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British Film Festival 2013

Festival Dates: 19 November, 2013 - 1 December, 2013
Participating Cinemas: Palace Electric Cinema

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Australia’s inaugural British Film Festival opens this November exclusively at Palace Electric Cinema. The festival features an exceptional selection of 14 highly anticipated contemporary films, and 5 quintessential classics. Highlight’s include Opening Night’s wonderful ONE CHANCE; Closing Night’s PHILOMENA, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (get your tickets soon – these sessions will sell out fast!); the funny, profane and hugely entertaining DOM HEMINGWAY, starring Jude Law and Richard E Grant; and the critically-lauded LE WEEK-END, starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan as a couple trying to revitalise their 30-year marriage.

The festival is thrilled to announce actor Eric Bana as a special guest of this year’s festival. Eric Bana will participate in Q&A sessions following selected screenings of the gripping drama CLOSED CIRCUIT, in which he stars.

The British Film Institute’s Top 5 British films of the 20th century also feature in this year’s program – with special screenings of The Third Man, Brief Encounter, Lawrence of Arabia, The 39 Steps and Great Expectations. The festival will run from November 19 to December 1 at Palace Electric Cinema.
 

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Closing Night Selection: PHILOMENA
Sunday 1 December

6.15pm - Pre-film reception with drinks courtesy of Laithwaite’s Wine People and live entertainment.
7.15pm - Screening of PHILOMENA.
Palace Movie Club $30 Golden/Student Movie Club $28 General Admission $35

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PHILOMENA - Second session added
Sunday 1 December

6.30pm - Pre-film reception with drinks courtesy of Laithwaite’s Wine People and live entertainment.
7.30pm - Screening of PHILOMENA.
Palace Movie Club $30 Golden/Student Movie Club $28 General Admission $35

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

HOW I LIVE NOW Directed by Kevin Macdonald
PHILOMENA Directed by Stephen Frears
ONE CHANCE Directed by David Frankel
DOM HEMINGWAY Directed by Richard Shepard
GOOD VIBRATIONS Directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
AUSTENLAND Directed by Jerusha Hess
STILL LIFE Directed by Uberto Pasolini
PRIVATE PEACEFUL Directed by Pat O'Connor
MISSION TO LARS Directed by James Moore, William Spicer
CLOSED CIRCUIT Directed by John Crowley
JUMP Directed by Kieron J Walsh
ROMEO AND JULIET Directed by Carlo Carlei
LE WEEK-END Directed by Roger Michell
BLOOD Directed by Nick Murphy

BFI Top 5

In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1000 people from the world of British film and television to produce the BFI Top 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century. The festival is thrilled to present special screenings of the Top 5 from that list.
THE THIRD MAN Directed by Carol Reed
BRIEF ENCOUNTER Directed by David Lean
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Directed by David Lean
THE 39 STEPS Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Directed by David Lean

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