Opening Night - Jojo Rabbit
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Opening Night - Jojo Rabbit

Thu Jan 9 6:30 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
108 Mins
Winner · 2019 People’s Choice Award · Toronto International Film Festival

Launching the most ambitious program to date, SWIFF'20’s Opening Night Gala ushers in a new decade and a new cache of films to intrigue, entertain, and disrupt.

Taika Waititi has carved a meteoric career from independent filmmaker to a big budget master of comedy. Given his anything-goes sense of humour, perhaps it was only a matter of time before Waititi cast himself as Adolf Hitler.

Jojo Rabbit is a dark and insightful comedy about a socially awkward but passionate Hitler Youth devotee, Jojo Betzler, who discovers his single mother hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Conflicted by his loyalty to both his mother and his Motherland, Jojo confides in his imaginary friend for support: Adolf Hitler – played by Polynesian-Jewish actor-director Waititi.  

Waititi continues to redefine his director-writer credits with razor sharp comedic wit, following on from previous films Boy, What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt For the Wilderpeople, and Thor: Ragnarok. 

The hilariously dark satire, which scooped the TIFF People’s Choice Award, features the ensemble cast of Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant, Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, SWIFF ‘19), Rebel Wilson, and newcomer Roman Griffin Davis.

Roll out the red carpet for a Reich to remember!

Join us for drinks and canapes as we begin our 16-day journey into the heart of film.

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450