Bad Boy Bubby

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OZ Film Festival

“Christ kid, you’re a weirdo!”

Our Saturday night cult classic for this year’s OZ Film Festival is Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby, one of the wildest, most disturbing films ever to bubble up from the deepest recesses of the Australian psyche. It also happens to be one of the greatest.

Imprisoned by his own mother in a dirty, windowless flat, 35-year-old Bubby (Nicholas Hope) has never seen the outside world. But when he finally breaks free, it is the outside world that’s left reeling as he embarks on a twisted odyssey of self-discovery.

Internationally revered and despised in equal measure, this is a cult classic in the truest sense. Screening from a restored digital print sourced directly from de Heer, this is a big screen experience not to be missed!

“This dark satire-cum-parable (cling)wraps itself in a quirkily beautiful aesthetic that keeps us watching even when the material is at its most repellent or alarming. It is a rich, idiosyncratic and at times very funny glimpse into the corrupting, contradictory nature of modern life.” – Anton Bitel, Projected Figures

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) will be on sale on the day – cash only.

The feature will be preceded by the short film Wake Up (02:07), directed by Australian film student Shane King (Swinburne University).

BBFC rating
Running time
114 mins
Rolf de Heer
Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Book tickets

July 7th

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