Category: Film Festivals

The Adelaide Film Festival kicks off 2021 with what promises to be a legendary opening weekend – the World Premiere of the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund film THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE.

Rescheduled from November due to Covid restrictions, there will be several screenings over three celebratory days (Friday February 5 – Sunday February 7) at the Odeon Cinema, Semaphore, with Port Adelaide past and present heroes in attendance, as well as director/producer Nicole Miller and producers James Moody and Paul Ryan.
 
The weekend kicks off with a Gala red carpet event on Friday February 5 at 6.45pm. Special guests include:Matthew Richardson  (PAFC CEO)John Cahill (Premiership Player and past Coach)Brett Duncanson (Ex PAFC President)Dan Smith (Hilltop Hoods)Gavin Wanganeen (two time premiership player & Brownlow medallist)Anton Andreacchio and Mat KestingGreg Boulton (Ex PAFC President)Brian Cunningham (SANFL premiership captain and inaugural Port Adelaide AFL CEO)Andrew Day, Kevin Osborn and Jamie Restas – Current PAFC Board membersKeith Thomas and Daniel NortonStephen Williams (Premiership Player)
There are a further 12 screenings over the weekend, culminating in a Special Legends Screening at 6.45pm on Sunday February 7.  Tim Ginever (seven-time premiership player) will host an introductory Q&A at the screening with Port Adelaide legends including Brian Cunningham (SANFL premiership captain and inaugural Port Adelaide AFL CEO), Warren Tredrea (AFL premiership captain) and Greg Phillips (eight-time premiership player and Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee).
 
Port Adelaide Football Club, one of the world’s oldest and most successful sporting clubs, celebrated 150 years in 2020. Love it or hate it, the club has become an integral part of the history of Adelaide. The film shares passionate first-hand accounts from players and one-eyed supporters who bleed for the club.
 
Adelaide director Nicole Miller (who has been mentored by Justin Kurzel, the director Snowtown and The True History of the Kelly Gang) became immersed in the world of footy and the Port Adelaide Football Club when she directed the recent series The AFL Show, which explains the sport to a Chinese audience.
 
Adelaide Film Festival CEO & Creative Director Mat Kesting says: “More than simply a football game, This is Port Adelaide is a universal story about what it means to belong.

2020 is a year that has brought unprecedented challenges for us all, but Port always rises to a challenge. The film celebrates the undying connection of the Port Adelaide community, passed down to each new generation, that underpins the resilience that the club needs to adapt and survive. What a truly Adelaide way to conclude our 2020 Festival program!”
 
Daniel Norton, Port Adelaide Football Club GM – Media and Executive Producer of This is Port Adelaide says the Port Adelaide Football Club story is 150 years in the making and it is a story that needs to be told and shared with generations to come.
 
“Port Adelaide is Australia’s most successful league football club. It is a remarkable story of highs and lows, underpinned by a shared football club and a surrounding community mantra of never, ever giving up,” Mr Norton said.
 
“It is a story of unparalleled success that needed to be celebrated and captured in a feature length film. It’s one of the great stories in Australian sport, the community football club who grew out of humble beginnings and became the only non-Victorian club to be elevated into the AFL.
 
“As we know the success of the club is not just because of its on-field deeds. We have an extraordinary community of support that has driven this great club forward since its inception as a social club back in 1870.
 
“And it’s the club’s loyal supporters and volunteers who are the true heroes of this film.
 
“This film is a celebration of a club, a community and an irresistible united force like you’ve never seen before.
 
“On behalf of the club, I thank our production partner 57 Films for their tireless contribution to this production and investment partner the Adelaide Film Festival for their generous support of this film.”
 
Tickets are available here:  https://adelaidefilmfestival.org

For a glorious respite from the challenges of our present reality, look no further than the Alliance Française French Film Festival, which will return from early March until mid-April for its luminous 32nd season.

Presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, this joyous and evocative celebration of French culture will screen in splendour at Palace Cinemas across seven cities and two satellite locations.  The strictest Covid protocols are adhered to in each state, including social distancing, sanitising and circulation of clean air, to ensure a safe cinema experience.

