Fremantle Suburban Film Festival is back

Alex Marshall Curator and Director of Marshall Arts Boutique Events for the Fremantle Suburban Film Festival. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d492785 communitypix.com.au.
Alex Marshall Curator and Director of Marshall Arts Boutique Events for the Fremantle Suburban Film Festival. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d492785 communitypix.com.au.

THE Fremantle Suburban Film Festival is bringing travel films to local halls over the month of May.

Marshall Arts Boutique Events director Alex Marshall said the festival was about providing quality entertainment in the suburbs.

“It is all about bringing the community together, it is about starting a conversation and getting to know people who live in your area, not just friends and colleagues,” he said.

“The festival originally came from a desire by the City of Fremantle to have free movies in Kings Square.

“I think in the age of social media it is very easy to get stuck in the echo chamber and only mix people like yourself.”

The venues at this year’s festival include North Fremantle Community Hall, Sullivan Hall (White Gum Valley), Samson Recreation Centre and Fremantle PCYC.

Mr Marshall said people could expect really fantastic travel movies.

“Feedback from previous festivals has been amazing and is why we are expanding the concept,” he said.

“Bookings are going really well Odyssey of the Half Safe is sold out and I am working out if I can do two screenings.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Fremantle Suburban Film Festival

WHEN: Friday May 7, May 10, May 17, May 24 and May 31.

WHERE: various locations in Fremantle