AIMC 2013 TO OPEN WITH AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF ‘CAPTAIN PHILLIPS’

The 68th Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) joins with Sony Pictures Releasing to present the Australian Premiere of ‘Captain Phillips’ on Sunday October 13 at the Hoyts CTG Theatre, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Queenslanders to be the first to view this special film starring two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks in the gripping true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama.” said, Stephen Basil Jones Executive Vice President – Aust./N.Z. & Northern Asia Sony Pictures Releasing.

Through the distinctive lens of its Director, Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, ‘Captain Philips’ is simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control.

Michael Hawkins, Chair of the Australian International Movie Convention Committee, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures Releasing to present the Australian Premiere of ‘Captain Phillips’ – a film of this pedigree, with its excellent cast and a definite air of anticipation around it will get us off to great start for this year’s convention.”

‘Captain Phillips’ opens in Australian cinemas on October 24 – www.CaptainPhillips.com.au

Registrations for AIMC 2013 (Oct 14-17) are now open, with Earlybird discounts closing August 30 – visit http://www.movieconvention.com.au

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About the Australian International Movie Convention

Continually attracting record numbers of delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the US and Europe, the Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) remains the premier event to showcase the Australian film industry and provide opportunities for industry stakeholders to reflect upon and shape the issues that affect the business of motion pictures, and to network with local and international colleagues.  The Australian International Movie Convention is held annually on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

 

The Australian International Movie Convention is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events across the state.






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