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Reigniting Adelaide audiences’ passion for the cinema, the Adelaide Film Festival has partnered with Palace Nova cinemas, GU Film House and Wallis Cinemas for a weekend of film premieres on Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July.
The weekend will feature the cinema premieres of two films shot last year in South Australia, Never Too Late and Escape from Pretoria. There will be simultaneous screenings of each film at six cinemas across Adelaide – Palace Nova Eastend (Rundle Street), Palace Nova Prospect (Prospect Rd), GU Film House (Glenelg), Wallis Mitcham, Wallis Noarlunga and Wallis Mt Barker.
Saturday 11 July at 7pm will see the cinema premiere of the thriller Escape From Pretoria, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Australians Daniel Webber and Nathan Page. While set in South Africa, was filmed entirely on location in Adelaide.
Sunday 12 July at 1pm will be special screenings of Never Too Late, featuring an all star cast including Jacki Weaver, Jack Thompson, James Cromwell, Dennis Waterman, Shane Jacobson and Roy Billing.
ABOUT THE FILMS
Directed and co-written by Francis Annan, Escape from Pretoria tells the true story of Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), young, white South Africans branded “terrorists”, and imprisoned in 1978 for working covert operations for Nelson Mandela’s banned ANC. This is the story of an oppressed majority’s struggle, and two ordinary men who stood-up to be counted in the pursuit of equality for all. The film is a UK/Australia co-production.
In director Mark Lamprell’s Never too Late, when a nursing home stands in the way of a 50-year courtship, four grumpy old Vietnam Vets unite to re-enact the great escape. They may have lost their memory and speed, but these renegades prove it’s never too late for new adventures, even if you have to break rules to break free. Cinema goers will love the shenanigans of these four vets, one of their long-lost loves and an estranged son.
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