice ac­tors talk­ing about their craft. One of the film’s stars John DiMag­gio ( Fu­tu­rama, Ad­ven­ture Time), in town for the Su­panova pop cul­ture expo this weekend, will at­tend to an­swer ques­tions from the au­di­ence.

The pro­gram fea­tures pre­mieres of choice for­eign films from South Korea, Ja­pan, China, South Africa and Is­rael, many hits from fes­ti­vals at Tribeca, Toronto, Berlin and Abu Dhabi.

The pro­gram for week one of the fes­ti­val in­cludes: To­day, 7pm, Pa­cific Fair: The ad­ven­tures of a leg­endary concierge at a fa­mous Euro­pean ho­tel be­tween the wars and the lobby boy who be­comes his most trusted friend. New film di­rected by Wes An­der­sen ( Moon­rise King­dom). Stars Saoirse Ro­nan, Ralph Fi­ennes, Tilda Swin­ton, Ed­ward Nor­ton, Bill Mur­ray, Owen Wil­son and Tony Revolori. Open­ing film launches with a red car­pet from 6pm. Encore Sun­day at 3pm. Fri­day, 6.30pm, Pa­cific Fair: A cou­ple travel to a mu­sic fes­ti­val in Ire­land but with night and rain fall­ing, and the di­rec­tion signs leading them round in end­less cir­cles of tun­nel-like sunken roads, it starts to seem that some­one – or some­thing – is out to get them. Thriller di­rected by Jeremy Lover­ing ( Killing Hitler). Stars Iain De Caestecker ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Alice En­glert ( Beau­ti­ful Crea­tures) and Allen Leech ( Down­town Abbey). Fri­day, 7pm, Pa­cific Fair: Young re­searcher dis­cov­ers her phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany em­ployer has de­vel­oped a cure for cancer but hasn’t re­leased it be­cause it will de­stroy chemo­ther­apy drug sales. Sci-fi thriller di­rected David Gould ( The Ad­ven­tures of Tintin, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings). Stars An­to­nia Preb­ble, Daniel Liss­ing, Stephen Lo­vatt and John Bach. Aus­tralian pre­miere. Fri­day, 8.15pm, Pa­cific Fair: 40th an­niver­sary screen­ing of the film de­scribed as the best hor­ror movie made. Five friends are hunted by a chain­sawwield­ing killer and his fam­ily. Stars Mar­i­lyn Burns, Ed­win Neal and Allen Danzinger. Tobe Hooper di­rects.

Woody Allen and John Tur­turro in Fad­ing Gigolo

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