Star and Australia’s only Bond George Lazenby in attendance.
Becoming Bond tells the story of George Lazenby, the Australian James Bond. From his early career as a mechanic to taking on one of the most iconographic roles in film – despite never acting before – Lazenby’s biography is a larger than life tale of chance, risk, and opportunity. This almost-unbelievable biography – Lazenby only played Bond once, famously turning down the role after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – is brought to life by director Greenbaum’s careful handling of the material.
On screen the charismatic Lazenby is the perfect storyteller and interviewee, meanwhile the dramatic recreations (with Josh Lawson playing Lazenby) add a depth to the material.
Becoming Bond is a film that appreciates and understands its subject and Lazenby’s wit and sense of the absurd are given space, but the film doesn’t gloss over his regrets either, all of which gives Becoming Bond a sense of genuine warmth.
Join us on Thurs July 6 for our famous opening night with guests aplenty, lashings of free drinks and food, DJs and that special vibe that is Rev’s annual celebration of cinema. From 6pm onwards we’ll have our traditional Luna Projection Show bringing the outside of the cinema to life in the most surprising of ways.
After the film our fabulous volunteers will then show you to our opening
party at The Blue Flamingo located 2 minutes walk down Oxford St. Ticket includes film and after party.
Also Screening: SAT 8, 8.45PM, LUNA; FRI 14, 9PM, SX; MON 17, 2.45PM, LUNA
Intro and Q+A with George Lazenby on some sessions