A stunning selection of cinema aimed specifically at the 60 years and up the crowd is available at the Young at Heart film festival, running in Brisbane from Thursday, April 20 to Wednesday, April 26.
Proving to be Australia’s fastest growing demographic, the senior audiences will have more than their share of quality to choose from a program of a dozen titles all distinctly unique in their own way.
Audiences with a love of all things international should find theatrical comfort in Pablo Larrain’s ‘Neruda’, a bizarre cat-and-mouse drama between a detective and the poet he has been appointed to arrest.
For the enthusiasts of classic cinema a revisit of Katherine Hepburn’s Oscar-winning turn in ‘The Lion In Winter’, presented for the first time in crisp 4K vision, or Orson Welles in ‘The Third Man’, which was named the Best British Film of the 20th Century by the British Film Industry, should prove worthy.
British cinema is well represented throughout the festival as well, with the charming ‘Their Finest’, the eccentric fairytale ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’, and ‘Viceroy’s House’, featuring a stand-out performance from Gillian Anderson (‘The X Files’), maintaining both a sense of the present and past state of motion pictures.
Whether you wish to laugh or cry, be entertained or challenged, this exclusive festival promises to make its target senior audience feel anything but.
For Young At Heart ticket info and session times visit the Palace Cinemas website.