This is Port Adelaide – an Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund film – will open in cinemas nationally from April 22 with Q&A event screenings from April 16 with special guests, director/producer Nicole Miller and past Port Adelaide players.
Port Adelaide Football Club, one of the world’s oldest and most successful sporting clubs, celebrated 150 years in 2020. Love it or hate it, the club has become an integral part of the history of Adelaide. The film shares passionate first-hand accounts from players and one-eyed supporters who bleed for the club.
Adelaide director Nicole Miller (who has been mentored by Justin Kurzel, the director Snowtown and The True History of the Kelly Gang) became immersed in the world of footy and the Port Adelaide Football Club when she directed the recent series The AFL Show, which explains the sport to a Chinese audience.
Adelaide Film Festival CEO & Creative Director Mat Kesting says: “More than simply a football game, This is Port Adelaide is a universal story about what it means to belong. 2020 was a year that brought unprecedent challenges for us all, but Port always rises to a challenge. The film celebrates the undying connection of the Port Adelaide community, passed down to each new generation, that underpins the resilience that the club needs to adapt and survive.”
Daniel Norton, Port Adelaide Football Club GM – Media and Executive Producer of This is Port Adelaide, says the Port Adelaide Football Club story is 150 years in the making and it is a story that needs to be told and shared with generations to come.
“This film is a celebration of a club, a community and an irresistible united force like you’ve never seen before.
Wallis Cinemas and Palace Nova Eastend in South Australia will screen the film from April 22 and there will be event screenings in other states at Palace Cinemas.
FRIDAY APRIL 16
PALACE PENTRIDGE CINEMAS, MELBOURNE
Q&A to follow the film with Director/Producer Nicole Miller and Jackson Trengove, former Port Adelaide Football Club player and winner of the Club’s Best & Fairest John Cahill Medal in 2011.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21
PALACE NOVA EASTEND, ADELAIDE
Introduction to the film by Director/Producer Nicole Miller & George Fiacchi, a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League. During his career he won seven premierships for the club. He was named best on ground for the 1990 SANFL Grand Final.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21
WALLIS MITCHAM CINEMA, ADELAIDE
Q&A to follow the film with Director/Producer Nicole Miller & George Fiacchi, a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League. During his career he won seven premierships for the club. He was named best on ground for the 1990 SANFL Grand Final.
THURSDAY APRIL 22
PALACE NORTON ST CINEMAS, SYDNEY
Sydney – Palace Norton St
Q&A with Director/Producer Nicole Miller with Chairman of the Port Adelaide Football Club, David Koch.
FRIDAY APRIL 23
PALACE BARRACKS CINEMAS, BRISBANE
Q&A with Director/Producer Nicole Miller with Matthew Primus, former captain and coach of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
SATURDAY APRIL 24
PALACE RAINE SQUARE, PERTH
Q&A with Director/Producer Nicole Miller with Dom Cassisi, former premiership player for the Port Adelaide Football Club.