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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
W: www.makerandsmith.com.au
E:  carola@makerandsmith.com.au

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

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Calendar, Film, July 19

Film: Finding Home #1

12 July @ YMCA HQ ·
Presented by a.f.batt ·

The theme of this showcase is Finding Home.

This showcase details the challenges our generation faces in finding their place in a rapidly advancing and globalized world. The works speak to the heart about family, home, and origin, while young filmmakers and creatives are traveling and exploring  their immediate and broader environments.

It has been incredibly inspirational and resonant working with the three of them. The program would be free of charge with gold coin donations, and all the proceeds from this showcase would be split equally between organizer (myself), and the three filmmakers.

The main focus of this showcase would be to build their portfolios as well as to  provide a space of sharing for their work.

Films Screened|
The Distance Between Us by Jeffrey Wu
?/? Letters to You by INNTYA

More info:
www.facebook.com/events/744614729327507/?ti=cl

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August 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film, July 19

Go North with the Scandinavian Film Festival

17 Jul – 7 Aug @ Cinema Paradiso & Luna SX ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Nordic Noir, stunning dramas and quirky comedies are just the tip of  the iceberg with the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, presented by Palace.

The popular festival returns to Perth this winter presenting 21 films from our friends in the north – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at Palace Cinemas’ Cinema Paradiso (Northbridge) and Luna Palace Cinemas’ Luna on SX (Fremantle). Always competing and diverse, the Scandinavian Film Festival presents a strong and diverse programme of films not to be missed.

More info:
www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com/sessions/perth
www.palacecinemas.com.au
www.lunapalace.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, June 19

Film: Anna’s War

30 June @ Event Cinemas, Innaloo ·
Presented by Russian Resurrection Film Festival ·

Anna’s War is an incredibly moving experiment by award-winning Russian film director, Aleksey Fedorchenko. Set during WWII, the film tells the story of a little Jewish girl, Anna, who hides herself in a disused fireplace of the Nazi commandant’s office. From there she views the war and life passing by. Anna’s War disposes this difficult subject matter with an imaginative twist and leaves its viewers mesmerised for days. Winner of Best Film at the 2019 Russian Golden Eagle Awards and NIKA 2019.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oduqgslv1D4

Bookings:  www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Annas-War

More info:
www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Annas-War

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, June 19

Film: 2019 German Film Festival Closing Night

12 June @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

88 years after its initial release of The 3 Penny Opera (1931), we celebrate the closing of the festival with this cinematic delight. Join us for a glass of wine before the film, as we say auf Wiedersehen to the festival.

Closing the Festival is the celebrated classic 1931 film version of Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, which itself rivals the adored Weimar-era theatrical sensation. German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box, 1929) places audiences firmly in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London alongside our underworld anti-hero Macheath (Mackie, or “Mack the Knife”), a vicious, amoral thug who sees himself as nothing more than a legitimate entrepreneur. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum without the permission of her father, Jonathan Peachum, the “beggar king” of London and a fellow businessman, a bitter rivalry ensues.

The selection complements Festival screenings of the recent Mack The Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film and its brilliant depiction of the controversy surrounding the making of this famous movie production. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to composer Kurt Weill’s irresistible score, this original cinematic interpretation remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.

Wednesday 12 June
Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
6:30pm Live music & drink on arrival
7:00pm Film

TICKETS:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
General Admission $30 / Palace Movie Club Members $25

More info
W  www.germanfilmfestival.com.au
E:  kirby@anarchypr.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, June 19

Film: 2019 German Film Festival Special Event

6 June @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Join us for a cocktail and live music, before being transported to Berlin in the roaring 20s, in this wildly entertaining film, Mack the Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film. In true Brechtian style, director Joachim A. Lang and his outstanding cast enthusiastically bring to life true events that followed the huge success of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Threepenny Opera’ -the bitter satire of capitalism that is as relevant today as when it premiered in 1928 Berlin.

Lars Eidinger stars as Brecht, who agrees to make a film from his popular musical theatre piece.  But the process is fraught with complications as the artist’s bold creative vision clashes with his production company’s desire to make money. Unwilling to compromise, Brecht takes the producers to court over their undermining of the author’s rights for financial gain, thus igniting a fierce battle.

With opulent décor, luscious costumes, and energetic performances, Lang’s superb re-creation of Brecht’s work and experiences transports the audience directly to Berlin during the Roaring Twenties, carrying with it a message about the importance of artistic integrity in contemporary society.

