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NEXT EVENT - MELBOURNE

AFI | AACTA invites you to an exclusive screening of LAST CAB TO DARWIN, before it opens in cinemas nationally on 6 August.

Directed by AFI Award winner Jeremy Sims, LAST CAB TO DARWIN sees loner taxi driver Rex embark on an epic drive through the Australian outback to live out his days after news that he won’t live much longer. On his journey from Broken Hill to Darwin, Rex learns that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you've got to share it.

LAST CAB TO DARWIN stars AACTA International Award winner Jacki Weaver, AFI Award nominee Michael Caton, AACTA Award winner Leah Purcell, Emma Hamilton and Ningali Lawford.

A reminder that thanks to our partner Cinema Nova, AFI and AACTA members now receive 10% off alcoholic drinks on presentation of their valid membership card. This offer is valid for any film you are seeing at Nova, including at our members’ events, and runs until 24 December 2015!

Don’t miss out! Join AFI | AACTA and secure your seat today!

NEXT EVENT - SYDNEY

Thanks to an exciting new partnership between AFI | AACTA and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), we are delighted to present to members one of the last silent films to be made in Australia, THE KID STAKES (1927), with live musical accompaniment.

The evening is hosted by multi AFI award-winning producer Anthony Buckley.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion featuring the former Lord Mayor of Sydney Lucy Turnbull, cinematographer John Seale, Sydney Film Festival co-founder David Donaldson, NFSA curator Gayle Lake, and composer Jan Preston.

THE KID STAKES is a silent black and white comedy, adapted from Syd Nicholls’ Fatty Finn comic strip and directed by Tal Ordell. Film critic Paul Byrnes calls it "one of the greatest comedies of the silent era, although it was largely dismissed at the time as simply a children’s film".

Shot almost entirely in Potts Point and Woolloomooloo, the film offers unique insight into life in these harbourside suburbs during the depression era years of the 1920s. The film has been digitally remastered for this screening, and is the first of many treasures from the NFSA that we hope to present to members over the coming years.

Award-winning pianist and composer Jan Preston will be performing her own score for the film as a live accompaniment.

"I'm greatly looking forward to performing my original score for this iconic Australian film, for the first time ever in Sydney, particularly with the new digital print" – Jan Preston

Preston will be joined by percussionist Mike Pullman on a range of traditional instruments, including kazoo, tin drum, snare and plastic bags.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this charming film. Join AFI | AACTA and secure your seat today!

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SYDNEY


LAST CAB TO DARWIN


KILL ME THREE TIMES


HOLDING THE MAN


AACTA AWARDS SCREENINGS

 

MELBOURNE


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
PROGRAM


KILL ME THREE TIMES


HOLDING THE MAN


AACTA AWARDS SCREENINGS

 

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Whether your passion leads you centre stage, working behind the camera or seated in the audience as an appreciative fan, AFI | AACTA year-round events provide a unique opportunity to unite both aficionados and industry professionals.

Be amongst the first in the country to preview new Australian film and television screen releases – and to sweeten the deal, members enjoy complimentary entry to these monthly showings, and also the annual AACTA Awards Screenings program held across three weeks in October.

Click here to join the AFI (open to all) for just $60 (concession) or $70 (standard). Click here to join AACTA (open to screen professionals) from just $100.

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