Exmouth holds Breath for movie screening

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VideoSimon Baker's film adaptation of Tim Winton's Breath was filmed and set in Denmark, but Winton admits the WA town wasn't his first choice for the film.

West Australian film Breath will be projected onto the side of an Exmouth Haulage truck tonight to raise money for Protect Ningaloo.

The film adaptation of Exmouth resident Tim Winton’s novel is airing at Whalebone Brewery at 6.30pm.

Whalebone co-owner Paul Minniear said he was stoked with how the event was shaping up.

“We are expanding our licence to hold 400 people for the night,” he said.

“In a shed, at a brewery, it will be pretty rustic.”

A few local musicians, all surfers, will be playing from 4.30pm.

A food truck will be on hand to share the load with the pizza kitchen at the brewery.

Cape Conservation Group chairwoman Denise Fitch said all proceeds from ticket sales would go towards the Protect Ningaloo campaign.

“I think it looks like it will be an incredibly fun night for the movie,” she said.

“As much as it is a fundraising event ... it is also a great opportunity to bring the town together.

“Exmouth doesn’t have a cinema, so this is something people will enjoy.”

Ms Fitch said the campaign was trying to raise awareness of the science behind why the proposed pipe-building facility in the Exmouth Gulf would affect the environment.

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