Indie doco I Am Eleven jumps from two to 18 screens

An Australian documentary has added more screens to its release after a successful run at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova and Perth’s Luna Paradiso.

I Am Eleven, by film-maker Genevieve Bailey featuring eleven year olds from 15 countries speaking about issues close to their heart, has topped the box office at Cinema Nova two weeks running.
The film, which has taken $70,000 across the two screens, will jump to 18 screens, ten of which were confirmed just this week.

Bailey said: “I am Eleven has been my passion for nearly seven years. I always felt that audiences young and old would connect with this life-affirming film. It’s exciting to see the promising results at the box office for our very DIY home-grown yet international film. It feels like I Am Eleven is the little doco that could.”

Natalie Miller, managing partner at Cinema Nova said: “I Am Eleven has been an outstanding success at the Nova. Children of all ages are flocking to see it with their parents. The film is exceptional and Genevieve Bailey deserves full credit for making such an important film.”

A full list of screenings can be found at the film’s website.


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