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Multi-award winning movie

Arts, EventsJoanne EisemannComment

January 2016

ON 14TH JANUARY, Hobart’s famed Museum of Old and New Art celebrated the success of BIRDMAN, the 2015 winner of the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, (Academy Awards), and Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (AACTA – International), by screening the film after a live performance of the drums-only score by its composer, jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez.

While the Western Tiers Film Society would be hard pressed to offer the same to their audience, they are nevertheless hugely excited to be screening this hilarious but heart-breaking film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, at the Little Theatre in February. Birdman, a dark satire of show business and fame, is about a washed-up former superhero actor, played by Michael Keaton, and his struggle to make a comeback.

A technical showpiece, it stood out among eight nominees to receive the film industry’s highest honours.

Showing at the Little Theatre Cinema on 13th February at 7:30 pm sharp, MA 15+.

To join the WTFS, contact westerntiersfilmsociety@ or call 0418 389 868.