- This event has passed.
Maleny Film Society Presents – Balloon
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Doors Open 6 pm for Optional Sit-Down Dinner
Movie Starts at 7:15 pm
A thriller full of suspense and building tension, Balloon presents the dramatic story of two families who escape communist East Germany by flying across the border at night in a home-made hot air balloon. Peter and Gunter work secretly in a cellar for nearly two years making their balloon. After two failed attempts at flight, they attract the attention of the infamous Stasi. Tension mounts as they rush desperately to complete their balloon and escape before the Stasi find them. Their fears and anxiety over risking their lives are portrayed dramatically. Will they be caught? Will they crash land? Will they make good their escape? On a chilly September evening in 1979, their take their balloon aloft, and . . . well, you’ll have to see the film.