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Synopsis

Fresh off the plane and in need of money, two Finnish backpackers find themselves the latest batch of “fresh meat”
sent to work as barmaids at the only pub in a remote Australian mining town.

Confronted with a culture of alienation and impunity – in limbo between being desired and disdained,
their working holiday rapidly deteriorates into a bizarre test of endurance, as they discover
that to meet expectations they’ll need to do more than just pour drinks.

Set deep in Australia’s harsh interior, Hotel Coolgardie is a sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling,
surprisingly moving portrait of small town insularity, fragile masculinity and
the plight of the outsider forced to adapt or face the consequences.

 

 

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Screenings

Special event Q&A screening with director Pete Gleeson Thurs 22 June:

DENDY NEWTOWN (SYDNEY):  22 June 2017 6:30pm   BOOK TICKETS

In selected cinemas around AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND:

PERTH Luna Leederville NOW  BOOK TICKETS
MELBOURNE  Nova Carlton NOW BOOK TICKETS
GEELONG Pivotonian Cinema from 22 June   BOOK TICKETS
SYDNEY Dendy Newtown from 22 June BOOK TICKETS
BROOME Sun Pictures NOW DETAILS

AUCKLAND Rialto Cinema Newmarket from 22 June BOOK TICKETS
DUNEDIN Rialto Cinema from 22 June BOOK TICKETS

NEWCASTLE (July TBC)
ADELAIDE (TBC)

WINTON, QLD (Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival)  28 June 2017    BOOK TICKETS
EUROA, VIC (Euroa Community Cinema) 5 & 6 August 2017   DETAILS SOON

Check in for more Australia and New Zealand screening dates and locations COMING SOON.

 

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“gripping… holds you right to the very end… an impressive piece of work. ”  **** DAVID STRATTON RECOMMENDS

“One of the most captivating Australian documentaries in recent memory…
humorous, absorbing, uneasy and often disturbing. ”  **** CINEMA AUSTRALIA

“…a nightmare version of Cheers…”  POV MAGAZINE

“…veers between intimate moments of human warmth and vulnerability
to disturbing verbal and physical violations ”  ***** FRONT ROW REVIEWS

“…a sly and lighthearted humor throughout an otherwise astonishing narrative…
…captivates from intriguing start to bittersweet end…”  SLUG MAGAZINE

“Completely unexpected, completely stunning. 8/10”  THE YOUNG FOLKS

“Gleeson weaves in a sly sense of humour…
Reminiscent of the dust-laden classic Wake In Fright…”  CULT PROJECTIONS

Hotel Coolgardie is to bogans what Jaws is to sharks.”  THE BRAG

“An 83 minute cringeathon…”  AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

“…an important and timely documentary… sociologically fascinating…
takes a hard unflinching look at fragile masculinity.”  TORONTO FILM SCENE

“Simmering, unsettling, accomplished verité…”  TOM ROSTON

” a marvel… almost from a different world.”  SCENE CREEK

“Feels already like a timeless film.” HUNTER & BLIGH

“A cross between Kiwi rugby documentary The Ground We Won and an Aussie outback horror film…
a compelling yet chilling watch…” STUFF (NZ)

“As soon as Hotel Coolgardie ended, I walked to my car, shut the door, and burst into tears.” MONSTER CHILDREN

…one of the most important and shocking films, documentary or otherwise,
to come out of Australia in ages.” **** FILM BLERG

“It’s been a few week since I have seen Hotel Coolgardie and I haven’t stopped thinking about it
for more than a few hours. Go and see it now.” WE ARE A STAR

“..an unforgettable piece of work…”  WYLIE WRITES

 

 

 

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