Date: 30 Mar 2016
"Looking For Grace". Screening from DCP followed by Q&A with Sue Brooks and Katie Milwright ACS - Wednesday March 30th 2016
Come along and watch this highly acclaimed film directed by Sue Brooks and shot by ACS Victorian member, Katie Milwright ACS.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 VENICE INTL. F.F. – IN COMPETITION
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 TORONTO INTL. F.F. – IN COMPETITION
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 ADELAIDE INTL. F.F. – IN COMPETITION
From Palace Films: The acclaimed new film from Sue Brooks, the multi award-winning director of Japanese Story and Road To Nhill, LOOKING FOR GRACE is an intimate, funny and profoundly moving story about chance, fate and the complexities of family life.
When rebellious 16-year-old Grace (rising star Odessa Young) takes off, her exasperated mum and dad (the superb Radha Mitchell and Richard Roxburgh) enlist the help of a close-to-retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheat belt to try to find her. On the journey, the two must confront the realities of their changing relationship to one another, and to their daughter…
Wry, intriguing and poignant, Brooks’ unflinching reflection on the disruptive effects of both adolescence and middle-age boasts her trademark sense of character, acerbic humour and eye for the hypnotic rhythms of Australia’s regional landscapes. Innovatively structured to incrementally reveal each character’s journey – and secrets – from numerous vantage points, LOOKING FOR GRACE is ultimately a beautiful, bold and unmistakably Australian story that reminds us that life is precious, and can change in the blink of an eye.
Producer: Lizette Atkins, Sue Taylor, Alsion Tilson
Director: Sue Brooks
Cinematographer: Katie Milwright ACS
Writer: Sue Brooks
Editor: Peter Carrodus
Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Terry Norris, Julia Blake, Tasma Walton, Kenya Pearson, Harry Richardson
REVIEWS: Looking For Grace
“Offers a deep observation of human nature… There are no heroes, just ordinary people and multiple journeys, yet it lacks nothing in emotional impact or narrative drive… There’s no-one better than Brooks at placing characters in the Australian landscape in a way that makes us see their vulnerability, fear and humanity, all at once… With its painterly eye for the parched saltpans and wheat fields bisected by snaking roads, the film has a lonely, elegiac beauty. The unexpected comedy can give way in an instant to something darker, but it’s never mean-spirited. As so often in Brooks’ films, the best and the worst of human experience travel together, and we never know which shall have dominion.”
Paul Byrnes, SMH/THE AGE
Come at 6.30pm and catch up with friends over a drink or snack before the film at the Backlot Bar.
WHERE Backlot Studios, 65 Haig St Southbank. Parking in venue and surrounding streets
WHEN Wednesday March 30th. Doors and Bar opens at 6.30pm. Screening starts 7pm. Followed by Q&A
COST: FREE Entry for financial ACS Members.
FREE Entry to the first 15 Screen Professionals Collective (SPC) (Vic) members who book a seat (One ONLY per SPC Member). This includes members of ADG, ASE, AWG, SPA, ASSG, AGSC & APDG. Once the allocation is full, SPC members can buy at Concession price.