Tracks to open Adelaide Film Festival

TracksSee Saw Films’ Tracks, which tells the story of Australian writer Robyn Davidson’s 2,700km trek across Australia, will open the Adelaide Film Festival on October 10.

The film was shot in South Australia and was directed by John Curran. It stars Australian actor Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver best known for the HBO series Girls.

Tracks producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning said in an announcement: “Having shot the film largely in South Australia, and received such great support from the Adelaide Film Festival as well as the South Australian Film Corporation, we’re thrilled to be able to premiere the film at the Festival. It has been a long journey to bring this story to the screen and we look forward to sharing it with the festival audience.” 

The festival runs from October 10 to 20 and this year ABC At The Movies presenters Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton will join the festival as patrons. Pomeranz said in a statement : “David and I are proud and excited to be part of the always, fabulous, always interesting and always challenging Adelaide Film Festival.”

Also premiering at the festival are three films supported by the inaugural HIVE Production Fund. They are The Boy Castaways, a rock musical dramatic feature film from director Michael Kantor produced by Jo Dyer and Stephen Armstrong and executive producer Robert Connolly; Tender, a  documentary from artist and director Lynette Wallworth and producer Kath Shelper (Samson and Delilah) and I Want To Dance Better At Parties, a documentary/drama from directors Gideon Obarzanek and Matthew Bate.

The full festival program will be available from late August.


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