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Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival – Top Three

Written by Nick Jarvis on August 10, 2012

Watch: Three films (with free drinks) you can’t miss at Possible Worlds

With a lineup of 20 films, from the French-Canadian slacker comedy Starbuck to the powerful, minimal drama Francine, it’s no easy task to pick which flicks to see from the lineup of Possible Worlds, Sydney’s 7th Canadian Film Festival.

So we got in touch with the organisers and asked them to whittle the program down to three films that Music Feeds’ readers ought to know about – and best of all, tickets to each of these one-off screenings come with a free beer or wine before the film!

Roller Town

If you like short shorts, Roller Discos, saucy spoof comedies, internet memes, free drinks and parties, then Roller Town is the film for you. The debut feature by Canadian sketch comedy trio Picnicface (the goons behind the ‘Powerthirst’ meme, amongst other comedy genius), Roller Town is a hilariously camp homage to 1970’s ‘Roller Boogie’ cinema. It’s screening at St Stephen’s Hall in Newtown, with a live burlesque performance by Tootsie Caloola, a disco party after the film hosted by DJ Golden State with prizes for best 70’s threads and best limbo, and two free drinks!

8pm, Friday, August 17 at St Stephen’s Hall, Newtown. Tickets are here.

United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop

One for fans of global hip hop – Senegalese rap star Didier Awadi travels across Africa, Europe and Northern America, recording his highly political album Presidents D’Afrique, and connecting with stars like M-1 from Dead Prez, South Africa’s Zulu Boy and Burkina Faso’s Smockey along the way.

Much more than your average ‘making of the record’ documentary, United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop is both a fascinating insight into Africa’s hip hop scene and a rousing look at the way hip hop is working as a tool for political consciousness and emancipation in Africa. Plus, every ticket includes a free drink before the film and an exclusive live performance by local hip hop star Kween G of KillaQueenz.

6pm, Saturday, August 18 at Dendy Newtown. Tickets are here.

Indie Game: The Movie

So much more than just a documentary about game designers, Indie Game: The Movie will resonate with anyone who’s ever been driven by their passion to create, even when there’s no guarantee of financial reward.

The filmmakers get intimately close to the designers of indie games Super Meat Boy, Fez and Braid as they race to get their games to market, revealing their subjects’ hopes and vulnerabilities (both inspiring and infuriating) in a film that’s as entertaining as the games themselves (which, by the way, you’ll have a chance to play at the after-party in the lobby, where you can also score a free beer!).

6:30pm, Friday, August 17 at Dendy Newtown. Tickets are here.

www.possibleworlds.net.au

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