.

Bethany Arthouse Film Festival will celebrate its 20th year with the Oscar-nominated Tanna this month.
The Best Foreign Language Film nominee will launch the festival on 28 March.
Tanna is a tale of forbidden love between Vanuatu tribeswoman Wawa and her chief’s grandson, Dain, even though she is betrothed to another man in a peace deal following a tribal war.
Tanna co-director Bentley Dean will attetnd the launch to answer audience questions.
“It’s an honour to be able to present Tanna at the opening night of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival,” Dean said.
“It’s a wonderful festival with a very big heart.”
The crew from another Australian film featuring in the festival, Monsieur Mayonnaise, will also take questions from the festival-launch audience.
Bethany Community Support’s Grant Boyd said the festival was a great night out for an excellent cause as Bethany’s major fund-raiser.
The festival runs until the end of August with five international and Australian films.

More News

Geelong Superintendent Craig Gillard has welcomed 10 extra frontline police for the region as part of a State Government announcement on ...

Trevor Clutterbuck has seen people “meet, marry and have children” during his 34 years at Barwon SES. “There’s been a ...

A critically-acclaimed Australian adaptation of Dracula will swoop into Geelong next month for city’s season of theatre. Queensland theatre ...

“World-first” Geelong research could solve the scourge of plastic rubbish while providing clean water supplies for many international communities, Deakin ...

A fast start could be crucial in the Cats’ clash with Collingwood at the MCG Sunday, according to in-form midfielder ...

Geelong’s sculpting talent will be on display in free exhibition running all of next month in the city. Octogenarian ...

Latest Sport

On the Bite, by Chris Pitman Squid were plentiful off Clifton Springs over the past week, especially on the shallow ...

Geelong midfielder Lelo Sejean will play soccer in Paraguay this year after signing with a club in the country’s ...

Jordy Smith became the first South African to win the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach when he overpowered Brazlian ...

Entertainment

A critically-acclaimed Australian adaptation of Dracula will swoop into Geelong next month for city’s season of theatre. Queensland theatre ...

“Weekend warriors” of rock Absolutely ’80s will return to Geelong Friday, blinged-up and ready to roll. The band features an ...

Geelong’s newest cover band Mr Meaner will hit the Sphinx Hotel with a mix of punk, funk and classic ...