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Rush on for festival

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May 25, 2018

The Rushworth Shire Hall plays host to the Waranga Film Festival.

This image released by Broad Green Pictures / Amazon Studios shows Kate Winslet in a scene from, "The Dressmaker." (Ben King/Broad Green Pictures and Amazon Studios via AP)

Waranga Flicks’ fifth annual Waranga Winter Film Festival is on during the final weekend in June at the Rushworth Shire Hall.

Set to be another jam-packed event, this year’s festival features three great Australian films.

Chosen for their cinematographic style and connection to Australian history, the films will complement the atmosphere of the stately Rushworth Shire Hall and set the scene for the cabaret-themed interior makeover.

The films to be shown are:

The Sapphires: Friday, June 29, 11am.

It is set in 1968 — the year that changed the world. Across the world, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote and for four young Aboriginal singers from Cummeragunja mission on the nearby Murray river, this is the year that would change their lives forever.

The Dressmaker and Fire in the Belly: Saturday, June 30, 5pm — dress to impress.

The Dressmaker is a comedy that explores the themes of revenge and creativity and was described as ‘‘Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven with a sewing machine’’. Set in a small Australian town, this film will look even better in the beautiful Rushworth Shire Hall. We will be previewing the feature with a special screening of the short local film, Fire In The Belly.

Lion: Sunday, July 1, 2pm.

A most moving story. Lion received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards. It won two BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Also starring Nicole Kidman.

Guests will be treated to personal table service by waiting staff and entertained during the interval by some talented musicians while delicious soup, bread, home-baked cakes and hot drinks are served and the area’s famous lolly sellers keep you topped up with jaffas and popcorn.

Members passes for the entire festival will be available at the theatre door or from Rushworth Community House prior to the event.

Prices are $25 or $20 concession, which entitles guests to all three films, including hot meals on Friday and Saturday and high tea on Sunday.

The film festival is a not-for-profit event, run solely by the community and volunteers of Rushworth.

To reserve a table, phone Rushworth Community House on 58561295.

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