Reel Connections Film Festival – Point and Shoot
12 Nov 2014 | Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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.
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.
|Dates:||Wednesday 12 November|
|Time:||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|Address:||Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point|