FRAMED: 14 November 2015

Framed at Lorne Film – Pawno Screening Q&A

Following the Lorne Film 2015 screening of Pawno, Open Channel hosted a Q&A session with director Paul Ireland, male lead/writer/producer Damian Hill and actor Kerry Armstrong.

About Pawno: In a dusty old pawnbrokers in Footscray, world-weary owner Les watches as the lives of the people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel. From incipient love affairs to desperate last gambles, these individuals stories represent the best and the worst of Melbourne’s most hopeful and giddily mixed up suburb.

Transporting Wayne Wangs seminal Smoke into the heart of Melbourne’s inner west, Pawno is the brilliant and breezily watchable feature film debut from director Paul Ireland.

This quirky, off kilter character study features an eclectic ensemble including Kerry Armstrong (Lantana) John Brumpton (Romper Stomper) Maeve Dermody (Beautiful Kate) and Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab To Darwin) and crackles with inventiveness and irreverence in equal measure. It’s a warm hearted and witty cinematic narrative that is totally unapologetic.

‘The find of the festival (MIFF 2015)’ – FilmInk
Pawno just might be the quintessential modern Australian Tale’ – The Age
‘One of the best Australian films in 5 years’ – Hugo Weaving

Where: Lorne Theatre – 78 Mountjoy Parade Lorne, VIC 3232
When: Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Q&A to follow screening)