#StayAtHome Film Festival: Program

Easter celebrations may look different this year as we all Stay At Home due to the Covid-19 lock down restrictions. But staying at home need not be boring... 

YPRL has curated a fun #StayAtHome Film Festival for the whole family!

Explore the recommended movies below and check in to YPRL's Facebook page all weekend for activities, movie shorts, talks, and more. All part of the #StayAtHome Film Festival experience!

All films are viewable for free through Beamafilm or KanopyFind out how to access movies with your library membership

Want more film run? See Film School and Reading for Film Buffs

Documentary Day
Because all good film festivals need real life drama. 

The Indian Pacific (Director Adam Kay, Australia) PG
Filmed over four days and across 4,352km, The Indian Pacific is a slow TV documentary that explores the cultural, political and social history of Australia.

Gurrumul (Director Paul Damien Williams, Australia) PG
Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia.

Beyonce: Fierce and Fabulous (Director NJ Silva, UK) PG
She is a true global megastar, here is her inside story.

Inventing Tomorrow (Director Laura Nix, US) PG
Meet six passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront complex environmental issues. 

Aussie Family Flicks
From classic to contemporary, enjoy home-grown cinematic fun. 

Paper Planes (Filmmaker Robert Connolly) PG
An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Skippy and the Intruders (Filmmaker Lee Robinson) PG
Undeniable hero of the Australian TV and pop culture scene, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film.

BMX Bandits (Brian Trenchard-Smith) PG
The wheel-spinning adventures of three teenagers get complicated when they discover a box of stolen walkie-talkies left behind by a gang of bank robbers.

Back of the Net (Louise Alston) PG
After hopping on a bus to Harold Soccer Academy instead of Harold Academy Australian Semester at Sea, science fanatic Cory Bailey has no choice but to complete a semester at the soccer academy.

Laugh Out Loud 
Because laughter is the best medicine. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Filmmaker Taika Waititi) PG
Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on.

Tortilla Soup (Filmmaker Maria Ripoli) PG
Three grown sisters, Maribel, Leticia and Carmen try to cope and live with the fact that their father Martin, a veteran chef, is slowly losing his sense of taste. 

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (Filmmaker William Sullivan) M
Jane is a bright-eyed young woman in her mid-20s living with autism. Inspired by her sister's relationship, Jane announces that she wants a boyfriend... 

Ali’s Wedding (Filmmaker Jeffrey Walker) M
An affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia.

Up Late
Chills and thrills to get the blood pumping. 

The Babadook (Director Jennifer Kent) M
Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror ...close to home.

Jungle (Filmmaker Greg Mclean) M
Young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest.

Enemy (Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve) MA
Jake Gyllenhaal appears in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppleganger tradition.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Filmmaker Fred Schepisi) M
Fred Schepisi's internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and revenge.

Film School 

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