The BBQ

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OZ Film Festival

European Premiere


Australians LOVE a BBQ, right? Well this dad reckons he’s the best there is, and fans of The Castle will not want to miss this true-blue Aussie comedy!


Proud father Dazza Cook (Shane Jacobson) is not only convinced he’s related to the man who ‘discovered’ Australia, Captain Cook, but that his beloved BBQ is the very one the famous explorer fashioned on the beaches of Sydney at the first landing.


When his employer puts his BBQing skills to the test by entering him into an international competition, he realises he needs to up his game and enlists the help of a terrifying Scottish chef dubbed The Butcher (Magda Szubanski).


Can their combined talents conquer the world’s best BBQ professionals? And can Shane Jacobson can do for BBQs what he did for portaloos in KENNY?


Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) will be on sale on the day – cash only. Door prizes will include several copies of two BBQ cookbooks and, in good old Aussie fashion, a meat tray.


“This is a movie that reminds us that Australians — old and new — haven’t forgotten how to pull their own legs, and each other’s… It made me laugh a lot, too.” – Stephen Romei, The Australian


The feature will be preceded by the short film Leg It (05:00), directed by Australian film student Rachel Mackey (AFTRS).

Year
2018
Running time
91 mins
Country
Australia
Director
Stephen Amis
Cast
Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Julia Zemiro, Manu Feildel

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July 8th

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