Opening Night Gala
SWIFF swings into action through uncharted territory with Jungle, a compelling true story of strength and survival in the wilds of the Amazon, from acclaimed Australian director Greg McLean, starring a post-Potter Daniel Radcliffe.
While hitchhiking in Bolivia in the early 1980’s, 22 year old backpacker, Yossi Ghinsberg meets a mysterious man, Karl Ruprechter, who guides Yossi and his two friends – teacher Marcus Stamm and photographer Kevin Gale- deep into the uncharted Amazon for an adventure of a lifetime. What begins as a life-changing dream adventure into the emerald, becomes a test of endurance against nature's formidable forces and the fight to survive.
Based on real-life experiences from the highly acclaimed memoir by Yossi Ghinsberg, Jungle offers an exciting blend of nail-biting urgency with authentic moments of heart and humanity. Featuring dynamic performances from Daniel Radcliffe, and Aussie talents Alex Russell (Chronicle, Unbroken) and Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door).
Join us from 6.00pm for red carpet arrival, with complimentary drinks and canapes from 6.30pm, prior to the 7pm film.