The Bentley Effect screenings help pay back its contributors and keep the project rolling out to everywhere it is needed. Look for a screening near you. If there isn't one then think about

hosting your own screening by getting in touch via our host page.


Looking forward to seeing everyone at Wyndam Hall this Friday - should be a wonderful evening. No shortage of craziness to process but community wins such as these are the perfect antidote to despair!

The Pony Club are cooking up a vego soup and lamb rolls -- with buns sponsored by Wild Rye's (thank you!) Come along a bit early from 6.30pm for 7pm start if you'd like a feed before the film. Food available until it sells out!


Huge thanks to Sarah Davis for hosting this screening.

WHERE: Wyndam Hall, Wyndam NSW 2550

WHEN: Friday, 29th Sept 2019 

FILM: 6.30 - 8.30 pm 

'I laughed, I cried and I felt so damn proud of what community can achieve'.  Jeanette Martin

At long last, our Tasmanian Premiere of "The Bentley Effect" - supported, with thanks, by FrackFree Tas.

After all previous attempts unfortunately fell through we are thrilled to finally present the film to Tassie audiences in the best possible setting - a community screening! Come along to meet and hear from the filmmaker. Community wins are the perfect antidote to despair.


Special thanks to the tireless Shaun Thurstans, Leanne Minshull and the Frack Free Tas crew for hosting this screening.

WHERE:  Fern Tree Tavern.680 Huon Rd, Fern Tree 7054

WHEN: Thursday, 3rd Oct 2019 

FILM: 6.30 - 8.30 pm 

"Hopeful and tearful, funny and poignant. The whole world needs to see this film.” 

Cate McQuillan, Creator of ‘Dirt Girl World’

Soup & Cinema Presents 'The Bentley Effect' - "In dark times courage is born… sometimes in a cow paddock."

When: Sunday 6 October, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Where: Jubilee Hall, Parattah
BYO picnic and comfy chair (plastic chairs provided)
Film followed by Q&A with 'The Bentley Effect' Director, Brendan Shoebridge

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest can not only overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness ... but it can also be a lot of fun. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed. 


Special thanks to the wonderful Anneke Rose and Matt Woodham for hosting this screening.

"Hopeful and tearful, funny and poignant. The whole world needs to see this film.” 

Cate McQuillan, Creator of ‘Dirt Girl World’

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After a sell out screening in Nambour recently the organisers were thrilled to see 37 new faces that were unknown to them and half of those signed up to become local campaigners in the Stop Adani movement.


He said "Thank you so much for your remarkable film Brendan. There was a rousing, passionate applause at the end of credits, I always think it a sign of a good film when everyone watches the credits."


Always great to hear that - especially people getting activated. It has worked really well as a focal point for galvanising local campaigns and building capacity etc. 

As a result of a Bentley Effect film screening at The Mercury Cinema in Adelaide the “Gasfield Free SA-Adelaide Hills Alliance” group formed and quickly recruited 120+ members.


The Protectors movement is growing exponentially - every screening and every action has an effect.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our distribution partner Enova Energy.

We are thrilled to be supported by Enova Energy and to also support them as

Australia's first community-owned, renewable energy retailer.

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