The eighth annual Possible Worlds Film Festival has revealed its 2013 program showcasing the best new cinema from Canada and the United States, and focusing exclusively on independent films.
Presented by Cosmos Tours and non-profit The Festivalists, the festival brings 20 new feature films ten Canadian and ten American – playing at Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown from 8th to 18th August. Selected titles will also screen at ARC Cinema (Canberra) from 21st to 23rd August 2013.
In Sydney, the Festival will open with Sarah Polley¹s acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell and close ten days later with Sydney premiere of Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies, starring Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston.
A strong thematic strand within the program this year is the female point of view, with ten titles featuring a woman in the lead and charting female perspectives on identity, desire, sexuality, success and family, such as black and white gems Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach and You Make Me Feel So Young (Australian première) by Zach Weintraub. Four of these films, Molly Maxwell (Australian première), Stories We Tell, A Teacher (International première) and It Felt Like Love (Sydney première) are directed by women.
Other highlights include a 40th anniversary screening of the cult sci-fi thriller Westworld, US indie comedy-drama Gimme The Loop, which played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard section) and VHS documentary Rewind This!
A nice bonus for festival goers is the fact that many screenings will include a complimentary welcome drink on arrival.
For information about all of the fantastic films on offer and to find out how to book tickets, visit the official festival website: http://www.possibleworlds.net.au