Sydney fest ramps up for June 6 bow

Connolly will host screening of Disney toon 'Brave'

More than 150 filmmakers from 22 countries are set to attend the 59th Sydney Film Festival, which takes place June 6 to 17.

Helmer Peter Templeman and thesps Sarah Snook and Ryan Corr will attend the opening night screening of “Not Suitable for Children.” Billy Connolly is set to introduce the Australian premiere of Disney’s “Brave.”

Other guests will include “Mabo” helmer Rachel Perkins, “Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow, thesp Bryan Brown, former fest topper David Stratton and photographer Fabrizio Maltese.

Events will include more than 75 screenings and 85 talks and Q&As. For more information, visit the fest’s site at sff.org.au.

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