14. June 2017 - 18:15 till 20:15

Kalgoorlie: Hotel Coolgardie - Special Event Screening | Orana Cinemas Kalgoorlie | Wednesday, 14. June 2017

Fresh off the plane, two Finnish backpackers find themselves the latest batch of "fresh meat" sent to work as barmaids at
the only pub in a remote Australian mining town.
Confronted with a culture of alienation and impunity, in limbo between being desired and disdained - their working
holiday rapidly deteriorates into a bizarre test of endurance, as they discover that to meet expectations they'll need to do
more than just pour drinks.
Set deep in Australia's harsh interior, Hotel Coolgardie is a sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling,
surprisingly moving portrait of small town insularity, fragile masculinity and the plight of the outsider forced to
adapt or **** the consequences.

“...a nightmare version of Cheers” POV Magazine

“...simmering, unsettling, accomplished verite” Tom Roston (POV)

“ Sociologically fascinating... takes a hard, unflinching look at fragile masculinity... an important and timely documentary” Toronto Film Scene
“...an 83 minute cringeathon... What’s remarkable is the completely natural way Gleeson’s subjects behave in front of the lens... like animals in the wild.” Australian Financial Review”

“ One of the most captivating Australian documentaries in recent memory... humorous, absorbing, uneasy and often disturbing. (4 stars) ” Cinema Australia

“...reminiscent of the dust laden classic Wake In Fright... Gleeson weaves in a sly sense of humour...”
Cult Projections

“...likely to do for outback Aussie pubs what Wolf Creek did for outback tourism...” Darren’s World Of Entertainment (NZ)

“...so personal and up close... I could smell the beer breath...” Film Fest Buzz

“ Compelling... a completely absorbing portrait... fly-on-the-wall documentary filmmaking at its best...”
One Movie Our Views

“...a marvel... almost from a different world...” Scene Creek

“...fascinating... the dramatic tension doesn’t let recommended... a metaphor for the outsider, the migrant (who) most often alone must learn an unfamiliar language, navigate and adapt”
The Extra Mile

“Hotel Coolgardie is to bogans what Jaws is to sharks.”
The Brag “...fascinating... the dramatic tension doesn’t let recommended... a metaphor for the
outsider, the migrant (who) most often alone must learn an unfamiliar language, navigate and adapt” The Extra Mile
“Hotel Coolgardie is to bogans what Jaws is to sharks.” The Brag

“Completely unexpected, completely stunning.”
Nathaneal Hood (The Young Folks)

“Gleeson’s documentary captivates from intriguing start to bittersweet end, striking exactly the line between the bizarre and the decidedly real.”
Slug Magazine
Comments
  • Thanks for the invitation Toni Keown, but unfortunately I can't make this one as I have a meeting 😔
  • Thanks Toni, but I'm going to the LIVIN event that night at the Golf Club. Enjoy, I'd be interested to hear what it's like :)