FILMS BY THEMES 2019 PROGRAM
CALL OF THE WILD
Call of the Wild is brought to you by McArthur Financial, a company that is wild about Tasmania and the Tasmanian way of life. McArthur Financial are proud to bring you films of personal challenge from Tasmania and around the world, just as they are committed to helping Tasmanians face their personal challenges along their journey to financial freedom. Simple solutions for a complex – and challenging – world.
HOBART | SATURDAY 11 MAY | 2PM
LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY 18 MAY | 2:45PM
This film makes you feel as if you are right there in the Southern Ocean, not far from Antarctica, as the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd volunteers try to out manoeuvre the well-equipped illegal Japanese whale harvesting fleet.
HOBART | SATURDAY 11 MAY | 7:30PM
LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY 18 MAY | 5PM
First screened at the Berlinale, and winner of Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the film is set in freezing Siberia and makes you feel every ache and pain of existence of this elderly couple.
HOBART | SUNDAY 12 MAY | 5:30PM
LAUNCESTON | THURSDAY 16 MAY | 10AM
In 1989, both the yachtsmen and the media scoffed at the entry of an all-women crew in the annual Whitbread Round the World race, which lasts for 9 months. Could women have the dedication and the stamina to compete? This film addresses this situation through the eyes of Tracy Edwards, a 24 year-old cook on charter boats, who became skipper of the first ever all female crew.
LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY 18 MAY | NOON
Rummin Productions brings together a highly cinematic collection of award-winning films about Tasmania and extraordinary Tasmanians.