Thanks to NIXCo, ccpopculture has 5 double passes to give away to Q&A screenings of Hotel Coolgardie, screening at New Farm Cinemas (Brisbane) on Wednesday the 7th of June.
“In the lead up to the film’s national theatrical release on the 15th June, director Pete Gleeson will be in attendance and answering questions about his acclaimed feature debut, the festival hit Hotel Coolgardie.
At a remote pub, on a dusty highway between Australia’s most isolated city and its largest gold mine, the arrival every three months of a new pair of foreign backpackers to work the bar is a keenly anticipated event.
Fresh off the plane and attracted by the idea of an authentic outback experience, Finnish travellers Lina and Steph find themselves en route to a dot on the map to pour beers, replenish depleted travel funds, and live among the locals. But their working holiday quickly deteriorates into a baptism of fire. Harangued by their new boss, relentlessly pursued or pilloried by booze-addled patrons, and prey to the madness and malaise of an environment as claustrophobic as it is isolated, the girls soon realise that to meet expectations out here, they’ll need to do more than just serve drinks.
An eye-opening and often shocking journey into outback Australia, Hotel Coolgardie exposes a part of our national psyche rarely seen on screen since the likes of Wake In Fright – and this isn’t fiction.”
Premiering at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016, Hotel Coolgardie was the subject of glowing reviews and a smattering of controversy for its depiction of misogyny in the outback. Now it‘s receiving a wide release and you have the opportunity to see it first, hosted by director Pete Gleeson at Brisbane‘s New Farm Cinemas
All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Hotel Coolgardie Giveaway” and let me know your name. Winners will have their name added to the doorlist, and will be notified Monday the 5th of June.