Next to the Christmas Season, how is April not anyone’s favorite month of the year? Two 4 day weeks in a row, and celebrations of reflection, confectionary and patriotism! A quick scan across metropolitan and suburban Sydney, here’s some of the cool things taking place and being served up….
The 66th Sydney Film Festival today announced a sneak peek of 25 new films to be featured in this year’s 5-16 June event.
“This sneak peek of the 2019 program invites us to come together and hear from a wonderful kaleidoscope of voices, like the inspiringly sensational powerhouse talent of gospel queen Aretha Franklin, or Adam Goodes courageously standing up against racism and facing severe repercussions as a consequence,” Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said. “These first 25 films are a mere taster of the incredible program in store, from the devastating human impact on the world around us, to captivating stories from unique communities, and spotlights on the most accomplished artists of our generation.”
The Irish Film Festival returns to Sydney and Melbourne this May and is excited to announce their award winning opening night film, which has already gained international acclaim at the Cork Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
The Festival officially launches in each city with Float like a Butterfly, an uplifting drama from the producers of Sing Street and the Oscar winning filmOnce. Set in 1972 when Muhammad Ali was set to fight in Dublin, the film follows Frances, a young Irish traveller girl, with big dreams of becoming a champion boxer.
As part of Detective Comic’s year-long global celebration of Batman’s 80thanniversary, DC is publishing a momentous 1,000th issue of “Detective Comics”—the series that introduced the world’s most popular Super Hero and the title from which the DC brand was born. This must-have collector’s item debuts March 27, 2019 and includes all-new stories plus a wraparound cover from the powerhouse art team of fan-favorite artist Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams and colorist Alex Sinclair.
Showcasing a preeminent selection of contemporary French cinema, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is poised to return to Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas for its spectacular 30th season as part of its national tour.
Starstuck tells the story of Australian cinema through the faces of its film actors – both famous and forgotten – from the early 20th century through to today and will be complemented by a program of events, including behind-the-scenes tours, industry insights, films and art making.
Made possible through an unprecedented partnership between the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra, the touring exhibition will bring Australia’s filmmaking history to life.
Bringing FREE critically-acclaimed Chinese cinema to Event Cinemas George St. film fans in Sydney, the first ever Chinese Film Week (27 Feb to 3 Mar) promises hi-octane action, edge of your seat suspense and gripping drama in a carefully curated program of films set to enthrall Australian audiences.