Today marks the launch of Sydney's newest film festival - and this one is on an island! Yes I will be amongst the many cinema loving guests to be transporting ourselves to the Cockatoo Island Film Festival over the next five days (October 24 - 28).
There's so much on offer to ruffle your cinematic feathers (in a good way):
- The opening night gala screening of The Master, with Paul Thomas Anderson in attendance!
- The Dramatic Competition featuring some intriguing world cinema offers, including Tony Krawitz's Dead Europe
- A great line up of non-competition films - I can recommend Robot & Frank, The Sessions, Lore (natürlich!), and after chatting with Benicio del Toro recently, I'm keen to see his directorial turn in 7 Days in Havana
- The Documentary Competition, including this must see for 007 fans.
- Some truly amazing master classes with the likes of Peter Weir, Gregor Jordan, Gillian Armstrong, Jane Campion, and Don McAlpine. The Rake, and 3D seminars look like fun too.
This looks set to be event cinema at its finest, or at least at its most 'transportive'! So take a look at the programme, hop a ferry from King Street Wharf and sail into some seriously good cinema.