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WELCOME to the 10th Gold Coast Film Festival                                                                        FOLLOW GCFF12
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Board of Directors: Richard Featherstone (Chair); Bruce Molloy; Julie Anderson;
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Festival Patron: Academy Award winner John Cox                                                                      Coast Film Festival

  PROGRAM OVERVIEW                                     TUESDAY 24 APRIL                                         FESTIVAL INFO
                                                       6.15pm: Gallipoli w Intro by rep from
  THURSDAY 19 APRIL - OPENING NIGHT                            Gallipoli Youth Cup
  7.00pm: Iron Sky (Aus Premiere)                      8.30pm: King of Devil’s Island                                   LOCATION

  FRIDAY 20 APRIL                                      WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL – NO SESSIONS                          The GCFF is at Birch
  1.00pm: GCFF Alan Dean Foster Screen                                                                           Carroll & Coyle Cinemas,
          writing M/Class
                                                       THURSDAY 26 APRIL                                         Australia Fair unless
  2.45pm: GCFF Anime M/Class with                      6.30pm: Blackthorn                                        otherwise specified in
          Bleach Guests                                8.20pm: The Yellow Sea                                    the program.
  4.30pm: Bleach: Fade to Black w Q&A
          with Bleach Guests                           FRIDAY 27 APRIL
  7.15pm: The Woman in Black (Aus Premiere)            5.15pm: The Professional Idiot (World Premiere)                  COST
  9.00pm: Bleach: Hell Verse (Aus Premiere)            6.30pm: Oakies Outback Adventures
                                                               (Free Outdoor Cinema)
  SATURDAY 21 APRIL                                                                                              Tickets $12 unless
                                                       7.15pm: Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy
  12.00pm: Buta (Aus Premiere)                         9.15pm: The Cabin in the Woods (Aus Premiere)             otherwise specified
  2.00pm: The Viral Factor                                                                                       in the program. Some
  4.15pm: Beyond Redemption                            SATURDAY 28 APRIL - 10                                    events are free!
           (World Premiere)                            11.00am: Seminar: In conversation with Jack
  5.45pm: Star Trek: The Motion Picture                                                                                 TICKET
                                                                McCoy on Surf Film Making (Free)
           w Alan Dean Foster Q&A                                                                                       PURCHASES
                                                       12.30pm: Mr Tree
  8.30pm: Harry Potter and the Deathly
                                                       1.00pm: Yakuza Weapon
           Hallows Part 2 w Intro                                                                                For ticket purchases call
                                                       2.30pm: Silent Souls
  SUNDAY 22 APRIL                                      3.00pm: Tomie Unlimited                                   07 5571 2666 or see
                                                       4.30pm: Inseparable                                       www.gcfilmfestival.com
  1.00pm: Kicking off the White Shoes
          (World Premiere)
                                                       5.00pm: Life Without Principle                            or email mail@gcfilm
                                                       6.30pm: A Deeper Shade of Blue (Director’s                festival.com and ask to
  2.30pm: A Simple Life
                                                                Cut) w Q&A                                       have your call returned
  5.00pm: Short Films Program
                                                       6.30pm: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs                 for ticket purchase.
  7.00pm: Gods of the Arena Finale
          w S Rangi Q&A                                         and CJ7 (Free Outdoor Cinema)
  8.45pm: Enter the Dragon w Intro by Jim Kelly        7.00pm: Iron Sky
                                                       9.00pm: The Woman in Black                                       RATINGS
  MONDAY 23 APRIL                                      9.15pm: Underwater Love
  10.00am: Science fiction and Fantasy writing          SUNDAY 29 APRIL                                           GCFF Screenings R18+
           workshop (Years 10-12) (Free)                                                                         (Festival Exemption)
  11.00am: Career Pathways Panel: How do               11.00am: Panel: As Mel Gibson’s Latest Film
                                                                Goes Straight To VOD, Is This A Glimpse          except where indicated
           I become a film producer?
           (Years 10-12) (Free)                                 Of The Future Of Distribution? (Free)            otherwise.
  12.00pm: BUFTA: create your own short film            1.00pm: Buta
           and win a full scholarship to Bond          3.00pm: Marwencol                                                TRAVEL
           University! (Free)                          4.45pm: Inuk
  1.00pm: Manga and Anime drawing                      6.00pm: The Cabin in the Woods
           workshop (Years 8-12) (Free)                6.30pm: The Waterhorse: Legend of the                     For travel info by car,
  6.30pm: Circumstance                                          Deep (Free Outdoor Cinema)                       bus or train see www.
  8.30pm: Cold Fish                                    8.00pm: Safe                                              australiafair.com.au

                          Festival Director: Casey Marshall Siemer; Program & Social Networking Manager: Mitch Ziems; Direct
                          Marketing Manager: Kylie Pascoe; National Publicity: Tracey McMullen & Zoe Teasey; Production Services
                          Manager: Leigh Greig; Projection & Screening Liaison: Callum Webster; Special Events Manager: Lucy
                          Fisher; Official Festival Advisors: Fiona Searson; Jane Strangman; Craig Service; Michael Sergi; Jane Smith; Chris
                          Nyst; Jamie Campbell; Special thanks to all our volunteers for their support!

