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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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April 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film

Film: 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival Opening Night Fiesta Perth

24 April @ Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

The Moro Spanish Film Festival opens on April 24 with Champions, the critically acclaimed feel good film that smashed box office records in Spain last year!

Opening the festival on April 24 will be the Best Film winner at the Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) Champions (Campeones).  This film, by Javier Fesser stars Javier Gutiérrez as Marco, an ambitious and arrogant basketball coach forced to train a team of people with disabilities. Touted as a “comedic slam dunk” by The Hollywood Reporter, Spain’s exuberant 2019 foreign language Oscars entry is the ultimate feel-good film that will leave audiences grinning from ear to ear.

The Opening Night Fiesta includes Sangria on arrival and the premiere screening, followed by an afterparty at Connections Nightclub with drinks, catering by Pinchos and live entertainment by Jere Sosa.

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo_PDXou77c

Event Details:
6:15pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
7:00pm Screening of Champions
9:00pm After Party at Connections Nightclub – 81 James Street, Northbridge
Tickets: Palace Movie Club $52 / General Admission $57
To purchase tickets go to: www.spanishfilmfestival.com/ or www.palacecinemas.com.au

Screening exclusively at Palace Cinema Paradiso from 24 April – 15 May, 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.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

More info:
www.spanishfilmfestival.com/

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April 19, Calendar, Film, Music, Performing arts

Film: Music: Trautonium vs Fritz Lang’s Metropolis Live

13 April @ Northbridge Piazza ·
Presented by Northbridge Piazza ·

German musician Peter Pichler brings his unique expertise and even more unique instrument, the trautonium, to Perth for the first time, performing a live composition to Fritz Lang’s sci-fi classic Metropolis (1927) in Northbridge Piazza. Experience first-hand the strange, eerie, yet wonderfully warm sounds of this unique instrument alongside a classic and enduring German Expressionist film.

Peter Pichler is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist based in Munich, Germany. Pichler has studied the trautonium since he was very young, and is now the only touring artist in the world who plays the instrument.

This is the first time the trautonium has toured outside of Europe.

Saturday 13 April, 7.30pm
Northbridge Piazza, corner Lake and James Streets
Free, no booking required.

More info
W: www.peterpichler-trautonium.com/
E:  miranda@animationartroom.com

Pictured: Trautonium, credit: Dietmar Zwick

 

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April 19, Calendar, Film

Film: Special Advance Screening of ‘The Chaperone’ – Morning Tea Event

14 April @ The Windsor Cinema, Nedlands ·
Presented by Studiocanal Australia & Luna Palace Cinemas ·

Studiocanal Australia and Luna Palace Cinemas invites you into the world of Louise Brooks in The Chaperone with a special morning tea advance screening on Sunday 14 April at The Windsor Nedlands; 10.30am arrival for a 11am film start.

Based on the New York Times best-selling book by Laura Moriarty, The Chaperone reunites Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes with director Michael Engler and actor Elizabeth McGovern.

Taking place against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1920s, The Chaperone is the story of Kansas woman Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern) whose life is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer named Louise Brookes (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

Guest arrivals are from 10.30am and admission includes tea & coffee, delicious macarons from Lily Paris and live entertainment by jazz musician Raena Ophelia Simmons.

Get your tickets now!

The Chaperone officially opens Thursday 25 April.

Tickets: Luna Palace Privilege card $16 / Adults $21.50
Tickets on sale now at www.lunapalace.com.au

Website for more info:
www.lunapalace.com.au

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April 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film, Jazz, Music, Performing arts

Film: Western Waves Film Festival

4 – 7 April @ Northbridge Piazza ·
Presented by City of Perth and Screenwest ·

City of Perth supported by Screenwest proudly present Western Waves, a celebration of Western Australian feel-good feature length film, short film and musical performances. WA’s striking landscape with its harshness and beauty inspires many of the stories while the iconic humour that has become a hallmark of our identity shines through in these delightful films, which represent only a slice of the diversity of Western Australia and the experiences of its people. Featuring new and classic movies from local filmmakers as well as a special jazz performance by Libby Hammer on the Saturday, the Western Waves Film Festival has something to captivate everyone, from families to film buffs alike.

Northbridge Piazza on the corner of Lake and James Street

More info
W: www.visitperth.com.au/events
E:  miranda@animationartroom.com

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