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As a staunch supporter of the mighty West Coast Eagles, I’d love to be reporting on a new Eagles documentary. But I’ll just rewatch the one we got last year following our heart pounding win over Collingwood in the 2018 Grand Final.
Sorry for the reminder, Collingwood supporters. Still sting?
Well it’s Port Adelaide’s turn now with the recent announcement that new documentary This is Port Adelaide has a new premiere date following the film’s postponement earlier in the year. The announcement comes via the Adelaide Film Festival which supported by the film through its Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund.
Here’s the synopsis:
Port Adelaide Football Club is one of the world’s oldest and most successful sporting clubs, celebrating 150 years in 2020.
Love it or hate it, the club has become an integral part of the history of Adelaide people. Share the passionate first-hand accounts from players and one-eyed supporters who bleed for the club. Local director Nicole Miller (mentored by Justin Kurzel) became immersed in the world of footy and the Port Adelaide Football Club.
She recently directed a series The AFL Show explaining the sport to a Chinese audience and local production company 57 Films has been at the heart of Port’s ambitious push into China. 2020 brings unprecedented challenges, but the Port always rises to a challenge, and undying connection of the Port Adelaide community, passed down to each new generation, underpins the resilience that the club needs to adapt and survive.
This is a universal story about belonging to your tribe and to something bigger than yourself. More than simply a football game, this is a story about what it means to belong. Like a hip-and-shoulder from Travis Boak, it will have a big impact on you. Go Port!
Screenings will now be held over the weekend Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February, 2021 at the Odeon Cinema, Semaphore, with Port Adelaide past and present heroes in attendance, as well as director/producer Nicole Miller and producers James Moody and Paul Ryan.
The weekend will culminate in a Special Legends screening Sunday 7 February at 6.45pm with a panel discussion featuring Port Adelaide Legends.
Tickets are on sale here.