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!

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

Swinging Safari

  • Cast
  • Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Radha Mitchell, Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Jack Thompson, Jeremy Sims
  • Director
  • Stephan Elliott
  • Synopsis
  • 1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it's the biggest thing that's ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong.

    From director, Stephan Elliott, who brought you The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, with an all-star Australian cast including Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce. SWINGING SAFARI is a colourful satire of a typical Australian beachside neighbourhood, in the height of a 1970s summer. It captures the innocence of an era of careless parenting, constant sunburn and suggestive adult behavior.
  • Classification
  • M, 96 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes, sex scenes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Comedy
  • Running Time
  • 96 minutes

Sweet Country

  • Cast
  • Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan
  • Director
  • Warwick Thornton
  • Synopsis
  • Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated
  • Genre
  • Adventure, Crime, Drama

Kangaroo

  • Director
  • Kate McIntyre Clere, Michael McIntyre
  • Synopsis
  • This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 94 mins
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Running Time
  • 94 minutes

 

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