It’s rather rare that an aussie film get’s released that has a three hour run-time but this epic aussie feature is something a little different and will be released as a ‘special event’. Tim Winton’s THE TURNING will hit screens for a limited time on September 26, but for you Winton fan’s Luna Leederville will be hosting an event with special guests Director/Curator Robert Connolly and Tim Winton on Monday the 16th September.
TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING, a film adaptation of Winton’s best-selling novel ‘The Turning’, consists of 17 chapters that each features a different director and stellar cast. Under the guidance of curator Robert Connolly (Balibo), first time filmmakers Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham make their directorial debut amongst acclaimed directors such as Warwick Thornton and Justin Kurzel.
Australian talent starring in the film includes Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Otto, Brenna Harding, Richard Roxburgh, Callan Mulvey, Dan Wyllie, Oscar Redding, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Wayne Blair, Mirrah Foulkes and numerous others. Many of the chapters were also shot right here in WA.
Last weekend saw the official World Premiere at this years Melbourne International Film Festival. The film will also screen as part of Cinefest Oz later this month and, following on from this special event screening on September 16, it will release as a unique theatrical event across Australia on September 26 – showing exclusively at Luna Cinemas here in Perth.
Producer Robert Connolly comments, “Embarking upon this cinematic adventure posed a unique challenge for us in relation to adapting a book tie in like ‘The Turning’ for the screen. We came upon this idea of extending personal invitation to seventeen great creative minds to interpret one chapter each and asking them if any of the stories particularly spoke to them, affected or resonated with them.”
“What I found amazing was that each person found something very different in ‘The Turning’ – like all great works of literature, it offers up so many permutations and interpretations,” Connolly said.
The filmmaking is also unique as a collection of artists from many different backgrounds have collaborated to provide chapters, including the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Page, and Shaun Gladwell, one of Australia’s most acclaimed video artists.
TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING was created by Robert Connolly (Balibo), who produced the film together with Maggie Miles and Arenamedia. Funding partners include Screen Australia, Film Victoria, ScreenWest, ABC and the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere Fund. TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING is co-distributed by Madman Entertainment and CinemaPlus.
TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING
Director/Curator Robert Connolly will introduce the screening along with author Tim Winton
Monday 16 September
Luna Cinemas Leederville
* please note: the film is 3-hours and there will be an intermission halfway
* all guests will receive a full programme