Greenhouse by Joost Q&A events

Madman Entertainment is thrilled to announce that zero-waste innovator Joost Bakker will participate in a series of special Q&A events around Australia ahead of the theatrical release of GREENHOUSE BY JOOST in November. Joost Bakker will be joined after screenings of the film for an on-stage discussion with a variety of special guests including Damon Gameau, Sarah Wilson, Jack Thompson, Clare Bowditch, Neil Perry and Clare Cousins , as well as renowned chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, who both feature in the film.

After recently winning the Audience Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Q&As will take place across metro and regional cinemas in VIC, NSW, ACT and WA between Thursday 3 and Friday 18 November. The film has also been selected for the upcoming Adelaide Film Festival and Brisbane International Film Festival.

“Imagine a house that grows its own food” – that’s the vision of Joost Bakker, who was once dubbed the ‘Poster Boy of Zero Waste Living’ by The New York Times. GREENHOUSE BY JOOST is an inspiring feature documentary following Bakker as he builds a self-sustaining home in the centre of Melbourne, an ecosystem that provides its occupants with water, energy, shelter and nourishment. Joined in his work by chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, Bakker faces his fair share of challenges to finish the home.

Bureaucratic delays, COVID shutdowns and blackouts all threaten the build. GREENHOUSE BY JOOST is directed by Rhian Skirving and Bruce Permezel and was created by the award-winning producers of 2040, The Australian Dream, and That Sugar Film.


Thursday 3 November
Cameo Belgrave at 6.30pm
Guests: Joost Bakker with John Ford and Chris Bissels. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Friday 4 November
Cinema Nova at 6.30pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Clare Bowditch. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Saturday 5 November
Palace Westgarth at 2pm
Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Palace Como at 4pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Clare Cousins. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Sunday 6 November
Lorne Theatre at 4pm
Guests: Joost Bakker, Jo Barrett, Kristy Stewart and Rowan Reid. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Tuesday 8 November
Royal Theatre Castlemaine at 6.30pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Jo Barrett. Moderator: Mary Macintyre

Wednesday 9 November
Star Bendigo at 6.30pm
Guest: Joost Bakker with Derek Layfield and Russell Burnett. Moderator: Mary Macintyre

Saturday 12 November
Palace Electric, Canberra at 4pm
Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Nicole Hasham, The Conversation Australia

Sunday 13 November
Empire Cinema, Bowral at 4pm
Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Briannah Devlin, Southern Highland News

Luna Leederville, Perth at 4pm – Virtual Event
Guest: Joost Bakker and Matt Stone

Monday 14 November
Randwick Ritz, Sydney at 6.30pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Sarah Wilson. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Dendy Newtown, Sydney at 8pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Neil Perry. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Wednesday 16 November
Avoca Beach Theatre at 6.30pm
Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Cheralyn Darcey.

Thursday 17 November
Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour at 6pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Jack Thompson. Moderator: Dave Horsley, SWIFF Festival Director

Friday 18 November
Palace Byron Bay at 6.30pm, 7.10pm and 7.50pm
Guests: Joost Bakker and Cedar Anderson. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Further screening information and tickets are available here.

GREENHOUSE BY JOOST will be released in Australian cinemas in November:

– VIC/TAS – 10 November

– ACT/NSW/WA/SA – 17 November

– QLD – 24 November

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