Join us as we launch the first annual Boroondara Seniors Film Festival.
The 2022 Victorian Seniors Festival, being held next month, aims to recognise the wonderful contribution that older Victorians make to the community. Here in Boroondara, we are celebrating through the magic of the movies by launching the inaugural Boroondara Seniors Film Festival.
You are invited to take part in 3 major film events at each of Boroondara’s cinemas: Village Cinemas Rivoli, Lido Cinemas, and Palace Balwyn. These events will showcase a wonderful selection of feature films, along with short films from festivals around the world.
All Boroondara Seniors Film Festival events are free, and bookings are essential.
It’s your festival – be inspired
The Boroondara Seniors Film Festival is just beginning. Next year, it will expand to include festival workshops and short courses to explore your creativity, develop new skills, or even help you create a short film that may be screened in one of Boroondara’s cinemas or on our website during the Boroondara Seniors Film Festival in 2023.
Where: Village Cinemas Rivoli
When: 11am to 2:30pm, Thursday 6 October
Rated M, 104 minutes
A lively German comedy showing it’s never too late to start a new chapter. Karin’s retirement isn’t what she had hoped for. Retired physician Gerhard has been widowed for 2 years and now his dog has died. Philippa is a retired hippy living in a trailer park. When the 3 become grandparents for hire, they face challenges they hadn’t foreseen when looking after their lively charges.
Where: Lido Cinema
When: 11am to 1:30pm, Wednesday 12 October
Rated PG, 98 minutes
A powerful documentary film capturing the extraordinary life of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the profound changes she made for women and society. This is an intelligent and inspiring insight into her work as the second female Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. Nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Documentary and Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Where: Palace Cinema
When: 2pm to 4:30pm, Thursday 18 October
Rated M, 96 minutes
A delightful true-crime caper and underdog tale, starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. Based on a true-life heist in 1961, 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton (Broadbent) steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London, and tries to ransom the painting in exchange for government investment in the elderly.
Community events for Victorian Seniors Festival
Throughout October, community organisations across Boroondara are celebrating the 2022 Victorian Seniors Festival.
To find out about events and activities, check out our Seniors Festival event search.