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GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS & PARTNERS                                                                                   OPENING NIGHT
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                                                                                                                             IRON SKY
                                                                                                                             Sci-fi Comedy                                IN THE last moments of World War II, a secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Picture Credits: MIKA ORASMAA

                                                                                                                                                                         Nazi space program evaded destruction by flee-
EXCLUSIVE STREET PRESS PARTNER         VENUE PARTNER             ACCOMMODATION PARTNER             MOTOR VEHICLE PARTNER     (Finland/Germany/Australia)                 ing to the Dark Side of the Moon…and now
                                                                                                                                                                         they’re set to return to Earth!
                                                                                                                             World Premiere 2012
                                                                                                                                                                         D: Timo Vuorensola C: Udo Kier, Julia
                                                                                                                             “it’s cleverer and much more savvy than     Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto
                                                                                                                             Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds”   L: English/German T: 93 min
INDUSTRY PARTNERS                                                                                                            – Kaleem Aftab, The Independent (UK)
                                                                                                                             “There is a lot of smart sci-fi fun to be
                                                                                                                             had with Iron Sky which nicely blends its
                                                                                                                             comic-book sensibilities with B-movie       SCREENING TIME: Opening night -
                                                                                                                             action… broad un-PC humour slots in         Thurs 19 April 7pm; Sat 28 April, 7pm
                                                                                                                             nicely with the ludicousness of Nazi’s
                                                                                                                             driving motorcycles and old Volkswag-       OFLC: Festival Exemption
                                                                                                                             ons across the lunar landscape”             OPENING NIGHT TICKETS: $15 including
                                                                                                                             – Mark Adams, Screen Daily                  entry to after party (details below)

                                                                                                                                                                                            See you at the Friends of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Festival Lounge at STINGRAY!                                Present your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OPENING NIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                                           Please join us for the Opening Night                           IRON SKY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cinema ticket stub
                                                                                                                                                                                         IRON SKY AFTER PARTY                                        to receive your
                                                                                                                                                                                           at STINGRAY LOUNGE                                       complimentary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    drink*on arrival
                                                                                                                                                                          THURSDAY           7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
                                                                                                                                                                          19TH APRIL          Entry is free from 9.30pm-12am

                                                                                                                                                                               *Drink options at Stingray Lounge’s discretion. Over 18 years only. Stingray Lounge
                                                                                                                                                                             reserves the right to decline entry. Official Venue Partner of the Gold Coast Film Festival.

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  SCREEN WRITING MASTER CLASS                                                                                                                       STAR TREK SPECIAL EVENT
                                                tation of an original computer game.              O Things to consider when adapting a video                                                              STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
  ALAN DEAN FOSTER                                                                                  game for screen or literature.
                                                  Foster will cover a number of topics rele-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sci-Fi (USA) (1979) (35mm print)
                                                vant to any aspiring writer or science fiction     O Advice to aspiring writers in both literature
FOSTER’S work to date includes excursions                                                                                                                                                                 “...undeniably the most cinematic of the Trek movie series...”
                                                fan including:                                      and the screen.
into hard science-fiction, fantasy, horror,                                                                                                                                                                – John Kenneth Muir, Reflections on Film and Television
detective, western, historical, and contem-     O Elements to consider when writing a fan-           Alan will also discuss his latest work on
porary fiction. He has also written numer-         tasy series.                                                                                                                                            WHEN a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth,
                                                                                                  the film adaptation of Spellsinger with Aus-
ous non-fiction articles on film, science, and    O Elements to consider when adapting it                                                                                                                   Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) resumes command of the
                                                                                                  tralia producer Trevor Howis.
scuba diving, as well as having produced          for cinema.                                                                                                                                             Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully
                                                                                                    Keep up to date with the Spellsinger                                                                  stop it.
the novel versions of many films, including      O Tips for adapting a novel.                      project on Twitter (@Spellsingerfilm) or on
such well-known productions as Star Wars,       O How to service fans of the books.                                                                                                                       D: Robert Wise C: William Shatner, Leonard Nemoy,
                                                                                                  Facebook (Spellsinger) or via the blog http://
the first three Alien films, Alien Nation, The                                                                                                                                                              DeForest Kelley L: English T:132 min
Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek, Terminator:   O Planning transmedia elements for books          spellsingerthemovie.wordpress.com
Salvation, and both Transformers films.
                                                  and feature films while utilising new media                                                                                                              SCREENING TIME: Saturday 21 april, 5.45pm
                                                  to extend the screen work and continue            There will be a 30 min Q&A at the end
Other works include scripts for talking                                                           of the session.                                                                                         OFLC: G
                                                  the audience’s experience.
records, radio, computer games, and the                                                                                                                                                                   Alan Dean Foster will participate in a Q&A at the end of
story for the first Star Trek movie. His novel   O Tips for novelising your film.                   SESSION TIME:                                                                                           the screening. Tickets to Star Trek are $15 and include the
Shadowkeep was the first ever book adap-         O Creating supporting materials for your works.   Friday 20 April, 1pm (90min)                                                                            Q&A and entry to the after party (details below)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               See you at the Friends of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Festival Lounge at STINGRAY!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please join us for the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Present your
                                                                                                                                                                                      STAR TREK                            STAR TREK AFTER PARTY
                                                                                                                                                                                 cinema ticket stub
                                                                                                                                                                                   to receive your                           at STINGRAY LOUNGE
                                                                                                                                                                                  complimentary                                 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
                                                                                                                                                                                  drink* on arrival                              Entry is free from 9.30pm-12am

                                                                                                                                                               COSPLAYERS            *Drink options at Stingray Lounge’s discretion. Over 18 years only. Stingray Lounge
                                                                                                                                                                WELCOME            reserves the right to decline entry. Official Venue Partner of the Gold Coast Film Festival.

