Oz Film Festival G'day, film fans! How ya' doing? By any chance, do any of you flaming galah's want to watch a great movie? Or to be more specific about it, a great Australian movie? If so, then why don't you get up off of your ficking backside and come on down to the brand spanking new, 'Oz Film Festival', 2017, commencing on the 30th of June and ending on the 2nd of July.

This weekend long event will be held at the prestigious Regent Street Cinema, located in the heart of London, and will kick off with the UK premier of the new Rachel Perkins film, 'Jasper Jones'. It stars Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, and Angourie Rice, and the story is based on the bestselling novel written by the Australian screenwriter, Craig Silvey.

Regent Street Cinema
Other confirmed screenings include the 30 year old cult classic, 'Dogs In Space', which was directed by Richard Lowenstein and starred the late, great, Australian singer, Michael Hutchence, who tragically passed away 20 years ago this November. Plus in addition to this, there will also be a screening of the profoundly moving LGBT documentary, 'Remembering the Man', which was narrated by and based on a bestselling book Tim Conigrave wrote.

The booking page for the festival is now live (please click here for that) and includes an exciting mix of new and significant classic Australian feature films, documentaries, comedies, dramas, as well as films perfect for families, short films, and, of course, on the edge of your seat horror.

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Over the last two years the Australian film industry has re-emerged with a vengeance, predominantly spearheaded by such box office hits as 'LION' (Directed by Garth Davis) and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (Directed by George Miller). So based on this, ex-pat and current director of the festival, Laila Dickson, decided to carry out some meticulous research before agreeing to go ahead with this project. Recently she gave a statement to the press stating, ‘We interviewed hundreds of non-Australian people located in and around central London, and not one of them said they wouldn’t come to the festival, which was really encouraging. Everyone had a very clear idea of what makes Australia unique, and there was a lot of warmth and nostalgia in people’s answers’.

This statement was backed up by Moira McVean, the festival programmer, who has previously programmed the last two incarnations of the festival. She said, ‘We are proud to draw together a programme with a distinctly Australian take on life. We want people to come along for an Australian weekend mini-break in a gorgeous central London location and experience everything that Australia is – the energy, beauty, toughness, drama, eeriness, rebellion, humour, and emotional honesty – it’s young and ancient at the same time – and our programme reflects that’.

What: The Oz Film Festival, 2017.
Where: The Regent Street Cinema, located at 309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B 2UW.
When: It starts on the 30th of June and ends on the 2nd of July.
How Much: Ticket prices vary depending on what you want to watch and how much you want to see.

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Now for any more information please feel free to click on over to the official Oz Film Festival website, facebook, and twitter pages. Trust me, you won't be sorry that you did.


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