Texan musician Wes Milligan can’t catch a break. He writes heartbreakingly beautiful country blues songs and performs them with a dazzling guitar style, but the radio station won’t play them, his ex-wife won’t pick up the phone and he can’t make the rent. Paralysed by the past and self-doubt, Wes plays for beer money in crummy bars on the fringes of Dallas. His life spirals out of control, drinking and brooding and half-listening to the encouragement of his friends and mysterious Delphic figures he bumps into. “This world won’t break,” one of them advises. Too late to stop following the dream and too early in his career to be a legend, Wes Milligan's struggle for a better life begins to spiral out of control. In these darkest moments, he writes THE song.
An award-winning venue in the heart of Byron Bay. Lovingly called ‘Festival HQ’ the inaugural festival occurred here in January 2006 screening just 55 Australian Films and BBFF has grown steadily every year and grown its presence across the Community Centre.
The films screening here are eclectic, colourful, quirky, sometimes challenging, sometimes inspirational, but always intriguing, just like Byron’s own uniquely diverse community. Completed in late 2002, The Byron Community Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Byron Bay. This multi-purpose facility hosts a great variety of activities including performing arts events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, receptions and functions. It also accommodates the Bay FM Community Radio, Liberation Larder, Planet Corroboree (an Aboriginal art and craft shop) and Fundamentals (a natural health store).
The Centre plays a major community development function in the Byron shire. Over 20+ years it has established many community services, helping create over 60 jobs and bringing in over $10 million to the local community.