In the midst of lockdown, Australia’s longest-running film festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), dropped its first ever fully streamed program.
The digital film festival – dubbed MIFF 68½ – brought 113 festival-worthy films into people’s homes. And now, for one special night, the festival is bringing two more top picks into Melburnians’…cars.
On Friday December 4, in partnership with MINI, MIFF is taking over Coburg’s much-loved, three-screen drive-in cinema to host an Australian and Victorian premiere of two films. Screenings kick off from 8.30pm.
On one screen will be Nine Days, a thought-provoking drama from Japanese-Brazilian filmmaker Edson Oda. Oda’s debut feature film centres on a man whose job it is to assess candidates for life on earth – and his own inevitable soul-searching.
Showing simultaneously will be One Night in Miami, which imagines a night shared by four African-American legends – rising boxer Cassius Clay, activist icon Malcolm X, soul singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown – at the height of the civil-rights movement. The meeting-of-the-minds premise is a timely adaptation of Kemp Powers’ 2013 play of the same name, here directed by Oscar-winning actor Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, Watchmen).
A third screen will show both films back to back in a one-off double feature.
Single-feature car passes are $45 (or $40 for MIFF members), or you can opt for the double feature for $80 ($70 for MIFF members). MINI is also giving away five car passes to each film – just fill out the field below for your chance to win.
You can also open the entry form here.
Entries close Monday 30 November. View the competition terms and conditions here.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with MINI.