‘The Lunch Box’ screening at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on February 11

Sydney Film Festival’s popular series of screenings at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre returns for a fourth year, bigger, better and bolder than ever! Every month from February-November you can experience the best in festival-quality features and documentaries, kicking off with the Cannes award-winning smash hit The Lunchbox, on Saturday 11 February at 7.30pm.

Better still, at any or all of these 14 screenings, you can add on a fantastic meal created especially for the event by brand-new Head Chef Federico Rekowski (best known for 12 years at the highly-rated Courtney’s Brasserie) at Bellbird, the soon-to-be relaunched dining destination at Casula Powerhouse.

The Lunchbox, a comedy drama from director Ritesh Batra, is a delicious story inspired by Mumbai’s world-famous lunchtime courier service, in which only one in four million home-cooked meals is ever incorrectly delivered. Protagonist Saajan, played by Hindi Hollywood star Irrfan Khan, is a disillusioned office worker who receives a stray lunch prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur), an eager young wife trying to impress her distant husband.

Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said, “The Lunchbox was a huge hit at Sydney Film Festival, and every Travelling Film Festival it was shown at all across the country. Both protagonists, along with the rest of the cast deliver stellar performances, teamed with deft direction, this is a beautifully shot film.”

Liverpool’s Mayor Wendy Waller recognises the crucial role the arts and film play in the re-invigoration of Western Sydney. “The success of the partnership with Sydney Film Festival proves what a demand for film and culture there is in Liverpool. We are quickly positioning ourselves as the capital of south western Sydney, and it is important to deliver ground breaking cinema to Liverpool’s growing community,” she said.

The Acting Director of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Craig Donarski said, “From greatest hits of previous festivals, to films that they really would’ve liked to have shown, you will experience cinema way beyond what you’ll ever find in a multiplex. We’re very excited to kick off our monthly screening program with this utterly charming story of friendship, love and totally delicious food!”

From 10 – 18 June the offering becomes even more exciting, when the 2017 Sydney Film Festival moves in to show five films at CPAC as part of the hundreds of screenings they host all across the city.

Catering for every screening of the program will be created by the outstanding Cordon Bleu-trained Chef, Federico Rekowski; the new Head Chef at Bellbird. Raising the bar on what to expect from arts centre dining, the food will only become more interesting over time as his recently planted kitchen garden comes to fruition, supplying more and more of what you will eat from on-site, with most of the elements sourced from Sydney’s Western Suburbs wherever possible.

What: Sydney Film Festival at Casula Powerhouse
Where: Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170 (don’t forget, it has its own train station!)
When: Screening begins at 7.30pm on Saturday 11 February, 2017
Prices: Adult $17.50, Concession $14.50, Child (under 16 years) $11.50 with NO additional booking fees
Pre movie dinner $22.00 per person ”“ served from 6pm-7pm

For tickets and further information visit www.casulapowerhouse.com/booknow
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