Amnesty Fremantle is holding a fundraising movie night at Luna on SX with the film Armageddon Time, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway, from 6.30pm, November 10. Tickets include the film (which received a seven-minute standing ovation at Cannes in May) and discounted drinks and snacks at the bar – but, most importantly, you will be contributing to a very important cause. Armageddon Time, the film selected for the fundraising event, is a deeply personal coming-of-age story set in the 1980s, highlighting the strength of family and generational pursuit of the American Dream. Inspired by writer and director James Gray’s adolescent years, the story follows 12-year-old Paul Graff and his best friend Johnny Crocker, an African-American boy.
Prone to mischief, both are inseparable until an incident with marijuana causes Paul’s parents to transfer him to a private prep school. Almost all the students are white, privileged and prejudiced (perhaps not surprisingly, Donald Trump went there). Together, Paul and Johnny come up with a risky scheme to escape their lives and run away to Florida (if you’re wondering, the movie gets its title from a song by The Clash called Armagideon Time).
Amnesty Fremantle will be available on the night for questions, more information and further ways to get involved. Tickets are $25 (plus transaction fees) – book at tinyurl.com/amnestymovie (Luna requests you print your ticket before the event). For enquiries, please email email@example.com. Luna on SX is at 13 Essex Street, Fremantle.