GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

FILMS BY THEMES 2019 PROGRAM

STRONG WOMEN

BOFA has always screened female film makers and films about strong women. In the context of #metoo and the industry surveys on the lack of women in creative roles in the film industry we are proud to have over 50% of our 2019 program directed by or about Strong Women. These films are brought to you by the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and the University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law. Both strong supporters of women in Tasmania, Australia and the region!

DOCUMENTARY

FERRANTE FEVER

HOBART | SATURDAY 11 MAY | 11:30AM
LAUNCESTON | SUNDAY 19 MAY | NOON

Who is Elena Ferrante? She was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world and Foxtel is currently screening an adaptation of one of her novels, My Brilliant Friend.

FEATURE

THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

LAUNCESTON | THURSDAY 16 MAY | 2PM

The sharp conflict between Israel and Palestine, as well as the role of women in this patriarchal society, is thrown into powerful relief in this initially romantic drama. Sarah is a Jewish woman married to an ambitious Army Commander, who seeks to control her business and her life.

DOCUMENTARY

HALF THE PICTURE

LAUNCESTON | SUNDAY 19 MAY | 11:45AM

It is incredible to think that so few female directors get the chance to make films, and if they do, be recognized for their contributions. The recent Oscar nominations had no female directors in the mix.

FEATURE

ANCHOR & HOPE

LAUNCESTON | SUNDAY 19 MAY | NOON

It is rare to see a film about female relationships that is presented in such a subtle and moving way. Eva and Kat are two women who are in a strongly developed lesbian relationship.