BUNINYONG FILM FESTIVAL

presented by the Buninyong and District Community Bank

20 & 21 May 2022

The Buninyong Film Festival enjoys bringing highly acclaimed Australian and international films to the big screen to the historic village of Buninyong, and giving the community access to films that would not normally be seen outside of Melbourne.

TICKETS $15 per session / $13 concession 

FESTIVAL SEASON PASS $90

Online Tickets Sales have now CLOSED!!

But you can get your tickets at the door for every session!

We have eftpos available and we also accept cash!

 
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THE FURNACE

 (AUST) 1hr 56min

In 1897 Western Australia, an unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant & his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown. The film illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s ‘Ghan' cameleers, predominantly Muslim & Sikh men from India, Afghanistan and Persia, who traversed the Nation's vast desert interior, thereby forming unique bonds with local Aboriginal people.

FRI 20th May | 7pm

2022 FILMS

 

SEBERG

(USA) 1hr 42min

Inspired by true events about the French New Wave darling & Breathless star, Jean Seberg, this noir-ish thriller shows the unravelling and destruction of Seberg’s life and career when Hoover’s 1960’s FBI targets her with overreaching surveillance & harassment in an effort to suppress & discredit her activism & support of the US civil rights movement.

FRI 20th May | 9.30pm

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THE KITCHEN BRIGADE

(FRANCE) 1hr 37min

Exploring the world of French gastronomy, ‘The Kitchen Brigade’ tackles the issues of social justice and inclusion through the story of Cathy, a determined 40-year-old sous-chef who dreams of opening her own gourmet restaurant. As she faces financial difficulties, Cathy takes a job in the cafeteria of a shelter for young migrants. While she hates her new position, Cathy’s skills and passion for cuisine start to change the kids’ lives.

SAT 21st May | 9am

LARGE AS LIFE

(AUST) 7min

A love story as seen through the viewfinder of Jack Anderson focused on the love of his life, Marie. Together, Jack and Marie drove through country Victoria with two 16mm projectors and a screen. They screened films in country halls and anywhere that country people gathered. Eventually they bought a run down cinema in Ballarat and made it the icon it is today.

LIFE AS A CARNIVAL

(AUST) 6min

A reverie about life, colour and curiosity.

Jack Anderson always had a camera in his hand. Using archival footage shot by Jack this film shares his thirst for life as he filled the frame with images of his children and the carnivals they loved. As a kid Jack collected the cine off-cuts from a local cinema and stuck them together, showing them to friends for the price of a beer bottle. He would then sell the beer to adults for cash. A real entrepreneur.

Large As Life is a set of two short films created by Erin M McCuskey from the archival footage of Jack Anderson.

SAT 21st May | 11am

(short film & feature included in session)

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TALKING ABOUT TREES

(SUDAN) 1hr 37min

This documentary follows the efforts of the Sudanese Film Group, represented by four retired filmmakers, to reopen an outdoor movie theatre in the face of decades of Islamist censorship and inefficient bureaucracy.

SAT 21st May | 11am

(short film & feature included in session)

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THE COUNTY

(ICELAND) 1hr 32min

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. 

SAT 21st May| 2pm

SONG WITHOUT A NAME

(PERU) 1hr 37min

Georgina is a heavily pregnant Andean peasant woman living in a bare wooden shack in a coastal shanty town close to the capital Lima. Lured into the city by a radio advert promising free medical assistance, she gives birth to her baby at a downtown clinic. The staff take her newborn daughter away but never return her.

SAT 21st May | 4pm

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DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA

(USA) 2hrs 15min

David Byrne’s American Utopia brings the Talking Heads frontman’s critically acclaimed Broadway show to the big screen in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.

SAT 21st May | 8pm 

 

EXTRA ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEKEND

Get Involved

In addition to the main Buninyong Film Festival events, there are lots of other fun and exciting activities happening all throughout the day, with something for everyone to enjoy. Check the space below to see what we have in store, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and we would be more than happy to help.

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FESTIVAL DINNER

Saturday Night

6pm-745pm

Enjoy a relaxed dinner on Saturday night between screenings.

This year we are at The Shared Table enjoying a two-course dinner which includes a glass of wine.

$65 per person

DINNER BOOKINGS

CLOSED!!

HISTORIC WALK
 

A Look Over the Fence!

"A Look over the Fence" takes a stroll around Central Buninyong and it’s 19th century architectural gems.

Approx. 30 mins

(weather dependent)

FREE

FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER

The Popular Retro Supper!

The retro supper is a staple of the Buninyong Film Festival! The supper is served between the first session and second session on Friday night and is included in your admission ticket. Enjoy this year's supper as an individual "jarcuterie".

FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAIL

Enjoy a cocktail on us!

Included in your Friday night admission ticket is a free cocktail (or non-alcoholic punch).

 

This year is a delicious warming Mulled Wine!
So enjoy a tipple on us!

SATURDAY
LUNCH BOX

Enjoy a yummy Lunch Box from the

Pot of Courage

Menu

1 x lemongrass jackfruit rice paper roll with dipping sauce

1 x spanakopita

1 x middle eastern falafel with beetroot hommus

All on a bed of Asian poached chicken slaw.

$20 per box

BOOKINGS CLOSED

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Thank you to our generous sponsors without whom we could not present our Film Festival.

 
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BUNINYONG AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY BANK

PLATINUM SPONSOR

 
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ACCOMMODATION

Rosie's Cottage
E: Sutcliffesonya@gmail.com
M: 0417168456


The Ridge
E: rickymcleod1@gmail.com
T:  (03) 5341 3087
www.the-ridge.com.au

Netherby Boutique Accommodation

Historic Homestead

E. mirandadonald@bigpond.com

T: 0409 954 283

Garden Room @ Historic National Bank

AirBNB Website