Footscray’s Bluestone Church Arts Space will be screening a bunch of Aussie cult classics, including The Castle and Strictly Ballroom, every Sunday during May. The best thing is… they’re all free. Scroll down for a complete list of films and screening details. For more information about the screenings click here.
Venue: Bluestone Church Arts Space – 10A Hyde Street, Footscray (adjacent to Council Offices). Parking: Free parking available on site.
Bookings: No booking required. Limited seating available and allocated on a first come first served basis.
3 May – The Castle
There’s no place like THIS Home! In the laugh-filled tradition of The Full Monty, The Castle is a hilarious comedy treat ! Even though there’s an airport practically running through their backyard, the eccentric Kerrigan clan loves their humble home. But when the airfield needs room to expand, the government says that the Kerrigans have got to go!
17 May – Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Two drag-queens, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce), and a transexual, Bernadette (Terrence Stamp) contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. When they arrive they discover that it is more than just a cabaret job waiting for them.
24 May – Strictly Ballroom
Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing “his own steps”. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckly who has the audacity to ask to be Scott’s partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, “there are no new steps!”
31 May – Muriel’s Wedding
Hysterically funny, fresh and brimming with wit, Muriel’s Wedding is the comedy hit celebrated by critics nationwide. No one ever paid much attention to Muriel and her humdrum small-town life, so she and her best friend Rhonda decide to leave it all behind and head for the big city…where they end up having the exciting adventure of their lives! What’s more, soon everyone takes notice when Muriel becomes engaged to a handsome and popular sports hero! You’ll love every hilarious minute as Muriel discovers that even when it seems all her dreams are coming true, the path to the altar still has plenty of surprising twist