DUSTIN CLARE: Ballina actor and businessman.
DUSTIN CLARE: Ballina actor and businessman. David Oliver

Dustin gives movie-goers Fighting Chance

FIGHTING Chance is the production and distribution company headed by Ballina actor Dustin Clare, and local audiences now have a chance to enjoy the films he is bringing to the area.

Following on from his successful first theatrical feature release Sunday, Clare has put his muscle behind a subject he is passionate about: The environment and the future of our planet.

Life Off Grid is a documentary by director Jonathan Taggart and producer Philip Vannini, documenting the life of people in Canada who are completely disconnected from the electric and natural gas infrastructure.

From 2011 to 2013, Jonathan Taggart (director) and Phillip Vannini (producer) spent two years travelling across Canada to find 200 off-gridders and visit them in their homes, to find out their experiences, challenges, inventions and aspirations.

Clare said the movie is an important film that will be of interest to the local population.

"It takes a very realistic look at the challenges and freedoms that you have when you are living off the grid, but it is definitely not a preaching film," he said.

Clare will be bringing Zen and the Art of Dying, a film by US director Broderick Fox about Byron resident Zenith Virago and her work as a "deathwalker" and marriage celebrant.

At Byron Pighouse Flicks and Regent Cinemas in Murwillumbah from today and Lismore's Star Court Theatre on February 7, at 2.30pm and 5.30pm.



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