The 2023 program for Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival is out, and it is an absolute cracker of a festival! We’re bursting with joy because Return Chute: The survival of a small town video store has been chosen to screen with the 1984 adventure classic The Last Starfighter in Sydney and Brisbane.
Return Chute is a short documentary about Rod O’Hara, the current owner of the iconic Bellingen Video Connection, which is still open and battling to survive where so many others have fallen. The film celebrates connection and community, the passion of previous store owners, the nostalgia of the video store experience and their role in preserving screen arts, especially classic, cult, and rare films.
We’re stoked that Return Chute will be flying alongside The Last Starfighter.
Get your tickets for the Sydney session on Saturday 26 August, 10.30 am at EVENT CINEMAS MACQUARIE. Get tickets
Get your tickets for the Brisbane session on Sunday 27 August, 10.30 am at EVENT CINEMAS BRISBANE MYER CENTRE.
Thank you to Simon Foster, Festival Director of Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival, for this In Conversation opportunity posted on Facebook and for selecting Return Chute for the festival in Sydney and Brisbane.
Return Chute is a short documentary directed and produced by Simone Atallah, with cinematography and editing by Mick Jones and sound mixing by Ryan Burrows.