The Tree will screen in Kyogle next Thursday as part of the Big Screen Australian Film Festival.
The Tree will screen in Kyogle next Thursday as part of the Big Screen Australian Film Festival.

The Tree in Kyogle

Underbelly actor Gyton Grantley, director Claire Gorman and rising surf star Jess Laing will be the special guests when the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) brings the Big Screen Australian Film Festival to Kyogle next Thursday, March 31, and to Yamba from April 1-6.

Gyton Grantley will introduce the new Australian film The Reef at the official opening night on Friday, April 1, from 7pm at Yamba Cinema.

Grantley, who received the 2009 Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor for his lead role in Underbelly, also starred in Balibo and on television serials All Saints and Home and Away. He features in two of the festival’s films – The Reef and Beneath Hill 60.

The festival is in Kyogle for one night only – next Thursday, March 31. Pity it’s only one night but we are fortunate that the film that night is the hauntingly beautiful French-Australian production The Tree. And good on Richmond Cinema for getting the Big Screen gig. Based on an Australian novel by Judy Pascoe and shot in a rural area in Queensland, The Tree by Julie Bertucelli is one of the best films of recent years.

The film screens at 7pm.

For the Big Screen Festival program visit www.nfsa.gov.au/bigscreen.

Tickets for both cinemas can be pre-booked – phone 6632 3285 for The Tree in Kyogle, and 6646 3430 for the Yamba screenings.


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