GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

FILMS BY DAYS 2019 PROGRAM

LAUNCESTON

SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

DOCUMENTARY

SOUFRA

10AM

Executive produced by Susan Sarandon, this revealing documentary is about the oldest existing refugee camp south of Beirut, established in 1948 housing Palestinian refugees.

FEATURE

MEMORIES OF MY BODY

10AM

The story centres on Juno, a village boy who was abandoned as a child. Strongly aware of both his masculine and feminine sides from a young age, Juno is drawn to a troupe that performs the gender-transcending Javanese dance form of lengger.

DOCUMENTARIES

FROM LITTLE THINGS

NOON

Rummin Productions brings together a highly cinematic collection of award-winning films about Tasmania and extraordinary Tasmanians.

FEATURE

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

NOON

This multi-award-winning film at the London, Chicago and Cairo Film Festivals, is a breathtaking journey, told in five chapters, into a native Colombian tribe in the 1960s through to the 80s, who succumb to easy riches by trading in marijuana.

DOCUMENTARY

OLA SITA INA WAE

2PM

40 women, situated on two remote islands in East Flores, struggle to live after being widowed or abandoned by their husbands in the 1990s. PEKKA, established in 2002 as a group empowering female family heads has taught them to weave, trade, organize theatre and be tour guides.

DOCUMENTARY

DEFEND CONSERVE PROTECT

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.

FEATURE

AGA

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.

FEATURE

THE GUILTY

5PM

This film will grab you from the start and will not let go until the breathtaking conclusion. Set in an emergency alarm dispatch office, a police officer is assigned the task of handling calls and sending out police or other services if needed.

FEATURE

THE HEIRESSES

7:30PM

Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) have been living together for over 30 years in an upper middle-class house, laden with expensive furniture. However, their relationship is threatened by an increasingly worsening financial situation leading to the forced selling of their inherited possessions.

RESTORED FEATURE

MY BRILLIANT CAREER

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.

FEATURE

GHOST STORIES

9:15PM

If you have fond memories of the horror/ terror films from the UK in the 1960s, then this film will work a treat for you. Internationally renowned actor Martin Freeman plays a victim of a ghostly visitation.