Russian Resurrection Film Festival
Film, News

Movie tickets up for grabs!

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival has kicked off with monthly screenings of films at Event Cinemas.

Seesaw has THREE double passes to give away to see this month’s film, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, at Event Cinemas Innaloo, Sunday 29 September at 3.30pm.

Made in 1980, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears is regarded as one of the most prominent Soviet Era Films which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Since then, it has become a part of Russian pop culture, with it being quoted in any given situation. The film illustrates the story of three girls who come to Moscow and befriend each other in their dormitory. It follows their loves, dreams, wishes and careers. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears is an uplifting story that provides a realistic insight into the struggles faced by women in the Soviet Union.

The screening is a part of a series of film screenings The Russian Resurrection Film Festival will present at Event Cinemas over the next few months. Each month will feature a new Russian blockbuster aimed at introducing audiences to films they’d not likely see anywhere else.

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is one of the largest, oldest and most respected film festivals outside of Russia. Running across October and November in capital cities all over Australia (25-30 October in Perth), the Festival aims to bring the freshest, most ground-breaking Russian cinema to Australian shores.

To be in the running to win one of three double passes to see Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, at Event Cinemas Innaloo, Sunday 29 September at 3.30pm, simply email with Russian Film comp in the subject line. Please provide your name and a contact phone number.

Limit of one entry per person.

Deadline for entries: C.O.B Monday 23 September.

Winners will be notified Tuesday 24 September.


Please follow and like us:
Black and white movie on screen with live musicians on stage
Calendar, Film, Music, Performing arts, September 19

Music at the Movies

15 September @ Orana Cinemas, Albany ·
Presented by Orana Cinemas ·

Albany Sinfonia’s collaborative performance with acclaimed Perth ensemble, Viola Dana, promises to be a cinematic sensation. On Sunday September 15th,  Orana Cinemas Albany hosts an authentic silent movie experience, featuring the adored 1924 movie, SHERLOCK JR. – directed by and starring slapstick comedy great, Buster Keaton.

Film score composer and violist, Kathy Potter, says, ‘Viola Dana are very excited about going down to Albany to perform with the Sinfonia again. We were bowled over by the warm welcome the Sinfonia gave to us.’ Artistic Director, Neville Talbot’s ‘dynamic and detailed’ conducting, coupled with gleaming local talent and ‘a wonderful bunch of musicians’ from the Albany Sinfonia promises a sensational event, and a first of its kind for Orana Cinemas Albany.

More info:

Pictured: Viola Dana

Please follow and like us:
Diver under water
Calendar, Film, November 19

Fremantle Biennale: Film: Pearls & Blackbirds

1 – 24 November @ NWS Shipping Theatre, WA Maritime Museum ·
Presented by Kelsey Ashe ·

Filmed underwater in the seas around Fremantle, ‘Pearls and Blackbirds’ examines both dark and light undercurrents of WA’s historically significant pearling industry through contemplation of the lives and stories of female Aboriginal pearl divers and Japanese migrants that traversed through the port of Fremantle and Northern WA in the late nineteenth century. The commercial pearling industry transformed Northern WA into a prime colonial outpost of trade, and Fremantle into a flourishing multi-cultural port town, flushed with the affluence of ship building Pearl Luggers and off-season Pearl Masters spending their new fortunes.

‘Pearls and Blackbirds’ imbues an overdue acknowledgement of the collective histories of trauma and sorrow, whilst also imagining a visceral and mysterious underwater world. The film is a meditation on immense beauty and pain, humanity and redemption. It provokes difficult, yet transformative conversation by adding expressive voices to this significant era in WA history, helping to shape our cultural imagination, sense of belonging and identity.

More info

Pictured: Kelsey Ashe

Please follow and like us:
Large outdoor movie screen
Calendar, Film, October 19, September 19

Film: American Express Openair Cinemas

4 Sep – 6 Oct @ Ozone Reserve, East Perth ·
Presented by American Express ·

American Express Openair Cinemas will be returning to Ozone Reserve in East Perth this September, with an exciting program of the latest and greatest films, alternative entertainment, authentic eats and more!

Movies include: Booksmart, Rocketman, Late Night, The Lion King, Aladdin, Crawl, Yesterday, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Toy Story 4, Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, 2040, Long Shot, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Australian Dream, Yesterday, A Dog’s Journey, The Public, Clueless and  The Kitchen

Tickets available at

More info

Please follow and like us:
Black & White photo of Pavarotti
Calendar, Festivals, Film, October 19

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

2 – 23 October @ Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas – Cinema Paradiso (Northbridge) and Luna Palace Cinemas – Luna on SX (Fremantle) from 2 – 23 October. Celebrating 20 years in 2019 the festival is the biggest showcase of Italian cinema outside of Italy and presents 25 films including dramas, comedies, documentaries, films on art as well as a retrospective selection from the past 20 years.

