Bait
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Bait

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Mon Jan 20 4:30 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
87 Mins
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Mon Jan 20

“One of the defining British films of the decade”. – The Guardian

Stunningly shot on vintage 16mm and processed by hand, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change. 


Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With the family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.

Using old cameras, scratchy black-and-white stock and a handful of coastal locations, Cornish writer-director Mark Jenkin has conjured up something truly arresting: a debut film rooted in local traditions, with a dark humour and an atmosphere that’s as brooding as its Atlantic backdrop.
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Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450