Film feast for Cairns Festival!


Feed your eyes, and your brains, with a great line-up of movies as part of Cairns Festival, including historic gems from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

The week-long movie fest starts with family film Fool’s Gold tomorrow and ends with the thought-provoking Search for Sugar Man on Sunday.

In between are Nim’s Island, cult movie The Breakfast Club and a host of titles from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Cairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning is delighted that the NFSA has added Cairns Festival to its Big Screen tour.

“Looking back at where we come from is part and parcel with this year’s focus of celebrating our way of life. It’s very fitting that the NSFA has put together a collection of films featuring the Far North, including footage from the early days of Festival when it was still known as Fun in the Sun.”

The NFSA is also giving Festival goers a chance to experience a traditional silent film screen complete with background music from The Barrelhouse Three.

All films showing during Festival are free. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the open air screenings.

The full line-up of films is:

· Fool’s Gold (PG), Tuesday 27 August, 7pm, Paradise on Esplanade

· Nim’s Island (PG), Wednesday 28 August, 7pm, Paradise on Esplanade

· Films of the Far North (by NSFA), Thursday 29 August, 6.30pm, Paradise on Esplanade

· The Breakfast Club (M) (cult movie), Friday 30 August, 8pm, City Place

· Silent Films from the Corrick Collection (by NSFA), Friday 30 August, 6.30pm-7pm, Paradise on Esplanade

· Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese, Friday 30 August, 7pm-9pm, Paradise on Esplanade

· Searching for Sugar Man (PG), Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary, part of the Movies that Matter series, Sunday 1 September, 7pm, City Place

For editors:

More info of NSFA Big Screen http://www.nfsa.gov.au/bigscreen/cairns-babinda-mission-beach-and-tully/

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