GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

FILMS BY DAY 2019 PROGRAM

LAUNCESTON

THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019

DOCUMENTARY

MAIDEN

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.

FEATURE

THE SEAGULL

NOON

Packed with names such as Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss and Saoirse Ronan, this adaptation of the classic play is brisk and funny. Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening stars as the aging actress (Irina), whose city life has meant she has deliberately cut herself off from her family.

FEATURE

THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

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

FERMENTED

5PM

How much do you know about the ancient art of fermentation? Well, all your questions and more will be answered by this comprehensive insight into a world of food preservation.

FEATURE

BOOK WEEK

7:30PM | RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT

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.