Press Release from NIXCO

Clint Eastwood, Danny Boyle, Sofia Coppola, Johnny Depp and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

The 2011 program will be launched in full on Friday 10 December but we couldn't wait to tell you about some of the exciting films from multi award winning directors that will be screening this year:

Preview – HEREAFTER, from Academy Award winner director Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby), an intense and intriguing drama centred on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways, starring Matt Damon and Cécile De France.

Preview – 127 HOURS, Academy Award winner director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) delivers the incredible true story of adventurer Aron Ralston. Featuring an Oscar® worthy performance from James Franco, and based on an amazing true story, 127 Hours is a tale of self-preservation against the odds, and a man's overwhelming will to grab life.

SOMEWHERE, Academy Award winner Director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) tells the beguiling story of a hard living LA actor (Stephen Dorff) who re-examines his life when his 11 year old daughter (Elle Fanning) comes to stay.

Preview – BLACK SWAN, Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), a breath taking thriller starring Natalie Portman that turns sharply on the real and imagined rivalry between a veteran ballet dancer and her understudy.

THE TOURIST, BAFTA Award winner Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others), brings together Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in a fast paced and hugely entertaining thriller.

Preview – THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST, Director Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire), ends our wait, giving us the third and final part of the hugely popular Millenium Trilogy starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist.

For more information about these films and the Opening Night extravaganza BURLESQUE go to http://www.stgeorge.com.au/openair

This year's 36 night program, which runs from the 12 January to the 19 February, will feature thirteen premiere or preview films, all the major Xmas and New Year releases, and a selection of the year's best indie films. The full program will be announced on 10 December with tickets on sale from 9am on 16 December. Last year pre sales sold out in just 12 hours, with more than 30,000 tickets snapped up in the first hour alone.

St.George OpenAir Cinema is one of the most sought after tickets in town and the ultimate summer experience. Before the film, wine and dine in the restaurant and bar area whilst taking in the views of the most famous harbour in the world. Then, as the giant 350 square metre screen rises above the water, relax back in grandstand seating and enjoy an extraordinary, only-in-Sydney experience.

Event: St.George OpenAir Cinema 2011

Where: Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney – adjacent to Royal Botanic Gardens

When: 12 January to 19 February (excluding 15, 22 and 29 Jan)

Gates, bar and restaurant open from 6.15pm

Films commence shortly after nightfall (approx. 8.30-8.45pm)

Tickets: Tickets on sale from 16 December – check event website for details – www.stgeorge.com.au/openair

Advance Bookings*: General $28 / concession $26 + booking fee

Door Sales*: General $30 / concession $28

*additional costs may apply for special presentations.

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