Young at Heart Film Festival 2014

By February 6, 2014 Events

The only event of its kind in the world, Young at Heart is a film festival dedicated entirely to seniors, their friends and relatives. With tickets starting at just $6 for a program of international premieres and classic films on the big screen, Young at Heart is a festival older Australians can truly call their own.

Young at Heart is back for its ninth year in 2014, running from 15th to 23rd March 2014. The festival presents daytime screenings in Sydney (Dendy Opera Quays), Parramatta (Riverside Theatre), Newcastle (Tower Cinemas) and Canberra (Capitol 6 Cinemas, Manuka). Selected titles also screen in over 30 regional towns across NSW and beyond.

Premieres this year include New York comedy FADING GIGOLO starring Woody Allen and Sharon Stone, Japanese family drama LIKE FATHER LIKE SON, and a new star-studded adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET written by Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).

New documentaries include THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, about the 1973 Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs tennis match that galvanized women’s liberation and made history, and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, a candid and revealing portrait of gay seniors.

Classics include a special screening of Philip Noyce’s Sydney noir HEATWAVE and new digital prints of NORTH BY NORTHWEST and THE WIZARD OF OZ (in 3D).

Filmmakers will be on hand to take part in Q&As with the audience, including the teams behind home-grown films BACKYARD ASHES, ERIC SMITH: NOT FINISHED YET and THE MAN FROM COXS RIVER. Other screenings will include social mixers, special introductions by experts and access services such as open captions for the hard of hearing.

The best new Australian short films featuring seniors in lead roles will screen at the ‘Stay in Touch’ Short Film Awards, presented by National Relay Service. The audience will vote for the best film, alongside an esteemed jury of industry professionals.

Tickets go on sale February 14th 2014. Full line-up available at www.youngatheart.net.au

 

RIVERSIDE THEATRE, PARRAMATTA (March 15 & 16)

Corner Church & Market Streets, Parramatta NSW 2150

$6 for Seniors | $10 full-price

Bookings: 02 8839 3399, or at Riverside Box Office (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9:30am–1pm)

 

TOWER CINEMAS, NEWCASTLE (March 18 & 19)

183 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

$6 for seniors | $12 full-price + booking fee

Bookings: online at www.eventcinemas.com.au, or at Tower Cinemas Box Office

 

CAPITOL 6 CINEMAS, MANUKA (March 20 & 21)

6 Franklin Street, Manuka ACT 2603

$6 for seniors | $12 full-price + booking fee

Bookings: online at www.eventcinemas.com.au, or at Capitol 6 Cinemas Box Office

 

DENDY OPERA QUAYS, SYDNEY (March 20-23)

Between Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000

$6 for Seniors | $12 full-price + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9247 3800, online at www.dendy.com.au or in person at Dendy box-office

 

CULTURE CLUB, ERSKINEVILLE TOWN HALL (March 28)

104 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville NSW 2043

$6 for Seniors | $10 full-price

Bookings: 02 9550 2266, online at http://bit.ly/CultureClubJanuary2014 or in person on the day

 

REGIONAL SCREENINGS

Please see individual venue for details or visit www.youngatheart.net.au