Australian Revelations
Australian Revelations returns with the 2001 AFI Award winning film Lantana.

lantanaA completely unique Australian film, Lantana marked a new direction for Australian cinema. With a discernible European feel it is layer upon layer of intertwined stories and shoots – just like the plant – and getting to the roots of the growth becomes more and more challenging.

With a cast boasting Anthony LapAglia, Kerry Armstrong and Geoffrey Rush, this is one not to miss on the big screen.

Join us for drinks from DeVine Cellars, cheese and international delights from Perth Gourmet Trader and great cinema at The Backlot Perth on Monday 28 August.

Tickets available at eventbrite


The interview was done by Malti Elliott with the festival director Richard Soweda .


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Ten years plus in the making, writer/director Mat de Koning’s Meal Tickets is far more than a rock doco.  One of the rare films centred on Perth, it’s more a journey into adulthood of a group of mates who happened to take a musical path.

The five guys who were Screwtop Detonators (in 2004) were teenaged lads, full of ambition. They were in the mould of the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop but had an image all their own and, as expected, were loud, provocatively vulgar, expressed themselves with an over-dependence on the ‘f’ word and bursting with raw energy.

The film splinters into two strands when their road manager, Will Stoker, breaks away to form his own band and meets with some success.  Meanwhile, the boys left behind, begin to wonder if they will ever make it.  After an (unmemorable) tour of the U.S. they finally release an album – 3-2-1 I’m Done – which is also largely ignored.

With the internet and streaming sites, making an impression was much harder. They look with envy at guys of their age, earning money, buying cars and settling into family life.  One member ruefully remarks that here he is, in his mid-twenties and with nothing to show for it.  It seemed like the band was out of time and, inevitably, in 2009 they break up.

With hand-held camera work that ranges from almost steady to out of control, and with rapid-fire editing, there is a visceral power to the film, even if its disjointedness, at time, makes it hard to follow.  But when they express their thoughts about success, about growing up and finding elements of value in their lives, Meal Tickets gains some depth beneath the ear-shattering noise and raucous antics.

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(Meal Tickets will screen, as part of the Revelation Film Festival, at Luna Leederville on Saturday July 8th at 6.30pm and again at Luna Leederville on Tuesday July 18th at 2.30pm.  Please note that Will Stoker and the Embers will play at Babushkas, following the July 8th screening.  Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite or at the door).



Dir: John Ruane
Year: 1990
Duration: 109min

This month’s Australian Revelations celebrates the late, great John Clark in the classic piece of Australian cinema, Death In Brunswick.

Sam Neill and Zoe Carides stars alongside Clark in this story where the road to love is never smooth and where a strange trip down cemetery lane gives us one of Australia’s most memorable film sequences. Romance, crime and dry comedy abound in as Director John Ruane also sharply mixes more than a pinch of social commentary around multi-culturalism in Australia.

Neill plays Carl a one-step-away alcoholic, loser and cook – that is until he meets Sophie (Carides) a barmaid in the shady joint in which he works. The two find a serious spark but family and friends have other ideas. After an untimely death of a kitchen hand things rapidly spiral well out of control for all as the star-crossed lovers need to deal with family expectations and an unexpected all-out gang war. Along the way Carl is notably assisted by Dave (Clark) in a turn described by The Guardian as “a scene-stealing sidekick powered by a boisterously entertaining performance”

Always enormous fun to watch for the first time or revisit for the second or third, Death In Brunswick is a film that rarely makes its way to the big screen but always maintains a notable place in Australian cinema now and in the period.

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Monday, 29 May 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AWST)

The Backlot Perth
21 Simpson Street
West Perth, WA 6005


One of the great Australian films, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli is a sprawling story of mate-ship, loyalty and national identity. It also marks a very special time in Australian cinema where scale, scope and ambition were the order of the day.

