Falling
Play Trailer

Falling

Sat
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Sat Apr 17 6:15 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
112 Mins
April
Sat Apr 17

Sun Apr 18

Australian Premiere 

"Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut is as sincere and unusual as you might expect from one of Hollywood's most unclassifiable stars"- Indiewire

Formidable three-time Best Actor Oscar Nominee Viggo Mortensen (Green Book, Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic) delivers his dramatic directorial debut with Falling.

Mortensen plays John Peterson, a gay, ex-military family man caring for his vituperative and aging father Willis, played with great fervour by Lance Henriksen (Aliens) who delivers the performance of his career.

Falling snaps between present and past, where a younger Willis imposes an authoritarian, domineering rule over his family, pushing John into an Air Force career. Not accepting of John’s lifestyle choices or sexual identity, Willis strives to remain the bull-headed patriarch of the family while dementia, age, and weakness grips him, deflecting his inner conflict on to his family, including daughter Sarah (Laura Linney).

Offering 80-year-old Henriksen the meatiest role of his remarkable career, Falling artfully demonstrates the difficult journey from darkness to light, from rage to resentment, to acceptance and hard-won grace.

English, Spanish with English subtitles
April
Sat Apr 17

Sun Apr 18

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450