7:30 PM, 12th October, 2018
Followed by Q&A with director/star/editor Clayton Jacobson
In his long-overdue follow-up to 2006’s game-changing Aussie comedy Kenny, multi-talented director/producer/writer/editor Clayton Jacobson once again stars, alongside his brother Shane. The two play siblings who head to their family home in country Victoria with plans to murder their stepdad Rodger (Gyngell).
You see, their dying mother (Curran) has recently changed her will in Rodger’s favour, and the brothers aren’t too happy about losing their inheritance. So with the help of the internet (what else?), they’ve meticulously planned and researched the perfect way to stage Rodger’s ‘suicide’. There’s only one thing the pair haven’t accounted for: spending an entire day together.
Blacker than pitch, this tragic comedy (for lack of a better term) clearly owes a lot to the films of the Coen Brothers, as the on-screen brothers bicker over their troubled history, conflicting opinions, and how to commit their intended crime – all while their best-laid plans go horribly wrong.
Dark and unflinching, it’s a far cry from the toilet humour of Kenny and a powerful showcase for the breadth of the Jacobson brothers’ talent on both sides of the camera. Hopefully we won’t have to wait another 12 years for them to work together again!