GallipoliEveryone and everything about this film works and its considerable strength makes Gallipoli profound and moving viewing still today. Even better of course is the ability to see the film on the big screen – something that takes place all too rarely with this wonderfully composed work.

It’s the kind of film you need to see several times just to re-affirm that it is actually as good as you remember it to be.

After the screening, Mark Lee (Archy Hamilton) will join us for a Q+A via skype. An unmissable opportunity to speak to the actor behind an iconic character.

Monday 24 April at The Backlot Perth from 6.30pm, tickets at

We have also launched our crowdfunding campaign  #Rev20for20


chasing asylum1CHASING ASYLUM exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights.

The film features never before seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, revealing the personal impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo.

CHASING ASYLUM explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to lock away families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, destroying their lives under the pretext of saving them.Chasing asylum2

“Chasing Asylum” confronts Australia’s hardline policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore processing centers, offering a powerfully crafted plea for human rights will move many viewers to tears. Richard Kuipers, Variety

Monday 27 March at The Backlot Perth from 6.30pm, tickets at

Preceding Chasing Asylum will be Djarliny, a music video and behind the scenes documentary that asks us all to listen to our Aboriginal Elders when they are telling us about their land and culture. This amazing film is the result of a partnership between Community Arts Network and Narrogin Senior High school, delivering a program with Noongar teenagers to promote resilience through language, dance, music, film and cultural traditions.

Djarliny by The Burdiya Mob

Djarliny means ‘listen’ in Noongar, the traditional language of South West WA.

Australian Revelations is Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s program of monthly screenings of Australian films from the past, present and future. 

Djarliny by The Burdiya Mob

Djarliny. Listen.

Saving asylumCommunity Arts Network partnered with Narrogin Senior High school to deliver a program with Noongar teenagers to promote resilience through language, dance, music, film and cultural traditions.

The result is Djarliny, a music video and behind the scenes documentary that asks us all to listen to our Aboriginal Elders when they are telling us about their land and culture.

Djarliny means ‘listen’ in Noongar, the traditional language of South West WA.

Proudly produced by CAN and under the direction of Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and assisted by an incredible team of creative artists from Western Australia, these Noongar teenagers from Narrogin have produced a powerful cinematic tribute to their traditional culture and contemporary lifestyle.

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Monday, 27 March 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AWST)
The Backlot Perth
21 Simpson Street
West Perth, WA 6005



Wednesday 9 November – Revelation Special Screening of Tickled

A journalist stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

The Backlot Perth – 6.30pm

lake_mungo_official_posterMonday 28 November – Australian Revelations

Australia has consistently produced genre films of an extraordinarily high quality – Wolf Creek, Road Games, Mad Max and more recently Boys in the Trees. Nestled right there in the middle is Joel Anderson’s excellent and spooky tale Lake Mungo.

The Backlot Perth – doors open 6.30pm, film from 7pm




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Tickets for the 13th annual Russian Resurrection Film Festival, to be held Cinema Paradiso from 10 – 16 November, are now on sale.

The 2016 program features quality Russian cinema – old and new. The highlights include:
The recent Cannes Film Festival hit, The Student, from award-winning director Kirill Serebrennikov.
The wonderful examination of the fractures between love and ambition in Moscow Never Sleeps from Russian-speaking Irish filmmaker Johnny O’Reilly.
Two huge blockbusters: Flight Crew – the number one film at the 2016 Russian Box Office, and Icebreaker – the eagerly awaited action adventure tale which is yet to be released in Russia.
Alexei Mizgirevs’ historical thriller The Duelist features some of Russia’s biggest film stars and will be sure to captivate audiences.
A romantic comedy All That Jam, starring Australian actor, Martin Dingle Wall.
The Perth season of the Festival will be opened by The Good Boy, another romantic comedy which won this year’s audience award at Kinotavr Film Festival.

The program also features a retrospective of Russian classics including digitally re-mastered prints of Alexander Nevsky (1938) by Sergei Eisentein and Dmitri Vasilyev, about one of the greatest Princes in Russian history and King Lear (1971) by Grigori Kozintsev.

