The American Essentials Film Festival comes to Brisbane

The third American Essentials Film Festival will screen in Brisbane from 9 to 20 May at Palace Centro in James Street. It presents twenty-two contemporary American independent films and a retrospective program to honour the spirit of Los Angeles. The festival will open with Sophie Brooks’s directorial debut THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS about an ambitious, aspiring writer who finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment only to discover that her new downstairs neighbour is her ex-boyfriend. The program features hard hitting dramas including: 55 STEPS – based on the true story of the friendship between lawyer Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank) and psychiatric patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham...

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