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The Search for Weng Weng + Q&A (12)

5 August

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Australian video store owner-turned-guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold stumbled across a dubbed copy of B-movie For Your Height Only, featuring a 3-foot tall James Bond–type character, played by Filipino actor Weng Weng. This hugely entertaining documentary follows Leavold’s ensuing two-decade obsession with Weng Weng, as he travels to Manila to try and track down the elusive former novelty star. Comprising of interviews with filmmakers and footage of Leavold’s adventures, The Search for Weng Weng is a surprisingly moving exploration of the life and career of the obscure actor.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Andrew Leavold. 

Co-presented with Matchbox Cineclub. 

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Delightful and unexpectedly deep.

Variety
  • Director Andrew Leavold
  • Certificate 12
  • Running time 1h32m
  • Country Australia
  • Year of production 2007
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