Thursday 6 June
Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
6:30pm arrivals
7:00pm film starts

Ticket Sales:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
General Admission $35 / Palace Movie Club Members $28

The German Film Festival 2019 will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas from 28 May – 12 June at Palace Cinema Paradiso and Palace Raine Square.

More info:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

2019 German Film Festival Opening Night Perth

28 May @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Join us on Tuesday May 28 for the premiere of the highly anticipated thriller Balloon followed by an after party featuring drinks, German delicacies thanks to Andy’s Bratwurst and music by DJ Harvey Rae and Miss Q.

Known for Germany’s all-time biggest grossing movies Manitou’s Shoe (2001) and Dreamship Surprise (2004), comedy personality Michael “Bully” Herbig now makes his directing foray into thrillers, recreating a gripping historical event. 1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=95LBIwTOR7Q&t=3s

Event Details:
Tuesday 28th May
6:30pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
7:00pm Screening of Balloon
9:00pm After Party at Cinema Paradiso

Tickets on sale now: www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
Palace Movie Club $50 / General Admission $60
The German Film Festival 2019 will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas from 28 May – 12 June at Palace Cinema Paradiso and Palace Raine Square.

More info:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

Film: Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia Screening

26 May @ Event Cinemas, Innaloo ·
Presented by The Russian Resurrection Film Festival ·

This May, The Russian Resurrection Film Festival presents a special screening of Russia’s newest period action flick, Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia, at  Event Cinemas in Innaloo.

Based on actual historical events, Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia takes place in Russia during the reign of Peter I at a time of the empire’s complex formation when bloody feuds and external enemy encroachments are commonplace. The film follows Ivan Demarin, a young officer of Tsar Peter’s new guard, who is sent on assignment to Siberia, to a border town of Tobolsk. Here, he meets his first love and but also faces mortal danger when hostile Dzungar hordes attack.

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

Russian Film Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow said “We’re thrilled to be able to screen Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia to audiences in Australia. With a production quality and action sequences that rival that of 2000’s epic Gladiator, we’re sure that this fast-paced film will have audiences captivated from beginning to end.”

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is one of the largest, oldest and most respected film festivals outside of Russia. Running across November in capital cities all over Australia, the Festival aims to bring the freshest, most groundbreaking Russian cinema to Australian shores.

Tickets: from $16
Bookings: www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Tobol-The-Conquest-Of-Siberia

More info:
www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Tobol-The-Conquest-Of-Siberia

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

Film: 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival Closing Night

15 May @ Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will close the festival this year. Join us for a drink before the film screening. One of the biggest box-office hits in Spanish history, this sexy romp about obsessive love helped launch the careers of its director and renowned Spanish stars Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.

Carmen Maura is exceptional as Pepa, a woman cruelly abandoned by her longtime lover Iván (Fernando Guillén), who is unaware that she is pregnant with his child. Overcome with desperation, and on the verge of suicide-by-cocktail, Pepa makes hysterical (and dangerous) attempts to track down her elusive lover. Along the way, she confronts the various women in Iván’s life, including his crazy wife, Lucía (Julieta Serrano), by whom he has fathered a now-grown-up son, Carlos (Banderas). At the same time, Pepa has to deal with a manic friend, terrified the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend’s criminal activities. This combustive mix of eccentric characters and scenarios result in a delightful and deliriously deranged comedy that celebrates female camaraderie in all its forms.

Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
Wednesday 15 May
6:45pm arrivals
7:00pm film starts

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
General Admission $25
Palace Movie Club Members $20
To purchase tickets go to: www.spanishfilmfestival.com/ or www.palacecinemas.com.au

Screening exclusively at Palace Cinema Paradiso from 24 April – May 15, the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival features 32 films from Spain and Latin America, including special presentations and events, innovative documentaries, and a spotlight on female directors.

More info
W: www.spanishfilmfestival.com/
E:  kirby@anarchypr.com.au

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April 19, Calendar, Film, Lectures and Talks

Film: Talks: 2040 Q&As with filmmaker Damon Gameau

26 – 29 April @ Various Cinemas ·
Presented by Madman Entertainment ·

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) is back with “2040” – a documentary where he embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.

Ahead of the official release of the film on 23 May, Damon Gameau will attend advance Q&A screenings across Perth at the end of April.

Friday 26 April – Luna Leederville & Palace Raine Square
Sunday 28 April – Luna on SX & Event Cinemas Innaloo
Monday 29 April – Reading Cinemas Mandurah

More info:
www.whatsyour2040.com

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