Australian Film Focus at Classic Cinemas

AUSTRALIAN FILM FOCUS AT CLASSIC CINEMAS

Classic Cinemas loves showcasing the films of talented Australian filmmakers. Classic's unique Australian film focus aims to support our highly creative screen industry and offer broader exposure for emerging filmmakers to promote their films in the competitive film market place.

We’re both thrilled and honoured to be screening these films – each one is well worth catching on the silver screen.  

Book now and support Aussie film at your favourite independent cinema!

Ali's Wedding

  • Cast
  • Don Hany, Osamah Sami, Robert Rabiah, Helana Sawires
  • Director
  • Jeffrey Walker
  • Synopsis
  • After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. An irreverent and warm-hearted comedy, ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story of love and duty.
  • Classification
  • M, 110 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 110 minutes

Mountain

  • Cast
  • Willem Dafoe (narrator)
  • Director
  • Jennifer Peedom
  • Synopsis
  • A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, MOUNTAIN is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? MOUNTAIN shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 74 mins
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Running Time
  • 74 minutes

What if it Works?

  • Cast
  • Luke Ford, Anna Samson, Brooke Satchwell
  • Director
  • Romi Trower
  • Synopsis
  • Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder). As new neighbours in an edgy, graffitied suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and crash into each other one evening. Soon after, Adrian’s ex (Brooke Satchwell) turns up, to really mess things up.

    As Adrian becomes aware of a threat to Grace lurking in the form of a fellow street artist ‘Sledgehammer’ (Wade Briggs), Adrian knows he should help Grace. But he struggles to break free of his OCD in order to do it. Will he overcome his biggest fear? Will he sacrifice the object he loves most? What if Adrian forgot his illness for a split second because of his love for Grace? It seems impossible. But what if it works?
  • Classification
  • M, 94 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 94 minutes

Three Summers

  • Cast
  • Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie, John Waters.
  • Director
  • Ben Elton
  • Synopsis
  • Three Summers is an upcoming Australian romantic comedy film, written and directed by Ben Elton. The film was filmed and is set in Western Australia, at a fictional summer music festival called 'Westival'.
  • Classification
  • M, 102 mins
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 102 minutes

Jungle

  • Cast
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell
  • Director
  • Greg McLean
  • Synopsis
  • Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

    In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was Austrian expat Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.

    Adapting Ghinsberg’s acclaimed memoir, Aussie thriller auteur Greg McLean takes on an altogether different kind of terror in Jungle, all the more potent for being true. Daniel Radcliffe continues pushing his post-Potter career to the extreme, ably supported by Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Thomas Kretschmann.

    Scripted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Jungle is a stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery
  • Classification
  • M, 111 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Running Time
  • 111 minutes

 

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