What's on at BIFF - Tuesday, November 20

Always wanted to see a documentary about a singing Icelandic granny? You're in luck. Grandma Lo-Fi tells the story of Sigridur Nielsdottir, who decided at age 70 to start recording tunes on her Casio keyboard. In seven years, she recorded nearly 700 songs to become the country's most beloved senior citizen. 12:30pm, Tribal Theatre 2.

Documentary Soldier/Citizen follows a group of Israeli soldiers as they attend high school classes in order to qualify for diplomas. Directed by Silvina Landsmann, herself a former Israeli soldier, the film watches as the students uncover some uncomfortable truths. 4pm, Tribal Theatre 2.

Waziz is a home-grown world premiere. Brisbane filmmaker Julie Romaniuk uncovers the story of the Waziz sessions: musical jam sessions held in local cafes and community centres, driven by a love of Middle Eastern and Balkan music and dance. 6pm, Palace Barracks 4.

Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most respected modern directors – think Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood. Hard Eight was his first film, released in 1996. It's about two men running scams on Las Vegas casinos, and has an all-star cast including Samuel L Jackson, John C Reilly and Gwyneth Paltrow. It's a low-budget, low-key gem. 8pm, Tribal Theatre 2.

Sabata is the first of the so-called “circus westerns”, and stars Lee Van Cleef as a gunslinger who disrupts acrobatic bank robbers only to stumble on a bigger plot. Over-the-top in both physical tricks and the body count. 8pm, Tribal Theatre 1.

For more info and bookings visit the BIFF website.

The story What's on at BIFF - Tuesday, November 20 first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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