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Special Screenings of Around the Block in Sydney and Melbourne

Monday, May 19, 2014 1:14 PM | Anonymous
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Tickets are on sale for special event screenings of Around the Block.

These events will be hosted by Giles Hardie with special guests director Sarah Spillane and star of the film Hunter Page-Lochard.

Screenings will commence at 6:30pm sharp and will be followed by a Q&A with Sarah and Hunter.

Check out the dates below and grab your tickets from the cinema website...

Monday 16th June
Cremorne Orpheum

Monday 23rd June
Randwick Ritz

Tuesday 24th June
Nova Carlton in Melbourne

Following the theatrical release Around The Block will launch on DVD, Blu-ray and all major Digital platforms on July 16! 

Around the Block will be available from major retailers including JB HiFi, Big W and Sanity and on digital download from iTunes, Bigpond Movies, Foxtel, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation 3 and 4.

Keep up to date with screenings and news 

Writer & Director Sarah Spillane discuss the inspirations for Around The Block:

Set in a tough inner city precinct a teenage boy at risk must choose between pursuing his dream of acting or following his father into a life of crime. 

AROUND THE BLOCK is a story about American Dino Chalmers - an edgy and charismatic drama teacher with a passion for Shakespeare. When the opportunity arises for her to work at a school in inner Sydney, she embraces the chance to introduce the magical world of theatre as an alternative to life on the tough streets of Redfern, Sydney, Australia. The story centres on the developing relationship between Chalmers and Liam, a sixteen-year-old urban Aboriginal boy who lives 'around the block' in Redfern. As well as presenting Liam with an alternative to life on the tough streets of Redfern, Chalmers' American idealism becomes a counterpoint for racial tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The film provides an intimate insight to Redfern, a third world ghettotown that exists in the middle of an otherwise illustrious city, provoking an emotional and engaging journey towards a hope and the future.


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