Scott is determined to win this year’s Pan Pacific Grand Prix Ballroom Dancing title – but he’s going to do it his way. Disqualified for his “flashy, crowd-pleasing steps” and dumped by his partner, Tina Sparkle, it looks like he hasn’t got a hope. But when dance beginner Fran steps in, he turns to his father for help and the magic begins. Completely over the top and with every cliché (and glitzy sequin) thrown at it, this film is astonishing as it has enduring appeal for both the blockbuster and arthouse audience in equal measure.
Free photo booth with costumes before and after the film.
OZ FILM FEST COMMENTS:
“By popular demand! This was our most asked for classic for the festival. Baz’s directorial debut has aged beautifully and will win over a whole new BBC Strictly Come Dancing slew of fans.” – Laila
“Beautifully edited by Jill Bilcock, with breathtaking production design by Catherine Martin (who also shares a costume credit with Angus Strathie), Strictly Ballroom is a spectacle of flair that angles straight for the heart.” – Urban Cinefile
The feature will be preceded by the short film
Clean Up on Aisle 9
dir. Anthea Hewett, 2010, 7 mins (Sydney Film School)
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 94 mins
- Baz Luhrmann
- Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter