Accessible film festival hosts free gala screening in Sydney

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:43am

Access All Areas Film Festival (AAAFF) will be celebrating the International Day of People with Disability on 3 December with a free screening of Last Cab to Darwin starring Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver.

Michael Caton as Rex in Last Cab to Darwin

The free screening will be held at Event Cinemas on George Street in Sydney at 6:00pm, with a range of accessibility services available including open captions, audio description, Auslan interpretation, wheelchair access and wheelchair seating. The event is primarily for people with a disability who can benefit from the access services on offer; however invitations are extended to everyone, with free popcorn, speeches and entertainment available to all attendees.

The film synopsis, outlined by AAAFF, follows the story of “Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver who has spent his life avoiding getting close to people. One day, he discovers he is dying of stomach cancer. He decides to leave his home alone and drive 3,000kms across the continent to Darwin. On this epic journey he does things and meets people who inspire him to re-evaluate his life.”

Bookings are necessary to reserve seats or request specific accessibility services. You can contact bookings@thefestivalists.com or call (02) 9550 2266 for further information.

IDEAS are also available to provide expert information for people with disability, including accessible transport options. IDEAS is available to call for free on 1800 029 904 or contact via SMS on 0458 296 602.

AAAFF also screens accessible short films in schools and community venues across the country. Visit the Access All Areas Film Festival website for more information.

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