The stars and director of the Australian feature film Jucy are visiting Orange for a gala screening of the movie at the Odeon 5 Cinema on Friday November 4.
Director Louise Alston and actors Cindy Nelson and Francesca Gasteen are coming to town as part of a nation-wide tour promoting the film's cinema release.
Billed as a "womantic" comedy, Jucy is a feel-good movie about the relationship between two single best female friends, played by Nelson and Gasteen, and their attempts to prove to the world they are normal by scoring a dream job and the perfect guy.
The script, written by Alston's husband, AFI-nominated Stephen Vagg, was inspired by the real-life relationship between the two stars. The cast also includes Andy Ryan (Tomorrow When the War Began) and Ryan Johnson (Home and Away).
Jucy had it's world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named as one of the top fifteen films to watch, and was praised by the critic from Variety as "colorfully stylized, sweet and silly" with "terrific" lead performances. It subsequently sold out sessions at festivals in Seattle, London, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Seoul, Sydney and Brisbanev and is screening at the Odeon 5.
"I'm a farm girl and lots of my relatives live in Orange so it is a massive thrill for me to be showing Jucy there," says Alston, whose previous film All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, also screened in Orange.
The gala screening will take place at 7 pm on Friday November 4 at the Odeon 5. The stars and director will introduce Jucy and afterwards take part in a Q and A. Tickets are available at http://www.odeon5.com.au/. The film's website is at http://www.jucythemovie.com/