Bea Cinémathèque presents The Straight Story

In 1994 Alvin Straight made a 260 mile journey on his John Deere tractor to visit his bother.

The film, The Straight Story is based on a true story and will be screened at Bea Cinémathèque on April 23.

Lovers of good art cinema in the Southern Highlands have an opportunity every month to see a curated selection of films at Bea Cinémathèque. 

Bea Botvinik, presenter of Bea Cinémathèque, chooses every film carefully from her large collection of classics from all over the world.

Alvin Straight is a no-nonsense man who has never been one to lean on others, even when his eyesight fails and he is no longer able to drive a car.

When he finds out that his estranged brother has suffered a debilitating stroke, Alvin sets off on a 260 mile dangerous and emotional journey on his 1966 John Deere lawnmower.

Filmed along the actual route that the real Alvin Straight took in 1994, The Straight Story is a heart-warming and poignant drama chronicling Alvin’s six week odyssey and the many lives he touches along the way.

The movie will begin at 1.30pm.

Bea Cinémathèque is at the CTC@Robertson, 58-60 Hoddle Street Robertson.

The CTC café will open at 1.00pm for coffee and tea.

Bookings are recommended and can be made by contacting the CTC on 4885 2665, email or book online at

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 16 years of age and under.


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