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Bathing Franky movie registration
This is a fabulous opportunity to meet Maria Venuti live on stage after the movie. You will be able to ask questions of Maria, Michael Winchester (Writer) and Owen Elliott who directed the movie.
Bathing Franky follows Steve (Shaun Goss), who is released from prison, and is unable to connect with his girlfriend, as he is haunted by his relationship with a fellow inmate.
Taking a meals-on-wheels job, he befriends Rodney (Henri Szeps), a wildly irrepressible older man, who cares full-time for his invalid mother Franky (Maria Venuti). Rodney is a backyard magician who loves to fly kites, tap dance, tell stories, juggle and speak in French and Italian. He brings this vaudevillian exuberance to the way he cares for his mother but is torn between the love he feels for his mother and the desire to lead his own life.
Maria, renowned for her vivacious and dynamic character, plays a very different persona in this bittersweet drama, that explores the everyday reality of aged care and the effect it has on the carer and the one being cared for.
Please note attendees who have not been invited by ipac south australia are welcome to attend at a cost of $25 per person. Payment will be taken at the door.