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2019 MRRWF Special screening – BOOK WEEK

Book Week

Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 38m

Filmed in the Blue Mountains, Book Week is a shaggy dark comedy about a disgraced novelist turned English teacher trying to find redemption.

For generations, dressing up for Book Week has been an Aussie school tradition. But for high-school English teacher Nicholas Cutler (Alan Dukes), it’s the week from hell. Once a literary ‘enfant’ terrible, and now simply a terrible man, he’s now struggling to instil a love of reading in teenagers who’d rather toy with their phones and dress up as movie superheroes. Trying to roll with these bad new times, Nicholas has penned a trashy zombie story. He’s tantalisingly close to a literary comeback – but it’ll be at the expense of his students, colleagues and long-suffering family. Will this be the week Mr Cutler finally has people’s backs, not paperbacks?

Writer/director Heath Davis based this film on his own experiences as a teacher. Shot in Katoomba and featuring Western Sydney locals as extras, Book Week offers a wry new comedy with a genial fondness for community – the kind you don’t always find in books.
Director: Heath Davis
Writer: Heath Davis
Stars: Toby Schmitz, Maya Stange, Jolene Anderson

 

TICKETS:
Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8

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Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Saturday Cinema – R&W Festival Fundraiser – STORM BOY [PG]

READERS & WRITERS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER
STORM BOY

Adventure / Drama / Family ‧ 1h39m

A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

Cast: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Finn Little

REVIEWS:
**** ‘Simply unforgettable! With its themes of nurturing, love and survival, this beautiful film is one you must not miss.’ – Louise Keller / Urban Cinefile

 

PLEASE NOTE: A technical issue with the raked seating means that only FLAT FLOOR SEATING will be available for this screening.
Tables and chairs will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own bean bags if preferred.

ALL TICKETS – $8

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Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Ocean Film Festival 2019 – SCREENING AT CAPE MENTELLE

Monday 11 March 7pm – Cape Mentelle Outdoor Cinema Australian audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet this coming March as the Ocean Film Festival Australia makes a splash in cinemas across the country. The festival, which features a carefully curated selection of the […]

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MARGARET RIVER READERS & WRITERS FESTIVAL

Stories that shape us

01 – 03 June 2018

Arts Margaret River is proud to present the 10th annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.

 

VOYAGER ESTATE FESTIVAL HUB

 

This year’s Festival will be in the magical grounds of Voyager Estate. Enjoy author talks, discussions, Q & A sessions, free events, entertainment and stalls. Plus discover feature events at some of the region’s best-loved venues.

 

Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

 

For more information about Festival program, tickets and VISUAL STORIES ART competition please visit the Festival website or contact Arts Margaret River box office on (08) 9758 7316.

 

 

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

 The ultimate comedy roadtrip!

Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around the country, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.

This roving tour-de-comedy features funnymakers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-splitting show! There’s nowhere our exceptional entertainers fear to tread, so we’re bound to be heading your way. Come on Australia – pack your laughing gear and get on board!

Featuring:

Daniel Fernandes

Sam Taunton

Dave Callan MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Knight

Steph Tisdell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘You are guaranteed a night filled with nothing but good feelings and laughter’ Pelican Magazine, Perth (WA)

‘It is a wonder how the roaring auditorium found any time to remember to breathe.’ 9 Inch Tales (Malaysia)

This year’s comedy festival will be held at The River Hotel .  The show is suitable for ages 15+ and youth must be accompanied by a legal guardian. 

Tickets: $50 Adults, $45 Concession (Pension & Health Card Card holders only), $42 Arts Hub Members

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

The ultimate comedy roadtrip! Thursday 24 May 8pm – The River Hotel Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around the country, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. This roving tour-de-comedy features funnymakers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-splitting […]

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2018 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

01 – 03 June 2018 STORIES THAT SHAPE US Arts Margaret River is proud to present the 10th annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. VOYAGER ESTATE FESTIVAL HUB This year’s Festival will be in the magical grounds of Voyager Estate. Enjoy author talks, discussions, Q & A sessions, free events, entertainment and stalls. Plus […]

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ROBIN ESROCK TALKS TRAVEL – Readers & Writers Event

A Readers & Writers Festival Fundraiser

Meet Robin Esrock, bestselling Vancouver-based author, award-winning journalist, blogger, producer, and broadcaster as he speaks about his latest book The Great Global Bucket List..

For over a decade, bestselling author, TV host and travel expert Robin Esrock has sought out the extraordinary, visiting 110 countries on 7 continents in search of the adventures, destinations and cultural spectacles that make life worth living.

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HarperCollins Canada is thrilled to announce the publication of The Great Global Bucket List, Esrock’s personal journey to discover the world’s very best experiences. Continuing Esrock’s trailblazing vision to re-invent the guidebook, this inspiring, fascinating, and frequently funny book is accompanied by rich digital media, including an up-to-date website, dozens of videos, galleries, a blog, and social channels for readers to share their own experiences.

From cruising down the Amazon River to camping in Zanzibar, Robin’s bucket list is full of characters, trivia, history and humour, proving that modern travel is so much more than over-trafficked tourist attractions.
“Bucket Listers are chasing unique, authentic experiences, along with real moments and meaningful connections to the world around them,” explains Robin, a former travel columnist for The Globe and Mail, MSN and Outpost, “That includes ancient wonders, but also swimming in mud volcanoes, tracking wildebeest, and sampling local dishes that don’t always taste like chicken.”

“When it comes to bucket lists, he’s kicked that travel bucket so many times it doesn’t know what hemisphere it’s in. Esrock has done it!”
– Canadian Traveller Magazine

“One of Canada’s top travel writers and definitely one of our bigger personalities.”
– The Globe and Mail

BOOKS & DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM 6PM.

TICKETS: $10

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AN EVENING WITH JUDY NUNN

A Readers & Writers Festival Fundraiser

Judy Nunn returns with a stunning portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia in her latest book Sanctuary.

Many years ago, as part of a local writers’ festival, Judy had the opportunity to visit the Houtman Abrolhos, a chain of islands off the coast of Geraldton. The desolation of the islands was the perfect inspiration for her 14th novel, Sanctuary: What if people in search of sanctuary landed on this remote island, with no idea of where they might be, only to discover that, despite the starkness of the place, it provided everything necessary for their survival?

Sanctuary is a story about the human spirit; the will to survive under horrendous circumstances and the spirit of people who put themselves at risk to help those in peril, says Judy. It’s also a tale about love and compassion – this is by no means a ‘romantic’ novel, but it is probably the strongest ‘love story’ I’ve yet written, simply because it had to be. Love is the essence of the book.

 
Tickets $10, drinks available for purchase.
 

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