Special Screening – The Carnival Unclassified All ages

A man and woman and their teenage son and daughter stand in front of a brightly coloured carnival merry-go-round
20 March
Arc Cinema
$14 / $10
Dir: Isabel Darling, Unclassified All ages, Australia, 2023, 85mins, DCP,

The Bells have been on the road for a century and they have a mission: to keep their carnival alive and thriving, and to keep it in the family.

Filmed over seven years, this Australian documentary follows a sixth-generation travelling show family and their convoy of trucks, rides and workers, from Batemans Bay to Darwin (and back!).

Along the way, they challenge stereotypes and explore the highs and lows of the touring life, against the backdrop of a pandemic, extreme weather conditions and the rising cost of fuel. 



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