Closing Weekend: Amanda’s Must-sees

18 October 2013

Only two more full days of fantastic films to catch before the end of the Adelaide Film Festival 2013. We don’t want any one to miss out on these films that have captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences throughout the festival. These are my top tips for films over the remaining days of the festival.

Yours in screen worship,
Amanda Duthie – Festival Director

Tender – Had a standing ovation at its world premiere and there is only one more chance to capture this incredibly moving exploration of a resilient community facing loss and finding love. The filmmaker, Lynette Wallworth will be in conversation with Rolf de Heer (Director, Charlie’s Country).
Sunday 20 October, 12.15pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >>

The Darkside – From master Australian director Warwick Thornton, his new film celebrates storytelling at its height through ghost stories. Sunday October 20, at 12.45pm, Palace Cinemas. Also join in the interactive work of The Otherside at the Festival Club transmedia gallery, Little Miss Crossover.
Sunday 20 October, 12.45pm, Palace Nova Cinema 7. Book tickets >>

The Past – A total stand out film from cinematic master Asghar Farhadi, which is in the Foxtel Movies International Competition selection.
Friday 18 October, 7.15pm, Palace Nova Cinema 7. Book tickets >>

The Vasectomist Live vasectomies are a feature of the Festival of Ideas on Friday 18th at RiAus but see the documentary that tells the story behind Dr Doug Stein, who has performed 30,000 vasectomies across the world. Dr Doug Stein and the filmmakers will be present at the screening.
Friday 18 October, 7.30pm, Palace Nova Cinema 6. Book tickets >>

Alan Partridge; Alpha Papa  Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge, comedy superstar.
Friday 18 October, 9.15pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >>

The Act of Killing  The last chance to experience this significant feature documentary, from director Joshua Oppenheimer. You will see nothing else at the Festival that will divide audiences so strongly.
Saturday 19 October, 9.00pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >>

Particle Fever – Physicists are the new rockstars, and this film, which is being called the year’s best science film will show you why. Part of our Documentary Competition, catch its Australian premiere on Friday or see it again on Sunday.
Friday 18 October, 2.45pm, Palace Nova Cinema 6. Book tickets >>
Sunday 20 October, 2pm, Palace Nova Cinema 6. Book tickets >>

Bradley Wiggins   Cycling fans should bike down to the screening of this intimate portrait about Wiggins and his journey at the 2012 Tour de France.
Sunday 20 October, 4.15pm, Palace Nova Cinema 6. Book tickets >>

Fire in the Blood – Writer and Director Dylan Mohan Grey exposes one of the greatest scandals in recent history – the drug companies and politicians who allowed 10 million Africans to die from the AIDS virus. With Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela weighing in, this film asks – is it happening again now? Saturday Saturday October 19, 12noon, Palace Nova Cinema 6. Book tickets >>

Beatriz’s War – East Timor’s first feature film, heralding the birth of its film culture. Passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought.
Saturday October 19, at 1.45pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >>

Sons and Mothers   World premiere and only chance to see the work behind this brilliant local theatre group as they examine the most important women in their lives – the mothers. The screening and panel discussion will have full disability access.
Sunday 20 October, 12.00pm, Regal Cinema. Book tickets >>

Family Triple Bill  It’s Sunday morning and the kids can come to the Film Festival for David Attenborough’s 3D insect films – Micro Monsters, plus the charming animated short The Gallant Captain.
Sunday 20 October, 10.45am, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >> 

Short Term 12 – A Festival favourite already, it’s your last chance to see this feel-good film. Director Destin Cretton doesn’t put a foot wrong.
Saturday 19 October, 7.00pm, Palace Nova Cinema 6. Book tickets >>

Wrong Side of the Road – Created here in South Australia in 1981, we bring this classic back to the screens to celebrate the work of rock icons Us Mob and No Fixed Address. Saturday October 19, at 4.30pm, Palace Cinemas, followed by a live gig at The Producers, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide.
Saturday 19 October, 4.30pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1 & 7. Book tickets >>

Only Lovers Left Alive – Jim Jarmusch knows cool – and this film has it.
Saturday 19 October, 7.00pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >>

A Story of Children in Film – what better way to finish the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival than to see the only screenings of Mark Cousins brilliant essay on children in film?
Film & Party: Sunday 20 October, 7.00pm, Piccadilly Cinema 1. Book tickets >>
Film Only: Sunday 20 October, 7.00pm, Palace Nova Cinema 1. Book tickets >>

And finally Sharknado   You may have watched it on your laptop or TV screen – but the sharks looks bigger and are scarier on the big screen.
Friday 18 October, 5.15pm, Palace Nova Cinema 7. Book tickets >>