                                                                                                                                                                       Vote for your favourite
                                                                                                                                                                                 Queensland produced film!
                                                                                                                                                                       On eligible films you will be       The course was developed in          The prize also includes return
                                                                                                                                                                       handed a voting slip on entry to   cooperation with the Screen          economy airfare for the winner
                                                                                                                                                                       cinema! The Audience Award         Producers Association of Aus-        from Gold Coast to Sydney and
                                                                                                                                                                       prize is one (1) registration to   tralia (SPAA) and is run by Victo-   6 night’s accommodation over
                                                                                                                                                                       the Professional Certificate of     ria Law School staff and guest       the course weekends.
                                                                                                                                                                       Executive Screen Production        industry practitioners. Course
                                                                                                                                                                       from Victoria University.          details at www.vu.edu.au

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                                                                                                                         SHANE RANGI

                          OT NEW BAR.
          COOL DOWN AT A H

    WWW.QTGOLDCOAST.COM.AU                                            7 STAGHORN AVENUE SURFERS PARADISE T 5584 1200

                                                                                                                       HAILING from Ngati Porou in this north island    films and The Chronicles of Narnia series. Shane   SPARTACUS:
                                                                                                                       of New Zealand, at a young age Shane had to      also has vast experience as a motion capture
                                                                                                                       make the tough decision to choose between        performer and stuntman, working on such pro-      GODS OF THE ARENA
                                                                                                                       his passion for rugby and acting. He chose the   ductions asTintin, Avatar, King Kong and X-
                                                                                                                       latter and was accepted into New Zealand         Men: The Last Stand.                              Season Finale & In
                                                                                                                       Drama School (Toi Whakaari), which was fol-         His performance in the gritty and brilliant
                                                                                                                       lowed by several years in theatre. It was not    Spartacus: Gods of the Arena has become a fan     Conversation with Shane Rangi
                                                                                                                       until The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of   favourite. Shane plays Dagan, a slave brought
                                                                                                                       the Ring that Shane made his breakthrough in     into the House of Batiatus along with Ashur and   Action (USA)
                                                                                                                       film, but his career has seen him take part in    Crixus. A prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “This is how prequels could and should
                                                                                                                       some of the most popular movies of the last      Gods of the Arena tells of the first champion of
                                                                                                                       decade, including all three Lord of the Rings    the gladiatorial pit.                             be done.” – Ti Singh, Den of Geek!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE prequel series to Spartacus: Blood and Sand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          comes to a gripping conclusion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Following the screening Shane will discuss his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          work on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, acting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          within the action genre, learning fight choreog-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          raphy, acting for motion capture and his career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in stunts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D: Rick Jacobson C: John Hannah, Dustin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Clare, Shane Rangi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L: English T: 63 min

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nominated for Outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Performance by a Stunt Ens-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        emble in a Television Series

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 22 April, 7pm (90min)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OFLC: R18+ - High Impact Violence, Blood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Gore, Sex Scenes

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© Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot © BMP 2008

Anime (Japan)
A PAIR of mysterious figures attack Soul Society, putting Rukia’s life in
peril. It is up to Ichigo to return to Soul Society and save her, where he is
confronted by the Soul Reapers, who suddenly have no memory of him.
D: Noriyuki Abe C: Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa
L: Japanese T: 94 minutes
SCREENING TIME: Friday 20 April, 4.30pm
OFLC: M – Supernatural Violence



                                                                                © Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot © BMP 2010

                                                                                  NORIYUKI ABE & MASAKAZU MORITA
                                                                                BLEACH is one of the most globally popular Japanese mangas (graphic
                                                                                novels) in history, spanning television shows and films (anime), games
                                                                                and merchandise loved all around the world. Over 350 episodes of the
                                                                                show have run since 2004, and over 450 chapters of the manga have
© Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot © BMP 2010                      been released, selling 75 million copies in Japan alone.
                                                                                   Masakazu Morita, the voice of lead character Ichigo Kurosaki in Japa-
BLEACH THE MOVIE: HELL VERSE                                                    nese anime series Bleach, and Bleach director Noriyuki Abe will hold a
Anime (Japan)                                                                   ninety-minute anime master class which will include a discussion of why
                                                                                Bleach has received such international adoration, the process of voice
WHEN a group of vicious Sinners plot to escape from this eternal prison,        acting and directing voice actors, as well as key advice to Australians
they discover that Substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki is the key to         wishing to work in the industry. It’s a rare chance to interact with key
their freedom. The Sinners launch an attack and in the process kidnap           figures of this international phenomenon.
Ichigo’s younger sister Yuzu and take her to Hell. With the help of a mys-
terious man named Kokuto, Ichigo and his friends must now travel into           SESSION TIME: Friday 20 April, 2.45pm (90min)
the depths of Hell to stop the Sinners and save Yuzu, unaware that their
actions could bring Hell to the World of the Living.
D: Noriyuki Abe C: Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa
L: Japanese T: 94 minutes
SCREENING TIME: Friday 20 April, 9pm
OFLC: Festival Exemption

      The Gold Coast Film Festival would like to THANK...

           ...for their support of the Australian tour of

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                              OFFICIAL PROGRAM

RTS CINEMA                    QUEENSLAND PREMIERE                                  AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE                                AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

                            COLD FISH                                            THE CABIN IN THE WOODS                             THE WOMAN IN BLACK
                            Drama (Japan)                                        Horror(USA)                                        Horror (UK)
                            “A deliciously warped wallow in                      The latest film from fan favourite Joss             I I I I Empire Magazine
                            misogyny, depravity and dead-eyed                    Wheedon!
                            manipulation...”                                                                                        “Check behind the doors. Switch on all
                            – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times                “Cabin in the Woods will become an                 the lights. You won’t be sleeping soundly
                                                                                 instant classic among genre fans...an              for a while.”
                            WHEN Syamoto’s teenage daughter is caught            extremely fun movie. 8/10”                         – Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
                            stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps            – Brad Miska, BloodyDistgusting.com
                            resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer                                                       A YOUNG lawyer travels to a remote village
                            to have Syamoto’s troublesome daughter work          FIVE friends go for a break at a remote cabin in   where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a
                            at their fish store. Syamoto soon discovers the       the woods, where they get more than they bar-      scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
                            horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple.       gained for. Together, they must discover the
                                                                                 truth behind the cabin in the woods.               D: James Watkins C: Daniel Radcliffe,
                            D: Sion Sono C: Makoto Ashikawa,                                                                        Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds
                            Denden, Mitsuru Fukikoshi                            D: Drew Goddard C: Kristen Connolly,
                                                                                 Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson                   L: English T: 95 minutes
                            L: Japanese T: 144 minutes
                                                                                 L: English. T: 105 min

