When: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21st
5:30pm for drinks and canapes
6pm Pre-film presentation
6:30pm Film Screening
8pm Q&A session with Andy Abel (vidio linked from Cairns)
Where: Sir George Kneipp Auditorium, JCU Townsvile Campus
The movie ‘Splinters’ about the evolution of surfing culture in Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic. A spot on the Papua New Guinea national surfing team is the way to see the wider world; the only way.
This film has been exhibited at the Tribeca film festival and the organisers tell us they have the full blessing of the film makers. They have also been able to secure Andrew Abel, President of the Surfing Association of PNG to fly to the Far North to conduct a Q&A session after the screening.
The event is to raise much needed funds for a member of the JCU and PNG community suffering severe health concerns. Helen Morlin is an international student at James Cook University and has a daughter, Bernardene Morlin, who has been diagnosed with end stage renal failure. Currently she is in receipt of dialysis however the cost is expensive. Her plight has recently been featured in the media: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-08/sick-png-student-appeals-to-stay-in-australia-to-continue-dialys/5798444 All proceeds from this event will go directly to covering the cost of ongoing medical treatment for Bernardene.
Ticket costs for this event are $15 and include catering
Registration for tickets are available before purchasing on the night from: http://alumni.jcu.edu.au/Splinters
If unavailable to attend, you may like to consider making a donation directly to Bernardene and family at: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/84223/bernardenemorlinfundraiser
The Townsville Date Alighieri Society presents the movie
Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti, in Italian with English subtitles)
on Sun 18 May from 4:30 PM at The Arts Theatre (Dance North)
cnr Stanley/Walker St. Special supper following the movie.
Tickets are $20 pp
Tickets can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org
and can be purchased at Senso Fashion, 39 Gregory St.
Mine Vaganti is a touching and bittersweet comedy drama, winner of the Special Jury Prize and nominated best film at the David Donatello Awards
Come to Dinner: Experience a night of opera, performance and film.
Full Throttle Theatre with Artgaze Lab Inc invite you to enter a magical,
theatrical world. We will welcome you on the red carpet with a complimentary glass of champagne accompanied by delectable canapés (Artgaze Pop up bar).
Our French-inspired three course menu by the award winning Michel’s Restaurant catering team is designed specifically to capture the flavour and emotion of theatre.
Enjoy the soulful glamour of disco funk ensemble The Al Boulton Band with their irresistible, dance grooves and fabulous Divas. Chill later in the night with a coffee & brandy (courtesy of Johnathon from Coffee Dominion) or a cocktail from the bar, and enjoy the cult film DIVA, a 1981 French gangster thriller by director Jean-Jacques Beineix, starring soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez.
Or simply hang out in the bar area , chat and chill to our retro vinyl decks.
Support the arts, and experience a night you will never forget!
Dress: Formal Diva, Dandy or Gentleman attire.
Date: Saturday 17 May 2014
Time: 6pm for a 6.30pm start bar open until 12.00 midnight
Where: The Old Courthouse Theatre, corner of Sturt and Stokes St, Townsville CBD.
Cost: $70 per Person. Group discount for tables of 8.
Book online via www.trybooking.com/EMSI
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The Social Justice Cluster of JCU's Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences would like to invite you to a Film and Discussion Session about UTOPIA, an epic story of struggle and resistance, put to film by John Pilger: 'Powerful ... Passionate ... Commanding'
When: Wed 14 May, start 5 PM
Where: Education Central Lecture Theater @ JCU.
Light refreshments will be available
For more information, https://www.facebook.com/events/648725661887781
or email Theresa.Petray@jcu.edu.au or phone (07) 4781 6674
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Opera Queensland is calling out for budding filmmakers in Townsville to help document its world-first arts project.
Project Puccini will train 36 adults and 12 children in Townsville to sing and act alongside OperaQ’s principal artists and Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians in a new professionally staged performance of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème.
Registrations for auditions in Townsville from 15 to 16 April are now open, and Expressions of Interest for filmmakers close on 7 April.
OperaQ Artistic Director Lindy Hume said Project Puccini was a hugely ambitious undertaking with the potential for incredible community impact: “To plan for future regional projects it is critical that we document the participants’ journeys every step of the way. Through our travels we have come across some outstanding creative talent in Townsville, and we want to capture local artists’ responses to the epic journey that is Project Puccini."
“As part of the documentation process, filmmakers will be granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the largest regional arts project in Australian history. I urge any aspiring filmmakers to get in touch, as we would love to work with you.
“In the coming months, the Townsville Chorus will go on an incredible ride; from the rattling nerves of their very first audition, to the intense yet rewarding development program, to the absolute ecstasy of that final performance in front of family and friends.”
Known as the most romantic opera of all time, La bohème appeals to devotees and newcomers alike. Beginning on a snowy Christmas Eve in Paris, it tells the tale of Mimi's love affair with the poet Rodolfo and their group of rent-dodging flatmates living and loving precariously on the edge of society.
Townsville filmmakers can register their interest online, and residents are also invited to join the hundreds of Queenslanders that have already registered for auditions, at operaq.com.au/projectpuccini.
Help support Townsville's arts community by attending a movie. Umbrella Studios will be hosting, "The Monuments Men" on Wednesday, 19 March. Please join them, tickets $18.
Funds will support the delivery of Umbrella's core program of workshops, residencies, events, exhibitions and projects that connect with artists, students, young people and community groups, building on our work over the past 28 years.
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Queen of the Sun is a film which discusses the importance of bees and the current catastrophic collapse of bee populations all over the world.
TropEco JCU is teaming up with Permaculture Townsville to present Queen of the Sun, the first in a series of documentaries for 2014.
Some nibbles will be provided but we would absolutely love people to bring some of their own home made items to share. There will be a PRIZE for the best dish incorporating honey as a main flavour.
Date: Friday 28 February
Venue: Central Lecture Theatre at JCU's Townsville campus
Food and drinks from 6:00pm for a 7:00pm start
Bringing you the world's most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.
Sending the Gungu Home, filmed by WWF-Australia around Bowen and Townsville, features local groups including James Cook University, Reef HQ, the Queens Beach Action Group, Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation and the Gudjuda Aboriginal Reference Group. ‘Gungu’ is the name for ‘salt water turtle.’
Location: Riverway Arts Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central, Townsville
Starts: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 19:00