Sunday, August 26, 2007


The Jammed spreads

It's been a big week for producers of a low budget Australian film called The Jammed, about the sex slave business in Australian brothels. This film was passed over by every Australian funding agency and rejected by the Melbourne International Film Festival. It won an Interfaith Jury Award at the Brisbane International Film festival and was set for just a modest ten day season at one cinema in Melbourne, when Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton gave it a four star rating on their ABC Television show last week. If you're listening to the Sunday morning edition of this show, you may have heard producer Dee McLachlan talking to Amanda Smith about the response to the film.

Now Palace has picked the film up to open in two cinemas in Sydney from next weekend, with sneak previews this weekend. And the filmmakers have bids from most Australian states and New Zealand, so expect the rollout from next weekend.
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