Official Selection: SXSW
Star of the film and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby, will be in attendance.
Becoming Bond tells the story of George Lazenby, the Australian James Bond. From his early career as a mechanic to taking on one of the most iconographic roles in film – despite never acting before – Lazenby’s biography is a larger than life tale of chance, risk, and opportunity.
This almost-unbelievable biography – Lazenby only played Bond once, famously turning down the role after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – is brought to earth by director Greenbaum’s careful handling of the material.
On screen the charismatic Lazenby is the perfect storyteller and interviewee, meanwhile the dramatic recreations (with Josh Lawson playing Lazenby) add a depth to the material.
Becoming Bond is a film that appreciates and understands its subject and Lazenby’s wit and sense of the absurd are given space, but the film doesn’t gloss over his regrets either, all of which gives Becoming Bond a sense of genuine warmth.
Join us for our famous opening night party at the Blue Flamingo with guests aplenty, lashings of free drinks and food, DJs and that special vibe that is Rev’s annual celebration of cinema.
Ticket includes film and after party.
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