Phil Taylor with young Nick Gehan at the Regent Cinema.
Phil Taylor with young Nick Gehan at the Regent Cinema. John Gass

See Banana Festival movie uncut

FOR the first time, the uncut version of Phil Taylor's Banana Festival movie will be screened in Murwillumbah.

The movie, Taylor-Made, was made six years ago and stars festival committee member Phil Taylor.

“It's very humorous,” Mr Taylor said.

“When it was first made it aired on Australian Story.

“We hoped it would give the Banana Festival some publicity and it did.

“However, this will be the first time the uncut version has ever been publicly screened.”

Mr Taylor will split all funds raised from the screening of the movie between the Murwillumbah Lions Club and Murwillumbah Apex.

Apex will use the funding to sponsor festival queen hopeful Nahdia McClymont.

“It should be a great night,” Mr Taylor said.

“There will also be wine-tasting, nibbles and live music.”

The movie will air at 6.30pm Thursday at the Regent Cinema. Tickets are available at Taylor Made Cars, South Murwillumbah or at the door if there are any left.

Mr Taylor said when the movie was aired six years ago the cinema was filled beyond capacity.

“Last time it was very popular, every seat was filled and there were people filling the aisles. This time we will only be selling enough tickets to fill the seating.”

Committee member and Queen chaperone Grace Molloy said plans for the August 12-21 festival were progressing well.

“Everything is on track and going really well,” Ms Molloy said.

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