For its 2021 outing, the Festival is delighted to have the generous patronage of esteemed Presenting Sponsor, Peugeot Australia. With over 210 years of rich history, Peugeot delivers award-winning excellence in its mobility solutions for the modern motorist.

2021 is also noteworthy for being the inaugural season of Artistic Director, Karine Mauris.  Hailing from a background immersed in cultural creativity, Karine is passionate about nurturing emerging talent and discovering stories that cast a spotlight on the many rich facets of French life. 

To this end, Karine has assembled 37 incredible features from established filmmakers including Ruben Alves, Éric Barbier, Éric Besnard, Quentin Dupieux, Marc Fitoussi, Anne Fontaine, Yann Gozlan, Éric Lartigau, Gabriel Le Bomin, Emmanuel Mouret, François Ozon and Nicolas Vanier, alongside emerging talents such as Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin), Manele Labidi (Arab Blues) and Chloé Mazlo (Skies of Lebanon).  Adding further spice to the mix will be movies from multi-talented actor/directors including Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Géraldine Nakache and Samir Guesmi.

Every film in the 2021 season is guaranteed to transport and delight, with many exploring the powerful urge to overcome obstacles, no matter the situation, or sacrifice demanded. 

Passionate examples include Appearancesa taut thriller in which a couple’s privileged Viennese existence threatens to implode when a husband’s infidelity propels his wife into a spiral of revenge; Missa joyful, yet thought-provoking film about a boy who dreams of transcending traditional binary gender definitions by entering the Miss France beauty pageant; Final Set, a must-see for sports fans, as an aging tennis player takes one last shot at winning the French Open, The Rose Maker, a gentle comedy in the grand French tradition, about a once prosperous rose grower, who finds salvation from an unlikely quarter; Bye Bye Morons, a madcap quest filled with adventure, peril and bewildering encounters, and Aline (inspired by the life of singing sensation Céline Dion), the story of a teenager from Quebec whose powerful voice propels her onto the world stage to become the darling of millions.

As intrinsic to French culture as breathing, ‘l’amour’ in all its intoxicating complexities, is also a recurring theme throughout the 2021 line-up.  It’s explored with delicate sensitivity in Love Affair, with sophisticated humour in The Wedding Speech, empathy in Summer of 85, whilst France’s enduring love affair with gastronomy is depicted via the first French restaurant in the splendid 18th century period drama, Delicious.

This year’s programme will also highlight diversity through titles such as The Man Who Sold His Skin, a modern Faustian tale, selected as the Tunisian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93d Academy Awards©; the devastation of civil war as depicted by Small Country: An African ChildhoodArab Bluesa sparkling ‘fish-out-of-water’ comedy about adapting to a new culture; the fraught Night Shift, which explores the moral dilemmas faced by police when dealing with illegal immigrants, the lyrical and poetic 1950s drama, Skies of Lebanon and Fahim, the Little Chess Prince, the story of  Fahim Mohammad, the Bangladeshi refugee boy who became a national French chess champion.

Bringing these stories and more to life will be a host of Europe’s finest actors, from Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monica Bellucci, Isabelle Carré, Alain Chabat, François Cluzet, Camille Cottin, Emmanuelle Devos, Lou de Laâge, Gérard Depardieu, Laeticia Dosch, Romain Duris, André Dussollier, Virginie Efira and Catherine Frot, to Grégory Gadebois, Blanch Gardin, Ana Giradot, Golshifteh Farahani, Isabelle Huppert, Kad Merad, Tchéky Karyo, Vincent Lacoste, Alex Lutz, Isabelle Nanty, Sylvain Marcel, Pierre Niney, Denis Podalydès, Kristin Scott Thomas, Omar Sy, Patrick Timsit, Karin Viard and Lambert Wilson.  Also look out for rising stars such as Félix Lefebvre, Finnegan Oldfield, Emma Mackey, Benjamin Voisin and Alexandre Whetter.

