The SWIFF 2020 Preview Gala event offers a limited number of film lovers an opportunity to get the first glimpse of the full SWIFF 2020 festival line-up, including over 65 different new feature films, exhibitions, performances, special events, and festival guests.
To celebrate the launch of the SWIFF 2020 festival program, attendees will also see the NSW Premiere screening of the heart-warming SXSW Audience Award Winner, The Peanut Butter Falcon.
The film sees Tyler, (Shia LaBeouf in a career best performance) skirt conflict wherever he goes, scratching out a simple life fishing for crabs in sun-drenched North Carolina.
Zak, in a breakout role by newcomer Zack Gottasgen, a 22-year old man with Down’s Syndrome, has been relegated to living with residents three and four time his age in a retirement home, with no family and nowhere else to go. He watches old wrestling films with his elderly roommate (Bruce Dern) all day, but wants something more.
With Zak and Tyler both desperately seeking change in their lives, they separately escape their surroundings, meeting up by chance, and becoming unlikely travel companions. What follows is a Huckleberry Finn road movie adventure through the deep south, as the two attempt to evade capture and fulfil Zak’s dream of becoming a pro wrestling superstar.
Saturday 7 December
6:30 for a 7pm start
Full Price $40
Enjoy drinks and light canapes on arrival