David and Margaret are set to reunite at the Sydney premiere screening of Transmission's new feature doc David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

The premiere will take place at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne next Tuesday, February 28, followed by Pomeranz and Stratton in conversation after the film.

The documentary, directed by Sally Aitken and executive produced by Sherpa's Jen Peedom, features the likes of Gillian Armstrong, Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, Russell Crowe, Judy Davis, Nicole Kidman, George Miller, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Warwick Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Hugo Weaving.

“The documentary provides insight to a side of David the Australian public haven’t seen before," said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie in a statement. "The chance to have David attend these screenings and speak personally about his life is a privilege.” 

Another Sydney Q&A will take place on Wednesday March 1 at Palace Norton Street. Stratton will also be appearing at screenings in Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne from late February in the run-up to the film's national release on March 9.

Courtesy of Transmission, IF is giving away 10 double passes to the film. To win, email hwindsor@www.if.com.au and tell me about your favourite David zinger in 200 words or less.


Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palace Electric Cinema, 7pm Q&A with David Stratton


Friday 24th Feb – Palace Nova Eastend, 6.30pm Q&A with David Stratton


Sunday 26th Feb: Windsor Cinema, 4pm Q&A with David Stratton


Monday 27th Feb: Regal Twin Graceville Cinema, 6pm Introduction by David Stratton

Monday 27th Feb: Palace Centro Cinema, 7pm Q&A with David Stratton 


Monday 6th Mar: Palace Balwyn Cinema, 6.30pm Introduction by David Stratton

Monday 6th Mar: Palace Cinema Como, 7.30pm Q&A with David Stratton

Tuesday 7th Mar: Cinema Nova, 6.45pm Q&A with David Stratton

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  1. i would truly appreciate receiving two tickets to view the David Stratton doco on his work, his fantastic contribution to film watching.
    My movie buddy and I consider ourselves experts in the matter inspired by our David Stratton. But only amongst ourselves! We are regular movie goers especially Aussie films and have many words of constructive criticism to follow each viewing.it would certainly be a special treat to see David’s collection for sure.

    jill loof.

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