                                                                                                                                    SCREENING TIMES:
                            SCREENING TIME:                                                                                         Friday 20 April, 7.15pm
                            Monday 23 April, 8.30pm                              SCREENING TIMES:                                   Saturday 28 April, 9pm
                                                                                 Friday 27 April, 9.15pm
                            OFLC: Festival Exemption                                                                                OFLC: M – Supernatural Themes
                                                                                 Sunday 29 April, 6pm
                                                                                 OFLC: Festival Exemption

               WITH LAST
              TWO LINES
               OF LOGO
              INSIDE LIVE
             IMAGE AREA

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                       FANTASTIC ASIA FILM FESTIVAL - SPECIAL PROGRAM                                                                                       OFFICIAL PROGRAM

                                                                                                                                                            INTRODUCED by                                          SPECIAL PRESENTATION                                  INTRODUCTION by a
                                                                                                                                                            ACTOR JIM KELLY                                                                                              REPRESENTATIVE from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GALLIPOLI YOUTH CUP

THE YELLOW SEA                                                              UNDERWATER LOVE
Crime (South Korea)                                                         Pink Musical (Japan)
“A violent thrill-ride to a dark new corner of Asian cinema.”               The sell out closing night film of the 2011 Fantastic Asia Film
– Philip De Semlyen, Empire Magazine                                        Festival.
THE Yellow Sea follows Gu-nam, a cab driver from Yanji City, who embarks    “Underwater Love” has been one of the most talked about
on an assassination mission to South Korea in order to pay off his mount-   films amongst cult cinema fans of the last year. It’s not hard
ing debt as well as search for his missing wife.                            to see why, given its whacked out premise, being a musical
                                                                            take on the Japanese Pink genre...it really is a unique viewing
D: Hong-jin Na C: Jung-woo Ha, Yun-seok Kim, Seong-Ha Cho
L: Korean T: 157 min
                                                                            experience, and an absolute joy from start to finish. Pretty                   ENTER THE DRAGON                                      HARRY POTTER AND                                      GALLIPOLI
                                                                            much everything about the film is utterly good humoured,                       (on 35mm print)                                       THE DEATHLY HALLOWS                                   (on 35mm print)
                                                                            and there’s a sense of exuberance throughout”
                                                                            – James Mudge, Beyond Hollywod.com                                            Action (Hong Kong/USA)                                PART 2                                                War (Australia)
                                                                            A WOMAN befriends a kappa (man-turtle creature of Japanese folklore)          “If kung fu is now the standard badass                Fantasy (USA)                                         “Regarded as one of the very best Aus-
                                                                            who begins to follow her everywhere, and soon the pair fall in love in this   language, Enter the Dragon -- featuring               “For a grand finale to a truly epic, good-             tralian film’s ever made (with Mad Max
                                                                            ‘pink musical’.                                                               Lee’s great slow-burn stare -- is the first            natured franchise, this is a perfect good-            and Picnic at Hanging Rock). Mel Gibson
SCREENING TIME: Thursday 26 April, 8.20pm                                                                                                                 grammar lesson.”                                      bye that’s very hard to beat.”                        in one of first roles, and a touching but
                                                                            D: Shinji Imaoka C: Sawa Masaki, Yoshirô Umezawa, Ai Narita
                                                                                                                                                          – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone                        – Ed Gibbs, Sydney Morning Herald                     ultimately tragic tale of war.”
OFLC: R18+ - High Impact Violence and Sex Scenes                            L: Japanese T: 87 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times
                                                                                                                                                          A MARTIAL artist (Bruce Lee) agrees to spy on         THE final film in the Harry Potter saga, in which
                                                                            SCREENING TIME: Saturday 28 April, 9.15pm                                     a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a      Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Volde-             TWO Australian sprinters face the brutal realities
                                                                            OFLC: Festival Exemption                                                      tournament hosted by him as cover.                    mort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to         of war when they are sent to fight in the Gal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                destroy the Dark Lord.                                lipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
                                                                                                                                                          D: Robert Clouse C: Bruce Lee,
                                                                                                                                                          John Saxon, Jim Kelly                                 D: David Yates Cast: Daniel Radcliffe,                D: Peter Weir C: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                James and Oliver Phelps                               Harold Hopkins
                                                                                                                                                          L: English T: 98 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                L: English T: 130 min                                 L: English T: 110 min
                                                                                                                                                          SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 22 April, 8.45pm                               SCREENING TIME:                                       WINNER of eight AFI awards, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Best Actor in a Leading Role (Mel
                                                                                                                                                          OFLC: M15                                             Saturday 22 April, 8.30pm                             Gibson), Best Director, Best Film, Best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                OFLC: M – Fantasy Themes and Violence                 Screenplay and Best Achievement in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 24 April, 6.15pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OFLC: PG

