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TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.sff.org.au/toowoomba

Press Release Date: 7th September 2015

TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TOOWOOMBA PROGRAM

TOP FILMS TRAVELLING TO TOOWOOMBA

Travelling Film Festival to screen top films in historic Queensland Cinema

Sydney Film Festival brings acclaimed Australian playwright Tommy Murphy and Australian theatre director Neil Armfield's new award-winning film Holding the Man to Toowoomba Strand Cinemas. Based on the bestselling book and play of the same title, Holding the Man makes a compelling argument for equality in the most endearing way, supported by a stellar cast featuring Ryan Corr, Craig Scott and Guy Pearce. The film is part of an impressive line-up of

global cinema on the road for the 2015 Travelling Film Festival, screening in Toowoomba from 9 to 11 October 2015.

Tickets to Australia's longest running travelling film festival are on sale now.

With five short films and nine feature films, including two documentaries; ranging from locations as far-reaching as France, Denmark, Brazil, India, Germany, and the USA; Queensland film fans will be spoilt for choice when it comes to world-class cinema over the Festival weekend.

TOP FILMS TRAVELLING TO TOOWOOMBA

Travelling Film Festival to screen top films in historic Queensland Cinema

Sydney Film Festival brings acclaimed Australian playwright Tommy Murphy and Australian theatre director Neil Armfield’s new award-winning film Holding the Man to Toowoomba Strand Cinemas. Based on the bestselling book and play of the same title, Holding the Man makes a compelling argument for equality in the most endearing way, supported by a stellar cast featuring Ryan Corr, Craig Scott and Guy Pearce. The film is part of an impressive line-up of global cinema on the road for the 2015 Travelling Film Festival, screening in Toowoomba from 9 to 11

October 2015.

Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are on sale now.

With five short films and nine feature films, including two documentaries; ranging from locations as far-reaching as France, Denmark, Brazil, India, Germany, and the USA; Queensland film fans will be spoilt for choice when it comes to world-class cinema over the Festival weekend.

Travelling Film Festival Manager Alicia Emery is thrilled the Festival can bring these important films to Toowoomba. “This carefully curated film program includes a selection of 2015 Sydney Film Festival highlights as well as internationally acclaimed films that would otherwise not be screened to audiences outside of capital cities.” Emery said. “We hope Queensland film lovers will enjoy them as much as they delighted and entertained Sydney audiences. We know from past events that people travel from all round to visit Toowoomba to see what we have on offer, from Brisbane to Bowenville and beyond.”

Important cinematic features not to be missed include Phoenix, the sixth collaboration between director Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss (Barbara), a drama about a concentration-camp survivor returning to Berlin to reclaim her life. As well as Far From Men, a

gripping tale of morality and friendship set during the Algerian War, featuring a career-defining performance from Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen.

Fans of Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones, will see the actor in a new light in A Second Chance, a powerfully dramatic thriller created by Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier. Iris, a documentary by the great Albert Maysles tells the tale of legendary collector of fashion, Iris Apfel. Apfel shares her experiences including working for the White House for nine presidents and creating replicas of century-old fabrics.

Also screening is The Second Mother, a gently humorous, beautifully made and socially astute film. Winning awards at Sundance Film Festival 2015 and Berlin Film Festival 2015, The Second Mother is a thought-provoking and uplifting gem.

The Festival also announced that 3 Hearts will screen at Toowoomba in the Travelling Film Festival. 3 Hearts is a love story about the cruelty of fate and passion that never fails and features French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve.

Only the Dead gives an inside story of Australian journalist, Michael Ware’s experiences in Baghdad following the invasion of Iraq. Ware was on the trail of a brutal Al Qaeda leader with plans to set the country

at odds. When he decided to go public, Ware received a tape, and so began a journey that shocked the world.

The Festival also brings the family-friendly Tamil/ Indian film The Crow’s Egg by filmmaker M. Manikandan. Dubbed the new Slumdog Millionaire, The Crow’s Egg is a funny, charming South Indian tale of two mischievous and resourceful brothers from a Chennai slum who become determined to taste pizza for the very first time.

With tickets selling fast, don’t miss your chance to experience a unique and exciting array of festival quality cinema. ’Subscribe and Save’ packages offer great value for multiple ticket purchases.

Full programming details and ticket information can be found at: www.sff.org.au/toowoomba

WHAT: Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival in Toowoomba
WHEN: Toowoomba: Friday 9 October – Sunday 11 October 2015 WHERE: Toowoomba Strand Cinemas 163 Margaret St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TravellingFilmFestivalToowoomba
SINGLE TICKETS: $14 / $12 / $10 (Adult / Concession / Student & Kids)
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE: 9-FILM FULL

SUBSCRIPTION: $75 Adult / $65 Concession
5-FILM FLEXIPASS: $53 Adult / $48 Concession
Note: films must be selected at time of purchase

HOW TO BOOK
Book tickets online in advance at www.sff.org.au/toowoomba
For ticket enquiries please contact Sydney Film Festival on 02 8220 6600 or contact the cinema box office.

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER
6.45PM HOLDING THE MAN (MA15+) Australia | 2015 | 128 mins | In English
9.15PM COMPLIMENTARY OPENING NIGHT DRINKS

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER
12PM IRIS (M) USA | 2015 | 83 mins | In English. Screens with short Nulla Nulla
2PM PHOENIX (M) Germany | 2014 | 98 mins | In German with English subtitles.
6PM THE CROW’S EGG (PG) India | 2014 | 99 mins | In Tamil with English subtitles.

Screens with short Slingshot
8.15PM A SECOND CHANCE (MA15+) Denmark | 2014 | 104 mins | In Danish with English subtitles.
Screens with short Death in Bloom

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER
12PM THE SECOND MOTHER (UC18+) 2015 | Brazil | 110 mins | In Portuguese with English subtitles. Screens with short The Drover’s Boy
2.30PM ONLY THE DEAD (UC18+) 2015 | Australia | 78 mins | In Arabic and English with English subtitles.
5PM 3 HEARTS (M) 2014 | France, Germany, Belgium | In French with English subtitles. Screens with short Goodnight Sweetheart
7.30PM FAR FROM MEN (M) 2015 | France | 102 mins | In French, Arabic and Spanish with English subtitles

TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL VISITS…

NT Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine QLD Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville NSW Dubbo, Grafton, Huskisson, Nambucca Heads, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Yamba.

PRESENTED BY Sydney Film Festival T 02 8220 6600 E tff@sff.org.au W www.sff.org.au