06-24 November 2019

PALM BEACH

PALM BEACH

Premieres
Rachel Ward

Australia

2019 / 100’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

Aging record producer Frank (Bryan Brown) invites his old bandmates Leo and Billy (Sam Neill and Richard E. Grant) and their wives (Jacqueline McKenzie and Heather Mitchell) to celebrate his birthday at the opulent bayside home he shares with his wife Charlotte (Greta Scacchi) in the northern beaches of Sydney. Well-past their glory days, the ageing rock stars reminisce while catching up on lost time with their now-adult children by the beach. Yet as the group reconnects, cracks begin to form between them as decade-old secrets come back to the surface.

Working with an all-star cast, director Rachel Ward presents a story glittering with colour and charm to match its beachside setting. Weaving a classic story of friendship and parenthood amidst the strains of growing old, PALM BEACH is a pleasing comedy-drama backed up by the effortless performances of its talented cast.

 -Duncan Caillard

Screenings
Saturday 9 15:30 - 17:15Regal Dole Cannery 13
Monday 11 13:45 - 15:30Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorRachel Ward.
CastFrances Berry, Ryan Bown, Bryan Brown, Matilda Brown and Roelene Coleman.
ScreenplayRachel Ward and Joanna Murray-Smith.
CinematographerBonnie Elliott.
EditorNick Meyers.
MusicJennifer Taunton.

Deborah Balderstone ... producer
Bryan Brown ... producer
Troy Lum ... executive producer
Josh Pomeranz ... executive producer
Sam Thompson ... line producer

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