This year the rock and pop chicks decided to go glamorous and the blokes wore the traditional grunge. Although the headline acts did not walk the carpet, the presence of so many up and coming musicians gave the Red Carpet a very special buzz. Featured image is of Samantha Jade. All images by Ben Apfelbaum (c).
One of the longest red carpets (rainbow coloured in fact) was installed in front of the Hoyts Entertainment Quarter to accommodate, along its sides, a multitude of fans who adore Justin Timberlake.
As well as voicing one of the leads Timberlake also served as the film’s Executive Music Producer, the soundtrack of which features four original songs including songs by Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Anna Kendrick, and Ariana Granda.
Other cast members include Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Christine Baranski, James Corden, and John Cleese. Our own Dami Im is the voice of Grandma Rosiepuff.
Justin Timberlake seemed relaxed and happy to meet his fans posing patiently for selfies and signing autographs.
Last Sunday night at the State Theatre the Australian premiere of Hacksaw Ridge took place.
HACKSAW RIDGE tells the true story of a Seventh Day Adventist Desmond Doss who was drafted into the military during the World War 2 Battle of Okinawa but refused to carry a weapon because of his beliefs. Despite that fact he was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honour, the highest commendation of valour, but humbly only accepted one of them.
The international stars did not attend the red carpet but the film has a largely an Australian cast, many of whom were in attendance at the premiere .
Director Mel Gibson was also present and pleased with the fact that the film had a standing ovation in Cannes. It is his first directorial stint in a decade and was shot mainly in the Penrith and Richmond area.
Addendum – In the AACTA award nominations that have just been announced, Hacksaw Ridge has received 13 nominations.
Featured image- Angela Bishop and Richard Wilkins. All images by Ben Apfelbaum (c).