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A Silent Agreement - PREMIERE [Captioned]

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The Ritz Cinema

45 Saint Pauls Street

Randwick, NSW 2031

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In an Australian first, this gripping drama showcases the emotionally expressive nature of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) for an ambitious writer, Reuben, who struggles to maintain confidence and assertion amid his anxiety-induced speech impediment.
When Reuben has a chance meeting with the charismatic, suave (and profoundly deaf) Derek, the two share an instant connection over their values of loyalty, human rights and the virtues of being passionate and resourceful. Learning to sign, Reuben sees improvement in his overall demeanor and crafts a screenplay that his new partner encourages him to take to producers.

Despite his misgivings, Reuben makes contact with his idol, an over-the-hill actor-turned-producer named Gareth, with hopes of making a meaningful and cathartic film together. Unfortunately, this respected film industry professional will do anything for one last blaze of glory... even if it means bulldozing Reuben and Derek with viciously aggressive scare tactics and stealing their idea. Though an underhanded legal document leaves Derek to scoop Reuben up from the brink of oblivion, the strength of the human spirit outweighs the sting of bullying and Reuben gathers all the resources Derek has given him, to come up swinging and win back what was always rightfully his; the credit, the confidence and the life-affirming catharsis.


Written and directed by Davo Hardy, in the starring role of Reuben, "A Silent Agreement" also features several profoundly deaf actors; Joshua Sealy (in the dynamic and challenging role of Derek), Luke Watts (as Sebastian Mowbray) and Matthew Archibald (as Peter Raymond). Veteran Australian actor and TV personality, Paul Mercurio also stars as Gareth, the dispicable producer, out to tread on anybody he feels he needs to get where he aims to go.

The Auslan is scattered within the dialogue at first but gets steadily more complex and foreign-language-esque as the film progresses, to symbolise its integration into Reuben's nature of communicating with people.


This film is rated MA15+ for some heavy themes, strong sexual content and coarse language.

As the entire film is geared towards inclusion and could not have been made without the tireless support of the Deaf Community, this premiere will feature the entire film with closed captions.

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Will the event be accessible to the Deaf and hearing impaired?
Yes. A number of our cast and crew and many of our supporters are profoundly deaf or have hearing impairments. As a result, we are proud to present our entire premiere with Auslan interpretation and captions throughout the film.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Ritz Cinema is a licenced venue and the film is classified MA15+, so all attendees must be over 18 or have a parent or guardian present at all times.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is time restricted (but unmetered) on-street parking in the surrounding streets.

There is also a secure car park adjacent to the Ritz (open 7am - 1am). All fees and charges apply.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Megan Thresher:
megzthresh@mail.com
https://www.facebook.com/megzthresh

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