The 61st Sydney Film Festival has announced 32 films in this year’s event in advance of the full program launch. 

This teaser list includes a 40th anniversary screening of Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Friday June 13 at the Skyline Drive-In, an eight film retrospective on maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman, and a specially curated photographic exhibition called Rosebud by Australian photographer Hugh Hamilton.

 

There are also documentaries, including Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?The Unknown Known and Nelson Mandela: The Myth And Me; some out-there travel adventures with films like FrankUkraine Is Not A Brothel and Pulp; sexy physics in Particle Fever; teenage punks in We Are The Best; and an Indian love story in The Lunchbox.

 

Sydney Film Festival will screen across the city at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, the Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, the Apple Store, Grasshopper Lounge, SFFTV at Martin Place, Skyline Drive-In, and the Festival Hub at Town Hall. 

 

The full Sydney Film Festival program will be announced on Wednesday May 7 at 10am.

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