Madman celebrates MIFF madness

18 July, 2008 by IF

Madman are delighted to announce that more than twenty of their titles have been selected to screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival which opens July 25.

The festival will open with Mark Hartley’s much anticipated and wildly enjoyable NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD which opens in cinemas nationally on August 28th. Brian Trenchard Smith, the action specialist of Ozploitation and director, Mark Hartley are special guests of the festival.

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Other Mad festival guests include UK director Olly Blackburn whose feature A Donkey Punch resonates spookily with several recent true life events ; Arta Dobroshi, the lead actress of Lorna’s Silence, the new film from the Dardenne brothers; and the legendary horror director, George A Romero with his Diary of the Dead.

The titles are as follows:

Theatrical Releases
COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES –release date, Feb/March 09
A DONKEY PUNCH (director Olly Blackburn will be a guest of the Fest) – release date 09
FUNNY GAMES – release date 11 September 08
MAN ON WIRE – release date 16 October 08
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD – Opening Night Film (Mark Hartley and Brian Trenchard Smith will be guests of the festival) – release date 28 August, 08
THE WACKNESS – release date November 08
GONZO – release date 09
LORNA’S SILENCE (lead actress Arta Dobroshi will be a guest of the festival)

DVD titles:
ASTERIX AND THE OLYMPICS
ASHES OF TIME REDUX
DAINIPPONJIN (BIG MAN JAPAN)
CSNY DÉJÀ VU
DEREK
THE ENGLISH SURGEON
GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DIARY OF THE DEAD (Director George A. Romero guest)
JAR CITY
LOU REED’S BERLIN
MY WINNIPEG
PLANET B-BOY
REDACTED
SOMERS TOWN
STRANGERS
ROCK ‘N ROLL NERD
THE WAVE
TRUMBO

For screening times please go to melbournefilmfestival.com.au

[release from MB Publicity]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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