Captain Fantastic - Friday Film Night
Film and Arts Mackay (FAM) is screening the award winning film Captain Fantastic (rated M), definitely not to be missed!
Featuring an incredible lead performance by Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic follows a father raising his six children off-the-grid in the American wilderness. Far from the modern world, Ben (Mortensen) teaches his kids survival skills and home-schools them with a challenging curriculum of science, philosophy, literature and a healthy dose of anarchy. But when tragedy strikes, the family is forced to leave their self-created paradise on a road trip across Middle America. For the first time, the kids face the perils and excitement of the outside world and Ben begins to question the choices he has made for his family.
After premiering to a standing ovation at Sundance earlier this year, Captain Fantastic garnered critical acclaim at Cannes Film Festival, where writer/director Matt Ross was awarded Best Director. Funny, adventurous and heartfelt, this is a hugely enjoyable film.
Screening at 7:30pm at the CQConservatorium of Music, Mackay. Tickets are available at the door and include a complimentary drink and supper. This brilliant film will be showing in Mackay for one night only and everyone is welcome to come along!