The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour + Q&A
Featuring an in-person Q&A with Key Cast, Director & Cinematographer
Fri 31 Mar 2023
Hilarious and heartbreaking, The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour mixes moments of absurdity and quiet solitude in one of the most distinctive Australian films of the year.
That rare beast – a true original.
When verbose radio host Neville Umbrellaman (Nitin Vengurlekar) lands in hospital, a group of unexpected performers crash his show The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour. Between segments from a neighbour, a crush, a baker and a jazz band, Neville's existential musings begin to take on a deeper significance.
This adaptation of Nitin Vengurlekar’s lauded stage show of the same name stars Vengurlekar as Chakraborty/Umbrellaman, reprising the role he also played onstage. The film builds on the warped whimsy of award-winning director Platon Theodoris’s debut feature Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites. Boasting fantastically original production design and committed performances across the board, The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour is unlike anything else you'll see in the cinema.
Join us in the cinema for this very special screening followed by a Q&A with Director Platon Theodoris, Cinematographer Brian Rapsey and key cast from the film.
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