The silver jubilee edition of the annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival kicked off last Thursday 7 July with a screening of Aussie slasher flick SISSY and a celebration of cinema at Luna Leederville.
The physical Festival continues until this Sunday 17 July and a selection of feature films and documentaries from this year’s programme will then be available to stream online (Australia-only) from 18 – 24 July via RevStream.com.au
“Perhaps you are isolating at home with COVID-19, or you are interstate, or you simply didn’t make it to the cinema this year – whatever the reason, we are hoping people will enjoy our online offering just as much as our physical festival this year,” says Festival Director Richard Sowada.
A LIFE ON THE FARM
When Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away, Oscar’s family inherited a strange video tape made by farmer Charles Carson. Intrigued by this strange VHS tape, titled A Life on the Farm, Harding sets out to unravel the mystery of the video described as “Monty Python meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”…
A PENCIL TO THE JUGULAR
Set during COVIC-19 lockdowns in Melbourne, this feature is the second instalment in a 2020 trilogy of films from director Matthew Victor Pastor.
Read an interview with the filmmaker at FILMINK
Take a trip back to 1974 when a White House transcriber is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18 1/2-minute gap in Nixon’s tapes.
“a fun, quirky and borderline satirical take on American culture.”-FILMINK
MAKE ME FAMOUS
Go on a madcap romp through the 1980s NYC art scene amid the colourful career of painter Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it.
“Perhaps, arguably one of Brezinski’s greatest works of art was his death. Brezinski turned into a profound and prolific movement and topic of conversation that has lasted some 30 odd years. Crazy genius, or underappreciated buffoon?”- SCENESTR
Discover the story behind the indigenous spirit figure which rose up into the stadium at the Sydney Olympics in this understated documentary.
“Director Tim Mummery… appears to have had delays and other projects that protracted the making of this film. But with the Indigenous Voice to Parliament soon to become a national talking point, perhaps it was fortuitous. This could be the perfect time to experience NAMARALI.”- FILMINK
PARIS IS IN HARLEM
Paris Is In Harlem may be one of the best New York movies of recent years, its narrative weaves through situations and characters, that unfold with rare power and authenticity. Creating a vivid portrait of the city on the day the no dancing law was repealed in 2017, the ensemble cast, tight narrative, and naturalistic filmmaking create a beautifully realised film that feels truly alive.
“The director is a deft hand at building tension, from the use of split screen dropping back to single frame as a harrowing phone call repeatedly drops out, to the carefully layered plot building towards an emotional climax, Paris is in Harlem is a masterclass in storytelling.” – FILMINK
WHEN THE CAMERA STOPPED ROLLING
8 years in the making, Jane Castle’s poignant documentary about her filmmaker mother Lilias Fraser is an intimate mother-daughter story and an eye-opening chronicle of women’s roles in the film industry.
“As the writer, director and narrator of this documentary, Jane has pieced together the fragments of their childhood memories solely using footage filmed by her family members… Jane admits that they became a cinematographer to become closer to their mother but it was not until the cathartic journey of making this documentary that they could ‘make something that is horrible and traumatic into something more beautiful.’”-OUT IN PERTH
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Media opportunities and screeners available on request
Media accreditation available online via https://revelationfilmfest.org/media-accreditation
Revelation is supported by the Australian and West Australian governments through Screenwest, Lotterywest, Screen Australia and the City of Vincent.