Young At Heart Film Festival Reveals 2016 Program!
For its 11th incarnation, the Young at Heart program will include ten new feature films, a selection of new Australian short films starring seniors, special events, filmmaker Q&As, a digital print of the 1951 classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and the FOXTEL MOVIES Audience Award where filmgoers vote for Best Film.
Festival Director Mathieu Ravier says, “This year’s program takes a particular look at the modern family, celebrating the unconventional, complex and ever-changing relationships that bind us together.”
Exploring shifting family dynamics are the dramas LOUDER THAN BOMBS starring Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne; FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS with Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Jane Fonda; and MIA MADRE, from Italian master Nanni Moretti and starring Margherita Buy and John Turturro.
Relationships are also the subject of GRANDMA, a sharply observed comedy starring the inimitable Lilly Tomlin as a strong-willed lesbian poet; and the bittersweet Australian comedy, A MONTH OF SUNDAYS starring Anthony LaPaglia, Justine Clarke, Julia Blake and John Clarke.
The program also includes the Irish film DARE TO BE WILD, about a landscape gardener’s dream to take on the establishment at the Chelsea Flower Show; the Japanese film, OUR LITTLE SISTER, which charts the relationship between four sisters in a joyful celebration of family and community; a biopic of Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY; and the documentaries, SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION directed by Ethan Hawke, as well as HARRY AND SNOWMAN which recounts the extraordinary friendship between a man and his horse.
Celebrating the contribution of senior Australians to film culture will be the Relay Service Short Film Awards, a showcase of the best new Australian short films featuring seniors in lead roles, that will tour to over 80 regional towns from April 1 to 17. The Best Senior Actor award will be determined by an esteemed jury of industry professionals including entertainer Warren Kermond and actress Vola Vandere.
What: Young at Heart Film Festival
April 1-7 in Sydney and Canberra
– Palace Verona – 17 Oxford St, Paddington – (02) 9360 6099
– Palace Norton St – 99 Norton St, Leichardt – (02) 9564 5620
– Palace Electric – 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra – (02) 6222 4900
April 11-17 in Melbourne and Brisbane
– Palace Balwyn – 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn – (03) 9817 1277
– Palace Brighton Bay – 294 Bay St, Brighton – (03) 9596 3590
– Palace Centro – 39 James St, Fortitude Valley – (07) 3852 4488