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Hotel Coolgardie – DIRECTOR Q&A

June 16 @ 7:30 pm

| $20

Directed by: Pete Gleeson
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 83mins
Rating: MA

Staff Wanted.

On a dusty highway between Australia’s most isolated city and its largest gold pit lies Coolgardie – where the arrival every three months of a new pair of foreign backpackers to work the only bar in town is a keenly anticipated event. Fresh off the plane and lured by the promise of an authentic outback experience, Finnish travellers Lina and Steph find themselves en route to a dot on the map – to pour beers, replenish depleted travel funds, and live amongst the locals. But their working holiday quickly deteriorates into a baptism of fire. Harangued by their new boss, relentlessly pursued by booze-addled patrons, and prey to the madness and malaise of an environment as claustrophobic as it is isolated – the girls soon realise that to meet expectations out here, they’ll need to do more than just serve drinks.

SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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