OPENING NIGHT GALA

WED OCT 24 | RED CARPET ARRIVALS 7PM | AFTER PARTY 9:30 TILL LATE | BUY TIX HERE

The festival opening night, a red carpet gala extravaganza, starts with the Australian Premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s internationally applauded new film The Master starring the ultimate Hollywood trio Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. 

Be part of cinema history and join us for an extraordinary film experience in the historical Turbine Hall built in 1946 and in 2012, transformed into a state of the art cinema. 

Your opening Night Gala tickets include the screening plus a fully catered after party at The Precinct, the Festival’s very own pop up nightclub where live entertainment will see you dance the night away...

THE MASTER

A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran, Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix), who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader, Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Amy Adams plays Dodd’s wife, Peggy.

The Master
Wednesday 24th October
Red Carpet Arrivals 7pm
Screening 7.30pm (137 min)

THE AFTER PARTY

After "The Master", we kick on to the Official After Party venue "The Precinct" for a luscious party.
Commencing at 9.30pm enjoy full catering and live entertainment thanks to Keystone and boogie to current club-favourites the Future Classic DJs.

Together, let’s kick off this year’s most anticipated film event and indulge in cinema magic on Sydney’s Harbour’s Cockatoo Island.

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