Celebrate 25 years of Strictly Ballroom with Paul Mercurio

Cinema Australia will be hosting a special Q&A screening of Strictly Ballroom in Perth, which will include a Skype Q&A with the film’s star, Paul Mercurio. A great opportunity for young actors, dancers and filmmakers alike to discover more about the making of this incredibly popular Australian film.


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 duckling 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!”

Celebrate the magic of Baz Luhrmann’s Australian classic with style in the intimate 50 seat, boutique cinema, The Backlot Perth. Guests will be treated to nibbles on arrival with a cash bar available for those who would like wine or a cold beer before the screening.

What: Strictly Ballroom 25 Anniversary Q&A Screening
Where: The Backlot Perth – 21 Simpson Street, West Perth
When: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

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