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Centerpiece
Docudrama
Dir: Josh Greenbaum
2017 / 92 mins
15+
Australian Premiere
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SXSW
Cast: GEORGE LAZENBY, JOSH LAWSON, JEFF GARLIN, JAKE JOHNSON

Becoming Bond

JUST A MATTER OF WEEKS AFTER ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW IT GIVES US ENORMOUS PLEASURE TO PRESENT TO YOU A CLASSIC TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION STORY OF AUSTRALIA’S VERY OWN ONE-TIME-ONLY JAMES BOND, GEORGE LAZENBY.

Probably the biggest mystery in Australian show business is why George Lazenby’s more than credible Bond never made a return to the screen. Shrouded in mystery and rumour the reason has never quite been established - that is until now - and the answer is very likely to surprise you.

In this hugely enjoyable film Lazenby himself confronts the camera and takes us on an often laugh out loud journey from his days as a car mechanic to 007 and the life after. As Lazenby recounts many surpremely funny and more personal moments the events are depicted in highly stylised and equally clever interpretations by Josh Lawson, Kassandra Clementi and others including Jane Seymour no less.

It’s a hard film not to fall in love with almost completely due to Lazenby’s enormous charisma and absolute (so it seems) honesty.