Top End Wedding
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the light-hearted, feel-good romantic comedy “Top End Wedding” showing Oct. 30-Nov. 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream “Top End Wedding”. As the couple travel through the wild beauty of Australia’s Northern Territory landscapes they meet unforgettable characters, find fulfilment and Lauren learns why her mother had to leave to find home.
At the beginning of the Australian romantic comedy “Top End Wedding”, affable Ned (Gwilym Lee) proposes to his girlfriend, Lauren (Miranda Tapsell). Lauren, of course, says yes. She also just became a partner at her firm. As such, she is only able to get ten days off from work for the wedding. That’s correct, Ned and Lauren have to plan and have a wedding in ten days.
But, Lauren, who is an Aboriginal, wants to have the wedding in her hometown. Ned agrees, but once they get there, they discover that her mom Daffy (Ursula Yovich) has left her dad with just a post-it note explaining that she can’t handle it anymore. So now, Lauren and Ned need to plan their wedding while undertaking a road trip to find Daffy … and all in only ten days.
The “top end” in “Top End Wedding” refers to the remote Northern Territory of Down Under, where things are done a little differently from what its young townies from bottom-end Adelaide are used to.
“Top End Wedding” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Oct. 30-Nov. 4. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1; 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31; and 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 2 and 4.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.