GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

FILMS BY THEMES 2019 PROGRAM

STORIES OF US

BOFA is proud to welcome RACT Insurance to our band of loyal partners, supporting our Stories of Us theme. BOFA Film Festival’s mantra is “Great Stories Together”, which aligns perfectly with RACT Insurance’s “A Part of Your Tasmanian Story” campaign. RACT Insurance is an iconic Tasmanian organisation concerned with the issues facing their Tasmanian customers. BOFA brings stories of ordinary and extraordinary Tasmanians and others from around Australia to the screen. Great partners! 

FEATURE

UNDER THE COVER OF CLOUD

RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT
HOBART | FRIDAY 10 MAY | 7:30PM

LAUNCESTON | FRIDAY 17 MAY | 5PM

Fresh from playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival, this film is quite an experience, set in Tasmania, and dealing with a journalist who leaves his job and searches for something that will make his life worthwhile.

FEATURE

BOOK WEEK

RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT
LAUNCESTON | THURSDAY 16 MAY |  7:30PM

Nicholas (Alan Dukes) is a jaded high school teacher, published writer looking to have a new book published, and an irascible, grumpy, narcissistic alcoholic who rubs everyone, including himself, up the wrong way.

DOCUMENTARY

THE EULOGY

HOBART | SUNDAY 12 MAY | 1PM
LAUNCESTON | FRIDAY 17 MAY | 2PM

It is quite incredible to think that we had a world-renowned classical pianist in Australia, who achieved significant acclaim overseas, yet was largely ignored by his own country. This film delves into Geoffrey Tozer’s amazing story, conceived in Tasmania, born in India in 1954, child prodigy at age 8, deceased in Melbourne in 2009.

RESTORED FEATURE

MY BRILLIANT CAREER

RED CARPET SCREENING
LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY 18 MAY |  8PM

This film adaptation of Miles Franklin’s iconic novel was in the forefront of the 1970’s Australian film renaissance. Director Gillian Armstrong was a trend-setter, too, being female, only 29 and interested in feminist themes. Restored by the NFSA to its now pristine condition, the film looks at the life of a woman, Sybylla (Judy Davis), an independent young woman who is courted by two suitors (including Sam Neill), in the 1890s.