Film Program

Jungle - Saturday screening

Saturday 11 November 7pm

Director: Greg Mclean
Stars: Joel Jackson, Daniel Radcliffe
Rating: M

Local man Joel Jackson stars with Daniel Radcliffe in this thriller by Wolf Creek director Greg McLean set in the Bolivian rainforest, based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.
 
In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was an Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.
 
Scripted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Jungle is a stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery.