Under The Milky Way

 

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Drama/Comedy

115mins

2016

Shane Dunlop

CTC

synopsis

Helene McKenzie resides in the NSW regional town of Coonabarabran and is an avid astronomer just like her father was, working in the observatory that overlooks her small town. When a nearby and much newer observatory threatens its funding and research grants, Helene’s observatory is in danger of being shut down. Helene actively fights its closure and along with her team of misfit colleagues, she attempts to rally her small home town behind her. Plagued by a corrupt local council and hindered by a lazy town mayor, Helene’s prospects of saving herĀ observatory are slim. When tragedy strikes on the eve of a big breakthrough, Helene may get the chance to save more than just her beloved observatory…

cast:

Lee McClenaghan, Matt Stewart, Marty Rhone, Mark Gambino, Rob Sitch

fan quotes:

"It's like The Dish meets Offspring, set across one of the most breathtaking Australian landmarks you've likely never heard of."

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