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Three Chords and the Truth

Directed by Claire Pasvolsky
80 minutes
Unclassified 15+
An emotive Aussie indie, inspired by the real-life story of singer-songwriter Jackie Marshall, including a dynamo acting performance from the musician herself.
Angie (Marshall) could have been one of Australia’s leading musicians, but she sabotaged her own career. Now in her forties, she’s dying and alone – but determined to record one last album. Money is tight and the odd gig at the local pub doesn’t exactly fill the coffers. When she meets teenage runaway Ruby (Maisie Owens), the pair form an unlikely bond. Angie teaches her to play the guitar and write songs, but despite their closeness Angie just can’t bring herself to tell Ruby the truth about her illness. Marshall’s own songs, and resonant voice, alongside the Newcastle setting, bring a tender authenticity to this rebellious music-driven drama.

Opening Night Event
Join us for a special Opening Night screening with a drink and nibbles on arrival from 6:30pm. Stay for the post-screening Q&A with director Claire Pasvolsky (Three Chords and the Truth) and Eliza South (short film Chum). 

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Fri 23 Jun
Newcastle - Event Cinemas Kotara
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Unclassified 15+
In English
Claire Pasvolsky
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