The Sydney Film Festival makes it’s much awaited return this June and it’s already got a stacked program of events and screenings lined up. Some of the best of Australian and international cinema is coming to our doorstep this winter in the festival’s huge 69th edition. Among them is Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Sydney will be the first city to enjoy the movie following it’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis to screen at SFF
The cinematic drama based on Elvis Presley’s rise to fame in the 1950s stars Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. The SFF screening is set to take place at the State Theatre on Wednesday, June 15. A second screening is also planned at the Hayden Orpheum on Friday, June 17.
The Sydney born director has made other iconic feature films like Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby and Australia with his 1992 directorial feature Strictly Ballroom also primed to be screened as part of the Classics Restored strand.
On the line up at the SFF this year is Australian feature film 6 Festivals by Macario de Souza feel-good doco JazzFest: A New Orleans Story and rock documentary Sirens. 6 Festivals: Acoustic Sessions will showcase emerging Aussie musical talents along with many Satyajit Ray classics.
Find the full program and grab your tickets here.