Situated just a 45-minute drive from Perth city centre, Mundaring is a picturesque place for a full or half day trip. One-third of the shire is state forest, making the drive as well as the visit itself a pleasant one to say the least. Start the day by popping into an art gallery, then stock up your pantry, stop for a tranquil lunch under the trees, swim in a lake, head out for a hike, and reward yourself with pizza before catching a flick outdoors. Here are our tried and tested faves from the area.
Francophiles and cinema lovers rejoice as the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema from 15 March to 5 April.
This weekend, Perth International Arts Festival will present a retrospective of the work of two of Australia’s most important filmmakers: Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer. Working together and independently, both artists have created a body of work vital to our country’s creative oeuvre, most notably working with the Yolngu people of Ramingining in Arnhem Land.
We discussed documentary filmmaking and the magic of Ramingining with Molly ahead of her visit to Perth.
Presenting the very best of Italian cinema new releases plus a smattering of worthy classics, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival will take over Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX from 22 September to 12 October 2016.
1. WIN I Do I Don’t Tickets
Truthful, compassionate and warmly funny, I Do I Don’t is a story for everyone with a less-than-nuclear family and a secret love of pop songs. It is showing at the Blue Room Theatre from 16 August to 3 September and we have a double pass to give away!
1. WIN Tickets to The Caucasian Chalk Circle
The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a new production based on an old Chinese fable The Circle of Chalk, and it will show at the State Theatre Centre of WA from 30 July to 14 August. This exciting co-production from our own Black Swan State Theatre Company with the National Theatre of China is an epic masterpiece that will be presented in a unique ‘Beijing Opera’ style that includes over 60 masks and 80 costumes with surtitles in Mandarin.
Revelation Film Festival opens tonight, and over the next 11 days Luna Leederville and surrounds, Luna on SX and Cinema Paradiso will present a gem of a program that will attract filmmakers and film lovers alike. There are so many events that we have chalked down in our calendar, but we have picked an unmissable five for this special edition of Treats for Your Thursday.
The 2016 Scandinavian Film Festival is set to roll into Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge from 21 July to 3 August. The program features more than 20 individual titles from Sweden Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland – all fresh titles that have enjoyed successful releases in their home countries as well as worldwide, critical acclaim.
1. Like You Webseries
Like You is a six part web series that is a modern, feminist take on romantic comedies. Body and sex positive, the series explores dating, friendship and struggling up the career ladder through the eyes of Elliot, a 20-something living in Perth.
1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople Ticket Giveaway
Thanks to MADMAN Entertainment we’re giving away 5 x in-season double passes to Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Taika Waititi (Boy, Thor 3), starring Julian Dennison (Paper Planes) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park). Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on. This hilarious adventure comedy officially opens May 26.