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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Be a part of the fabulous Opening Night of the 59th Sydney Film Festival!
Witness the excitement and glamour of the red carpet, the opening ceremony and the
screening of SFF’s Opening Night film, Not Suitable For Children, directed by Peter
Templeman and starring Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook and Ryan Corr, at Sydney’s historic
State Theatre. After the screening, join us for our big bash at Bungalow 8 in Darling
Harbour to celebrate the launch of this year’s festival in style.
Tickets are strictly limited and sell out early, so purchase yours today!
OPENING NIGHT (FILM AND AFTER-PARTY)
OPENING NIGHT (FILM ONLY)
OPENING NIGHT CONCESSION (FILM ONLY)
Bid farewell to the 59th Sydney Film Festival with a night of acclaim and applause! Join
us at the magnificent State Theatre as we call it a wrap and celebrate the finale of another
fantastic festival. Before the screening of SFF’s Closing Night film, Safety Not Guaranteed,
directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Aubrey Plaza, Karan Soni and Jake Johnson, the
night kicks off with our awards ceremony, as we honour the winners of the 2012 Sydney
Film Prize, the 2012 FOXTEL Australian Documentary Prize and the Dendy Awards for
Australian Short Films.
Tickets are strictly limited, so don’t miss out!
CLOSING NIGHT CONCESSION
OPENING NIGHT GALA
CLOSING NIGHT GALA
“WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after
we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this
once before.” This unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to
look for the story behind it. They set out for the scenic seaside community of Ocean View
and embark on a comical adventure. Darius (Aubrey Plaza, of hit television comedy Parks
and Recreation) is a disillusioned college graduate who interns at the magazine. She’s joined
by a fellow intern, the very serious Arnau (Karan Soni), and their boozy boss, Jeff (Jake
Johnson), and the three go about some clumsy investigative journalism. Jeff is apparently
only interested in the story so he can hook up with an old flame who lives in Ocean View,
so Darius and Arnau are left largely to their own devices. They find an eccentric named
Kenneth (Mark Duplass, mumblecore pioneer and co-director of SFF film Jeff Who Lives
at Home, see page 26), a supermarket clerk who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel
and intends to depart again soon. Safety Not Guaranteed is a surprising and very funny sci-fi
comedy with heart.
Set in Sydney’s trendy Inner West, this sexy Aussie comedy follows a trio of housemates
enjoying their hedonistic twenties. Throwing weekly house parties, Jonah (Ryan Kwanten),
Stevie (Sarah Snook) and Gus (Ryan Corr) muddle through life, unimpeded by adult
responsibilities and long-term entanglements. However the partying comes to an abrupt
halt when Jonah is diagnosed with testicular cancer. Facing infertility, Jonah becomes
obsessed with having a child before it is too late. Not Suitable for Children deftly straddles
raunchy comedy, romance and drama, with rising star Sarah Snook (seen in SFF 2011’s
Official Competition film Sleeping Beauty) as the no-nonsense Stevie – a brilliant foil
to Ryan Kwanten’s delightfully clueless Jonah. It is impressive that Kwanten, despite
huge success with True Blood on American TV, regularly returns home to make great
independent films. Not Suitable for Children follows Griff the Invisible and Red Hill (SFF
2010); and Kwanten has yet again chosen to work with a first-time filmmaker in Peter
Templeman, who uses his debut feature to capture the unique charms of Sydney’s most
bohemian suburbs, with their dilapidated terraces, cute cafés and free-spirited residents.
A superb blues-rock score peppered with Australian and international bands enhances
this delightfully boisterous local film. Repeat screening: SAT 9 JUN 4.00PM EV4
NOT SUITABLE FOR
WED 6 JUN 7.30PM STATE
Australia | 2012 | 97 mins |
Director: Peter Templeman |
Screenwriter: Michael Lucas |
Producer: Jodi Matterson | Cast: Ryan
Kwanten, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr,
Bojana Novakovic | Distributor: Icon
SUN 17 JUN 8.00PM STATE
Director: Colin Trevorrow |
Screenwriter: Derek Connolly
| Producers: Peter Saraf, Marc
Turtletaub, Stephanie Langhoff |
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass,
Jake Johnson, Karan Soni |
Distributor: Rialto Distribution
PETER TEMPLEMAN is from Western Australia and attended Australian Film,
Television and Radio School. His short films have won 38 major festival awards,
including an Oscar® nomination for The Saviour in 2007. In 2006 he was honoured
with the IF Award for Rising Talent.
COLIN TREVORROW was born in Oakland, USA, and studied at NYU.
He has worked as a writer for various Hollywood studios, and his short
film Home Base has received over 20 million hits on YouTube.
WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE
SUNDAY 17 JUNE
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