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Young At Heart Film Festival To Include Brisbane

The only festival for film lovers aged over 60, Young At Heart, is returning for the 11th time this year and, for the first time, is including Brisbane.

The festival, which happens in April of each year in all of the major east coast cities – Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra – will bring with a stellar lineup of acclaimed feature films, must-see premieres and a host of beloved classics resuscitated for the big screen.

Some of the highlights include 2015 dramas Louder Than Bombs, Fathers and Daughters (starring Russel Crowe and Jane Fonda) and The Man Who Knew Infinity (starring Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry and Dev Patel).

An Australian film among the mix – and sure to delight – is the bittersweet comedy A Month Of Sundays, starring favourite Anthony LaPaglia. 

The festival will also include special events, guest Q&As and live performances.


Festival Director Mathieu Ravier said, “Young At Heart is dedicated entirely to seniors, their friends and relatives”.

“It’s a great opportunity for mature filmgoers to share their love of cinema within the Festival’s fun, accessible and inclusive environment. With more daytime screenings and tickets starting at just six dollars, we’re anticipating our biggest year yet for Young At Heart,” Mr Ravier said.

Also worth noting are the Young At Heart Short Film Awards, where an esteemed jury of professionals will award the Best Senior Actor award. The Short Film program will visit over 80 regional towns across Australia, celebrating all things senior along the way.

For more information or to grab a copy of the program from March 1st, visit Filmgoers can receive a copy in the post by calling 02 9550 2266.


April 1-7 in Sydney and Canberra

Palace Verona – 17 Oxford St, Paddington

Palace Norton St – 99 Norton St, Leichardt

Palace Electric – 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra

April 11-17 in Melbourne and Brisbane

Palace Balwyn – 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn

Palace Brighton Bay – 294 Bay St, Brighton Bay

Palace Centro – 39 James St, Fortitude Valley

Tickets: From $6. Available from March 1st via the Palace Cinemas website or each venue’s Box Office.

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