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The London Australian Film Society presents: The Lonely Sprits Variety Hour screenings & Q&A
February 16 @ 4:00 pm - February 17 @ 10:30 pm
The London Australian Film Society presents the UK premiere of The Lonely Sprits Variety Hour followed by an in-person Q&A with director/co-writer Platon Theodoris.
Hot on the heels of the indie hit, Slant, at last year’s London Australian Film Festival comes The Lonely Sprits Variety Hour. Starring Nitin Vengurlekar, Sabrina Chan, D’AngeloTeik, Kim Pok, the film is an absurdist take on life and love through an Edward Lear / Spike Milligan / Jaques Tati lens – but with a distinctly Australian flavour.
Moving from stage to screen with dreamlike ease, this film has been a hit at Melbourne International Film Festival, won Best Film at Sydney Underground Film Festival and picked up a Best Actor gong at Festival des Antipodes in Saint Tropez.
With sumptuous cinematography and special guest appearances from some of Australia’s biggest attractions – the Big Merino, the Big Lobster, the Big Murray Cod and the Big Koala – this is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind.
Perfect for fans of the British indie film hit, Brian and Charles. It’s weird, wonderful and with bags of pathos, this gem of a film will stay with you for a long time.
The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with director and co-writer Platon Theodoris, hosted by Peter Salmon, author of An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida (Verso, 2020).
Australian snacks and sweets will be on sale, and a raffle will be held before the screening!
8pm – Friday 16 February 2024
The Garden Cinema
39-41 Parker Street, London, WC2B 5PQ
4pm – Saturday 17 February 2024
Finsbury Park Picturehouse
Unit 1, Cinema LS, 17 City N Pl, Finsbury Park, N4 3FU
1hr 17min + raffle & snack shop – come early! – followed by an in-person Q&A with Platon Theodoris & Peter Salmon.