Following a critically acclaimed screening at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, director Steve Jaggi’s brilliant observational mumblecore Chocolate Oyster is hitting the road with a series of Q&A screenings across the country.
Chocolate Oyster follows twenty-somethings Ellie and Taylor, who live in Bondi apartments they can’t really afford and pursue their dreams in a city that seems intent on thwarting them. Taylor chases a dance career by day and works as a waitress at night while supporting her new boyfriend Henry, an aspiring playwright. Tired of being with a dependent and juvenile boyfriend, Ellie ends her relationship and begins to see Craig, a chef who dreams of creating a signature dish that will make his name.
With the story workshopped between actors and director, and a great deal of improvisation, the monochrome Chocolate Oyster has a breezy quality that reflects both the beauty and difficulty of life.
Chocolate Oyster stars Anna Lawrence (Underbelly), Rosie Lourde (RipTide), Ryan Harrison (Love Child), Aaron Glenna (Killing Ground), Stephanie King, Tyler Atkins, Laura Bunting, Stephen Multari, Samuel Wilson, Kallista Kaval and Digby Webster.
Where you can see it.
Brunswick Picture House – Thursday 7 March
Majestic Cinema Sawtell – Friday 8 March
Dendy Cinemas Newtown – Friday 15 March
Dendy Cinemas Canberra – Saturday 16 March
Mercury Cinema (Adelaide) – Sunday 17 March
Classic Cinema Elsternwick – Monday 18 March
Majestic Cinemas (Nambour) – Friday 22 March
New Farm Cinemas – Saturday 23 March
Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo – Sunday 24 March
Mercury Cinema Club – Tuesday 2 April
Luna Leederville (Perth) – Wednesday 2 April