[Endcreditsfilm] Fwd: BIFF 2012 - Less than two weeks to go!

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Fri Nov 2 01:33:20 CET 2012


For those who may be in Brisbane in November
cheers
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> Subject: BIFF 2012 - Less than two weeks to go!
> Date: 2 November 2012 10:00:05 AM AEST
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> Openair Cinema
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> Industry Program
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> Village Roadshow QNFAs on Monday Night!
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> Festival Phone Apps
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> BIFF Film Club taster packages
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> Hello festival-goers!
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> Is time really speeding up - or is it just here, at BIFF headquarters, that we're feeling the pressure? There are less than two weeks until we kick off the 2012 festival season and we're ready to count it down...
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> We've got four separate Curtain Raisers spanning the two days prior to Opening Night - which itself promises to deliver three things, namely; cops, robbers and Ray Winstone.
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> Our two Openair cinema screenings will bring together three important elements: the night sky, the light of cinema projection and water - or whatever else it may be that you choose to drink!
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> And in 2012 BIFF is boasting full-wattage star power. Helena Bonham Carter, Jude Law, Russell Crowe, Christopher Walken and Abbie Cornish are just five of the many big names that are starring in BIFF films.
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> In total there will be 136 films and 66 shorts in 227 sessions - including 43 Australian premieres and 3 world premieres - over the official 12 days of the festival.
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> So, without further ado read on for our extended countdown, purchase your tickets online and browse the festival app.
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> Don't forget to stay up-to-date with the latest festival news by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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> Can't wait to see you at the movies!
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> Opening Night
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> A modern-day take on the kinetic 70s TV cop drama,The Sweeney sees Ray Winstone’s Inspector Jack Regan and his sidekick George Carter (played by Ben Drew, aka rapper Plan B) explode onto the big screen in an action-packed tribute to the elite police ‘Flying Squad’ - nick-named cockney-style as the ‘Sweeney Todd’.
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> When a jewellery store robbery leads to the death of a witness, ‘the Sweeney’ are called in to clean up the mess. But their questionable tactics and tough-as-nails approach soon finds them under investigation from Internal Affairs, as they pursue their not-so-by-the-book brand of justice.
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> Selected to open this year’s Locarno Film Festival Grand Piazza season, this explosive crime drama celebrates the cops and robber genre with style, energy and humour - and a little bit on the side.
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> Our opening night festivities kick off at 7pm, Wednesday 14 November at Palace Barracks Cinemas and the ticket price of $35.00 includes film and after party.
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> Curtain Raisers
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> Think of it like a warm-up session prior to when the festival officially kicks off. Spend a couple of hours watching some top picks - before things really get hectic. 
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> We've got Takashi Miike's epic Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, the style and substance of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, and an insight into the life of Jennifer Lynch - daughter of David - in Despite the Gods.
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> We'll be also be screening the new Ken Loach film The Angels' Share on Tuesday, 13th November. The film is a surprisingly humorous departure for Loach; a warm-hearted caper flick about crime, whisky and second chances.
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> So join us early for a bit of pre-festival limbering up!
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> Star Power
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> As much as we're averse to kneeling down before the altar of celebrity, the BIFF team have been a little bit blinded by some big names this year. We've assembled a robust program bursting with celebrity star-power; perhaps we've even got enough wattage to light up the city of Brisbane.
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> There's Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu in The Man with the Iron Fists, we've got Abbie Cornish in The Girl, Gael Garcia Bernal starring in No, Pierce Brosnan in Love Is All You Need, Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone and Keira Knightley taking centre stage for our closing night epic, Anna Karenina. Plus there's Willem Dafoe, Frank Langella, Mads Mikkelsen, Ethan Hawke, Helena Bonham Carter and many, many more.
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> As part of BIFF's Spaghetti Western tribute, curated by Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan, we're screening the mother of all movie marathons: Sergio Leone's 'Man with No Name' trilogy.
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> Spend Sunday, 18th November watching all three cinematic masterpieces; films that re-energised the Western genre and launched Clint Eastwood's film career.  A Fistful of Dollars will kick things off at 12pm, followed by For a Few Dollars More at 2pm and finishing off with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at 4:30pm.
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> BIFF joins forces with Brisbane Openair Cinema to present two sessions of al fresco film. Join us for an unforgettable night of entertainment and films under the stars at South Bank's Cultural Forecourt.
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> Enjoy the rom-com stylings of feel-good indie gemLiberal Arts, or revel in the action as Wu-Tang Clan alumni RZA directs and stars in outrageous kung fu epic The Man with the Iron Fists.
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> Industry Program
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> Directors, editors, musicians, producers and more - this year BIFF is exposing the heart and soul of movie-making within our industry sessions; revealing the machinations of how things work and why.
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> Join one of the leading film editors, Jill Bilcock, in conversation with Roger Crittenden, as she speaks about her experience in the industry and the exacting craft of film editing. You can also hear the Academy Award winning editor Walter Murch share some anecdotes about his time working with some of the directorial greats.
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> Note that many of the Industry Program events are free of charge, but bookings are still required to attend. 
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> Special thanks go to Griffith University and the CILECT conference, the Australian  Film and Television Radio School, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Blackfella Films.
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> Village Roadshow QNFAs on Monday Night!
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> There are still a handful of tickets available for the 26th Village Roadshow Studios Queensland New Filmmakers Awards, presented by Screen Queensland
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> Taking place this Monday, 5th November, the award ceremony will screen a selection of award-winning films from this year's submissions. After the ceremony join us at the Village Roadshow Studios 26th Queensland New Filmmakers Awards official After Party, presented by The Post Lounge – a great chance to rub shoulders with the filmmakers and other industry professionals.
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> Please note that while tickets are free, bookings are required. For the full list of nominees or to reserve your tickets, visit theQNFA website.
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> Festival Phone Apps
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> Keep the festival program in your pocket wherever you go by downloading the Brisbane International Film Festival iPhone and Android application now!
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> You can explore the program, purchase and download tickets, find out which cinema is hosting the next screening, make a wishlist of films and share it all with your friends.
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> Plus, if you buy tickets using the same Brisbane International Film Festival account details, you can retrieve your barcodes through the apps - regardless of how you originally purchased (counter, web or phone). These barcodes can then be scanned on your phone for entry at the cinema door - no print-outs needed!
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> BIFF Film Club taster packages
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> Enjoy Screen Queensland's Brisbane International Film Festival member experience by joining the BIFF Film Club.
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> BIFF 2012 patrons can access an exclusive BIFF Film Club taster package with 12 and 25 ticket passes.
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> Purchase your BIFF 2012 pass package today to receive a six-month BIFF Film Club membership.
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> Take 25:
> Full: $350.00 / Concession: $300.00
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> - 15% discount on festival tickets (excluding special events, gala screenings and opening night).
> - Fantastic prizes and giveaways.
> - Exclusive member's e-newsletter.
> - Invitation to a festival function.
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> Annual memberships for the great value price of only $75 per year – or $65 for concessions – are also available.
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