Based on the mix of positive and negative comments that I’ve received so far, it seems to be a divisive film. Having since it three times though, I can definitely say that I’m a supporter.
It was great to have PJ Hogan in Brisbane and he was extremely open during the 45 minute post-film Q&A session. I couldn’t believe so much of the film was inspired by his own life and his family’s experience with mental illness. I was also shocked to learn that Muriel’s Wedding was funded by the French!
I was able to get a few photos of the night’s festivities which you can check out below.
|PJ Hogan, Lily Sullivan & Matt Toomey before the Q&A.|
|Enjoying dinner at the Stamford Plaza following the Q&A.|
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