SFF @ Casula Powerhouse

Sydney Film Festival’s popular series of screenings at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre returns for a fourth year, bigger, better and bolder than ever!

Every month from February-November you can experience the best in festival-quality features and documentaries, specially selected for Casula Powerhouse by the Sydney Film Festival programming team.

From greatest hits of previous festivals, to films that they really would’ve liked to have shown (but couldn’t for one reason or another…it’s complicated sometimes!), you will experience cinema way beyond what you’ll ever find in a multiplex.

And from 10-18 June the offering becomes even more exciting, when the 2017 Sydney Film Festival moves in to show five films at Casula as part of the hundreds of screenings we host all across the city.  

Better still, at any or all of these 14 screenings, you can add on a fantastic meal created especially for each event by the brand-new Head Chef at Bellbird, Casula Powerhouse’s in-house bistro.


Thanks to support from Liverpool Council, Sydney Film Festival and Casula are presenting two free screenings for Seniors Week.


Friday 10 March | 11am | Tickets are free but booking are essential – call 02 9824 1121 or or email reception@casualpowerhouse.com

Iris pairs legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93 year-old New York style icon and muse. More than just a fashion film, it is a story about creativity, design and how her soaring free spirit continues to inspire.

Iris portrays a woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing - and indeed life - is nothing but an experiment.



Saturday 11 March | 11am | Tickets are free but booking are essential – call 02 9824 1121 or email reception@casualpowerhouse.com | Share it on Facebook here

Oscar-nominated German comedy hit, Toni Erdmann, is the second free screening presented by SFF and Casula Powerhouse for Seniors Week.

Practical joker Winfried decides to surprise his daughter Ines with a visit - an awkward move because serious-career-woman Ines is working on an important project. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye - nor do Winfried's corny pranks.

What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy ‘Toni Erdmann’, Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach.

As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.