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River Unclassified 15+

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From mountain high to river deep, director Jennifer Peedom follows her 2017 MIFF hit Mountain with a stunning new cine-sonic journey along the world’s waterways.

Rivers are our planet’s arteries. They’re essential for the physical and spiritual needs of countless communities, and our species’ history would be unrecognisable without them. But since the industrial revolution, the world’s river systems have been placed under ever-increasing stresses. From pollution to poor management to the potentially catastrophic impacts of climate change, the threats they face grow more dire by the day – and, for Peedom and her team, it’s vital that we confront these waterways’ vulnerability as much as we value their beauty.

Alongside co-director Joseph Nizeti, and working again with her Mountain collaborators – writer Robert Macfarlane and the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Richard Tognetti – Peedom has crafted another breathtaking visual and musical odyssey, this time spanning six continents. Featuring sublime on-the-ground, aerial and satellite cinematography, this rousing, propulsive film is set to a soundtrack that includes the music of Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Tognetti’s original compositions, and vocals by award-winning Kalkadunga musician William Barton.

In Cinema

Fri 20 Aug 6:30 pm [19411]
River (75 mins)
Hoyts 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Sun 22 Aug 11:00 am [11501]
River (75 mins)
Hoyts 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
This session is bookable on a pass

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Directors
Jennifer Peedom, Joseph Nizeti
Producers
Anna Godas, David Gross, Jennifer Peedom, Jo-Anne McGowan, John Smithson, Lorelle Adamson, Oli Harbottle, Paul Wiegard
Screenwriters
Jennifer Peedom, Joseph Nizeti, Robert Macfarlane
Composer
Richard Tognetti
Editor
Simon Njoo
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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