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Byron Bay Film Festival | Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra
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Byron Bay International Film Festival Opening Night!

Join us at Palace Byron Bay for the Byron Bay International Film Festival 2020 Opening Night screening of FIRESTARTER – THE STORY OF BANGARRA! Whilst social distancing regulars might stop you physically rubbing shoulders with stars there’s nothing stopping you from looking and feeling fabulous as you walk down the Red Carpet for this very special edition of the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

There are prizes for the Best Dressed on the night, popcorn and a drink on arrival!

Firestarter marks Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary. Taking us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, the film recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the inspiring story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — turned the newly born dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse. Through the eyes of the brothers and company alumni, Firestarter explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of intergenerational trauma, and – crucially – the power of art as a messenger for social change and healing.

Remember all seating is allocated so book with friends and create your very own BBFF Bubble to enjoy the communal experience of cinema and the inspirational and celebrational experience that is FIRESTARTER – THE STORY OF BANGARRA!

Event Details:
Palace Byron Bay
Friday, October 23
7:00pm | Red Carpet Arrivals
7:30pm | Film Screening

Palace Movie Club (max 2): $28.00
General Admission: $30.00

“As the 20th century turns into the 21st, you can’t tell the story of Aboriginal Australia without featuring Bangarra – indeed they tell the story. And at the core of it there are these three beautiful boys. The holy trinity.”Hetti Perkins, Art Curator, author. 

Dates, Location & Tickets

Byron Bay

Palace Byron Bay
Friday, October 23
7:00pm Arrivals
7:30pm Screening