TOMIE UNLIMITED                                                             YAKUZA WEAPON
Horror (Japan)                                                              Action (Japan)
“Tomie Unlimited is bonkers.…and you’ll probably come out
quite enjoying the experience.” – ObscureEndure
                                                                            “…second to none in Japan when it comes to balls-out
                                                                            craziness.” – TwitchFilm.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                             HELP US DONATE
TSUKIKO and Tomie are sisters in fierce competition. When Tomie dies,        WHEN Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi, Versus), a Japanese mercenary in South
                                                                                                                                                                                                         25% of ticket sales for Gallipoli will be donated
Tsukiko begins to have awful nightmares, but the worst one of all           America, returns home after learning of the death of his gang boss father                                                       by the GCFF to the Gallipoli Youth Cup
comes on the night of her sister’s eighteenth birthday, when Tomie          to find his former Yakuza henchman involved in a vicious double-cross.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sport is inherently a big part of Australia and what better way to teach our kids the impor-
returns home.
                                                                            D: Tak, Sakaguchi, Yûdai Yamaguchi C: Tak Sakaguchi, Shingo                                                    tance of keeping the ANZAC spirit alive by giving our youth the opportunity to commemo-
D: Noboru Iguchi C: Miu Nakamura, Maiko Kawakami, Moe                       Tsurumi, Mei Kurokawa L: Japanese T: 105 min                                                                 rate our war veterans through ongoing participation and competition in sport.
Arai L: Japanese T: 85 min                                                                                                                                                               The event also focuses on educating children about the Gallipoli campaign, benefits of
                                                                            SCREENING TIME: Saturday 28 April, 1pm
SCREENING TIME: Saturday 28 April, 3pm                                                                                                                                                   living a healthy lifestyle and teaching our youth the value of mateship so that we may all
                                                                            OFLC: Festival Exemption                                                                                     grow to be as one and live in harmony.
OFLC: Festival Exemption

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                                                                                                                              FREE PROGRAM

                                                                                                                                    FREE Outdoor Kids Cinema at Southport Broadwater Parklands
                                                                                           Surfers,                                                            Films are screened at The Porch subject to weather.
                                                                                                                                                           Look for the big inflatable screen and bring a picnic blanket!

                                                                                                                                       FRIDAY 27 APRIL                             SATURDAY 28 APRIL                                 SUNDAY 29 APRIL
                                                                                                                                       6.30pm                                      6.30pm                                            6.30pm
                                                                                                                                       Oakies Outback                              Cloudy with a Chance of                           The Waterhorse:

         WE MAKE PIZZA
                                                                                                                                       Adventures (G)                              Meatballs (G) & CJ7 (PG)                          Legend of the Deep (PG)

 AM AZING                                                                                                                    FREE Future Film Maker Seminars at Robina Community Centre
                                                                                                                            MONDAY 23 APRIL
                                                                                                                            10.00am – 11.00am: Science fiction and Fantasy writing workshop (Years 10-12)
                                                                                                                            11.00am – 12.00pm: Career Pathways Panel: How do I become a film producer? (Years 10-12)
                                                                                                                            12.00pm – 12.30pm: BUFTA: create your own short film and win a full scholarship to Bond University!
                                                                                                                            1.00pm – 3.00pm: Manga and Anime drawing workshop (Years 8-12)
                                                                                                           F&               Program has been designed for Secondary School students. To register email mail@gcfilmfestival.com

                                                                                                                             FREE Industry Seminars at Stingray Lawn
                                                                                                                            QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
                                                                                                                            SATURDAY 28 APRIL                                     SUNDAY 29 APRIL
                                                                                                                            11am – 12pm: In conversation with                     11am – 12pm: Panel Session: As Mel
     19 LOCATIONS ON THE GOLD COAST                                                                                         Jack McCoy on Surf Film Making.                       Gibson’s Latest Film Goes Straight To
     Arundel | Ashmore | Benowa | Biggera Waters | Broadbeach |
                                                                                                                                                                                  VOD, Is This A Glimpse Of The Future Of
     Helensvale | Kirra | Mermaid Waters | Miami | Mudgeeraba | Nerang                                                      Famous for films such as Storm Riders, The Green
                                                                                                                            Iguana and Blue Horizon, Jack McCoy, interna-         Distribution? Discuss.
     Ormeau | Paci c Pines | Palm Beach | Paradise Point | Robina
                                                                                                                            tionally revered surfing cinematographer and
     Southport | Tweed Heads | Upper Coomera                                                                                director will hold a conversational session dis-      Panellists: James Bridges (FOXTEL On           Jack McCoy
                                                                                                                            cussing his career, his passion for the surf and      Demand Movies); Richard Sheffield (Pinnacle
     www.pizzacapers.com                                                                                                    cinema, and discuss what those who wish to fol-       Films); Carlos Alperin (Galloping Films);     Join us for these free sessions.
                                                                                                                            low in his footsteps can to do achieve their goals.   Pam Collis (producer)                         Everyone welcome.
 Program ad.indd 1                                                                                       29/09/11 4:59 PM
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  QUEENSLAND SHOWCASE                                                                                                                                     OFFICIAL PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                                          QUEENSLAND SHOWCASE

  WORLD PREMIERE                                     WORLD PREMIERE                                     WORLD PREMIERE

  Cast & Crew will be present                        Cast & Crew will be present
  to introduce the film                               to introduce the film                               Crew will be present to introduce the film

