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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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2018 Italian Film Festival
Calendar, Festivals, Film, September 18

Film: 2018 Opening Night Events – Lavazza Italian Film Festival Perth

27 September @ Cinema Paradiso & Luna on SX ·
Presented by Palace & Luna Palace Cinemas ·

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty,The Young Pope) and starring Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) as the controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – the most anticipated Italian film of the year, LORO, will open the 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival in Perth. Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Tickets for the Opening Night events are now on sale, and are expected to sell out!

OPENING NIGHT GALA – LORO
Thursday 27 September
Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
Opening Night of the 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival kicks off at Cinema Paradiso at 6.15pm with a glass of Calneggia Asolo Prosecco D.O.C.G, a Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream, a festival gift bag and the popular Lavazza coffee popcorn followed by the premiere of Paolo Sorrentino’s scandalous Loro. After the film, follow Little Miss Squeezebox down the road to Connections Nightclub for a taste of Italy, thanks to The Cooking Professor and live entertainment by DJ Harvey Rae!
Event Details:
Thursday 27 September
6:15pm arrivals
6:45pm Screening of LORO
9pm Afterparty at Connections Nightclub
Tickets: Palace Movie Club $60 / General Admission $65
To purchase tickets go to:  italianfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au  TICKETS ON SALE NOW

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION – LORO
Thursday 27 September
Luna SX – 13 Essex St, Fremantle
Luna SX will host an Opening Night Reception for the 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival starting at 6:00pm with catering delizioso from Dolce & Salato, sweet treats from Romano’s Fine Foods and some lively Prosecco courtesy of Calneggia Family Vineyards. Plus pre-screening traditional Italian folk music from the Joys of the Women choir. All of this will be followed by the Australian premiere screening of Loro at 6:45pm.

Event Details:
Thursday 27 September
6:00pm arrivals
6:45pm Screening of LORO
Tickets: Luna Privilege Card $31.50 / General Admission $36.50
To purchase tickets go to: italianfilmfestival.com.au or  lunapalace.com.au/  TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival presented by Palace Cinemas and Luna Palace Cinemas comes to Perth from Sept 27 to Oct 17 at Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX.
With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy!

 

More info:
www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

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Loose Cannons
Calendar, Film, October 18, September 18

Film: 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

27 Sep – 17 Oct @ Cinema Paradiso & Luna on SX ·
Presented by Palace & Luna Palace Cinemas ·

The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival comes to Perth 27 Sept – 17 Oct at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge & Luna SX, Fremantle. With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy!

More info:  www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, Film, October, September

Film: The 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

21 September – 11 October @ Cinema Paradiso & Luna on SX ◆

Presented by Palace in conjunction with Luna Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF) will screen at Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX from September 21 – October 11, showcasing a huge program of Italian cinema.
The festival will kick off in spectacular style with an Opening Night Gala screening at Cinema Paradiso of the Italian Golden Globes award-winning comedy LET YOURSELF GO!, starring Toni Servillo as the uptight psychoanalyst Elia, whose life is upended when he becomes involved with the effervescent personal trainer Claudia (Veronica Echegui) – a woman well-versed in matters of the body but less so of the mind. The film will be followed by an after party with Italian food, wine and live entertainment at Connections Night Club. Luna on SX will also celebrate with an Opening Night Reception with Italian food, wine and live entertainment before the film.

LIFF is thrilled to announce Milan-born Italian/Australian actor Greta Scacchi as this year’s Festival Ambassador. Scacchi will participate in Q&As at selected festival screenings of TENDERNESS (LA TENEREZZA), Gianni Amelio’s latest film, in which she features. Best known for her AFI Award-winning performance in Looking for Alibrandi, Scacchi also made a name for herself internationally in films such as White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player.

There will also be a special event screening of DALIDA, Lisa Azuelos’ glitzy biopic of the acclaimed music icon who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew and German. Gather your friends for a bellisima night out with a pre-screening reception at Paradiso featuring a Molinari Limoncello cocktail on arrival and live music.

LIFF Closing Nightwill feature a special 20th anniversary screening at Paradiso and SX of Roberto Benigni’s Best Foreign Language Oscar winning classic LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (LA VITA È BELLA), with pre-screening Campari Aperol spritz, Stella Artois and Connoisseur gourmet ice cream.

Festival highlights include Edoardo De Angelis’s (Perez, LIFF15) David di Donatello Award-winning INDIVISIBLE (INDIVISIBILI), the story of conjoined twin sisters exploited by their father, who makes money from their singing.which will feature as the festival’s Centrepiece film; FORTUNATA, starring Jasmine Trinca (Wondrous Boccaccio LIFF’15) in a performance that earned her the Best Actress Award in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival; and EMMA , by Silvio Solidi, the director of the beloved hit Bread & Tulips and starring Valeria Golino.

Language-teaching schools are also invited to special screenings of FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE (TROPPO NAPOLETANO), a joyous romantic comedy about a young boy and his psychologist.

For the first time Palace will also present a new initiative as part of the 2017 LIFF with six outstanding Italian films in official competition for the Bulgari Critics’ Choice Award.

The winning film will be decided upon by a jury featuring Italian born Australian actress and Festival Ambassador Greta Scacchi, Radio National film critic Jason di Rosso, director Ruth Borgobello, actor Daniela Farinacci, actor Damian Walshe-Howling and Bulgari Australia Managing Director Brad Harvey.

Twitter: @ItalianFF
Facebook: /lavazzaitalianfilmfestival
Hashtag: #italianff

More info: www.lunapalace.com.au

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