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2010 Screening times

Screening 1
Friday 7 May at 7:30 pm

(Double session with Supper)

Screening 2
Saturday 8 May at 9:00 am

Screening 3
Saturday 8 May at 11:00 am

(Lunch break)

Screening 4
Saturday 8 May at 3:45 pm

(Dinner break)

Screening 5
Saturday 8 May at 8:00 pm




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2010 Program

The program is subject to occasional alteration due to changes in film availability.
This website is regularly updated to reflect these changes



Screening 1 - Friday 7 May at 7:30 pm
(Double session)

FRIDAY: Session 1

The Combination

Australia 2009 96 mins Drama Dir: David Field M

the combination

A must-see Australian film about a Lebanese-Australian determined to stop his brother from becoming a criminal. Set against the Cronulla riots and featuring an inter-racial love story, this is a powerfully authentic and beautifully made contemporary drama.

David Stratton, Weekend Australian

FRIDAY: Late Session, 10:30 pm

District 9

South Africa 2009 112mins SciFi Dir: Neil Blomkamp MA(15+)

district 9

Twenty years ago, a spaceship stalled over Johannesburg and the million starving aliens aboard were rescued and placed in camps. Now, we follow the latest developments in simulated news dispatches and documentary-style re-enactments. This inventive film is fast-moving and makes a sharp social and political comment.

Tom Ryan, Sunday Age


Screening 2 - Saturday 8 May at 9.00am


Italy 2008 137mins Drama Dir: Matteo Garrone MA(15+)
Grand Prix Cannes Film Festival 2009


A sprawling and immensely involving memoir of contemporary life under the violent shadow of the mafia. This film has the tension of the best crime cinema, but also the scope and intent of great drama.

MIFF Programme 2008


Screening 3 - Saturday 8 May at 11.00am

Frozen River

2008 Canada 97mins Drama Dir: Courtney Hunt MA(15+)
Grand Jury Prize Sundance 2008

A grimly impressive Oscar-nominated film about two women who take part in the illegal smuggling of refugees between Canada and the US. This first feature is a keen and subtle observation on the nature of poverty and desperation, and the situation for minority races.

MIFF Programme 2008

LUNCH BREAK (approx 1:15 to 2:15)

Yummy home-cooked soup, sandwiches, cakes and slices will be available in the Town Hall for $15.
Be sure to book this on the booking form. Complimentary tea/coffee.

Historic Walk (2:15 to 3:00)
Join us for a walk with local dry stone wall expert, Andrew Miller, Executive on the Committee, Drystone Walls Association of Australia
Meet at the Town Hall at 2.10.

Screening 4 - Saturday 8 May at 3:45pm


Japan 2009 130mins Drama/Comedy Dir: Yokiro Takita M
Academy Award Best Foreign-Language Film 2009

A delicately uplifting drama. A recently laid-off cellist accidentally comes to work in the funeral industry. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey, as his world expands and deepens in this new profession.

Madman Distributors publicity notes

DINNER BREAK (6.00 to 8.00)

A delicious 2-course African Dinner will once again be available in the Town Hall Supper Room for $25 per person. Be sure to book this on the booking form
Bookings Update, 20 April 2010 Please note that the Film Festival Saturday night Dinner is booked out and no further bookings can be accepted.


Screening 5 - Saturday 8 May at 8.00pm

We of the Walls


Australia 2009 17 mins Drama Dir: pascal Mercay MA

Special feature -
local film, premiered March 2010

Filmed on the Warrambeen property to the south of Buninyong. This period drama abut two Scottish brothers honours the memory of the wallers of Western Victoria.
A short "Q & A" session will follow the screening, with Pascal Mercay, director/writer/producer & actor, and Geordie Taylor, producer & actor.

Mary and Max


Australia 2009 93 mins Animation/Comedy Dir: Adam Elliot PG

Mary & Max

The story of a long-distance friendship between pen-pals in Melbourne and New York. This strikingly original film has an enchantment all its own. Its themes are menacing (loneliness, isolation, bereavement, mental illness) - yet the results are delightful. Narrator Barry Humphries features, with voice roles for Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffmann.

Evan Williams, Weekend Australian


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