Andy Irons: Kissed By God – Encore – Wed 19th Feb Newcastle

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Andy Irons: Kissed By God – Encore – Wed 19th Feb Newcastle

Event Cinemas
Westfield Kotara, Northcott Drive, Kotara, NSW, 2289

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Details and Tickets:

By all accounts Andy Irons was the kind of person that would go out of his way to be there for his fans. It was fitting that he was dubbed ‘The People’s Champ’. However behind the smile he wrestled mental health issues and drug addiction. His inner circle knew about it and rumours swirled, but it was never openly reported in the media until his death.

Andy Irons – Kissed By God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of this three-time world champion surfer. He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his spectacular rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily.

As the opioid crisis grows around the world, and the stigma of mental health issues is more frequently addressed, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

No ads or trailers:
Please note that since we hire cinemas for our screenings, there will be no ads or trailers shown before the film. The film will start shortly after the advertised commencement time (shown on your ticket and on the event pages). For the enjoyment of all the guests (and yourself) please arrive a little before the advertised start time so as not to miss (or disrupt) the beginning of the film.

A portion of your ticket purchase supports the film maker! Thank you for supporting independent film making, and helping educate and build awareness 🙂
Adults = $23 + evenbrite processing fee
Concession (Students & Pensioners) = $18 + eventbrite processing fee

How to purchase tickets:
Please note that tickets CANNOT be purchased at the venue, only online via eventbrite.

Refund policy:
* Please note that tickets are NOT refundable if you change your mind or are unable to make it on the day. Your tickets cannot be changed to another date. They may however be given to a friend to attend.

Getting there:
Please consider using sustainable transport (bus, bicycle, walk) to travel to the venue 🙂
Train/walk: The cinema is 15 mins walk from Kotara train station
Parking: Plenty of parking in the shopping centre car park.

The venue and theatre are wheelchair accessible. If you require a wheelchair spot please email us via


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