From the vineyards of France, to the war on food waste and a quirky sushi restaurant in Finland, BOFA brings you the best things in life through film.
EAT/DRINK/LIVE is supported by The Plough Inn. Built in 1831 the inn has been re-modelled to expose the original 1830s fireplace and walls with convict-made bricks, timber and wrought iron. The Plough Inn is situated directly across from the Village Cinemas Launceston and is the site for Launceston Film Society functions. The Front Bar overlooking Brisbane Street will be home to the BOFA Festival Lounge.
SUZY AND THE SIMPLE MAN
Suzy & The Simple Man is an environmental love story about sustainability and the cycle of life.
The film follows Suzy and her adventurer husband Jon Muir over eight years, living a simple life off the grid and growing their own food. But just when all seems perfect, life takes an unexpected turn and they confront their greatest challenge yet. Suzy & The Simple Man is a modest story with big questions at its heart: our relationship to each other, to nature and to other creatures, the care of the planet and ourselves, and confronting our own mortality.
THURSDAY, MAY 17 12.00pm.
VILLAGE CINEMA 1
followed by a Q & A with Suzy Muir
SPECIAL BOFA GUEST – SUZY MUIR
Suzy Muir was first drawn to a self sufficient lifestyle while she was at University. She met Jon in 2001 and they set out to create the life they’d both dreamt of. Over eight years this film, much of which she shot and directed, shows the hard reality of creating this Utopia on a small farm in the Grampians.
What does Suzy hope the film could achieve?
“Perhaps change the narrative. Help people to see they can make changes for themselves, that they can live more simply, invite people to see the beauty of the natural world so they might think: “Ah, I’d like to engage more with that.” That’s a big one for me I think. To wake up that love of the natural world in people—it’s there in everyone but it gets dampened living in an urban environment.”
Suzy Muir will speak after the screening and will also be a key panellist with Annika Stott, Sustainability Strategist at OzHarvest, speaking about their experiences in creating change, in Fighters for Food, a discussion about making quality food available to all through education, sustainable practices and the elimination of waste.
FIGHTERS FOR FOOD –WITH SUZY MUIR AND ANNIKA STOTT (OZHARVEST)
TASTAFE DRYSDALE CAMPUS
93 Cameron Street
SATURDAY, MAY 19 2.30 – 4.00pm.