BEYOND REDEMPTION                                  THE PROFESSIONAL IDIOT                             KICKING OFF THE                                   LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE                            A SIMPLE LIFE                                        THE VIRAL FACTOR
Sci-fi (Australia)                                  Comedy (Australia)                                 WHITE SHOES                                       Crime (Hong Kong)                                 Drama (Hong Kong)                                    Action (Hong Kong)
SISTERS Alanah and Kate must decide whether        AN ESTRANGED brother witnesses a murder            Documentary (Australia)                           “Tense and quietly gripping, Life with-           DIRECTOR Ann Hui’s film “A Simple Life” has           “Globetrotting, gun toting, car chases,
to trust a mysterious visitor as they fight for     and seeks his brother’s reluctant help. The pair                                                     out Principle is a different kind of thriller     reigned supreme at several festivals already,        explosions: Dante Lam’s “The Viral Fac-
                                                                                                      KICKING off the White Shoes is a series of sto-
survival during a future pandemic.                 bungles through to solve the mystery and on                                                          from the versatile Hong Kong director             most notably Venice where lead actress Deanie        tor” has all the action-junkie goods and
                                                                                                      ries about the cultural revolution in the Gold
                                                   the way resolve age old family disputes.                                                             Johnnie To.”                                      Yip took the big prize and Ann Hui herself           then some, including the most jaw-drop-
D: Paul Day C: Alanah France, Kate                                                                    Coast community.
                                                                                                                                                         – Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald         walked away with several smaller ones.               ping scenes of plummeting in recent
Gardener, Kit Sivyer                               D: Nick McLean C: Simon Gray,                      D: Jeff Licence                                                                                        Inspired by a true story, the film tells about a
                                                   Robert Reitano                                                                                                                                                                                              Hong Kong stunt choreography.”
L: English T: 70 min                                                                                                                                    ON A fateful day, three ordinary people sud-      heartwarming relationship between a young
                                                                                                      L: English T: 60min                                                                                                                                      – Maggie Lee, Variety
                                                   L: English T: 100 min                                                                                denly find their destinies entwined when a         master of a big family, Roger (Andy Lau) and
SCREENING TIME:                                                                                                                                         loan shark gets assaulted after having with-      the servant of the family who raised him, Sister     ON A mission to protect a scientist who has
                                                                                                      SCREENING TIME:                                   drawn $10 million from the bank.
Saturday 21 April, 4.15pm                          SCREENING TIME:                                                                                                                                        Peach (Deannie Ip).                                  stolen a copy of the smallpox virus, a special
                                                                                                      Sunday 22 April, 1pm                                                                                                                                     agent is betrayed and shot by one of his own.
                                                   Friday 27 April, 5.15pm                                                                              D: Johnnie To C: Richie Jen, Lau                  D: Ann Hui C: Andy Lau, Deannie Ip,
OFLC: Festival Exemption                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Given only weeks to live, he travels to Malaysia
                                                                                                      OFLC: Festival Exemption                          Ching-wan, Denise Ho                              Hark Tsui L: Cantonese T: 118 min
                                                   OFLC: Festival Exemption                                                                                                                                                                                    to meet his long lost brother, only to find that
                                                                                                                                                        L: Cantonese T: 107 min                                                                                he is mixed up in the plot orchestrated by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               agent who betrayed him.
                                                                                                                                                                       Nominated for the Golden Lion                                                           D: Dante Lam C: Jay Chou, Nicholas
  SHORT FILM PROGRAM                                                           O Sunday 22 April, 5pm            O OFLC: Festival Exemption                            – Venice Film Festival 2011                                                             Tse, Andy On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Won, Gianni Astrei Award; Won,       L: English/Cantonese T:122 min
                                                                                                                                                        SCREENING TIME:                                                   SIGNIS Award; Won, Nazareno
                                                                                                                                                        Saturday 28 April, 5pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Taddei Award; Best Actress 2011;     SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nominated, Golden Lion 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday 21 April, 2pm
                                                                                                                                                        OFLC: M – Violence                                SCREENING TIME:                                      OFLC: MA15+ - Strong Violence
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 22 April, 2.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          OFLC: Festival Exemption

PATHS OF HATE                                                                                                                                             SHORT FILM PROGRAM                                                           O Sunday 22 April, 5pm            O OFLC: Festival Exemption
                                       THE DEBT COLLECTOR                     SILENT NIGHT                         HOBO TRAM LOVIN’
Animation/Action (Poland)              Western (USA)                          Drama (Australia)                    Drama (Australia)
D: Damian Nenow                        D: Rich Ceraulo                        D: Harrison Norris                   D: James Fitchett

          Best Animation                         Best Action                                                                                            I’M HOME                                          THE UNCANNY VALLEY                                   THE WEDDING
          Film 2011                              Film 2011                                                                                              Drama (Australia) D: Mitch Ziems                  Sci Fi (Australia) D: Dean Law                       Animation (Australia) D: Simon Cottee

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                                                   OFFICIAL PROGRAM

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SILENT SOULS                                    MR TREE                                        BUTA
Drama (Russia)                                  Drama (China)                                  Drama (Azerbaijan)
“This profound and immensely touching           “A satire that bridges the personal and        “Buta is a fable about love that can be
film in only 75 perfect minutes achieves         political with fantasy and black humor.”       enjoyed by all ages. It’s a beautiful film
the profundity of an epic.”                     – Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter               and a great feel good story.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times                                                               – Casey Marshall Siemer, Festival Director
                                                A SATIRICAL tale about a village idiot who
A MAN and his companion go on a journey to      might just be a prophet.                       BUTA is a lonely seven year old Azerbaijani boy
cremate the dead body of the former beloved                                                    who lives in a mountain village with his grand-
                                                D: Jie Han C: Zhuo Tan, Baoqiang               mother. He is befriended by an old man, a liq-
wife on a riverbank in the area where they
                                                Wang, Jie He                                   uid soap merchant who once loved (and lost)
spent their honeymoon.
                                                L: Chinese Mandarin T: 92 min                  Buta’s grandmother. Together they help each
D: Aleksei Fedorchenko C: Yuliya Aug,                                                          other to overcome the obstacles they face.
Larisa Damaskina, Olga Dobrina
                                                                                               D: Ilgar Najaf L: Azerbaijani T: 98min
L: Russian T: 75 min

