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RATS IN THE RANKS - Meet The Director Film Screening

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Darling St Church (St Thomas)

668 Darling Street

Rozelle, NSW 2039

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MEET THE DIRECTOR FILM SCREENING

RATS IN THE RANKS, 90mins

Q&A with Director BOB CONNOLLY

Presented by Rod Freedman


Wednesday 6 November 6.15 - 9.15

Darling St Church, 668 Darling St, Rozelle

Entry by donation $5-10


BYO FINGER FOOD + DRINKS TO SHARE

6.15 Meet & Eat

6.45 Screening

8.20 Q&A

8.45 Meet & Eat


Classic suspense Machiavellian the stuff of Shakespeare. - Variety

See David and Margaret agreeing (!) on 5 stars: https://www.sbs.com.au/movies/movie/rats-ranks

SYNOPSIS: Ambition, courage, envy, betrayal, disaster, triumph ... in other words a classic study of politics.

Every September, Sydney’s Leichhardt Council elects its mayor. Incumbent Larry Hand is popular with the citizenry but they don’t vote for mayor, the 12 councillors do - and after three years of Larry, some of them are after his job. And politics is a bruising business - the best policies in the world mean nothing unless you’ve got the numbers. Rats in the Ranks takes a close, behind-locked-doors look at how politicians get the numbers.

Filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson gained extraordinary access to the councillors during the struggle for the mayoralty. Arms are twisted, favours called in, people are doublecrossed, damaging stories leaked to the media and deals are done. But right up to the vote, no one knows if the numbers will stick.

It’s a gripping real-life drama with a white knuckle climax - a fascinating portrait of how politics really works, captured by two of Australia’s most distinguished filmmakers.


Politics at its most unguarded, captured as it happened by two of our greatest documentary filmmakers. Paul Byrnes

Vastly amusing ... our best insight into the political process. Phillip Adams

The best political thriller you'll ever see. Peter Castaldi

A masterpiece. David Stratton


A Film Australia and Arundel Films Co-Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel Four and La Sept ARTE.

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