FESTIVALS: Sydney Film Festival announces a new film in the 2013 program, 'Behind the Candelabra' by Steven Soderbergh, to be screened on Tuesday 11 June at 9:45pm at Event Cinemas George Street (EV4) and Friday 14 June at 8:00pm Event Cinemas George Street (EV9).
Direct from its premiere In Competition at Cannes, Sydney Film Festival brings you a special screening of one of the most talked-about films of the year: 'Behind the Candelabra'. With the help of a high-powered cast, Hollywood maverick Steven Soderbergh brings a tempestuous chapter in the life of one of the 20th century’s most famous superstars to the screen. Virtuoso pianist and flamboyant star of stage and television, Liberace (Michael Douglas) embraced a lifestyle of excess. In 1977, young stranger Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) walked into his dressing room at the Las Vegas Hilton and, despite their differences in age and background, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. 'Behind the Candelabra' is a stylish and highly entertaining look at their relationship from its beginnings to their bitter and public breakup. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw calls the film “mesmeric, riskily incorrect, outrageously watchable and simply outrageous.” The phenomenal supporting cast includes Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser and Debbie Reynolds.
Sydney Film Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary this 5-16 June, bringing a packed program of screenings and special events to even more venues across Sydney. For tickets and full up-to-date program information please visit www.sff.org.au.
What: Sydney Film Festival
When: 5-16 June, 2013
Tickets & Info: 1300 733 733 www.sff.org.au
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