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Movie Event: The Merger
December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movie starts at 7:15pm
A former professional football player returns to his country town after his sporting career comes to an abrupt end, and takes on the position of coach for the local footy team, the Roosters. The Merger combines the fortunes of the footy team and the interaction of the locals with the newcomers with a romantic thread and a subtle exploration of grief for the loss of loved ones. It captures the regional background in a clever way as it shows different reactions to change.
Like The Castle (Australia’s #1 loved film), The Merger is quintessentially Australian with a heart-warming universal trajectory, cajoling the audience along on a steady stream of endearing, wry humour, definitely not coarse or broad but often laugh-out-loud. The soundtrack of stellar Australian musicians including rousing songs from Daddy Cool, Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and more is a match for the other brilliant elements.