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Sunday 11 October 2020

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Features

THE WOMAN WHO RAN  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 77mins

Friendship and questions of loyalty intersect in an enchanting tale of female camaraderie from prolific Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo.

Short Films

SHORT FILMS: Life Beats  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 85mins

BIFF’s program of short films celebrates the unique craft of short-form filmmaking — a platform for emerging filmmakers that delicately balances the nuanced skill of storytelling and visual language.

Event

FILIBUS  

Plus: LIVE MUSIC + FILM: Filibus

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 75mins

Described as ‘the most exciting, witty, feminist, steampunk, cross-dressing aviatrix thriller you will ever see!’, this restored silent still delights more than a century after its initial release.

Release

BRING DOWN THE WALLS  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:15am 88mins

Turner Prize-nominee Phil Collins invites us into New York’s ‘Bring Down The Walls’ project, an anti-incarceration movement that uses house music to fight for social justice.

Homecoming

A MOMENT IN THE SUN  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:30am 70mins

The inspiring and fascinating story of the development of a solar-powered tandem bicycle, designed and built at the University of Queensland in the 1980s.

Features

RED POST ON ESCHER STREET  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:30pm 149mins

The latest from Japan’s notoriously prolific, subversive and cultishly adored Sion Sono is grandiose in scale yet as intimate in detail as his followers have come to expect.

Event

NINGLA A-NA  

A rare historical record that documents a significant moment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism from inside the tent, at the heart of the protest.

Documentaries

ASSASSINS  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:15pm 104mins

Assassins presents the unbelievable true story behind the assassination of Kim Jong-un’s elder half-brother at Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017.

Belonging

P.S. BURN THIS LETTER PLEASE  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:15pm 101mins

The discovery of a collection of letters in an abandoned storage unit reveals the hidden history of the 1950s drag scene in New York.

Documentaries

FEELS GOOD MAN  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:30pm 92mins

A wickedly entertaining documentary about the rise and fall of Pepe the Frog, who went from stoner comic star to iconic meme of the alt-right.

Features

HUMAN CAPITAL  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 3:30pm 95mins

An all-star American remake of an acclaimed Italian film, Human Capital is a gripping moral drama featuring Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard and Maya Hawke.

Transcendence

MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 3:40pm 99mins

Set against the backdrop of an eight-hour live performance of his album Sleep in a Los Angeles park, this documentary reveals the story behind the landmark work by Max Richter.

Features

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 3:45pm 90mins

Matthew Rankin’s strikingly bonkers comedy about the fictionalised early years of former Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King is an absurdist blend of the worlds of Monty Python and Guy Maddin.

Documentaries

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 95mins

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.

Documentaries

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 95mins

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.

Documentaries

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 95mins

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.

Documentaries

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA  

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 95mins

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.

Documentaries

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA  

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 95mins

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.

Event

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA  

Plus: FIRESTARTER: CLOSING NIGHT FILM CELEBRATION

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 95mins

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.