Dec 17 - Dec 19, 2010
Directed by Rachel Perkins
Rated PG-13, 88 min.
Underwritten by Tesch Law Offices
This lively and unusual musical comedy follows a young man on a picaresque journey across Western Australia from Perth to his small hometown. He is running away from a Catholic seminary, pursued by its iron-willed headmaster played by the always interesting Geoffrey Rush. Bran Nue Dae was adapted from the hit stage musical by Jimmy Chi that was a major box-office success and multiple award winner in Australia. It is filled with exuberant and light-hearted song and dance. The film received its world premiere at the 2009 Melbourne Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award for Best Film.
Impossible not to be swept up by the exuberant fun. - Los Angeles Times
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