Films

2016 DIFF FILMS

Words with Gods

Words With Gods

7:15pm Thursday
15th September

Words with Gods is a strikingly shot anthology film directed by nine internationally acclaimed directors, tackling questions of faith and spirituality across the world.

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Stingray Sisters **SOLD OUT**

7:15pm Friday
16th September

Born to an Aboriginal mother and a Caucasian father, Noni, Alice and Grace Eather (aka the Stingray Sisters) from Maningrida have always had to move between worlds and cultures.

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Creative Control

9:30pm Friday
16th September

In a world where communication is increasingly – and sometimes exclusively – digital, virtual reality seems to be the next inevitable step. Director and co-writer Benjamin Dickinson…

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Junction 48

9:15pm Saturday
17th September

Junction 48 is a love story about two aspiring Palestinian hip hop artists, Kareem (real-life hip hop artist Tamer Nafar) and Manar. Set against the tense backdrop of the mixed…

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Under the Shadow

7:15pm Sunday
18th September

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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RIO 2096

9:15pm Sunday
18th September

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE. Rio 2096 is set over four turbulent periods in Brazil’s history, from Portuguese settlement, to a dystopic future in which war is waged over water resources…

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Zach’s Ceremony

7:15pm Monday
19th September

Raised a city kid, Zach is caught between the modern world and his ancient culture. This documentary follows his journey to be initiated as a proud Aboriginal man.

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ANIMATIC

7:15pm Tuesday
20th September

Award-winning animations from across the world feature in this carefully curated collection of shorts. Don’t miss the chance to see this year’s Academy Award-winning short Bear Story on the big screen…

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How to let go of the world

7:15pm Wednesday
21st September

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE. What if it is too late to reverse the effects of climate change? What is it that climate change can’t destroy? And even more…

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Mr Gaga

7:15pm Thursday
22nd September

Mr Gaga is the story of Israeli choreographer, Ohad Naharin. Widely considered an artistic genius and credited with redefining the language of modern dance

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Tangerine

9:15pm Thursday
22nd September

When trans sex worker Sin-Dee-Rella finishes a brief stint in prison, she hears that Chester, her boyfriend and pimp, has been cheating on her – with a white straight woman, no less!

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Down Under

7:15pm Friday
23rd September

Set in the aftermath of Sydney’s now infamous Cronulla riots of 2005, Down Under follows two groups of angry young men, each from one side of the conflict, in their quest for retribution.

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Hardcore Henry

9:15pm Friday
23rd September

Waking up in a tank of water, Henry is faced with a scientist claiming to be his wife. She tells him that he has been in an accident, left mute, suffered amnesia and been fitted cybernetic limbs.

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Mune

1:00pm Saturday
17th September

A film that will delight kids and adults of all ages, MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON is a thrilling 3D animated adventure fantasy.

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KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET

1:00pm Saturday
24th September

Based on the much loved and multi-million copy selling classic by American-Lebanese poet, Kahlil Gibran, this lavishly animated feature…

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