The cinema in the silo

By Riverine Herald

RENOWNED Australian comedian and writer of the 2018 movie, The Merger, Damian Callinan, will visit Quambatook this month.

Callinan will be the special guest at Quambatook Silo Cinema’s screening of the movie on February 9.

The Merger, which stars Callinan, Kate Mulvany and John Howard, tells the story of a former professional AFL footballer who returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local side, the Roosters. The team, on the brink of merging with a neighbouring club, recruits players from the refugee community to boost its numbers.

“The Quambatook Silo Cinemas continues to increase in popularity, and Damian’s attendance at this upcoming event is credit to the work the community and event orgainsers put in to ensure each screening is a memorable experience,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

Gannawarra Shire Council successfully applied for funding to support the evening through the Victorian Farmers Federation’s ‘Look Over the Farm Gate’ initiative, which provides grants for community events and training for local champions to recognise and respond to distress.

Mental health workers and counsellors will be in attendance for those wishing to seek advice on services available in the community.

Those attending the night are encouraged to dress in their football attire or in a national costume. Buses will be available from Cohuna to the event.

The event begins at 8pm on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and pensioners. Tickets are available online at trybooking.com/book/event?eid=454160