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Harmony Week – Hit the Road (PG)
Monday, 20 March, 2023 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Harmony Week Free Screening
Celebrate Harmony Week with a free screening of award-winning Iranian comedy Hit the Road and Middle Eastern morning tea.
11am: Middle Eastern Morning Tea
11.30am: Movie Screening Starts
Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.
This is a Shire of Augusta Margaret River event, proudly supported by Arts Margaret River and Margaret River HEART.
About Hit the Road
Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns. It follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – as they drive across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. Unspoken tensions arise and the film builds emotional momentum as it slowly reveals the furtive purpose for their journey. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, raw, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own.