I Love Perth

I can't seem to get a handle on the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (see jetlag)  but what I can understand about it is that the programming is awesome, filmmakers from all over the world are in attendance and the general idea of it (a festival consisting of films that are in some sense revolutionary, life changing or just plain eye opening) is pretty fantastic! The hub of the fest, The Astor (pictured), is a huge, beautiful sort of retro film theater in the Mount Lawley section of Perth (which seems a bit like Williamsburg Brooklyn with well-dressed fashion lovers of all ages drinking, eating fancy burgers and discussing design into the wee hours of the night). The opening night party really defines the sense of the fest consisting of tons of flowing drinks & snacks, a screening of Fire in Babylon (a film about a cricket team that managed to be political symbol in the 70s) and a music set of songs by Holiday Sidewinder and Jasper Fenton inspired by the films of David Lynch- eclectic, moving, bringing people together is what this fest is all about and what it seems Australia is all about too! Tonight I hope to catch a film or two and tomorrow I hope to see a kangaroo: eclectic, moving and bringing people together! Hurrah!



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