For the first time in its short history, the Made in Melbourne Film Festival will open with a feature film.
Matthew Holmes’ The Legend of Ben Hall has been selected to open the festival on Tuesday, 6 December at ACMI.
Holmes’ will also officially open the night after the screening along with his key cast and crew, who will also take part in a Q&A with the audience.
After two years running from the law, bushranger Ben Hall has gone into hiding. He is soon drawn back into bush-ranging by the reappearance of his old friend, John Gilbert. Reforming the gang and taking on a new recruit John Dunn, the trio begin a spree of robberies and crimes across New South Wales. After the killing of two policemen, the three become the most wanted men in colony.
When the Government moves to declare them outlaws that can be shot on sight, Ben Hall makes desperate plans to flee the colony. But with a such a large bounty on their heads, treachery abounds where the gang least expect it.
Tickets are now on sale for this special opening night event via the ACMI website – just click the button below. There are no door sales, so buy now so you don’t miss out as seats at ACMI are limited.