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Sunday 13 October 2019

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Hearts and Bones 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 107mins

Hugo Weaving stars in this compelling drama about a maverick photojournalist and a refugee who must both reconcile with their pasts when a shocking photograph comes to light.

In My Blood it Runs 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 84mins

Able to speak three languages and an apprentice healer within the Arrernte/ Garrwa community in Alice Springs, ten-year old Dujuan is at risk of expulsion from school.

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The Grim Game 

Plus: LIVE MUSIC + FILM: Houdini in The Grim Game

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 71mins

A rare screening of The Grim Game, a long-lost film starring Harry Houdini, presented on the 100th anniversary of its original release.

Memory: The Origins of Alien 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 95mins

Film documentarian Alexandre O Philippe unravels the complex DNA of Alien 1979 in this ode to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic.

Quantification Trilogy 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 111mins

Quantification Trilogy is a three-part science fiction film that vividly imagines countercultural behaviour at different points in the future, each stage coming closer to our time.

Mother's Little Helpers 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:00pm 98mins

Mother’s Little Helpers is an honest and funny exploration of the limits of familial forgiveness as four siblings reconnect to care for their dying mother.

Don't Be Nice 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:15pm 96mins

This exhilarating documentary offers an unparalleled glimpse into the inner sanctum of five competitors from the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan as they prepare for the National Poetry Slam.

Love Opera 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:15pm 91mins

Love Opera provides an inside look at Brisbane’s world-class Lisa Gasteen National Opera School as it prepares a production of Carmen with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

One Child Nation 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:15pm 85mins

Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang fearlessly peel back the layers of China’s former One Child policy to unearth its tightly held secrets.

SHORTS: SHORT BEATS 

Plus: Troll Bridge

Plus: 5 more...

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 2:00pm 86mins

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

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Finding your Creative Process 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 2:05pm 60mins

Join journalist and author Trent Dalton, Bangarra choreographer and dancer Yolande Brown and poet Huda Fadlelmawla in a discussion moderated by award-winning playwright Stephen Carleton.

Beanpole 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 2:30pm 130mins

Set amid the devastation of war-torn Leningrad, this powerful post-World War Two tale collected the Un Certain Regard Best Director Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

White Light 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 2:30pm 96mins

After a career spent documenting war zones, George Gittoes (Soundtrack to War 2005, Snow Monkey 2015) travels to the south side of Chicago, a neighbourhood under siege from gun violence.

Firecrackers 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 4:00pm 93mins

A breathless coming-of-age tale of two fierce young women who must draw on their resilience and friendship to be free of their tumultuous home lives.

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love 

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 4:00pm 97mins

A tender portrait of the long romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, who inspired Cohen’s beloved songs ‘So Long, Marianne’ and ‘Bird on the Wire’.

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Sibel 

Plus: CLOSING NIGHT PARTY + FILM: SIBEL

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 5:00pm 85mins

An incredible portrait of fierce young mute woman Sibel, who can only communicate in the unique whistling language of her Turkish village

Romeo + Juliet 

SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 5:00pm 120mins

Baz Luhrmann's ostentatious style rockets the lovers of Verona into the 20th century in this beloved adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The Day Shall Come 

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 88mins

An incendiary political satire from British cult comedy icon Chris Morris