“With over 85,000 people having attended the event since we started in 2004, it seems Australians really do appreciate what the Russian film industry has to offer. Particularly in 2016, which has officially been announced as the year of Russian cinema, I can’t wait for them to see the terrific selection of films we have programed for this year.”
– Festival Director, Nicholas Maksymow.

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival receives the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture.

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REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 PROGRAM Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced its expanded 2016 program. Curated once again by Jack Sargeant, the Revelation Perth International Film Festival sees a diverse selection of films drawn from across the world. Boasting Revelation’s commitment to signature works, independent cinema, genre film, world cinema, and unique breathtaking movies, this year is no exception with a program drawn from Australia, Iceland, Canada, France, Paraguay, Ukraine, Japan and all points in between. Featuring award-winning movies, world, international and local premieres, new Australian works and live performances, Revelation is a celebration of the strength of all aspects of film culture.
Festival Director Richard Sowada said the 2016 program has surprises at every turn.
“Through the expanded range of films, events and exhibitions we’ve tried our best to explore as many corners of the world as we can,” said Richard.
“I think the event is our best ever showcase of the transformative power of the big screen and in so doing brings to WA new cinematic ideas and vital and energetic new perspectives.
“It’s impressive and is filled with depth, texture, strength and challenge.” Expanding across the city and wider community, Revelation plays a central role not just in the Perth calendar but also nationally and internationally. Featuring dedicated programs from the Iranian Film Festival, Cine Vivo Latina Film Festival, the Revel-8 Super-8 short film festival and ScreenWest, once again Revelation will entertain and inspire audiences, while RevCon will feature some of the festival’s guests exploring key aspects of the industry at dedicated panels and workshops. Revelation Academic meanwhile sees scholars – from academic institutions and independent researchers – delivering papers and exploring cinema and visual culture, in the fifth instalment of this critical platform that remains utterly unique to any Australian film festival. 2016 sees the biggest Revelation program to date with Program Director Jack Sargeant calling it a mammoth task.
“It truly encompasses everything from children’s movies to video art, poignant dramas to gore
horror movies, contemplative documentaries and laugh out loud films. There’s a sense, from
looking over the programme, of the true potential for cinema, an ability to communicate to
audiences, to engage viewers and to inspire something in all. I hope people find something special
in the event.”
Revelation is acclaimed as Western Australia’s leading international film festival and annual
screen culture event and is firmly established as Australia’s filmmakers’ festival. It is dedicated to
presenting independent cinema from around the globe in a context that explores film’s great
traditions, its contemporary movements and its future directions.
Highlights of Revelation 2016 will also include:
 Muppets, Music & Magic: The Jim Henson Legacy – a retrospective of the works of Jim
 debut of Mini Rev with free children’s screenings at the State Library of WA;
 Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead – a three part video work at PICA;
 Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures – the life and groundbreaking work of photographer
Robert Mapplethorpe;
 Swiss Army Man – the highly anticipated film featuring Daniel Radcliffe as a corpse;
 ScreenWest’s annual showcase of emerging WA filmmaking talent in Get Your Shorts On!
 WA Screen Awards.
As well as industry guests and speakers, seminars and masterclasses.
Attracting audiences of over 11,000 people annually, Revelation continues to grow and has
become the ‘go-to’ event for independent filmmakers, distributors and discerning audiences.
2016 will feature 143 films, 14 world premieres and 42 Australian premieres.
Revelation is proudly supported by the Australian and Western Australian governments through
ScreenWest and Screen Australia.
The complete program is now online and tickets are on sale now from the Revelation website
at and from Luna Palace Cinemas at
7-17 JULY 2016
For all media enquiries or a copy of the press kit, please contact:
Suzanne Worner
General Manager and Communications Director
+61 (0) 407 384 917