CinefestOZ – RAMS Opening Screening
26 August 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm$110
PG 240 Mins
Where there’s a wool, there’s a way! The highly anticipated Western Australian drama RAMS, starring Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson and CinefestOZ festival favourite Michael Caton, opens the festival.
RAMS was filmed predominantly in the Great Southern town of Mt Barker, with plenty of local involvement and bemused woolly extras. Orana Cinemas will host the event, which includes an introduction from the film’s producer Aidan O’Bryan, who will share a few behind the scenes moments.
In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?
An after party close to Busselton is included in the ticket price. More details to follow.
Please note: runtime includes screening and function; this film screens in multiple cinemas at the same time so please check your cinema number; doors open 5:30pm, film screens from 6pm.