National dates and venues for the 2021 Alliance Française French Film Festival are:

SYDNEY: 2 – 31 March Palace Central, Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street, Chauvel Cinema & Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 
MELBOURNE: 3 – 31 March Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn, Palace, Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, Astor Theatre, The Kino & Pentridge Cinema 
CANBERRA: 4 – 31 March Palace Electric Cinema 
PERTH: 10 March – 7 April Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville, Windsor Cinema, Luna on SX & Camelot Outdoor Cinema 
HOBART: 11 – 20 March State Cinema Hobart 
BRISBANE: 17 March – 13 April Palace Barracks & Palace James Street 
ADELAIDE: 23 March – 20 April Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas & Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas 
BYRON BAY: 24 March – 14 April Palace Byron Bay 
PARRAMATTA: 8 – 11 April Riverside Theatres Parramatta 

One of the films screening at this year’s Monster Fest is Steve Kostanski’s Psycho Goreman. This week Subculture spoke to Steve about his film.

Check out the interview below.

Australia’s premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST, is excited to welcome the world’s premium genre film streaming service, SHUDDER, onboard as an official sponsor of 2020: MONSTER FEST.

MONSTER FEST is also pleased to reveal that this year’s festival will host the Australian Premieres of two exciting new features from the SHUDDER Original library, ahead of their 2021 release on the platform.

Fresh from its World Premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival where it was met with universal critical acclaim is THE DARK AND THE WICKED. This gravely unsettling and genuinely terrifying feature is the latest work of writer/director Bryan Bertino (THE STRANGERS) and follows two siblings who are at odds with an entity that is determined to end their bloodline.

Heralding from Belgium and having also premiered at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival is HUNTED, an unrelentingly brutal and throughly refreshing take on a classic fairytale. Written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Vincent Paronnaud (PERSEPOLIS), this wild reimagining subverts a childhood fable into a game of cat and mouse where the mouse proves to be far more agile and intelligent than the cats may have anticipated.

Once again in partnership with EVENT CINEMAS, MONSTER FEST returns to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide from Thursday 29th of October to Sunday 1st of November for 2020: MONSTER FEST – WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE.

Having launched in Australian in mid-August, SHUDDER is brought to you by AMC Networks and is an experience unlike any other. SHUDDER has the largest human-curated selection of high-quality, spine-tingling, and provocative films, TV series, and originals– there’s always something new and unexpected for Shudder members to explore.

 

THE DARK AND THE WICKED
Bryan Bertino | United States 2020 | Australian Premiere

On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.

 

 

HUNTED
Vincent Paronnaud | Belgium/France 2020 | Australian Premiere

Eve (Lucie Debay) meets what she thinks is a charming guy in a bar. Yet things go terribly wrong once she realizes she’s come across a psychopath and his puppet accomplice. They engage in a death chase until she decides to fight back. The forest will be her ally.

WHEN:
Thursday 29th of October – Sunday 1st of November, 2020

WHERE:

ADELAIDE: Event Cinemas Marion
BRISBANE:
 Event Cinemas Myer Centre
PERTH: Event Cinemas Innaloo
SYDNEY: Event Cinemas George Street

TICKETS:

VIP Passes (14 films) $224

Event Cinemas Ticketing

VIP Passes are strictly limited, with the initial allocation being 20 per location, with no guarantee of further VIP Passes being available at a later date. The VIP Pass gains all-access to all Monster Fest screenings and events from Thursday 29th of October to Sunday 1st of November.

5 Film Passes & Individual Session Tickets will go on sale upon final program launch.

Website: http://www.monsterfest.com.au

 

The World Premiere of Adelaide-filmed sci-fi thriller, 2067, will be the Opening Night of the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival.

The Opening Night Gala will be on Wednesday 14 October screening at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, the Festival’s city venue for 2020. Following the World Premiere screening, audiences will move to Vardon Avenue to hear from the filmmakers and other special guests and party like it’s 2020 (socially distanced and seated) alongside an A-list of industry in unique Adelaide style.

Written and directed by Seth Larney, the 2067’s star-studded cast is headed by Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, X-Men: Apocalypse), Ryan Kwanten (Mystery Road, True Blood) and Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires).  The film was produced by Lisa Shaunessy (Killing Ground) and Adelaide-based Kate Croser and supported by the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and the South Australian Film Corporation.

