Blewbury Film

August 26, 2017

Blewbury Film is pleased to announce its autumn screening for the 11th October will be The Dish, a true story which is, well, too funny not to show. The Dish won Australian Best Screen Play, Best Music Score and Best Male Actor (Sam Neill) and Best Supporting Actor (Roy Billing) in 2001 plus an ARIA music award. No wonder it has been billed as one of the most popular Australian comedies of all time!

It’s July 1969. Apollo 11’s astronauts will walk on the moon and a huge satellite dish outside the sheep-farming town of Parkes, Australia has been chosen to beam the live footage around the globe for this historic event. The whole world is depending on Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill), the reticent, pipe-smoking chief scientist, and his team of laid-back boffins, who are responsible for the operations of the gigantic radio telescope dish nestled in a remote New South Wales sheep farming community. As NASA prepared for lift-off of Apollo 11, the first manned voyage to the moon, and the American astronauts prepared to make their giant leap for mankind, Buxton and his eccentric crew were more than happy to help out in their own way, whilst the out-back town of Parkes stumbled to make their own small steps to help out too. (This was Houston’s other problem but one we never knew anything about.) The astounding Australian situation comedy of The Dish, coupled with the drama of the Apollo 11 moon landing, makes for an absolutely brilliant and must-see film.

“A brilliant and inspired Australian comedy”


The Dish (PG)

Directed by Rob Sitch

Starring: Sam Neill, Roy Billing, Genevieve Mooy.

Please keep emailing us on to get more details, to let us know what you thought of our last show and with your film suggestions for future events.

Location: The Melland Room Date: Wednesday, 11th October Doors Open: 7:30pm
Price: £5 / head Tickets available at the Post Office from 25th August

Please note: Tickets will only be available on the door if any remain unsold at the Post Office – on the door sales cannot be guaranteed. Please make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. No refunds.

Licensed Bar and Ice Creams available (No BYO please)

So, if you are you interested in a local, fun, social film night, come along, try it out and give us your ideas. Like us on Facebook or email us and we’ll add you to our Mailing List and keep you informed of future events.

In association with the Blewbury Players. Profits to the Village Hall refurb.

Contact Paul Sanders or Peter Willison for more information and / or with your ideas: