Perthians, Luna Outdoor continues its summer season of great films under the Leederville stars. Check out this week’s program. For further details or purchasing tickets hit the link.
KING RICHARD (8.15PM – Saturday 15 January)
Based on the true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.
Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, Bad Boys for Life) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men). Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world
FACING MONSTERS (8.15PM – Sunday 16 January) SOLD OUT
Facing Monsters digs deep into the psyche of enigmatic WestAustralian ‘slab wave surfer Kerby Brown, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for his family.
This film is far more than just a surfing story. It’s an unapologetic musing into the essence of Kerby and his family as we join them on his quest to ride a ferocious slab wave in the deep Southern Ocean that no one on the planet has surfed before. It’s a film about fear, addictions, and family bonds as we explore what drives Kerby, what anchors him and why he’s obsessed with pitting himself against one of nature’s most intimidating forces.
Directed by Bentley Dean (Contact, Tanna) and produced by Chris Veerhuis (Red Dog: True Blue, Breath) along with executive producers Frank Chidiac, Susanne Morrison and co-producer Sonya Rifici, this suspenseful, action-packed drama unravels Kerby’sinner demons whilst confronting the real-world consequences that his death-defying passion could have on his family.
Featuring stunning cinematography by Rick Rifici (Breath, Blueback), we are right there with Kerby immersed in the ferocity of the Southern Ocean and the thunder of its deadly monsters as he prepares to take on the ride of his life, We become part of Kerby’sjourney into the unknown as Facing Monsters transports viewers to places and feelings never before experienced on the big screen. SOLD OUT
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD (8.15PM – Monday 17 January)
Julie (Renate Reinsve) is turning 30 and is facing an existential crisis. Constantly changing her mind about what she wants to do with her life, Julie has wasted her talents. Now her successful older boyfriend Aksel (Anders Danielsen Lie) wants to settle down, and perhaps even have a child. When she gatecrashes a party, she meets the charming Eivind (Herbert Nordrum). Whilst careful not to cheat on their respective partners, the initial spark lingers.
Celebrated director Joachim Trier’s (Oslo, August 31st & Reprise) latest story The Worst Person In The World is a funny, romantic and unforgettable film – showing the impact tricky of life decisions with visually audacious sequences and great performances. Reinsve is splendid, giving a vibrant and award-winning performance as a young woman indecisive in love and life.
Winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, The Worst Person In The World is a smart, sexy and funny coming-of-age drama from famed Norwegian director Joachim Trier.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (8.15PM – Tuesday 18 January)
In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious carnival worker (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.
Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Shape of Water is a departure for del Toro, who is known for his monster-led movies. Nightmare Alley, instead, is a psychological-modern film noir thriller. “This has no supernatural element,” del Toro told Vanity Fair. “It’s based completely in a reality world. There is nothing fantastic. It’s a very different movie from my usual, but yes, the title and my name would create that [impression].”
Nightmare Alley, based on a 1946 book by William Lindsay Gresham, tells the story of a highly manipulative former carnival worker, Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), who has a knack for scamming millionaires. When Stanton gets involved with psychiatrist Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), however, he realises he may have met his match.
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD (8.15PM – Wednesday 19 January)
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (8.15PM – Thursday-Saturday, 20-22 January)