October, 2019

11oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTabernaclePremiere Public Screening7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Perform


Event Details

Fri 11 Oct, 7pm, doors and bar open from 6:30
Free entry

A new short film from local filmmaker Alex Laird tackles the Tasmanian homelessness and housing affordability crisis, approaching the issue from a darkly satirical and thought-provoking angle.

Tabernacle is a satirical drama short film that examines class anxiety, social responsibility, and human responses to being confronted by this topic that has been at the forefront of Hobart’s consciousness for several years now. Tabernacle was a chance to shine a light on the issue by provoking people to interrogate their own actions and response to the crisis.

The short film was independently produced with a volunteer cast and crew from diverse members of the local filmmaking and artistic community. It’s a labour of love from more than fifty locals who want to bring more awareness to, and start more conversations about, the social problem facing our community.

The film follows Nick, a middle-aged family man who appears to have it all, but is increasingly concerned about the growing homeless population living in tents on a park near his Airbnb property. The pressure of expectation from his friends, co-workers, family, and society force him to confront his own actions and behaviours after an altercation with a homeless person.

The film will be launched by Andrew McPhail of Screen Tasmania and Alison Standen MP (Shadow Minister for Housing, Shadow Minister for Environment, Parks & Heritage, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Labor Member for Franklin).

The organisers will be collecting donations for Loui’s Van (St Vincent de Paul) at the event.

There will be a 15-30 minute Q&A directly after the screening.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre - Performance/Screen Studio

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009