Lotterywest Festival Films set to delight in Joondalup until April


Lean on Pete will screen at Joondalup Pines next week.

Gurrumul is showing at Joondalup Pines this week.
Lean on Pete will screen at Joondalup Pines next week. Gurrumul is showing at Joondalup Pines this week.

A STORY about a boy and horse will take viewers on an unexpected journey next week during the Lotterywest Festival Films season in Joondalup.

Lean on Pete is a film from the US about a 15-year-old boy who stumbles into the world of low-stakes horseracing before personal challenges set him on a journey to find a place to call home.

It is part of the line-up in the Lotterywest Festival Films program, screening at Somerville until February 25 then at the Joondalup Pines on February 27 and 28, March 1, 3 and 4.

Australian documentary Gurrumul kicked off part two of the season at the ECU venue last night and will screen until February 24, spoken in English, Gumatj and Galpu with some English subtitles.

The celebration of musician Gurrumul’s life and career was filmed over many years and finished before he died in July 2017.

French film Let the Sunshine in will screen at Joondalup Pines from March 6 to 11, starring Juliette Binoche as a newly single woman exploring what she wants in romance and sex with a series of different men.

A military-themed film from Israel, Foxtrot, will show from March 13 to 18 followed by Iceland’s Under the Tree from March 20 to 25 – a comedy about suburban standoffs.

An African film will follow from March 27 to 29, 31 and April 1 – Gabriel and the Mountain, which follows a Brazilian backpacker’s journey through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.

Swiss film The Divine Order will look at the extraordinary change ordinary people can bring about through the story of a 1907s housewife and a surprising suffrage movement from April 3 to 8.

The season will finish with a man and his elephant’s journey home in Pop Aye, created in Thailand and Singapore, will screen under the pines from April 10 to 15.

For more information, visit www.perthfestival.com.au.