The Adelaide Film Festival in partnership with 57 Films and the Port Adelaide Football Club is set to launch the world premiere of feature length film THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE.
The film, which concludes the Adelaide Film Festival’s hugely successful 2020 program, will premiere across three celebratory days (Friday November 27 – Sunday November 29) at the Odeon Cinema, Semaphore.
The weekend kicks off with a Gala red carpet event on Friday November 27 with players past and present attending.
There are a further 11 screenings over the weekend, culminating in a Special Legends Screening at 6.45pm on Sunday November 29. Tim Ginever will host an introductory Q&A at the screening with Port Adelaide legends including Russell Ebert and Brian Cunningham.
THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE takes viewers across the 150-year journey of Australia’s most successful football club and then goes behind the scenes as the club was repeatedly challenged this year by a global pandemic, in what was to be its 150th celebratory season.
The film shares passionate first-hand accounts from players and one-eyed supporters who bleed for the club.
Daniel Norton, Port Adelaide Football Club GM – Media and executive producer of THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE says the Port Adelaide Football Club story is 150 years in the making and it is a story that needs to be told and shared with generations to come.
“Port Adelaide is Australia’s most successful league football club. It is a remarkable story of highs and lows, underpinned by a shared football club and a surrounding community mantra of never, ever giving up,” Mr Norton said.
“It is a story of unparalleled success that needed to be celebrated and captured in a feature length film. It’s one of the great stories in Australian sport, the community football club which grew out of humble beginnings and became the only non-Victorian club to be elevated into the AFL.
“As we know the success of the club is not just because of its on-field deeds. We have an extraordinary community of support that has driven our great club forward since its inception as a social club back in 1870.
“And it’s the club’s loyal supporters and volunteers who are the true heroes of this film.
“This film is a celebration of a club, a community and an irresistible united force like you’ve never seen before.
“On behalf of the club, I thank our production partner 57 Films for its tireless contribution to this production and investment partner the Adelaide Film Festival for its generous support of this film.”
Adelaide Film Festival CEO & Creative Director Mat Kesting says: “More than simply a football game, THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE is a universal story about what it means to belong.
“2020 is a year that has brought unprecedent challenges for us all, but Port always rises to a challenge.
“The film celebrates the undying connection of the Port Adelaide community, passed down to each new generation, that underpins the resilience that the club needs to adapt and survive. What a truly Adelaide way to conclude our 2020 Festival program!”
Tickets are $25 or $20 for members of the Port Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide Film Festival.
Tickets are available to THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE at the following dates/times:
Saturday November 28
10am, 12 noon, 2.15pm, 4.30pm, 6.45pm, 9pm
Sunday November 29
10am, 12 noon, 2.15pm, 4.30pm, 6.45pm (Special Legends Screening)
Tickets are available here.