Aberdeen Golden Oldies hosting iconic Australian film The Castle

ONE of the most iconic Australian films in recent memory, The Castle, is the next offering from Aberdeen’s Golden Oldies for Golden Oldies.

The luncheon and movie, hosted by the Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life, will take place at the Aberdeen Sport and Recreation Club on Tuesday, March 13.

The classic comedy focuses on the quirky Kerrigan family, who lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves – with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail – a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia's busy Tullamarine Airport. 

When a building inspector condemns the premises and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an airport expansion, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his brood recruit hack attorney Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora) and prepare themselves for the fight of their lives.

The Castle, which also stars Eric Bana in his feature debut, Anne Tenney and Stephen Curry, is on loan from The National Film and Sound Archives, Canberra. 

Interestingly, the screenwriting team comprised Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy of “Working Dog” fame.

The auditorium doors open from 11.30am and a three-course luncheon will be served prior to the screening of the movie.

Free tea or coffee is available, too.

A donation of $10 is requested to cover costs.

Funds from the function also go to establishing a museum and cultural centre in Aberdeen.

As numbers are limited, early bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Daphne on 6543 8356.