Standing Up for Sunny

Directed by Steve Vidler
2018
Australia
105 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte stars in this charming Australian rom-com about a loner with cerebral palsy who is roped into helping a comedian (Philippa Northeast) overcome her shyness.

Mitte, who has cerebral palsy in real life, gives a winning performance as Travis, a young man living in a ramshackle Sydney rental whose disability contributes to his social isolation and anger management issues. When he loses his maintenance job after lashing out at bullies, Travis ends up in a pub, where he puts his withering sarcasm to good use defending Sunny – a reluctant up-and-comer on the comedy circuit – from a sexist heckler. Soon Mikey (Sam Reid), the pub's owner and Sunny's overbearing boyfriend, hires Travis to help train Sunny in the art of the comeback, and naturally sparks ensue – along with romance and laughs aplenty. Standing Up for Sunny is a lively comedy with plenty to say about living with disability and discrimination.

RJ Mitte is in the Screenability Panel on Saturday 15 June.

Access
The Sunday 16 June session of this film is open captioned and has audio description.

Special Guests

Philippa Northeast, RJ Mitte
Cast
Steve Vidler
Director, Screenwriter

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Tickets

Wed 12 June
8:45pm
State Theatre
Book Tickets Cancel
Sat 15 June
4:15pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Book Tickets Cancel
Sun 16 June
3:45pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Book Tickets Cancel
Program Strand
Special Presentations, Festival Hits, Festival Guests
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Steve Vidler
Producer
Michael Pontin, Jamie Hilton, Drew Bailey
Cast
RJ Mitte, Philippa Northeast, Italia Hunt
Screenwriter
Steve Vidler
Cinematographer
Mark Bliss
Editor
Dany Cooper
Premiere
World Premiere
Genre
Disability, World Premiere, Human Rights, Australian Films, Comedy
Company Credits
Production Company: See Pictures
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