The film is set in 2067 when earth has been ravaged by climate change and people are forced to live on artificial oxygen. Humanity’s only solution is to build a quantum time machine to contact the future for answers from our descendants. A response sends Ethan (Smit-McPhee), a reclusive utility worker, barrelling into the future as the only hope for his species. He is thrust into a terrifying new world that threatens his mission to save his dying wife.

Adelaide Film Festival Opening Night
From 6pm Wednesday 14th October
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
Screening
2067
And after party at Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Book tickets via www.adelaidefilmfestival.org

As a director, writer and visual effects supervisor, Seth Larney has worked on US productions including The Matrix ReloadedStar Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Fool’s Gold before transitioning to drama. Seth set up Chaotic Pictures with 2067 producer Lisa Shaunessy, together working on projects from TVCs and music videos to feature films and television, including music videos for Kate Miller-Heidke’s The Last Day on Earth and John Butler Trio’s One Way Road.

His feature film directorial debut was Tombiruo, the second highest-grossing Malaysian film of the year, and which was nominated for a 2018 AACTA Award for Best Asian Film. He received numerous Best Director and Best Film awards for his short films The Clearing and Roman’s Ark and also directed Foxtel’s Hipsters and co-directed Wild Ideas, a documentary about the impact of mining on Steve Irwin’s environmental reserve.

2067 received major production funding from Screen Australia, in association with South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFF) and Screen NSW and was financed with support from Elevate Production Finance, Grumpy Sailor, Spectrum Films and Cumulus VFX.  Umbrella Entertainment will release the film in Australia and New Zealand.

Adelaide Film Festival CEO and Creative Director Mat Kesting said:  “It’s particularly thrilling to open the Festival with a film shot here in Adelaide and supported by the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund. Seth Larney is a prodigious directing talent and his vision of a future world is a spectacular visual treat that will keep audiences enthralled.”

Writer and Director Seth Larney said: “Premiering our film on Opening Night at AFF is a real honour. Made only more meaningful by the opportunity to screen the movie in the city in which it was made and share the talented work of all of our Adelaide cast and crew for the first time, in their hometown. Topped off by the fact that so few festivals have been able to go ahead during the spread of COVID, it’s a really special moment for us as filmmakers. That the ideas explored in the film speak to the moment we find ourselves in as a species, is what I look forward to sharing with audiences on a whole new level than we had anticipated during the making of the movie. Thank you to Mat Kesting, the team and board of AFF for your generous invitation and support.”

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said: “The Marshall Government is proud to be a major partner of the Adelaide Film Festival. Through the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund we support the development of local creative IP and it’s great to see this year’s festival will kick off with 2067 which was filmed right here in Adelaide.”

AFF is committed to ensuring our events are COVID-safe. As such, the night will begin at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas where there will be three staggered session times to enable socially distanced entry to the cinema from 6pm.  Details on the available on the AFF website.

The East End of Adelaide will be the central location for the festival, with screenings at Palace Nova East End. Additional venues include Palace Nova Prospect, Wallis Mitcham and the Odeon Semaphore.

The Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) – to be held from October 14 – 25 – has today announced the first five films in the Festival program.

The films announced today include the Australian Premiere of Another Round, from the team behind The Hunt: – director Thomas Vinterberg and Scandinavia’s biggest star Mads Mikkelsen. Another Round, a sobering comedy about dealing with the world through the bottom of a glass, will screen in Adelaide direct from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also announced today, the World Premiere of the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFFIF) feature documentary, Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling. From the filmmakers behind AFF Audience prize winning Remembering the Man and MAMIL (Middle Aged Men in Lycra), Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe, comes this fascinating portrait of cycling royalty. Amateur racer turned broadcaster, Phil Liggett has covered forty-seven Tours de France and fifteen Olympic Games, calling every triumph, tragedy and scandal with his inimitable wit and poetry.

Bangarra means making fire, and for 30 years the Bangarra Dance Theatre has blazed fiercely. AFF will host the South Australian Premiere of Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, about Australia’s most renowned arts company; it’s the story of three brothers—Stephen, Russell, and David Page—and it’s the story of the way that art can become a weapon that helps people to survive and a nation to heal.  The film is co-directed by Wayne Blair (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires) and Nel Minchin (Matilda & Me, Making Muriel). The project received principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW and is financed with support from the ABC.

