Ben Elton’s Three Summers to Get Wide Release

August 11, 2017
If you can't make it to the festival, the festival's coming to you.

Just before it makes its world debut at the MIFF Centrepiece Gala World Premiere this Saturday, August 12, comes word that Ben Elton’s music festival rom-com, Three Summers, will get a national theatrical release from November 2, 2017. Before then, of course, it’ll screen at Western Australia’s CinefestOZ, which runs from August 23 – 27.

To mark the occasion, Transmission Films have released not only a brand-spankin’-new poster (see below), but also an official synopsis:

“When Keevey (Rebecca Breeds), the lead singer of a popular Irish folk band The Warrikins, meets Roland (Robert Sheehan), a self righteous and somewhat eccentric theremin player, at a rural folk festival, sparks begin to fly. Their blossoming romance forms the backdrop to a series of interweaving festival stories as we see how the characters change from one summer to the next. Among them is Henry (Michael Caton) a grieving grandfather who runs the local Morris Dancing troupe, Eamon (John Waters), Keevey’s father and founder of The Warrikins; and Jack (Kelton Pell), a Noongar didgeridoo player. Keeping them all in line is Queenie (Magda Szubanski), the community radio announcer, who sees the same old confrontations year after year and thinks it’s high time we found ways to embrace our differences and all learn to get along. Written and directed by renowned comedian Ben Elton, Three Summers is a comedy about a community who discover they have much more in common than their taste in music.”

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