The Big Picture Film Festival set to upend your expectations
The Big Picture Film Festival commences with documentaries highlighting the fight for social justice.
WHEN: 27/02/2013 to 05/03/2013
WHERE: Event Cinemas, George Street Sydney
The most unique film festival to screen in Australia commences a limited season at Event Cinemas, George Street Sydney, from 27 February to 5 March 2013.
The Big Picture Film Festival will upend your expectations of a film festival. It is a unique collection of the most exciting new documentary films from around the world.
"The Big Picture Film Festival presents a carefully curated selection of exciting new documentary films," David Stratton says. "They are stimulating, provocative and persuasive in their examination of issues important to us all."
The festival showcases those who have taken a stand against social inequality. It is about those who have, and are, making change in society. It’s about showing how involvement, passion and commitment can bring about positive change and it encourages you to get involved. See. Think. Change.
Highlights of the festival include the Academy© Award nominated Five Broken Cameras, Shadows of Liberty featuring Julian Assange and the controversial Silence in the House of God: Mea Maxima Culpa which will be screened on the eve of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
Almost every film screened at The Big Picture Film Festival is an Australian premiere and many will feature post-screening panel discussions with special guests including Tom Keneally, Eva Cox and Michael Kirby.
"Nothing changes unless we do," the Festival Founder Rev. Bill Crew says. "Be a part of a growing movement for change at The Big Picture Film Festival."
Uniquely, all proceeds raised from The Big Picture Film Festival go to supporting the work of The Bill Crews Charitable Trust. The Trust encourages, supports, finances and develops ways of tackling poverty across three continents. ‘Many people hear the cry of the oppressed and poverty-stricken yet they don’t know what to do about it. By attending The Big Picture Film Festival you can make a meaningful difference’, explains Rev. Bill Crews.
Ambassadors for The Big Picture Film Festival include Chris Bath, Tom Keneally, Michael Kirby, Jessica Rowe, Kevin Rudd and David Stratton. Each of whom has a strong commitment to highlighting and addressing issues of social inequality.
Wednesday 27 February 2013, 7:45pm | Australian Premiere
Silence in the House of God: Mea Maxima Culpa
Thursday 28 February 2013, 6:00pm | Australian Premiere
On the Bridge
Thursday 28 February 2013, 8:30pm | Sydney Premiere
Shadows of Liberty
Friday 1 March 2013, 6:00pm | Australian Premiere
Friday 1 March 2013, 8:30pm | Australian Premiere
Blood in the Mobile (Blod i Mobilen)
Saturday 2 March 2013, 6:00pm | Australian Premiere
The Reluctant Revolutionary
Saturday 2 March 2013, 8:30pm | Sydney Premiere
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey
Sunday 3 March 2013, 3:30pm | Australian Premiere
Sunday 3 March 2013, 6:00pm | Australian Premiere
One Fine Day
Monday 4 March 2013, 6:00pm | Australian Premiere
Anton’s Right Here (Anton Tut Ryadom)
Monday 4 March 2013, 8:30pm | Academy Award© Nominee
Five Broken Cameras
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 6:00pm | Australian Premiere
Venue: Event Cinemas, George Street Sydney
Season: 27 February - 5 March 2013
Bookings: Online at www.thebigpicture.org.au