The Melbourne International Film Festival is thrilled to once again be presenting the MIFF Travelling Showcase, hitting the road throughout Victoria in September and October 2016 with a series of weekend programs. Screening the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported films The Family (pictured), Ella and The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, as well as the international family film Long Way North, the MIFF Travelling Showcase, heads next to Mansfield (22-23 Oct) and Bairnsdale (28-30 Oct).
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Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong.
As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines and was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Media of Honor. Directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge releases nationally through Icon Film Distribution on 3 November, 2016.
6.30pm, Tuesday 25 October
Cinema Nova, Carlton
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October's Talking Pictures podcast pairs two pioneers in the field of Virtual Reality: Melbourne's own Katy Morrison (co-founder of VRTOV studio) with writer/director Eric Darnell (Madagascasr films, Baobab Studios) as they discuss lessons learned from the fascinating new world of VR, building immersive worlds, inspiring audiences and rewriting the rules of storytelling. Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. Subscribe to MIFF eNews to stay up to date with our monthly podcast series, or subscribe via iTunes!
#MIFF2016 is over but the memories – and the photos – live on! Now live are galleries of events across the festival, including the four big Galas, MIFF Premiere Fund World Premieres, Special Screenings, Talking Pictures panels and guests, Virtual Reality, The Blackhearts Club and more!