REGION - Stawell Regional Arts presents 'Codgers' the movie at the Astor Cinema in Ararat.
The movie will be screened during the late afternoon on Sunday, March 25, preceded by afternoon tea.
Following a sold-out Australian tour, Don Reid's side-splitting stage production 'Codgers' is now on the big screen with the celebrated cast, including 'A Country Practice' favourite Shane Porteous.
'Codgers' follows five everyday Aussie codgers who meet at the gym each week to exercise, chew the fat, sling off, sing and have a good laugh!
Among the jokes and the secrets, the back strain and biceps, they learn that difference is more to do with your point of view and that no matter what, you wouldn't be dead for quids!
"The film pays homage to mature, sometimes grumpy Australians, who may have lost their youth and their physical prowess, but not their ability to matter, surprise, provoke and inspire," director Wayne Harrison said.
"They can also make us laugh, at them and at ourselves."
'Codgers' stars old favourites and theatre veterans Ronald Falk, Ron Haddrick, Edwin Hodgeman, Jon Lam, Russell Newman, and Shane Porteous, who is best known for the twelve years he played Dr Terence Elliot on 'A Country Practice'.
Behind the camera is international theatre director Wayne Harrison, who was Artistic Director/CEO of Sydney Theatre Company from 1990 - 1999 and producer Grant Dodwell, best known for his work in front of the camera, including the Inside Film Award for Best Actor awarded for his role in 'Men's Group' and his role as Dr Simon Bowen in 'A Country Practice'.
'Codgers' is currently touring Australia with special event screenings and this is a great opportunity for the communities of Stawell and Ararat and surrounding areas to enjoy a great afternoon's entertainment
It commences with afternoon tea at 4pm, which is included in the admission price and then the hilarious movie 'Codgers' which starts screening at 5pm.
Cost is adults $15 and 16 under under accompanied by an adult free.
Tickets are available from the Stawell Library 5358 1274 and Astor Cinema 5352 2616. For more information and those interested in going by bus please contact Brenda on 5358 2059.