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Upcoming Films at the Gold Coast Film Festival this April

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 Feb 20th 2019 4:10pm

Gold Coast Film Festival 2019

Film buffs will enjoy the plethora of films showing at Home of the Arts this April. The stellar line-up includes international films as well as American and Australian movies. Catch these fantastic movies that are a part of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Enjoy these Gold Coast events 2019.

Opening Night: 2040

Catch the Australian Premiere of 2040.

In his highly-anticipated follow-up to That Sugar Film, award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau embarks on a mission to investigate what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we only welcomed the best answers already available to us to heal our planet.

Globe-trotting to examine a wide array of new technologies already being utilised, Gameau also jumps ahead to 2040 using astounding CGI to create a spectacular and idealistic vision of the best possible world we could inhabit in the future.

2040 is an invigorating and inspirational glimpse at how we can solve many of our modern-day problems. Gameau's film is not burdened by negativity. Instead, it embraces positive ideas in an amazingly entertaining form.

According to Gameau, "The point is to tell a new and positive story about our future..." He explores the various actions that ordinary people can do in their daily lives.

Feel free to join director Damon Gameau and crew on the red carpet. Attend the Question and Answer after the film.

Catch 2040 on April 3 at Home of the Arts.

Under the Silver Lake

This is the Australian Premiere of Under the Silver Lake.

David Robert Mitchell follows up his breakthrough horror blockbuster It Follows with something very different – a millennial slacker noir boldly combining Inherent Vice, The Big Lebowski and Mulholland Drive into a creation that is profoundly weird and rebellious. Mitchell's film was received with mixed reviews in Cannes last year, unfolding like an outrageous Philip Marlowe detective story for the Reddit generation.

Andrew Garfield portrays Sam, a bored millennial with a knack for conspiracy theories. When his mysterious and beautiful neighbour (Riley Keough) suddenly goes missing, Sam goes on a self-appointed detective mission uncovering dog killers, goth bands and girl gangs. Has Sam discovered a huge elaborate conspiracy? Or are these all just empty clues that lead nowhere?

Watch Under the Silver Lake from 4 – 11 April at Home of the Arts.


Watch the Queensland Premiere of 1985.

Beautifully shot on 16mm film in gorgeous black and white, this deeply emotional film follows young Adrian as he comes home to his conservative Texas home to see his parents for the first time in years. Adrian is coming back to finally disclose to his parents that he is gay.

Set amidst the ghost of the 80s AIDS epidemic, this is an exceptionally tender, restrained and genuine coming-out story. Grounded by a trio of pitch-perfect performances, 1985 is a deeply resonant, and quietly necessary film that is a minor modern classic of queer cinema.

Watch 1985 at Home of the Arts on April 4.

Nervous Translation

Eight-year-old Yael creates a world of imagination. With her father, out of the country for work, and her aloof mother always working, she keeps herself preoccupied listening to cassette tape recordings of her father and cooks miniature meals on a toy stove.

Artist and filmmaker Shireen Seno forms a mesmerising portrait of growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s. She bravely builds the story solely on Yael's limited childlike perspective. Filled with remarkable impressionistic moments, sudden jump-cuts, and an original electronic soundtrack, this lyrical film is a magnificent depiction of youthful awe.

According to The Playlist, the film "Manages to beautifully capture the oblique half-understanding and fragmented memory that characterises childhood engagement with adult affairs."

The film is from the Philippines.

Catch Nervous Translation from 4 – 10 April at Home of the Arts.

Number 37

Trapped in his apartment, Randal, a person with paraplegia, is imparted a gift of binoculars by his loving girlfriend. Having fallen in debt to a cruel loan shark and spying on his neighbours from his apartment, Randall sees a local gangster commit a crime. Can blackmail help Randall get the money to pay his debt?

Nosipho Dumisa, a Zulu in South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal province, creates a searing feature debut with this fresh spin on Hitchcock's Rear Window. Transferring the classic man-in-a-wheelchair story to a suburban apartment block in Johannesburg, Dumisa crafts a modern, intense, and uniquely African thriller.

The film is from South Africa.

Catch Number 37 from April 4 – 10 at Home of the Arts.

Romantic Road

Rupert and Jan are an old English couple in their late 60s who came up with a crazy idea. After being invited as guests to a human rights conference in India, they decide to make the trip an incredible adventure. Shipping their old Roll Royce to the sub-continent, they take a historic 5000 mile, a six-month journey from Mumbai to Dhakar, fighting with local officials, avoiding tribal conflicts and eating with maharajahs.

Sharon Stone is the film's executive producer. Romantic Road is a heart-warming adventure story, a homage to reigniting love, and an exciting look at a country often unnecessarily romanticised. This is a testament that one is never too old to go on a crazy and romantic adventure.

The film is from the USA.

Catch Romantic Road from 5 – 9 April at Home of the Arts.

Maybe Tomorrow

As a young couple drowning with the demands of life with a newborn baby, they press on with production for their most recent self-funded independent feature film.

From the productive indie duo Caitlin Farrugia & Michael Jones, this is a tender comedy-drama that shows the ways young artists can meet the challenge of starting a new family while still pursuing their cinematic dreams.

Caitlin says that the film is about a couple who are also filmmakers. The story tackles the challenges in their relationship as they raise their first child.

The film is from Australia.

Catch Maybe Tomorrow at Home of the Arts on April 5.

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