MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL presents
MDFF: Sports Docs / Aussie Shorts Tickets
6:30pm, Tue 10 July, 2018
Loop Bar, VIC
Theme: Sportie Docs
Date: 10h July 2018 Doors Open at 6.30pm, Starts at 7pm
Venue: Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Title: New Island Home
Directed by: Amy Pysden & Daniel Clarke
Description: Dudley United Football Club was on the brink of extinction; its A-Grade side sitting on the bottom of the ladder and player numbers at an all-time low. In desperation, the small Kangaroo Island club enlisted the help of legendary AFL recruiter John Turnbull and together they hatched a unique plan that would change the island forever.
Title: Road to Sparta
Directed by: Barney Spender
Four runners, Four stories; One Greek drama
Description: The Road to Sparta follows the fortunes of four runners, including "UltraMarathon Man" Dean Karnazes, as they attempt to follow in the footsteps of Pheidippides and complete the gruelling 246 kilometre Spartathlon in just 36 hours.
Title: Safe Spaces
Directed by: Lyndal Redman
Description: This documentary follows the journey of Paul and Sue. Paul was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 37. He and Sue were forced to give up their lives in Melbourne and return to Adelaide to be closer to family.
Title: Act of Translation
Directed by: Irene Metter
Description: "Which story do you want to hear? The one I tell my parents...or the one I tell my friends?" In this moving and funny documentary 20 international students are propelled out of their comfort zones through theatre workshops and performances. By learning to tell their real stories they challenge and transform the narrative about Melbourne's international student community.
Title: Trump Antidote
Directed by: Aidan Prewitt
Description: Is there anything we can do to confront the rising tide of Donald Trump?
Title: But Honey You Look Fine
Directed by: Jennifer Leonforte
Description: But Honey, You Look Fine follows the first steps to recovery my best friend Gabby must take in her self-authored take on life with an eating disorder.
Title: Pocket Picking
Directed by: Henry Simmons
Description: Through the personal stories and experiences of three young men, Pocket Picking explores some of the ways young men in New South Wales Australia perceive gambling and the ways it is embedded in their lives.