Special Anniversary Screenings: PROOF and LANTANA

As we celebrate the current line-up of wonderful Australian films competing in the Samsung AACTA Awards, this year, in conjunction with the NFSA, we also look back at two modern classics – Lantana and Proof.  At the time of their release, both films reminded us that Australian cinema could tackle intimate stories of the city, with style, beauty and subtlety.

LANTANA – 10th Anniversary Screening


Winner of 7 AFI Awards, Lantana (2001) was the long awaited return to filmmaking of director Ray Lawrence. An award winning script by Andrew Bovell traced interweaving stories of men and women grappling with grief, infidelity and thwarted desires for intimacy. An ensemble cast includes Anthony LaPaglia, Vince Colosimo, Kerry Armstrong and Rachael Blake – all of whom won AFI Awards for their performances. Taking more than $12 million at the Australian box office, Lantana revealed an audience hungry for intelligent, grown-up stories told with a local accent.

You can watch clips and read curator’s notes for Lantana over here the NFSA’s Australian Screen Online (ASO) website.

SCREENING DETAILS:

Screening as part of the Samsung AFI | AACTA Festival of Film

Sydney: Sunday 30 October, Hoyts EQ, 3.30pm.
Special guest attending for a Q&A after the screening: Director Ray Lawrence, Producer Jan Chapman.

Melbourne: Sunday 16 October, ACMI, 3.30. [This Melbourne event has now taken place and we will be uploading video content shortly.] Special guests attending for a Q&A after the screening: Actors Kerry Armstrong, Vince Colosimo, and Producer Jan Chapman.

AFI | AACTA Members RVSP Links: Members can simply click on the links below for two complimentary tickets.
Sydney: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sydney_Anniversary_RSVP

Non members are most welcome to these special screenings and can buy tickets from the venue, subject to availability.

PROOF – 20th Anniversary Screening


Winner of 6 AFI Awards and a special mention at Cannes, Proof (1991)was the delicious and blackly comic drama from first time Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorehouse and Producer Linda House. A story about trust, lust and mateship, Proof depicts a triangle of love, hate and betrayal. Hugo Weaving plays a blind photographer, taunted by his spiteful but adoring housekeeper (Geneviève Picot). Both of them are drawn to a friendly kitchen-hand (played by a fresh-faced Russell Crowe). Twenty years later, Proof is as smart, funny and elegant as when it was first released.

You can watch clips and read curator’s notes for Proof over here on the NFSA’s Australian Screen Online (ASO) website.

SCREENING DETAILS


Sydney: Sunday 23 October, Hoyts EQ, 3.30pm. Guests: Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorhouse, Script Editor P.J.Hogan.

Melbourne: Saturday 15 October, ACMI, 3.30. Guests: Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorhouse, Producer Lynda House, Editor Ken Sallows, Exhibitor Natalie Miller. [This Melbourne event has now taken place and we will be uploading video content shortly]

AFI | AACTA Members RVSP Links: Members can simply click on the links below for two complimentary tickets.

Sydney: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sydney_Anniversary_RSVP

Non members are most welcome to these special screenings and can buy tickets from the venue, subject to availability.

Both screenings are proudly sponsored by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA).