The Pumpkin Roll at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.
The Pumpkin Roll at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Tobi Loftus

Special movie screening kickstarts huge weekend for Goomeri

TO HELP build the festival buzz, Gympie Regional Council and The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival are inviting members of the public to a special movie screening in the Heritage Listed Goomeri Hall of Memory tonight.

The all-ages event will be held at 6pm at the Goomeri Hall of Memory, 17 Boonara Street, Goomeri.

Starring Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland, Basmati Blues is a story about a young scientist who is sent to India to sell genetically modified rice, but has a change of heart when she discovers that the project will destroy the farmers she was supposedly sent to help.

 

Sierra Forsythe, Calvin Huar and Keisha Huar prepare for the pumpkin roll at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.
Sierra Forsythe, Calvin Huar and Keisha Huar prepare for the pumpkin roll at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Tobi Loftus

Instead, she teams up with a local farmer and together they try to save the day.

Refreshments will be provided by The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival or BYO snacks and dinner.

This is an unsupervised event.

 

Maddison Richards, Eli Richards and Renee Gillard in their best and brightest pumpkin outfits at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival on May 29, 2016.
Maddison Richards, Eli Richards and Renee Gillard in their best and brightest pumpkin outfits at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival on May 29, 2016. Will Hunter

For more information about movies around the region, please contact Gympie Regional Council on 1300 307 800 or check out Council's Movies in the Park page at www.gympie.qld.gov.au/moviesinthepark.