                                                SCREENING TIME:
                                                Saturday 28 April, 12.30pm
SCREENING TIME:                                 OFLC: Festival Exemption                       SCREENING TIMES:
Saturday 28 April, 2.30pm                                                                      Saturday 21 April, 12pm;
                                                                                               Sunday 29 April, 1pm
OFLC: Festival Exemption
                                                                                               OFLC: Festival Exemption: PG. Check
                                                                                               website for final classification

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  CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER – BRIAN MAY                                                                                                                    OFFICIAL PROGRAM
                                   BRIAN May composed more            charitable testamentary trust
                                   than 30 feature film scores,        that provides a biennial schol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
                                   including Gallipoli, Tales from    arship to promising Australian
                                   the Crypt, Nightmare on Elm        film music composers in order
                                   Street, Freddy’s Dead: The Final   for them to complete a two
                                   Nightmare, Dr Giggles and Mad      year Master of Music Degree in
                                   Max. Although he passed away       Scoring for Film and Multime-
                                   in 1997, during his life Brian     dia at NYU Steinhardt in New
                                   May was passionate about           York City. The scholarship is val-
                                   supporting and promoting the       ued at a substantial $80,000
                                   art of film composition in Aus-     and provides a career changing
                                   tralia. As such, his will estab-   opportunity to the winner.
                                   lished the Brian May Trust, a

  5 minutes with Brian May – BRIAN MAY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
  5 MINUTES WITH ANTON KOCH Scholarship Winner Anton Koch

Q         Tell us the highlights of wining
          the Brian May Scholarship and
          studying music composition in
                                                      to the industry. It was also quite rewarding to
                                                      study alongside like-minded peers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JACK McCOY will participate in a Q&A
          the USA?
                                                      Q        How did the scholarship help
                                                               your composing career?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the end of the film which contains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 minutes of never before seen footage

A       Certainly the highlight of the course was
        the opportunity to record my original
        compositions with session musicians at
Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The course
                                                              A year after completing the course I was
                                                              awarded a ‘lead assistant’ position at
                                                              Christopher Young’s studio. I worked on
                                                                                                           Brian May composed more than 30
                                                                                                           feature film scores, including Mad Max
                                                                                                           May Scholarship. I had been granted an oppor-
                                                                                                                                                               IRVINE WELSH’S ECSTASY
                                                                                                                                                               Drama/Comedy (Canada)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Western (Spain)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director’s Cut
also provided many opportunities to meet well         a number of films during that time, in particular,    tunity to gain insights and tips for dramatic
known composers. Invited to class discussion          “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”. I worked on all        composition across a vast array of styles, tech-    “Fantastic! The film absolutely rocks. It          IIII                                             Documentary (Australia)
groups/lectures were current composers such as        aspects of creating this score, including an         niques, and teachers. Most importantly, I had       took me right back to those wonderfully           “A terrific, full-hearted western”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THIS is not a surf movie, it is a film about surf-
Christopher Young and James Newton Howard,            orchestration credit in the film. Since my return     the opportunity to realise these techniques         sleazy clubs and grimy flats of the 90s.           – David Elliot, San Diego Reader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing’s deepest roots: in the subconscious; in
through to Hollywood greats such as David Rak-        to Australia I have been gaining professional        under the guidance of industry professionals.       Adam Sinclair is a true star.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Sam Shepard gives one of his finest              ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building;
sin and Elmer Bernstein. Field trips to the           experience in a variety of mediums, including        Composing, synchronising dramatic music to          – Irvine Welsh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 performances as the grizzled, reflective          in man’s perpetual quest for a joyful relation-
orchestral recordings of new films from that time      live theatre, large scale events and live televi-    film, conducting and working with live orches-       A VISCERAL dark romantic comedy based on          outlaw. One of the highlights of this            ship with the natural world.
were also a highlight. Furthermore, being             sion broadcasts. As I build my business as a         tras during my time in the U.S. have been inte-     the controversial book ECSTASY by Irvine          year’s Tribeca Film Festival.”
brought up to speed with the latest technologi-       composer, I find myself continuously drawing          gral to my current career, including an extension                                                                                                      D: Jack McCoy C: Jamie O’Brian, Chad
                                                                                                                                                               Welsh, also author of TRAINSPOTTING. IRVINE       – Bilge Ebari, NYMag.com                         Marshall, Trace Marshall
cal aspects of film scoring was a benefit of the        upon what I have learnt through the Scoring for      of my musical palette across the many forms of      WELSH’S ECSTASY combines Welsh’s provoca-
course, as well as being in a place that is central   Film and TV course made possible by The Brian        commercial music.                                   tive characters and superb story telling with     IN BOLIVIA, infamous Wild West figure Butch       L: English T: 100 min
                                                                                                                                                               shocking thrills and dark humour. The story       Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn)
                                                                                                                                                               weaves and dodges its way through neon            pines for one last sight of home, an adventure   SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                                                                               soaked night clubs to the historic streets        that aligns him with a young robber and makes    Saturday 28 April, 6.30pm
                                                                          Past winners of the Brian May                                                        of Edinburgh.                                     the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OFLC: G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 D: Mateo Gil C: Sam Shepard, Eduardo
                                                                                Scholarship are...                                                             D: Rob Heydon C: Adam Sinclair,
                                                                                                                                                               Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd                         Noriega, Stephen Rea
                                                                                                                                                               L: English T: 99 min                              L: Spanish/English T: 98 min
                                                                                       Anton Koch: 2003-2004                                                                                                     NOMINATED for 11 Spanish GOYA
                                                                                                                                                               SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                     Geoffrey Russell: 2005-2006                                               Friday 27 April, 7.15pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Awards 2012 and WINNER of 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 including Best Cinematography
                                                                                      Nicole Brady: 2010-2012                                                  OFLC: Festival Exemption                          SCREENING: Thurs 26 April, 6.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OFLC: M – Violence and Coarse Language
                                                                      ...the 2013 winner will be announced imminently

