Perth Film Fest to Screen Classics

Perth Film Fest to Screen Classics


Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced the first of the titles in its Australian Revelations series – they’re pretty exciting!


Back in my days of being a Cinema Manager, my blood pressure would frequently rise as I saw customer after customer turn their nose up at the suggestion of seeing a home-grown Aussie flick, so initiatives like Australian Revelations make me super happy

Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film through a year-round, ongoing series of screenings. Geoffrey Wright’s 1992 classic ROMPER STOMPER will headline the first screening on Monday 24 November.

ROMPER STOMPER was nominated for nine Australian Film Institute Awards. A youthful Russell Crowe won Best Actor in a Lead Role for his portrayal of Hando and the film also picked up AFI Awards for Best Achievement in Sound and Best Original Music Score.

“We’re really happy to be launching this series with such a ground-breaking film,” says Revelation Director Richard Sowada. “It’s lost none of its raw energy and nerve and is truly unique on the Australian film landscape – which is what we’re dedicated to celebrating.”

December’s screening will be the 1979 dystopian classic MAD MAX and will feature a skype Q+A session with actor Steve Bisley, who played Jim Goose in this landmark Australian production.

Each Australian Revelations feature screening will be accompanied by a Western Australian made short film, providing opportunities for local filmmakers to have their work seen by new audiences.


Australian Revelations will screen at the new The Backlot Perth facility in West Perth and tickets are available via


Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational