Savoy Ladies in the Setting Sun
Come along to the glorious art deco Sun Theatre in Yarraville to watch our film The Savoy Ladies Group.
The 10 minute documentary follows Rosa, President of the Savoy Ladies Group, as she tells the story of Italians in the North-East, tobacco farming, women, family and friendship.
Where: Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville
When: 4:30 pm, Saturday the 16th April.
Book tickets online or call 03 3962 0999.
The film is part of a session called ‘The Rouge’ which celebrates the work of female film makers. Of the three core creative people who produced The Savoy Ladies Group, two are women. ‘The Rouge’ program is a reflection of the Screen Australia Gender Matters Initiative to increase the participation of women in film. Lucinda Horrocks and Samantha Dinning, who together wrote and produced the film alongside producer/ director Jary Nemo, are delighted to be recognised as part of the focus on Gender Matters in film.
Producer Sue Maslin has generously donated $1000 as a prize for an award called The Dressmaker Award, based on the film she had adapted for the screen, that was partially filmed at The Sun Theatre. She wants to offer this award for the next three years to a female filmmaker. Award winners will be announced as part of ‘The Rouge’ session.
The Savoy Ladies Group has also been shortlisted as a finalist for the Best Film Cultural Diversity and Best Documentary Metropolitan Sunny Awards. Award winners will be announced in the festival’s closing night on Sunday the 17th April.
Book tickets to the Savoy Ladies Group screening or call 03 3962 0999.
Book tickets to the Sunny Awards or call 03 3962 0999.
More about the Savoy Ladies Group
Every fortnight for thirty years members of the Myrtleford Savoy Ladies Group have met to play tombola, create plays, go on excursions and maintain their Italian heritage. The group was founded in 1983 to combat the social isolation of Italian women tobacco farmers in the Ovens Valley. This film takes an observational look at the group’s modern day activities, through the eyes of Rosa, the group president. In the process the film sheds light on the difficulties faced by post-war Italian women migrants in North-East Victoria, their part in the local agricultural industry and their contribution to a distinctive and unique culture.
Director: Jary Nemo.
Producers: Samantha Dinning, Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo.
Written by Samantha Dinning and Lucinda Horrocks.
Produced by Wind & Sky Productions, 2014.
The Savoy Ladies Group documentary film was supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Your Community Heritage Program.