Continuing its succession of sold out screenings, Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced its next screening title.
Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film via monthly screenings and one of Australia’s great documentaries – Frontline – will headline the Monday 28 September event.
An account of the Vietnam War as seen through the camera of Australian journalist Neil Davis, Frontline was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary (1981). Through enormously warm and candid interviews with the celebrated photographer this outstanding, fascinating and important documentary examines the ethical issues facing a man on the frontline.
In his own cool and philosophical way, Davis discusses these experiences and combined with extensive footage taken by him and others, the film makes for a compelling account of an Australian war correspondent – including the famed moment when two communist tanks crashed through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon heralding the end of a bloody 30-year war.
September marks the 30th anniversary of Davis’ death. After a lifetime of filming the most dangerous of situations, he was killed in Bangkok while filming a minor Thai coup attempt the camera still rolling after he was fatally fired upon.
Acclaimed Australian documentary filmmaker and Frontline director David Bradbury will present a Q+A via skype at the event.
“As a lover of documentary and with the timing of Davis’ passing, it’s an absolute pleasure to be screening this film,” says Richard Sowada, Rev Director. “It’s a constant surprise and one of this country’s great films.”
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 stunning new The Backlot Perth facility in West Perth and tickets are available via trybooking.com at www.trybooking.com/JAJZ