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Q&A Preview

With special guests Director Del Kathryn Barton, star Julia Savage and producer Samantha Jennings!

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Palace Cinemas invites you to a Preview Screening of the imaginative and breathtaking Australian film Blaze (MA15+), followed by a Q&A with Director Del Kathryn Barton, star Julia Savage and producer Samantha Jennings.

Archibald winning Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton makes her stunning feature debut, combining live action, puppetry and animation and starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Julia Savage.

Twelve-year-old Blaze (Julia Savage) is raised by her caring father, Luke (Simon Baker). When she witnesses a brutal crime on the streets, Blaze is faced with conflicting emotions of debilitating fear and a desire for justice. As she spirals uncontrollably, Luke does his best to help her through this crisis, but to little effect. An unlikely saviour enters the picture, a dragon – a magnificent Barton creation – that provides solace and courage to Blaze as she finds a path forward.

Savage is fantastic as the teen confronted with an unimaginable crisis; as is Baker playing the parent desperate to fix a problem not easily solved. A rousing and moving film, Blaze is a bold hybrid of live action, puppetry and animation, an ode to female courage and a celebration of the power of the imagination.

Don’t miss this special Q&A Preview of the ‘audaciously crafted’ debut film from Archibald-winning artist Del Kathryn Barton at Palace Cinemas.

Event Details:
Palace Verona
Tuesday, August 23 |  6:30pm Screening, Q&A Post-film

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“Legendary Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton’s feature film debut is a masterpiece of catharsis”

– Time Out


“Del Kathryn Barton’s feature film debut will take your breath away”

– The Guardian


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Dates, Location & Tickets


Palace Verona
Tuesday, August 23
6:30pm Film Screening
Q&A Post-Film