CURTAIN CALL Unclassified 18+
The children's theatre versus the evil property developer. It's a story fit for a pantomime.
Fifty years ago, Terry and Carole Ann Gill arrived from the UK to make it big in show business in Australia. Their lives took an unexpected turn when they bought a theatre by the name of Tivoli in Melbourne's south-east. Turning it into Australia's most beloved pantomime theatre, the Gills have delighted generations of children, but now they might lose their life's work to a real estate mogul.
Curtain Call is a warm-hearted portrait of the larger-than-life Gills, now in their 70s, a couple who have defied the odds at every turn to follow their passion. Filmmakers Justin Olstein and Eleanor Sharpe bring to vivid life these two irrepressible oddballs to reveal a story of unlikely love, impossible dedication and a theatre for which they're prepared to sacrifice everything.
Justin Olstein, Eleanor Sharpe and the Gills are festival guests.
This event was part of our 2014 Festival. To learn more about this year's MIFF, visit here