1. Force of Destiny Talking Pictures GIVEAWAY
Force of Destiny is a new Australian flick filmed in Melbourne and India and starring David Wenham. Robert (Wenham) is a renowned sculptor who is diagnosed with liver cancer and six months to live. This is an extraordinary love story from veteran filmmaker Paul Cox, which is made all the more poignant because it is influenced by on his own experience of falling in love, of living with cancer, and a life changing liver transplant.
This Monday 21 September, Cinema Paradiso are hosting a Talking Pictures screening of Force of Destiny. The 630pm screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A session with Writer/Director Paul Cox for an insightful evening. We have 3 double passes to this Talking Pictures event to give away. To enter, email your name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org with Force of Destiny in the subject line by midday tomorrow, 18 September. The winners will be notified by email.
2. Introducing Deon Dane
Deon Dane is a new, Western Australian watch label designed by Laura Howard. The unisex designs are sleek and classic, and utilise kangaroo leather for the straps. The reason behind the kangaroo leather is twofold – firstly it is durable, making it a superior product. Second, Laura’s close relationship with the supplier ensures that the leather is a recycled product that would otherwise end up as waste, plus she informs us that kangaroos do not produce methane in the same way sheep and cows do, reducing their relative carbon footprint.
Dallas born, Perth dwelling Laura loves interior design and fashion, so her watch label combines both through her use of copper and marble in the timepieces. Deon Dane has launched for pre-sale this week, with watches available to order for $139 here.
3. The Fever and The Fret
Now showing at the Subiaco Arts Centre is Yirra Yaakin’s latest production, The Fever and the Fret. Set in the north-west, the play centres around Lizzy and her grandparents Iggy and Ruby, who are struggling to find their place in a new world. It looks at country, capitalism and what really counts. A brilliant play starring accomplished Western Australian actors Kelton Pell and Irma Woods, The Fever and the Fret introduces audiences to newcomer Ebony McGuire who is clearly going places. We urge you to go and see it before the season ends on 24 September! Head here for tickets.