Screening 1 - Friday 2 May at 7:30 pm
Buninyong Winery will conduct a wine tasting and sales in the Supper
Room from 7.00 pm
speaker: Bob Rothols, long time organiser and supporter
of the film festival movement will open this year’s festival.
Special guest from “Australian Rules” will introduce the film.
2002, 98 minutes
Dir: Paul Goldman. Stars: Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan, Tom Budge, Simon Westaway, Kevin Harrington.
If ever there
was a movie that captured an entire country in its small-town tale,
this is it. The action takes place in a decrepit coastal town in
South Australia, where a white teenage boy sees his friendship with an
Aboriginal school and footy chum torn in two by racial prejudice.
Beautifully acted and exquisitely filmed, it threads a sport-as-life theme with irresistible
Australian humour and dark-edged drama. – “Sydney Morning
and Production Details
SUPPER, followed by LATE NIGHT SESSION at 10:30 pm
2002, 122 minutes (dubbed in English)
Dir/Animator: Hayao Miyazaki
2001, 122 mins. Dir/Animator - Hayao Miyazaki. Rich, strange and
utterly compelling animated film from Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki.
The parents of ten-year-old Chihiro become transformed into animals
while exploring an odd, apparently abandoned theme park. The only
way to restore them is for Chihiro to take a job in the theme park,
by night a bathhouse for spirits and gods, presided over by a fearsome
witch. The visual design is extremely rich and the level of invention
prodigious. Every element of the film (the storyboard, the animation,
the music) is testimony to a considerable talent. A film for all
ages, although small children might find it disconcerting. Phillipa
Hawker, “The Age”
of 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Reviews and Production Details
Screening 2 - Saturday 3 May at 9.15
2002, 100 minutes.
to unforeseen circumstances, “The Gleaners and I” has
been replaced with SATIN ROUGE.
This warm-hearted Tunisian film, about belly dancing, follows Lilia
(Hiam Abbass), a rather severe widow and seamstress, as she discovers
the soul sleeping inside her. The story is handled with confidence
and a gentle sense of humour that’s most attractive. –
Winner of New Director’s Showcase Award at the Seattle
International Film Festival, 2002.
& Production Details
Screening 3 - Saturday 4 May
at 11:00 am
2001, 114 minutes (In
Spanish with English subtitles)
story of two-small-time swindlers who set off on a spree of con-jobs
throughout Buenos Aires. This leads to much bigger things, involving
a crazy plan and a set of fake stamps. A host of suspicious characters
enter the picture, until it becomes more and more difficult to figure
out who is conning whom. Intricate plotting and a masterly ensemble
cast make this a seductive study of elusive trickery. “Enormous
fun for thinking audiences.” Rated R - language.
and Production Details
LUNCH BREAK (1:00 to 2:00)
Soup, sandwiches and slices will be available in the Town Hall. Be sure to indicate
this on the booking form.
AIR (2:00 to 3:00)
Join us for an optional short walk to Mt Innes with Anne Beggs-Sunter
of the Buninyong Historical Society.
Meet at the Buninyong Town Hall at 2.00
Screening 4 - Saturday 3 May at 3:30
USA, 1977. Short film by Charles and Ray Eames.
Based on the book “Cosmic Ray”, this stunning
short is a rough sketch for a proposed film dealing with the powers
of ten and the relative size of things in the universe.
, 2001, 112 minutes (In
Danish with English subtitles)
nutty and unexpectedly romantic comedy about grieving, loneliness,
death and learning to speak Italian. The six main characters, most
of whom are misfits, have each been touched by pain. Without ever
shirking this, the film reveals Scherfig’s sharp sense of
humour and her engaging sense of the absurd. A charming film with
substance and genuine humanity performed by a splendid cast. –
Jim Schembri "The Age"
and Production Details
DINNER BREAK (6:00 to 7:45)
If you would like to dine in one of Buninyong's restaurants on this evening,
please make your OWN booking. See Saturday
Evening Dinner for details
Screening 5 - Saturday 3 May at 8:00
by the legendary Motown musician, Gil Askey
in the Shadows of Motown
2002, 108 minutes
musical documentary paying long overdue tribute to the Funk Brothers,
the large team of musicians who played on many of Motown’s
biggest hits. Their credits included The Supremes, Marvin Gaye,
Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder. The Funk brothers – the ones
that are left – regroup to talk about old times, revisit old
haunts and play music again, with some incredible contemporary vocalists.
Archival material is also included. This is fascinating stuff...Great
stories, terrific music and a great acknowledgement of their contribution
to the fame and fortune of others. Margaret Pomeranz “The
Production Details and more about Gil Askey