MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
GCFF - Nowhere Special
Direct from premiering at Venice, Nowhere Special is a gentle drama driven by stand out performances from James Norton (Little Women, Grantchester) and newcomer Daniel Lamont.
A thoughtful and tender drama about the beginning and ending of life. James Norton stars as a 35-year-old window cleaner and single father to a four-year-old, who embarks on a mission to find a new family for his son after he learns he has a few months left to live.
GCFF - Chasing Wonders
Set in the lush landscapes of Australia and Spain, Chasing Wonders is a magical drama about courage, adventure and family which introduces Australian actor Michael Crisafulli in the lead role of “Savino”, filmed over five years aged both 12 and 18.
Written by Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City) the film tells the story of young Savino, a 12-year-old child, whose sense of adventure and imagination runs wild. Fueled by his grandfather’s encouragement, and the gift of a telescope, Savino adventures across the desert as a boy, and on a journey to Spain as a teenager, where he learns about his family history and develops a greater compassion for his father. Filmed over five years, themes of familial love and loss are explored in this multi-cultural family film featuring an outstanding ensemble cast.
GCFF - June Again
June Again is a heartfelt drama about re-uniting and re-connecting with family. This debut feature film from J.J Winlove casts an authentic eye on the meaning of relationships and the importance of the ones we love and stars Noni Hazlehurst, Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry. June (Hazlehurst) is living in a care facility and frequently visited by family and friends. Her days roll by as a blur of memories and snapshot moments, until one morning she wakes up and has a rare flash of lucidity. June can communicate capably, recognise her family and friends and identify numerous everyday objects. Convinced she is in the wrong place; June sets about escaping and re-connecting with her family. However, all is not as it seems, and a great deal has changed in five years. Noni Hazlehurst delivers a powerhouse performance as June that is convincing and dignified. Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry headline the ensemble Australian cast in this poignant drama written and directed by J.J. Winlove.
GCFF - The Reason I Jump
Sundance Audience award-winning documentary based on the best-selling book by a non-verbal autistic Japanese boy.
Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.
GCFF - Luxor
Andrea Riseborough is superb as the aid worker struggling with trauma and seeking regeneration in this thoughtful romantic drama. The backdrop of Luxor and grandeur of historical monuments make this a visually stunning and poignant feature film.
When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present. Luxor is the third feature film from writer and director Zeina Durra.
GCFF - Freshman Year
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in 2020 at SXSW, this low budget US indie film is a bittersweet comedy about fish-out-of-water nice guy Alex and his struggles to settle in at college.
Lonely college freshman Alex (writer/director Cooper Raiff) has closed himself off from his peers, who all appear to have this whole “college thing” figured out. But everything changes one night when Alex takes a leap and attends a party at Shithouse – a legendary party fraternity – where he forges a strong connection with Maggie. The next day, she ignores him completely and seems to have forgotten about their amazing night. Desperately clinging to his social breakthrough, Alex pulls out all the stops with one more party, hoping to rekindle that moment of connection.