Girls On Film Festival 2017 is taking over the world! Well... at least Brunswick Town Hall at 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, over the weekend of 6-8 October, 2017. Tickets will be available at the end of August, so be sure to block out those dates in your diary!
Keep your ear to the ground via the website or their Facebook page for tickets announcement, other exciting special events and updates. However, here's a little something to whet your appetite as some awesome femmo flicks on the GOFF 2017 Official Program have been revealed. It starts with Clueless, which is the Opening Night event; unfortunately, invite only and Pozible backers.
Starring Alicia Silverstone, it's loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma, but in a contemporary context. Silverstone is cluelessly cute and captured every young girl's imagination with her long blonde locks, cool quotes and ridiculously gorgeous clothes in her wardrobe. This teen comedy has gone on to become a cult classic, and I can easily believe Paul Rudd has not aged a day since then.
Other films revisit the Spice Girls, covering the songs of their first two albums; a French-Iranian animated biographical film of a coming of age in troubled times; another coming of age film with a difference in 52 Tuesdays, when a young teen has to deal with her mother transitioning gender and of course the much loved animated Inside Out, which would be a good one to take the young-uns to.
Can you believe The Craft is around 20 years old? Another all time classic with a cult following, it's the dark side of the bubbly Clueless and a rather engaging teen flick with witchcraft and the supernatural in play. The witches just keep coming with The Love Witch who just can't seem to get the magic to work for her.
Other great Australian contributions (including 52 Tuesdays) include a documentary that follows four African women who now live in Australia. An inspirational movie of how they turned their lives around by working through their pain and speaking out. Last but not least, my all time favourite Aussie film, The Sapphires is on the list! Discovered for their musical talent, four Indigenous women head to Vietnam to sing for troops during the war in the 60's. With amazing music and performances and at times laugh out loud comedy, it'll capture your heart. Nine films, three days, it's going to get busy!