          BrianMayschol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Proud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gold Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Film Festival

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                                                                                                                                                                      CIRCUMSTANCE                                      KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND                            INUK
                                                                                                                                                                      Drama (Iran/France/USA)                           Drama (Norway)                                    Adventure (Greenland)
                                                                                                                                                                      “A powerful debut film and a remarka-              “A brooding, evocative Norwegian                  “INUK” is the Inuit word for “man”, and this
                                                                                                                                                                      ble tale of oppression and liberation,            drama set in 1915”                                visually spectacular film shows the universal
                                                *Based on fields of research at the 4-digit level in the Excellence in Research for Australia 2010 National Report.
                                                                                                                                                                      and one that leaps right to the top of            – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice                 quest for identity encapsulated in the rites of
                                                                                                                                                                      the unfortunately brief list of LGBT-                                                               passage of a troubled teenage boy trans-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NORWEGIAN winter, early 20th century. On          planted from his dysfunctional family in Green-
                                                                                                                                                                      themed films set in the Islamic world.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bastoy, an island home for juvenile boys, a new   land’s capital to a remote children’s home on a
                                                                                                                                                                      – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising       tiny Artic island. Despite himself, Inuk comes to
                                                                                                                                                                      A WEALTHY Iranian family struggles to contain     against a brutal regime. How far is he willing    understand the values of his traditional society
                                                                                                                                                                      a teenager’s growing sexual rebellion and her     to go to attain freedom?                          as they are threatened by encroaching industry
                                                                                                                                                                      brother’s dangerous obsession.                                                                      and consumerism during a journey across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D: Marius Holst C: Stellan Skarsgård,
                                                                                                                                                                      D: Maryam Keshavarz C: Sarah Kazemy,              Benjamin Helstad, Kristoffer Joner                sea-ice with Ikuma, a formerly renowned
                                                                                       DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATE & SHORT COURSES                                           Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai                                                                    hunter who now has his own demons to con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        L: Norwegian T: 120 min                           quer as his eye sight fades.
                                                                                                                                                                      L: Persian T: 107 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                       WINNER Audience                                                                    D: Mike Magidson C: Ole Jørgen

                                                                                                                                                                                       Award; NOMINATED                                                                   Hammeken, Gaaba Petersen, Rebekka
                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Jury Prize                                                                   Jørgensen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L: Inuit T: 85min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SCREENING TIME:                                   WINNER of more than a dozen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 24 April, 8.30pm                          international festival awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OFLC: Festival Exemption                          SCREENING: Sun 29 April, 4.45pm
                                                                                                                                                                      SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 23 April, 6.30pm                                                                             OFLC: Festival Exemption.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          M (Please check closer to screening)
                                                                                                                                                                      OFLC: MA15+ - Themes & Sexual Violence

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            AUSTRALIA FAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SUPPORTS THE 2012 GOLD COAST
                                                                                                                                                                                                             FILM FESTIVAL
MARWENCOL                                               INSEPARABLE                                         SAFE
Documentary (USA)                                       Comedy (China)                                      Action (USA)
Certified Fresh 98% on RottenTomatoes.com!                “A black comedy... (with) urges toward             What better way to finish off GCFF 2012
“Exactly the sort of mysterious and almost holy         satire on one hand and fantasy on the               than with Jason Statham doing what
experience you hope to get from documentaries           other… Thierry Argobast’s cinemato-                 Jason Statham does best!
and rarely do...” – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice     graphy and the use of locations in
AFTER a vicious attacks leaves him brain-dam-                                                               A FORMER elite agent takes on a two-pronged
                                                        Guangzhou and Guangdong are particu-
aged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recov-                                                                 mission: rescue a Chinese girl who’s been
                                                        larly outstanding..”
ery in “Marwencol”, a 1/6th scale World War II-                                                             abducted by the Triads, then use a safe combi-
                                                        – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
era town he creates in his backyard. When his                                                               nation to outwit the Russian Mafia, corrupt
work is discovered and displayed in a prestigious       WHEN problems with work and at home begin           NYC officials, and the Triads themselves.
New York art gallery, Mark must choose between          to overwhelm him, Li (Daniel Wu) befriends his
                                                                                                            D: Boaz Yakin C: Jason Statham, Anson
the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the     enigmatic and energetic neighbour, ex-pat           Mount, Chris Sarandon
real world that he’s avoided since the attack.          Chuck (Spacey). Chuck’s radical way of dealing
                                                        with the stresses of life soon unleashes some-      L: English T: 100min
D: Jeff Malmberg C: Mark Hogancamp                      thing in Li, but is it a solution to his problems
L: English T: 83 min                                    or his largest obstacle yet?                        SCREENING TIME:
                                                                                                            Sunday 29 April, 8.00pm
        Best Picture 2010                               D: Dayyan Eng C: Kevin Spacey, Daniel
                                                        Wu, Beibi Gong                                      OFLC: Festival Exemption
                                                        L: English/Mandarin T: 97 min                       Tickets to Safe are $15 and include
                                                                                                            entry to the Closing Night after party
                                                        SCREENING TIME:                                     (details below)
                                                        Saturday 28 April, 4.30pm
SCREENING: Sun 29 April, 3pm
OFLC: M – Mature Themes and
Infrequent Coarse Language
                                                        OFLC: Festival Exemption
                                                                                                                                                                                    EVERYDAY LOW PRICES

                                                                                                                                                                            7                                                                                                                                         9                                .50                                      ^
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                                                                                                                                                             Mon - Fri before 5pm and all day Tue $17.50. Gold Class prices all other session $20. Booking fee of $3.25 per ticket applies at all online tickets. Standard surcharges apply at all 3D films of $3 plus $1 for glasses in required. Pricing
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