AFF will also feature the South Australian premiere of High Ground, the most powerful and engrossing Australian film of the year.  The critical darling at this year’s Berlin film Festival, High Ground, directed by Stephen Johnson (Yolngu Boy) takes an unflinching look at the brutal facts of white settlement. This is a film with all the breathtaking beauty and savagery of this country, rich in dramatic tension driven by taut, understated performances by newcomer Jacob Junior Nayinggul, and also starring Simon Baker (Breathe) and screen legend Jack Thompson. The film received major production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screen Territory and Film Victoria.

The Painter and the Thief is described by The Guardian as “the year’s most moving documentary”.  This acclaimed Norwegian documentary, which won the world cinema documentary special jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is unflinching and delicate in its depiction of the growing emotional bond between an artist and the junkie thief who stole her paintings.  Director is Benjamin Ree (Magnus).
“We are so very lucky it is safe to enjoy seeing films in cinemas here in South Australia and it is thrilling to announce that we are going ahead with a physical Festival in 2020. I am excited to share the first films that will be screening. These five films are representative of the program we will be presenting in October – inventive, absorbing, brilliant, provocative” said Mat Kesting, Adelaide Film Festival CEO and Creative Director.

Mr Kesting also announced that the 2020 Festival’s principal venue partner will be Palace Nova East End Cinemas.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said: “The 2020 Adelaide Film Festival will showcase the very best of Australian and international cinema while celebrating our city’s love of the creative industries. The local screen industry supports hundreds of local jobs, from screen writers and set designers and tradies to producers and directors. The AFF represents a wonderful opportunity for cinema audiences to enjoy an enriching cultural experience while supporting local businesses.”

Festival passes are now available. Passes can be purchased with the choice of a 3, 7 or 10 MultiPass. The true AFF fanatic can indulge in a full festival experience with a Gold or Platinum pass to squeeze in as many films as possible into their schedule.  For AFF Members there is an amazing early bird deal of 20% off all passes and ticketing, doubling the regular AFF Member discount. This offer is strictly limited until 16 August. See the AFF website to see all the benefits of an AFF Membership including priority access at the Festival and a sneak peek at the full AFF 2020 Program with an invitation to the launch in September.

See all details of these first five films at www.adelaidefilmfestival.org

 

Australia’s premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST, returns to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide from Thursday 29th of October to Sunday 1st of November for 2020: MONSTER FEST – WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE.

Once again in partnership with EVENT CINEMAS and CINEMA NOVA2020: MONSTER FEST will see all five cities play host to four days of diverse and highly imaginative film programming; a celebration of the latest and greatest genre cinema from around the world.

Following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival where it was met with universal praise, we are pleased to announce that the sci-fi/horror POSSESSOR will be our Opening Night Film of the festival, in its Australian Premiere. Abstract, immersive and unflinchingly brutal, POSSESSOR is the sophomore feature of Brandon Cronenberg (ANTIVIRAL) and is a truly remarkable work of cinema that reaffirms Brandon’s status as a visionary filmmaker. Christopher Abbott (IT COMES AT NIGHT) and Andrea Riseborough (MANDY) give exceptional performances in this sophisticated story of a corporate assassin who may have inhabited the wrong body in which to enact her next mission.

For the first-time in MONSTER FEST history, we are excited to announce that we will host the World Premiere of OCCUPATION: RAINFALL simultaneously across all five festivals. Filmmaker Luke Sparke‘s highly anticipated follow-up to the 2018 Aussie sci-fi blockbuster sees Ken Jeong (THE HANGOVER Trilogy) and Daniel Gillies (THE ORIGINALS) join a returning cast that includes Temuera Morrison (AQUAMAN), Dan Ewing (BEAST NO MORE) and Trystan Go (THE FAMILY LAW). Picking up two years after the events of OCCUPATION, the war for earth rages on, however the alien invaders are no longer our only threat as factions form between survivors and the race to save mankind is on.

