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Reel Connections Film Festival – Point and Shoot

Reel Connections Film Festival – Point and Shoot

Presented by BEMAC, Reel Connections Film Festival showcases a collection of topical films from selected participating G20 nations with nine evenings of world cinema in the three weeks leading up to the Leader’s Summit.

Film Synopsis:

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, POINT AND SHOOT follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.

While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in — and filmed — the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

Festivals/Awards: Tribeca Film Festival (Winner of Best Documentary Feature) , HotDocs

Writer: Marshall Curry

Director: Marshall Curry

Producer: Marshall Curry

Cast: Matthew Vandyke

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.

Event Snapshot

Dates: Wednesday 12 November
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Duration: 83 min
Tickets: free event
Address: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Artist website: www.matthewvandyke.com/films/point-and-shoot/