SFF’s Travelling Film Festival returns to Newcastle with eight films

17 May, 2016 by Staff Writer

Alex Russell in Ivan Sen's Goldstone.


The Sydney Film Festival's Travelling Film Fest returns to Newcastle this year, screening at Tower Cinemas from June 24-26.

SFF's roadshow takes films around the country after they've screened at the festival itself, which takes place in Sydney from June 8-19.

Highlights include SFF's opening night film Goldstone, directed by Ivan Sen and starring Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham and David Gulpilil, and closing night film Love and Friendship, Whit Stillman's adaptation of an early, unheralded Jane Austen short novel.

Stillman's acclaimed comedy of manners stars Australia's own Xavier Samuel as well as Stephen Fry, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Tower Cinemas with a vibrant program of four short films and nine feature films including one documentary,” Travelling Film Festival Manager Alicia Emery said.

Other films set to go on tour include Lee Tamahori's Mahana, reteaming with his Once Were Warriors star Temuera Morrison; Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand’s Wednesday, 9 May; Mustang, the much-garlanded debut of Turkish-French female filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven; Teenage Kicks, by Australian filmmaker Craig Boreham and starring Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Charlotte Best and Shari Sebbens; and Life, Animated, Roger Ross Williams’ hit Sundance doc about a boy with autism who makes sense of the world through Disney films.