Local festival’s feast of film
EACH movie to be shown at the upcoming Dubbo Film Society Festival has been hand selected for the showcase by special guest David Stratton.
The festival marks the 30th anniversary of the local group, and members are thrilled to be welcoming a cinematic icon to the city.
“We have been extremely fortunate to have one of Australia’s most respected film historians accept our invitation to both curate and individually present the five films to be screened at our film festival,” president Steve Clayton said.
“I am sure Mr Stratton’s attendance at our event is going to provide a very memorable occasion for our members and anyone else wishing to join the Film Society on the day.”
Films were chosen from a back catalogue of more than 400 films which have been shown over three decades of Dubbo Film Society screenings.
The five classics selected are among the all-time favourites of the popular film critic who is best known for co-hosting The Movie Show on SBS and At the Movies with Margaret Pomeranz.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Dubbo Film Society’s 30th anniversary celebrations,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to a great day of cinema in Dubbo.”
Dubbo Film Society 30th anniversary festival
WHERE: Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
WHEN: Sunday, July 14 Casual or festival subscriptions available at https://davidstratton. eventbrite.com.au
z 9am: Doors open
z 9.30am: Samson and Delilah (2009 Australia) romance/drama – A glue-sniffing boy and his girlfriend escape their remote Aboriginal community to seek a better life in Alice Springs in Central Australia.
z 11.30am: Boy (2010 New Zealand) comedy/drama – An 11-year-old Boy is obsessed with Michael Jackson and his absentee criminal father, who returns to search for a bag of money he buried years ago.
z 1pm: Lunch break (food and drink available for purchase)
z 1.45pm: All About My Mother (1999 Spain) drama – Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
z 3.45pm: Being John Malkovich (1999 USA) Comedy/fantasy/drama – A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
z 5.45pm: Reception with David Stratton (with catering from Alchemy Café)
z 7pm: Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Cuba) documentary – Details the music of a group of legendary Cubans, some as old as their 90s, who were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. This film shows some of the songs being recorded in Havana.
z 8.45pm: Festival ends.