Big program for Port Fairy's little theatre

AN acclaimed Australian murder-mystery will be screened in Port Fairy tonight as part of the town’s successful summer series of movies.

Mystery Road, which has been bumped forward by a week to fill a gap in the program, is directed by award-winning indigenous director Ivan Sen and tells the story of an Aboriginal detective (Aaron Pedersen) investigating the murder of a young girl in the outback.

The all-star cast also includes Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Tasma Walton, Bruce Spence, Zoe Carides and Jack Thompson. 

Mystery Road screens at 1.30pm, 4pm, and 8pm at the Reardon Theatre on Bank Street, Port Fairy.

The summer series of films, which is run by the Port Fairy Film Society, has shown a large range of films since beginning in late December, with different days dedicated to a different theme — action on Mondays, kids movies on Tuesdays, romance on Sundays and arthouse on Fridays for example.

Film society co-ordinator George Dummet said the screenings had been a great success, with more than 240 people flocking to the theatre on Sunday to see Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine.

Coming up at the Reardon Theatre is superhero flick Iron Man 3 (January 11), rom-com About Time (January 12), surf film Drift (January 13), CG kids adventure Epic (January 14), big-budget adventure The Lone Ranger (January 15) and British romance Goddess (January 16).

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