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Bangalow Film Festival adds more incredible films to the 2023 program and, with a stack of special screenings still to be announced, sessions are already selling fast.

Expanding its already impressive program, the Bangalow Film Festival is thrilled to welcome four more incredible screenings to the acclaimed 2023 film lineup. 

Get the popcorn ready to enjoy an international stop-motion animation delight with No Dogs or Italians Allowed two insightful documentaries with AGE OF RAGE – The Australian Punk Revolution, Fashion Re-Imagined and a stunning First Nations drama Sweet As.

Directed by Alain Ughetto, stop-motion animation No Dogs or Italians Allowed invites audiences on a tender journey. The Ughetto family dreams of a better life abroad as their grandson travels back in time, revisiting his family history and unravelling the dreams of an Italian immigrant family. Combining personal memories, poetry and realism, No Dogs or Italians Allowed offers a touching and entertaining testimony to the experiences of generations of migrants and a tribute to their courage. 

Crank up the stereo and relive the roaring Aussie punk era in the bold AGE OF RAGE – The Australian Punk Revolution. Directed by Jennifer Ross, this documentary unearths archival footage from the 1970s and 1980s, diving into the human-rights activism beneath the Mohawks and distorted guitars. Rediscover how these radical musicians and activists found transgressive alternatives to the status quo, and in turn battled with the harsh realities of housing, duress from police, drugs, and grief. 

Eye-opening and critically acclaimed documentary Fashion Reimagined sees trailblazing fashion designer Amy Powney embark on a worldwide sustainable mission as she traces down each phase in the development and manufacture of fabrics, striving for her new collection to be as environmentally friendly as possible. 

The debut feature film by Indigenous writer and director Jub Clerc, Sweet As, follows 16-year-old Indigenous girl Murra, who becomes abandoned after an explosive incident with her drug-fuelled mother. On the cusp of entering the child protection system, Murra’s Uncle Ian throws a lifeline as she finds herself on a unique photo safari, leading to a coming-of-age story about unconventional friendships, first crushes, and self-discovery. 

Stay tuned for all things Bangalow Film Festival, 12–21 January 2023, as there are heaps more special events and screenings to be unveiled in the coming weeks! Tickets on sale now from www.bangalowfilmfestival.com.au.

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