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Announcing the BIFF 2020 Closing Night Film

We’ll be celebrating together on Sunday 11 October when the world premiere of Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra 2020 screens simultaneously across all BIFF venues. 

Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Top End Wedding) and Nel Minchen (Matilda & Me), Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra is a compelling and vivid documentary about the evolution of one of Australia’s leading dance companies, the world renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre, and its Brisbane-born Artistic Director Stephen Page.

The film interweaves moving interviews with Bangarra dancers and Stephen, Russell and David Page with vibrant home movie footage of the Page family growing up in Brisbane. It’s an insightful portrait of one of Australia’s most dynamic and successful arts organisations and celebrates the transformative importance of the arts.

Image: Production still from Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra 2020 / Directors: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin / Image courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

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