To all the 9 to 5ers out there! Here is your post-5pm SWIFF movie line-up all this week. Clock off and hit the cinema at the Jetty Memorial Theatre in Coffs for your weekday film fix while the festival is on.
Remember – SWIFF Festival Hub (Element Bar) has a couple of happy hours every day from 4pm to 6pm and is open late every night for those post-film chats. Head down after the film for a bubbly debrief.
Winner, Documentary Australia Foundation Award
Western Syndey security guard and part-time ghost hunter Jason has his troubling past bubble to the surface on his search for the supernatural.
7:30PM: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Winner, Us Dramatic Directing, Sundance Film Festival
Convinced her student’s a poetry prodigy, Lisa (Maggie Gyllenhall) takes on 5-year-old Jimmy as a protege – and fascination becomes obsession.
5:45PM: SHARKWATER EXTINCTION
The life-long obsession of marine conservationist Rob Stewart, who passed away in the making of this film, Sharkwater Extinction aims to bring the atrocities of illegal shark fishing to the surface into the sunlight.
Mads Mikkelsen gives a tour de force performance as a downed pilot in the arctic, slowly filling out the silhouette, who he is, where he has come from, and how he will survive in this chilling survival thriller.
6PM: SISTERS FOR SALE
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE W/ SPECIAL GUEST BEN RANDALL
When Ben Randall found out his Vietnamese female friends had been sold off for marriage to China, he decided to bring them home. This is his incredible true story, with Q&A to follow the screening.
8:15PM: A VIGILANTE
Olivia Wilde gives a defining performance as an avenger who takes the law into her own hands, transforming herself into a brutally righteous underground heroine. A new perspective of what a super hero can be.
5:30PM: THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Three Identical Strangers has proved a favourite with SWIFF audiences, telling an almost unbelievable story about three identical triplet brothers adopted out to different families at birth – on purpose.
7:30PM: SWIFF LIVE - O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU
LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY THE MID NORTH
A highlight for SWIFF 2019, The Mid-North accomp…accompan…play the gee-tar real good LIVE along to a screening of the cinematic Coen Brothers masterpiece, O Brother Where Art Thou. Limited tickets remain. Second show Jan 20.
Palme d'Or Winner, Cannes Film Festival
A light-fingered father and son take a neglected five-year old girl into their misfit family – but what of the girl’s parents? “The work of a master (director Kore-eda) in full command of his art.” Limited tickets.
6PM FOR 6:30PM: NEXTWAVE YOUTH FILM AWARDS
C.EX COFFS, UPSTAIRS AUDITORIUM
The premier regional youth film program in Australia. Over 20 original short films will be premiered, sharing in over $40,000 in prizes. Proudly supported by Southern Cross University and C.ex Group.
8:30PM: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Second session. Convinced her student’s a poetry prodigy, Lisa (Maggie Gyllenhall) takes on 5-year-old Jimmy as a protege – and fascination becomes obsession.