DIRECTOR: Ted Wilson
AUSTRALIA / 2018
FRIDAY 1O May 7:3OPM / CINEMA 1
FRIDAY 17 May 5:OOPM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 88 MINS
A minimal, modernist Australian masterpiece made with no money… The result is a miracle of a film, both strangely familiar and quite unlike any Australian movie I’ve seen.
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. He finds that inspiration on two fronts: his family, which gives the film an improvised/documentary feel, and a desire to write a book about cricket. Indeed, his focus on David Boon and Tasmanian players in Test cricket as part of his research, gives the film a charming local focus. Wilson’s first feature film goes in directions that don’t normally occur in narrative cinema, plus he gives the film a strong sense of Tassie culture and family. His exploration of Hobart life in itself is worth the price of admission.
Under the Cover of Cloud is a Hobart story made by a Hobart film maker. Join Ted Wilson and his Hobart family and mates to celebrate the Hobart way with a drink, some eats and a chat at The Duke Hotel (just up the block from the Village Cinemas). You might even see Boonie there. Ted says he will say a few words as well!
After Party $50 Book at under-the-cover-of-cloud-after-party.eventbrite.com.au