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Closer hits the Adelaide Film Festival

It's October! Which means Halloween is less than a month away! We're prepping our costumes here at Closer HQ. Matt Vesely has decided he's going to go as John McLane from Die Hard - all blood soaked singlet and no shoes. Not too much of a stretch from his normal weekend attire.


But, more importantly, October is also time for the awesome Adelaide Film Festival to roll into town, opening on the 10th and closing on the 20th. Closer have a number of projects ready to launch, including our first drama feature 52 TUESDAYS and hybrid doco/drama I WANT TO DANCE BETTER AT PARTIES. Sophie, Bryan, Bec, Matt B and Matt C are also esteemed guests of the fest, and will be out and about on the prowl. Come say hi!



TUES 15th OCT 7:00PM at Picadilly Cinema - sold out!


2nd SCREENING - SAT 19th OCT 9:30PM at Palace Nova Cinema (inc. Q&A with cast and crew) - tickets still available! Get into it!




SUNDAY 13th OCT 2:15PM at Palace Nova Cinema - sold out!


2nd SCREENING - FRI 18th 5:00PM at Palace Nova Cinema - (inc Q&A with crew) - tickets still available! Get there!



SUN 13th OCT 1:00PM - Festival Club


DANCE BETTER co-writer/director Matt Bate, 52 TUESDAYS director Sophie Hyde and 52 TUESDAYS writer Matt Cormack will be at this free event to talk all things typeable. The session is hosted by Andrew Bovell and Jan Sardi, and features a reading of the winner of the AWG Insite Award as well as a host of AFF writers chatting craft.





THU 10th OCT 12:00PM 


We are especially excited to announce a digital companion project to 52 TUESDAYS, which will officially launch online and on App Store and Google Play. Head to my52tuesdays.com from the 10th of October to find out more.


Part of the project will be a custom built photo booth, which will be sauntering its way across Adelaide during the festival, in search of your SECRETS! How much will you share?


Photo Booth appearing at:


OPENING GALA PARTY - THU 10th OCT, Adelaide Festival Centre


52 TUESDAYS OPENING NIGHT GALA- TUE 15th OCT, Picadilly Cinema & at our 52 Tuesdays party at Little Miss Miami


On LEIGH STREET - FRIDAY 11th & FRIDAY 19th OCT (and continuing on Fridays for the rest of October) with public projection at night. Project yourself!


at PALACE NOVA CINEMAS and LITTLE MISS MIAMI (FESTIVAL CLUB) - at various times through the festival





FREE! Sophie and Matt Cormack, plus Closer super best friends Dan Koerner & Sam Haren (from Sandpit), Derek Munneke (NextFaze) as well as the radical Tilda Cobham-Hervey will be speaking at this event about the digital project. Come hear all about the wild adventure of translating a film shot once a week for a year into an experience that lives inside your pocket. 




SAT 19 OCT 11:30AM at Sam Jacobs Room


FREE! Sophie will be speaking at STORY TIME REBOOTED about building new narratives online. 



Why are you still reading this post instead of buying tickets to things? And not just the things above, but all the other amazing things you can see at the wonderful Adelaide Film Festival. Sharknado, anyone?


At the very least, get cracking on those Halloween costumes! Yippy-ki-yay...



[Photo credit: Nat Rogers]


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