Revelation Film Festival 2014

2016 Events

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Oct Australian Revelations: Hotel Coolgardie

Dir: Pete Gleeson
Year: 2016
Duration: 83mins
Film Source

Mon Oct 31st
Drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm - film at 7pm
The Backlot Perth: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

SOLD OUT!

Western Australia has been undergoing somewhat of a film renaissance in recent years producing some excellent feature film work that has had great success around the country and around the world. Documentary on the other hand doesn't receive quite the same profile so it's with enormous pleasure we present this excellent (and somewhat controversial) new local work as part of Australian Revelations.

After screenings at the Sydney Film Festival and the internationally regarded Canadian documentary festival Hot Docs, Hotel Coolgardie comes to town with its special perspective on life in an isolated country town.

From Finland come backpackers Lina and Steph looking for a way to make some fast cash to support their travels. An employment agency places them at the Denver City Hotel in the isolated town of Coolgardie - a tough place to adjust to for anyone. This documentary chronicles their time at the hotel, their relationships with the locals and unusual bonds that develop between all.

You have to take you hat off to the filmmakers here who have produced such a straight to the bone look at Australian culture - bush or otherwise. What Lina and Steph hope will be a great adventure turns into something quite different and something that will stay with them for the rest of their lives  in one way or another. What we get is something scary, something funny, something intimate and something human.

Highly recommended.

Mon Oct 31st
Drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm - film at 7pm
The Backlot Perth: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

Sold out!

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