Steven Kostanski, formerly of Canadian film collective Astron-6, follows up his acclaimed 2016 Lovecraftian love letter THE VOID with the light-hearted and ultra-violent slice of cosmic comedy/adventure, PSYCHO GOREMAN, making its Australian Premiere. This small-town tale of intergalactic proportions follows two kids who are in possession of a highly coveted magical amulet that allows them the ability to control an ancient alien overlord.

Modern takes on the works of William Shakespeare were all the rage in the nineties with films such as Baz Luhrmann’s highly-stylised ROMEO & JULIET, the Heath Ledger breakout hit 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU and of course the dirty granddaddy of them all Lloyd Kaufman‘s TROMEO & JULIET. If you thought that TROMEO & JULIET was the greatest Shakespearean adaptation ever committed to celluloid (yes, even above Kenneth Branagh), prepare yourself for #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM, as Lloyd and the Troma team go back to the Bard for their latest outing. #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST but with the drier aspects removed and/or improved upon by the inclusion of excess bodily fluids, hyper-violence, gore and in fact anything that could potentially be deemed offensive, in fact we’ll be surprised if this film isn’t #cancelled before its Australian Premiere at MONSTER FEST.

Following up an instant cult classic like ROBOCOP is no mean feat but filmmaker Paul Verhoeven is no ordinary filmmaker, not only did he rise to the challenge, he crushed it with his fearless, subversive and visionary take on legendary author Phillip K. Dick’s classic tale of caveat emptor. Join Arnie and the gang as we go a vicarious vacay to Mars to celebrate Quaid’s divorce and of course the 30th Anniversary of this sci-fi/action classic with the Australian Premiere of an all-new 4K Restoration of TOTAL RECALL.

 

POSSESSOR
Brandon Cronenberg | Canada / UK  2020 | Australian Premiere

From the mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi/horror about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough). Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind (Christopher Abbott) that threatens to obliterate her.

 

OCCUPATION: RAINFALL
Luke Sparke | Australia 2020 | World Premiere

OCCUPATION: RAINFALL occurs two years into an intergalactic invasion of earth, while survivors fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the alien invaders hell-bent on making Earth their new home, the race is on to save mankind.

 

PSYCHO GOREMAN
Steven Kostanski | Canada 2020 | Australian Premiere

Siblings Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) and Luke (Owen Myre) unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord (Matthew Ninaber). Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia.

 

#SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM
Lloyd Kaufman | United States 2020 | Australian Premiere

Prospero (played by director/co-writer Lloyd Kaufman), a brilliant and generous pharma-scientist, has had his life and career ruined by blind, greedy, perverted pharmaceutical execs, causing him and his very hot daughter Miranda to flee from NYC to Tromaville, New Jersey. When the evil execs and their elite guests take a celebratory luxury cruise to North Korea, Prospero uses his science, magic, and a load of whale laxative to create the titular Shitstorm, wrecking the cruise ship and causing its execs to wash up on the shores of Tromaville. Prospero’s planned a brutal revenge – with all the sex, mutations, musical numbers, and violence that Shakespeare always wanted but never had!

 

TOTAL RECALL – 4K RESTORATION
Paul Verhoeven | United States 1990 | Australian Premiere

Haunted by recurring dreams of another life on Mars, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is drawn to Rekall Incorporate to implant virtual vacation memories of Mars, using a special program with the identity of a secret agent. Something goes wrong and the procedure is interrupted. The life of Douglas turns upside down, and he travels to the red planet trying to discover who he is.

WHEN:
Thursday 29th of October – Sunday 1st of November, 2020

WHERE:ADELAIDE: Event Cinemas Marion
BRISBANE:
 Event Cinemas Myer Centre
MELBOURNE: Cinema Nova 
PERTH: Event Cinemas Innaloo
SYDNEY: Event Cinemas George Street

TICKETS:

VIP Passes (14 films) $220 – $224

Cinema Nova Ticketing
Event Cinemas Ticketing

VIP Passes are strictly limited, with the initial allocation being 20 per location, with no guarantee of further VIP Passes being available at a later date. The VIP Pass gains all-access to all Monster Fest screenings and events from Thursday 29th of October to Sunday 1st of November.

5 Film Passes & Individual Session Tickets will go on sale upon final program launch.