It’s official. Next year the Cinema Australia team will be launching our brand new initiative, Cinema Australia Presents.
Cinema Australia Presents aims to bring a swag of Australian made films to WA that may otherwise bypass our fine state and keen audiences, as well as special event Q&A screenings for WA made films.
We’ll be launching with Michael Ware and Bill Guttentag’s award-winning documentary Only The Dead on Friday, 22 January 2016 (Tickets) at The Backlot Perth. A special Skype Q&A with director Michael Ware will take place prior to the film’s screening. This screening only happens if we sell enough tickets, so get yours now!
Only The Dead is the story of what happens when an ordinary Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that courses through the deepest recesses of the Iraq war.
The invasion of Iraq has ended, and the Americans are celebrating victory in 2003. All the while however, alone and in secret, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most vicious Al Qaeda leader the world has ever seen, is planning the real war. He lays out his plan in a letter to Osama Bin Laden: the suicide truck bombings; the bloody horrors of the civil war; the televised beheadings.
He carries out his grand design to perfection, bringing the country to its knees… and he does it all on camera. And then, when he’s finally ready to “go public” as he foretold Bin Laden, what does Zarqawi do with the film that will shock the world & change the war forever? He gives it to Michael Ware. Of all people. A hard-drinking, hard-running, maverick Australian reporting for American news outlets. The tape Zarqawi gives him, sets our correspondent off on an epic voyage seeking the truth.
Join us for this screening on Friday 22nd of January 6:30pm at The Backlot Perth
This screening will only take place if enough tickets are sold. Get yours here before they sell out!