By Popular Demand, Sydney Film Festival (SFF) are thrilled to release a third round of screenings at Palace Cinemas for 10 films fast approaching second screening capacity. Eight features and two documentaries make up the selection at the Palace Verona and Norton Street cinemas. This extended partnership beyond the end of the festival is a wonderful way for audiences to catch some of the most talked about films of the year.
From American Indie Comedy Dope to Ukrainian sign-language drama The Tribe, there’s plenty to choose from. Other Films include Sundance Comedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl from award winning American Horror Story director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Grandma, starring the great Lily Tomlin exploring womanhood in America over three generations; and from India The Crow’s Egg, a family film about two cute kids from Chennai and their quest to taste pizza. Swedish master Roy Andersson’s critically acclaimed quirky comedy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence; darkly comic drama Villa Touma about a family from the waning Palestinian Christian aristocracy; and celebrated Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s latest film Tehran Taxi, made in defiance of a government ban round out the features.
Important documentaries include Australian Maya Newell’s film Gayby Baby, a child’s eye view of growing up in same sex families; and The Wolfpack, a strange but true story of seven film obsessed children who rarely leave their New York apartment.
You can catch all these at Palace Cinemas in Leichhardt and Paddington, for an additional three evenings: from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 June.
Tickets for Sydney Film Festival 2015 are on sale now. Please call 1300 733 733 or visit sff.org.au for more information.