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     THE TENDER HOOK
Australia, 2008, 104 mins, Color (Sexual Content, Violence, Language, Nudity)

MIDWEST PREMIERE

Director/Writer: Johnathan Ogilvie
Executive Producers: John Cairns, Mike Klein, Bjorg Veland
Producers: John Brousek, Michelle Harrison
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Simpson
Editor: Ken Sallows
Music: Chris Abrahams
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne, Matt Le Nevez


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Set in a stylized version of 1920s Sydney, The Tender Hook charts a young woman's rise to the apex of a love/power triangle. Femme fatal Iris (Rose Byrne), underworld figure Heath (Hugo Weaving) and aspiring boxer Art (Matt le Nevez) fight it out in the night clubs, dock sides and boxing rings of a wild Jazz Age Sydney. Within the flawed moral landscape, each character struggles to establish their sovereignty. Ultimately Iris' desires lead them all to an unexpected and destructive final destiny.

Jonathan Ogilvie
Jonathan graduated from AFTRS in the early 90s. His first 35mm short film, Despondent Divorcee, was selected for Official Competition at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1995, and went on to screen at over a dozen prestigious international festivals including Toronto, Clermont-Ferrand, Sao Paolo, Edinburgh and London. Jonathan took the opportunity to shoot some Super 8 footage in Cannes, which then became integral to his next short, This Film is a Dog, which was itself selected for Competition in Cannes the following year. This Film is a Dog won Tropfest in 1996 and screened at Telluride, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Aspen and London amongst others.
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          MANEKI NEKO
Spain, 2009, 13 mins,

Director/Writer: German Talavera

Redemption of a cruel, relentless life becomes an obsession for Theo, a former member of a yakuza gang haunted by his past...

 
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06/11/10 11:30 AMVenue 1 (SYS)
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06/13/10 09:00 AMVenue 1 (SYS)
Saugatuck Yacht Services
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