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Film Matinee: The Castle (1997)

Film Matinee: The Castle (1997)

Date & Time

June 10, 2021 - 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Join us to watch this Australian cult classic with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey. 


Free event – all welcome.




The Castle



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Mask wearing is encouraged. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

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Image credits: Working Dog Productions, The Castle, 1997

The Castle (1997)

Directed by Rob Sitch

Comedy | English | 84 mins | M

Starring Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee and Wayne Hope as the Kerrigan Family, as well as Tiriel Mora, Robyn Nevin, Eric Bana, Costas Kilias and Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell.

The Kerrigan family’s simple domestic bliss in suburban Melbourne is threatened when government authorities try to force them to vacate their home to expand the neighbouring airport. The family decide to fight for their beloved home, engaging an inexperienced lawyer acquaintance to defend their case, which eventually takes them all the way to the High Court.

Winner of Best Original Screenplay and nominated for three other awards at the 1997 AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards.

Guest Speaker

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Program Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.



Event details

This event will be held in person at our newly renovated Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity (as per COVID-19 safety regulations). 

Should NSW Health rules change in relation to reduced venue capacity, we reserve the right to cancel your registration and will contact you if this is the case.

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Date & Time

June 10, 2021 - 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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