The 64th Sydney Film Festival has announced South Western Sydney audiences will have a curated program of five films and a Gourmet Cinema event at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre during the Sydney Film Festival, 8-19 June.

“The Festival will screen a strong line-up of films: home-grown Muslim comedy Ali’s Wedding, delightful Indian comedy Hotel Salvation, family friendly Oscar-nominated stop-motion French film My Life as a Zucchini, and One Thousand Ropes from the director of and of the first-ever Samoan feature (The Orator, 2011) Tusi Tamasese,” said Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley.

“Gourmet Cinema fans can also take a culinary and cultural exploration of the barbecue traditions across the globe in Barbecue, by Adelaide filmmaking duo Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker,” said Casula Powerhouse Acting Director Craig Donarski.

“Paired with an exotic South American BBQ onsite at Bellbird, foodies will be in heaven.

Film-only options are also available.”

Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool City Council and Sydney Film Festival have partnered for more than two years to bring world class Festival films to screen locally at the Powerhouse in Liverpool, both through a monthly program of cinema and during the Sydney Film Festival.

Sydney Film Festival at Casula Powerhouse films, guests and events include:


  • Ali’s Wedding Saturday 10 June, 7:30pm, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
  • Barbecue (Gourmet Cinema) Saturday 17 June, 3:00pm, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
  • Hotel Salvation Sunday 11 June, 1:30pm, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
  • My Life As A Zucchini Monday 12 June, 11:00am, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
  • One Thousand Ropes Sunday 18 June, 1:30pm,

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Events:

  • Gourmet Cinema (paired with the screening of Barbecue) Saturday 17 June, 3.00pm, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Source: Sydney Film Festival