MIFF comes to Castlemaine

A scene from Hating Peter Tatchell. Castlemaine has some significant connections to next month's Melbourne International Film Festival - particularly the Australian premiere of new doco 'Hating Peter Tatchell'.

Eve Lamb
Castlemaine’s historic Theatre Royal is getting set to host some remarkable new films as part of next month’s Melbourne International Film Festival.
Enhancing the Castlemaine connection, this year’s MIFF will include the Australian premiere of documentary film Hating Peter Tatchell co-produced by Sir Elton John, co-starring Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen – and edited in Castlemaine by locally-based film editor Bergen O’Brien.
The Theatre Royal’s Tim Heath says a further element of interest for Castlemaine audiences will be the theatre’s later (October) hosting of a live performance by renegade country music artist, Wanita – as featured in the film I’m Wanita which is an inclusion on the MIFF program screenings locked in for Theatre Royal.
“We’re extremely excited to be part of the regional program,” Tim says.
“MIFF is an internationally recognised film festival.
“We chose the films (screening at Theatre Royal) in conjunction with MIFF and we’re really pleased to present a program that we think will be in keeping with the diversity here in Castlemaine. Read more in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.