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THIS EASTER GO TO THE MOVIES – AT HOME!

By April 13, 2022News

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Easter is for getting out and mixing with family BUT also for kicking back and relaxing after a hectic start to the year – and an election to boot!

And BOFA Online Film Festival just made that easy – and with less hassle and cost than a trip to the flicks. Live Online from 1 minute past midnight Thursday 14 April.

We’ve assembled top films for you to enjoy from around the world, around the corner and from the archives. Stories of love, stories of challenge, dramatic stories and stories that will make you laugh – and maybe cry


Creating Wonder


Sinan, a young graduate, is desperate to become a writer. He returns to the Turkish village where he grew up hoping to publish his first novel , but although home looks wonderful when he is away from it, being there reminds him of its irritations, not least his father’s debts. Beautiful, moving, exotic.

THE WILD PEAR TREE


World Stories


Two people locked in a stale marriage find they have new neighbours who make love VERY loudly, all the time. They are invited around for drinks and a social chat. What could go wrong? Well…. lots! We’ve all been there: reassuringly familiar yet excruciatingly amusing at the same time.

THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS


Stories of Us


You’ve heard about this classic Aussie film so here’s your chance to see it. David Gulpilil in his debut film role, plays a young Aboriginal boy on walkabout, his transition to manhood, who discovers and saves from certain death two children left to die in the Australian desert by their suicidal white father. Vale David Gulpilil (1953-2021)

WALKABOUT


Call of the Wild

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to climb Everest. But Hillary never considered it his finest hour. The “best, the most memorable expedition,” was, he said, a 1977 jet boat voyage up the Ganges from the ocean to its source, followed by a climb up Akash Parbat (Sky Mountain) in the Himalayas..

HILLARY: OCEAN TO THE SKY


We Are Who We Are


How does it feel to be 100 or more? Most of the thirty Irish centenarians we meet in this landmark documentary seem to agree that – with the exception of doing things more slowly than they once did – it doesn’t feel much different. What IS different is their never far below the surface sense of humour, their clear-eyed view of the world – and a surprisingly optimist outlook. Look and learn!

OLDER THAN IRELAND


FIRST NATIONS STORIES


This BOFA we invited First Nation Warren Ngarrae Foster and Hiromi Matsuoka, Cheryl Davison and Andrew Robinson, Ewan Cutler, Milpa Project Artists, Jason Haji-Ali, Adam Jenkins, Daen Sansbury-Smith, Roger Scholes, Jahvis Loveday, Lara van Raay and Sarah Simmons, Leonie Kelly and Joel Brown to create short films to tell their stories – stories of adventures, wins, losses, connection to country, dreams and Dreaming, heart-ache and hope! You are invited to watch the short listed film from around Australia for FREE – then cast your vote for the People’s Choice.

WATCH FIRST NATIONS STORIES SHORT FILMS HERE