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

In selected cinemas around AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND:

FREMANTLE  Luna SX NOW SHOWING BOOK TICKETS
HOBART  State Cinema from 07 July 2017 BOOK TICKETS
[NEW!] BELGRAVE (Vic)  Cameo Cinemas from 20 July 2017  BOOK TICKETS

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

AUCKLAND  Rialto Cinema Newmarket NOW SHOWING BOOK TICKETS
DUNEDIN  Rialto Cinema from NOW SHOWING BOOK TICKETS

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENINGS:

CASTLEMAINE Documentary Film Festival: Sunday 23 July (with director Q&A) BOOK TICKETS

WAGGA WAGGA (NSW)  Forum 6 Cinema  Thurs 20th July 7:00pm   BOOK TICKETS
NEWCASTLE (NSW)  The Royal Exchange Fri 4th & Sat 5th August 8:00pm  DETAILS SOON
EUROA (VIC)  Euroa Community Cinema  Sat 5th August 8:00pm & Sun 6th August 4:00pm  BOOK TICKETS

COMING SOON:

ADELAIDE  Coming Soon
BENDIGO  (Star Cinema)  Coming Soon
ILLAWARRA  Coming Soon

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

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

“Jaw-dropping… thought provoking…
one of the most confronting and compelling documentaries ever filmed in this country.”  ****½ HERALD-SUN

“…bloody amazing… do not miss it.”   ****½  1116FM Radio SEN

“cringeworthy, but also fantastic… riveting, right through to the very end…
staggering… sad, funny, shocking, embarrassing… extraordinary” ****½ Deb Kennedy 882 Radio 6PR

…”a staggering piece of work… ..achieves what all filmmakers should really aspire to, whether in fiction or otherwise,
by capturing the truth of the human condition, the naked lunch for all to see, and putting
it out there unconcerned with box office or public approval.”  **** OTAGO DAILY TIMES

“…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

“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

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

 

 

 

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