DIRECTOR: Heath Davis
AUSTRALIA / 2018
THURSDAY 16 May 7:30PM / CINEMA 1
RUNNING TIME: 99 MINS
It’s a lovely portrait piece and Book Week is nothing short of a cinematic page-turner.
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. And you think you have problems? This film revels in portraying Nicholas as someone who cannot get a break due to his own sarcastic disdain for others. He meets a couple of publishers (Khan Chittenden and Toby Schmitz) who may be interested in his new book, but will it work out for him? Joining him in this very funny bit of nastiness is a fellow teacher (Susan Prior), plus some well-known actors, Rhys Muldoon, Maya Stange, Airlie Dobbs, Pippa Grandison, Nicholas Hope, and Tiriel Mora as the frustrated Principal. Teachers and students, current and past, will recognise a teacher like Nick in this highly enjoyable Aussie film.
Mudbar Restaurant has helped BOFA celebrate in style for many years now. And in 2019 we are back for their classy canapes, fine wines and outstanding service. Plus the new bridge over the Esk River is illuminated at night, giving us a uniquely Launceston backdrop to a great night out. Come and join us as we kick off four days of festival red-carpet fun!
After Party $65 Book at bofalaunceston-openingnight-afterparty.eventbrite.com.au