Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival will return to the big screen at the Theatre Royal Castlemaine next month.
The festival will kick off with a launch party on Friday July 23 and will then see eight incredible films light up the big screen at the Royal on July 24 and 25, including three Australian premieres.
The film screenings will feature the popular Q&A component with a number of film creatives and guests featured on the discussion panels.
The Saturday and Sunday night screenings feature music films and there will be the opportunity for festival goers to enjoy a dance after each screening and make a real night of it!
Saturday night will feature Laurel Canyon. Celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, The Mamas And The Papas, Carole King, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, James Taylor, The Doors, Frank Zappa and more, the film takes us back in time to a place where a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles became a musical petri dish.
This will be followed by the event Theatre Daze – An Aquarian Exposition: Peace, Love and Music, featuring MAINfm DJs, projection, dancers and prizes. Costumes are definitely encouraged!
Sunday night will feature film Faith and Branko. This intimate story chronicles the relationship between musicians Faith and Branko over seven years.
In 2011, Faith travels from England to Serbia to learn gypsy accordion. She falls hard for Roma violinist Branko, and despite language barriers, they fall in love through music. This screening will be followed by a Festival Wrap-Up Party featuring live Gypsy-jazz band – The Django Fretts at 9.30pm.
The full C-DOC program can be found on the festival’s new website and ticketing is now live. Be quick to secure your tickets today at cdocff.com.au