Tuesday, 16 May 2023
This screening session features 4 films. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.
Palace Central (Cinema 7)
Central Park Mall (Level 3), 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Tickets are only $8.00* per screening and include a free drink at the cinema's bar. Get tickets now.
Free tickets available for students (25-), seniors (65+), and unemployed or low income guests: Submit a request.
*All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
QUETTA BROWN (AUSTRALIA) BY JEMMA CRAIG
Synopsis: Micro hybrid documentary. On a moonlit night in 1910, Quetta Brown sits in her living room, haunted by her past, the press, and her lost identity. The ocean has called to her since the night the RMS Quetta sunk off the coast of Far Northern Queensland on February 28th, 1890, taking her family, her home, and her name with it. As the only child survivor of what was considered one of the worst maritime disasters in Australian history, young Quetta Brown was orphaned and too young to remember who she was and where she came from. Now, 20 years later, she is consistently hounded by the public about her origins. Named for the ship that stole her true identity, Quetta is never allowed to forget about the past she just can't remember. Running time: 00:04:49.
WALKING GENTLY ON THE EARTH (AUSTRALIA) BY GUIDO PEZZ
Synopsis: “There was an old saying that you could feed a family on an acre of land […]” Walking Gently on the Earth tells the story of Annie Smithers; a chef based in Lyonville, Australia whose life is dedicated to having a positive impact on the environment by treading as lightly as possible on the ground beneath her feet. Running time: 00:05:00.
BREATHE IN (AUSTRALIA) BY JEMMA CRAIG
Synopsis: One woman's journey below the surface to make peace with the incurable disease that has controlled her life for so long. Running time: 00:05:37.
KILL ME IF YOU CAN (ITALY) BY ALEX INFASCELLI
Synopsis: Tells the story of Raffaele Minichiello, a 19-year-old marine of Italian descent and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, who was responsible for the first oceanic plane hijacking in history, aboard a TWA flight from Los Angeles to Rome on Halloween of 1969, and whose true story was the inspiration for the 1980s action film Rambo. The documentary feature, narrated by Raffaele himself, gives us extraordinary access to the life of a man who would not come to terms with...life. Running time: 01:30:00.
Selections/awards: Festa del Cinema di Roma.