Adelaide Film Festival
The Adelaide Film Festival is a biennial eleven-day celebration and is an exciting exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a diverse and unique program of screenings, forums and special events.
The Adelaide Film Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest, innovative and must attend events in the country and since its inception in 2013 has made a name for itself internationally as a platform for exposing exciting new talent from the Australian film industry, and this year is no exception 2017 promises a bolder, brighter, reality adjusting and visually stunning program.
Family friendly highlights of the Adelaide Film Festival
Some family friendly highlights of the festival are as follows:
My Life as a Zucchini
PG | Animation
No, not another one of those gourmet cooking shows but a gem of stop-motion animation in which a young boy tells of his time in an orphanage after his mother’s death. 9-year-old Courgette has only an empty beer can by which to remember his mum, but he quickly finds other kids who have had it just as bad. Together, these kids quietly find what it takes to survive in a world where there is no one left to love them. This remarkable ode to human resilience has charmed and inspired audiences wherever it has been shown, winning multiple audience awards and nominations for the Oscars and Golden Globes. If you need to be cheered up after some of your festival viewing, this is your film.
GU Film House Adelaide – Sunday 15 October 2017 | 12pm – 1.06pm
GU Film House Adelaide – Saturday 14 October 2017 | 11.30am – 1.09pm
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Fiction | 15+, Unless Accompanied By An Adult
A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books: the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War.
GU Film House Adelaide – Saturday 7 October 2017 | 11.15am – 12.58pm
GU Film House Adelaide – Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 2.45pm – 4.28pm
PG | Documentary
Join members of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Show, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Audiences will be introduced to an endearing and eclectic group of ‘chick fanciers’, each hoping to take away the top prize, including Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Ian the exacting judge, Mark the voice of reason and Brian the lovable champion. Pecking Order is a hilarious, unique, and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which is sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages.
GU Film House Adelaide – Monday 9 October 2017 | 7.30pm – 9.06pm
GU Film House Adelaide – Sunday 15 October 2017 | 6.15pm – 7.43pm
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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Film Festival website.
What: Adelaide Film Festival
When: Thursday 5 October – Sunday 15 October 2017
Where: Various locations around Adelaide
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Image Source: Adelaide Film Festival website
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