There is the classic Oscar Wilde aphorism, “I can resist everything but temptation”.

Well, here is a bit of a temptation to be a bit risque…

Fantastic Film Festival Australia is inviting audiences to strip bare (or down to undies) for a special event nude screening of PATRICK.

Set in a nudist colony, PATRICK is a Shakespearean tragic-comedy  riddled with intrigue, deceit and self-discovery… and a level of undress that has to be seen to believed.

Playing in addition to regular, clothed screenings of PATRICK, the one- off nude sessions give bold audiences the unique opportunity to engage in the unclothed spirit of the film.

This is definitely a new angle. I remember hearing that theatre director Rodney Fischer decided to take his clothes off during rehearsals of Nell Dunn’s classic play ‘Steaming’ to be in simpatico with the actors, most famously Amanda Muggleton,  who had to strip off during the play. This takes things to a different level, now the audience is asked to be on the same wavelength as the players?!

Fantastic Film Festival Australia has established a set of guidelines to ensure a fun and safe event for everyone in attendance:

No photography
Respect other patrons’ personal space – antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated
Restricted to patrons aged 18+
Please bring a towel to sit on
Please arrive to the venue fully clothed – you’ll be able to disrobe within the confines of the cinema
Clothing is required should you wish to leave the cinema for candy bar items or the bathroom.

PATRICK is a film that has come out of Belgium. Three languages are spoken in the film English, Dutch and French.

The PATRICK nude screening will take place at Ritz Cinemas, Randwick on Anzac Day, Sunday 25 April at 4pm.

Can someone please explain to me why the Ritz would hold this screening, which is essentially a bit of fun, on the most sombre day in the national calendar?! I just don’t get it!

The 2021 Fantastic Film Festival Australia screens at the Ritz Cinemas, Randwick between  April 16 – May 1, 2021.

Tickets are now on sale at

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