Lo­cal fes­ti­val’s feast of film

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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.”

WHAT:

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

Pro­gram:

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.

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