Classic cinematic gems sit alongside the best new Italian films and highlights include The Champion – set in the glossy world of professional millionaire football players,rom com Bangla, films on art – Michelangelo- Endless and Amazing Leonardo, and the highly anticipated biopic Pavarotti.

More info:

Please follow and like us:
Cartoon image of boy on flying snowman
Calendar, December 19, Film, Music, Performing arts

Music, Film: The Snowman

22 December @ Dickinson Centre, Scotch College ·
Presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra ·

Perth Symphony brings the magic of Christmas alive with their performance of The Snowman, presented by AHG, and hosted by venue partner Scotch College, the Home of PSO.

This beautiful Academy Award-nominated film, based on Raymond Briggs’ famous book, depicts the story of the adventures of a young boy who builds a Snowman on the night before Christmas.

There are 2 performances of The Snowman at 2pm and 4pm, Sunday 22 December.
Scotch College is at 76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne.

More info

Please follow and like us:
Man holding woman in his arms
August 19, Calendar, Film

Film: Australian Revelations – Watch the Sunset

26 August @ The Backlot Perth ·
Presented by Revelation Perth International Film Festival ·

Watch The Sunset tells the story of Danny, an ex-con and his small – and rightly terrified – family, over one brutal afternoon. This is a visceral, tense, nervous thriller that unfolds in one shot, in real time.

While in lesser hands this would seem to be a mere device, in Watch The Sunset the pacing is absolutely essential to the film, and as events rapidly unfold it adds to the tight knot of tension in your stomach. This powerful intensity doesn’t let-up until the final credits have rolled and the film is one of the few that will truly have you on the edge of your seat. Watching the film is an emotionally raw, experience and the cast deliver some incredible intimate performances.

One of the most impressive Australian features of the last five years.

Tickets are $22 (+ booking fee) and include refreshments. Book on website below.

More info:

Please follow and like us:
Close up of a quokka
August 19, Calendar, Film

Film: Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka

10,17,24 & 31 August @ The Backlot Perth ·
Presented by Brain Salad ·

On the far west of the Australian continent, with the limitless Indian Ocean beyond, there is a set of islands whose animals defy all laws of nature. The three islands lie side by side, but each is ruled by a different animal.

For the first time in the world we film the entire life cycle of the mysterious Quokka, the Little Penguin and the Tiger Snake, using the latest filming equipment and techniques. Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka reveals their incredible secrets with an exclusive and intimate look at the inhabitants and those intertwined in their lives on the islands and in the fringing ocean.

Narrated by Logie award winning actor, William McInnes and produced by Four-time Emmy® Award nominee Leighton De Barros and Jodie De Barros, and written and directed by Leighton De Barros and Jonathon Rowdon from WA’s Sea Dog TV International, Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka will instil wonderment, admiration and respect for ournatural environment for audiences both in Australia and across the globe.

More info

Please follow and like us:
Abstract with human form amongst large dots
Calendar, Film, July 19, Lectures and Talks

Other Suns Curator’s Lecture: Jack Sargeant

26 July @ Fremantle Arts Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

In conjunction with Other Suns: Cult Sci-Fi Cinema and Art, Curator and Revelation Perth International Film Festival Program Director Jack Sargeant (UK) will deliver a lecture prior to the official opening of the exhibition.

Sargeant is an internationally regarded curator, film programmer and writer specialising in cult film, underground film and independent film. He is the author of several books including Flesh & Excess: On Underground Film, Against Control and Deathtripping: The Cinema of Trangression. Not to be missed by sci-fi aficionados, his lecture is titled Concrete: an autobiographical account of science fiction obsessions.

The lecture will be from 5-6 pm on Friday 26 July.

More info

Pictured: Astro Morphs, Astro Morphs Ascension, 2018

Please follow and like us:
Person with plastic mask with reels in the centre
August 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

2 August @ The Backlot Perth ·
9 August @ Camelot Indoor Theatre ·
Presented by Maker and Smith ·

‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ is an eclectic international selection of 32 short films about makers, materials and ingenious craft adventures – from music videos, animations and documentaries, the moving stories are essentially about our innermost drive to create amazing experiences with our hands. Produced by Crafts Council UK and hosted in Australia by Maker&Smith. The films are shown in two parts as a double bill.

More info

Pictured: Still from Amazing Spectacles Sculpted from Scrap, 2018, Rachel Reed.

Please follow and like us: