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Goldblum Marathon

Life (and MIFF) finds a way to deliver this all-night celebration of Jeff Goldblum.
By Sarah Ward
July 09, 2019
By Sarah Ward
July 09, 2019

For 66 years, humanity has been blessed by Jeff Goldblum's company. For a whopping 45 years, we've been lucky enough to enjoy his big-screen presence, too. It's impossible to have a bad time when you're watching the beloved actor, staring into his piercing eyes, listening to his distinctive vocal patterns and marvelling over how tall he is — no matter what he's in. Thankfully, he's been in plenty.

While he'll always be Dr Ian Malcolm to dinosaur-loving movie fans everywhere, old Goldie has played a blue alien in Earth Girls Are Easy, turned into an insect in exceptional body-horror classic The Fly, and tried to save the world from aliens in Independence Day. He's unleashed his psychic powers with Cyndi Lauper in Vibes, romanced Emma Thompson in the Richard Curtis-penned The Tall Guy, headed out to sea in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and overseen a garbage planet in Thor: Ragnarok, too. And if you're thinking that all of these flicks sound like the perfect Goldblum Marathon, then you're both completely spot-on and on the Melbourne International Film Festival's wavelength.

After paying tribute to Nicolas Cage last year, MIFF is once again joining forces with The Astor Theatre to celebrate another movie legend with an overnight session of seven back-to-back flicks. It all happens from 11.30pm on Friday, August 9, running through until around midday on Saturday — and if you want to try to laze around like Goldblum in Jurassic Park, we're guessing that no one will stop you.

General public tickets go on sale Friday, July 12.

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