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Kerby Brown documentary Facing monsters to premier at CinefestOZ as early bird tickets come available

Taylar AmoniniBusselton Dunsborough Times
WA-born Kerby Brown. Credit: Supplied (West Suits) Reporter: The West Australian
Camera IconWA-born Kerby Brown. Credit: Supplied (West Suits) Reporter: The West Australian Credit: Unknown/Supplied, Unknown

The highly anticipated WA documentary Facing Monsters will open CinefestOZ next month, with early bird tickets for the festival now available.

Facing Monsters, directed by Bentley Dean, will have its world premiere opening night at the newly refurbished Margaret River Heart on August 25.

Facing Monsters follows enigmatic free surfer Kerby Brown taking on some of the world’s deadliest slab waves as he tries to reconcile his personal demons and fulfil a childhood dream.

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Front and centre for Busselton’s opening night event will be The Drover’s Wife, The Legend Of Molly Johnson, while the spotlight will be on the highly anticipated Akoni in Augusta on opening night.

The red carpet will be rolled out in Bunbury for the endearing world premiere of Love You Like That, written and directed by Eric C. Nash.

An In Conversation lunch event with the stars of the week will allow film enthusiasts to get a first-hand account of how their favourite flicks came to be.

Festival chief executive Malinda Nixon said the curated program was CinefestOZ’s opportunity to highlight the incredible work of Australian filmmakers.

The full program for this year’s event will launch on July 29.

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