Giveaway: Melbourne International Film Festival tix

Tix are available for the Aust. premiere of UK comedy Doll & Em, starring Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells.

2014-07-29_1036TV Tonight has 5 double passes to give away for the Melbourne International Film Festival this Friday night.

The tickets are for the Australian premiere of British comedy series Doll & Em, created by and starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells.

5 episodes will screen 6.15pm, Friday 1 August at Hoyts Melbourne Central.

Emily Mortimer and her real-life best friend Dolly Wells star as fictionalised versions of themselves in this semi-improvised comedy about friendship, fame and filmmaking.

Em is a celebrated British actor working in America on a new film when she gets a call from her BFF Doll, also an actor but less well known. Doll has just broken up with her boyfriend and is distraught, so Em invites her to LA … to be her personal assistant. But when the personal becomes professional, can their lifelong bond survive?

Conceived and created by Mortimer, Wells and director Azazel Jacobs (Terri, MIFF 2011; Momma’s Man, MIFF 2008), Doll & Em takes a quizzical view of Hollywood and tempers it with an emotionally – sometimes painfully – honest story about the frailties and intimacies of friendship. Featuring cameos from Susan Sarandon, Chloë Sevigny and John Cusack (also playing themselves), Doll & Em is a subtle, first-rate comedy of manners that gives new meaning to cinéma vérité.

“One of the best new shows of 2014: truthful, funny and poignant.” – The Independent

TO ENTER: Simply leave a Comment in this post (make sure the email you registered with is working).  Obviously you will need to be in Melbourne this Friday night.

Describe your favourite film or television series looking at Hollywood and tell us why.

ENTRIES CLOSE: 10pm AEST tonight. Winners will be contacted by email and announced in this post tomorrow.

Other TV related titles screening at MIFF are:

Devil’s Playground (Aus)
A series sequel to Fred Schepisi’s 1976 film The Devil’s Playground, revisiting the characters 35 years later. 

Southcliffe (UK)
“This study of a tragedy in smalltown England is a profound, chilling, moving piece of television.” – The Guardian

Babylon (UK) Australian Premiere
A sharp, satirical take on the collision of cops, crime and citizen journalism, Babylon does for police what The Thick of It did for politics.

Li’l Quinquin (France) Australian Premiere
“This outré, provocative take on TV police miniseries material is hugely enjoyable.” – Screen


7 Responses

  1. In retrospect, i totally overlooked and Entourage which was one of our favourite shows for a couple of years. It is a far out show, with an extravagant story line (that we all dream of, well kind of!).

  2. I would have to agree I absolutely love ‘Episodes’ with Matt LeBlanc, if only it got more air time and play :)… A close second would geek Beverley Hills Pawn (which I know is a reality show – does that count?)

  3. Tough one I love Episodes (Matt LeBlanc) because it is so tongue in cheek with over the top characters. But I also love Entourage for its pure escapism and fun.

  4. The comeback – Valerie cherish seems totally clueless and narcissistic but you love her by the end of the season. Best performance by Lisa kudrow!

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