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Jubilee Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2000 Adaptation Comedy

Jubilee

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2000 Adaptation Comedy

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Billy Williams (Cliff Curtis) is enthusiastic and likeable, but a bit hopeless. When the driving force behind the Waimatua School 75th Jubilee is killed in an accident, Billy takes over, determined to prove himself. Meanwhile, the arrival of ex-international rugby player Max Seddon (Kevin Smith) forces Billy's wife Pauline (Theresa Healey) to question the choices she has made in her life. This affectionate comedy drama about small town New Zealand life marked Cliff Curtis's first lead role in a feature film — and actor Michael Hurst's first time directing a movie.

... It's a comedy, but Michael wanted a sad strain that went through, a juxtaposition to the comedy. He wanted some pathos, some poignancy, a woman in crisis. I suppose. That's what I gave him and that's what he wanted.
– Theresa Healey on Jubille in a Listener interview, 1 April 2000

Availability

Available on DVD from Aro Video and to rent or download from iTunes (NZ/Aus). 

Music

Original music by Plan 9 (David Donaldson, Steve Roche and Janet Roddick)