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September, 2019

 

Ride Like A Girl – World Premiere in Melbourne

The World Premiere screening of Australian film “Ride Like A Girl” took place at South Yarra’s Jam Factory Village cinemas in September 2019. Amongst the special guests were a large contingent of the Payne family – including jockey Michelle Payne who rode the 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance, and her father Paddy. Director Rachel Griffiths attended along with several supporting cast membes. Here are some quotes from the key participants. Paddy Payne – When talking about raising nine children solely (his wife passed away in the very earlyRead More


Film Review: Ride Like A Girl

Director:    Rachel Griffiths Cast:    Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Sullivan Stapleton, Brooke Satchwell, Anneliese Apps, Magda Szubanski, Sophia Forrest, Summer North Rating:    PG Running Time:    98 Australian Distributor:      Transmission Films   The glowing Teresa Palmer stars as Michelle Payne, first victorious female Melbourne Cup jockey. Sam Neil plays her stubborn dad Paddy, patriarch of Victoria’s Payne racing family. Michelle’s loyal brother is played by real-life “best strapper in Australia” Stevie Payne (he has Down syndrome), who outshines the large professional cast playing himself. Read More


Leo Sayer – Just A Boy tour

The perpetually effervescent, Grammy-award winning, international chart-topping British music legend Leo Sayer continues to pack houses worldwide. Following the success of his sold-out UK tour, Leo is back and bringing his Just A Boy tour to Australia again with a select series of concerts, by popular demand. Taking his all-star band out on the road, his highly anticipated shows will feature all his greatest hits, as well as material from his new international release, Selfie. Known the world over for his classic songs, which include Thunder In My Heart, More Than I Can Say,Read More


Exclusive releases of The King

Following its red carpet premiere at Ritz Cinemas in Randwick on Thursday 10 October with star Timothée Chalamet in attendance, THE KING is releasing exclusively at Classic, Lido, and Cameo in Victoria, and is exclusive in the east at Ritz Cinemas in New South Wales, on Friday 11 October. The highly-anticipated latest film from Australian filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), features a powerhouse cast including Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, and Lily-Rose Depp. It was co-written by Michôd and Edgerton. THE KING is produced by Netflix, Academy Award-winning production company Plan B, PorchlightRead More


Updates to the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is pleased to announce their fully refreshed, renewed and reimagined event space. Perfectly located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Sofitel Los Angeles offers comprehensive meeting and event facilities complete with luxury resort lodging. The 10,000 square-foot flexible event space makes for the perfect location for corporate meetings or special occasions in gorgeous new decor blending French-inspired modern chic design with a classic Hollywood twist. The newly refreshed event venues are designed to reflect modern style with clean lines and lofty spaces. The spaces setRead More


Album Release: Anna Of The North – Dream Girl

Anna Of The North has announced her forthcoming second album Dream Girl, and shares infectious new single and title track. Dream Girl will be released on Friday, October 25 on Play It Again Sam.  A trailer for the album has also been shared alongside the announcement. With her signature synth beats, whimsical melodies and her penchant for relatable and confessional lyrics, Anna Of The North has become one of the most enigmatic, and universally treasured pop artists out there. Dream Girl – the brand new, enthralling second chapter from Anna Of The North which began its lifeRead More


CREATORS OF THE PORTAL TO TOUR AUSTRALIA FOR Q&A SCREENINGS

The creators of The Portal, Producer, Tom Cronin and Director, Jacqui Fifer will tour Australia for Q&A screenings around the country in early October. The Portal is a stunning feature documentary that asks the question – what would happen if 7 billion people all meditated? Could it shift the trajectory of our planet? The Portal brings to life the stories of six individuals who overcame great adversity using stillness andmindfulness, inspiring the audience to follow in their footsteps and realisethe unique potential that all humans have to change our world–from the inside out.Read More


Buoyancy is Australia’s submission for Academy foreign film award

Having recently opened across Australia, Screen Australia supported feature Buoyancy is Australia’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Academy Awards. The Khmer and Thai language film will compete with the other entrants from around the world to be shortlisted for nomination. Already a major award winner from the 2019 Berlinale and now causing ripples around the world, Buoyancy is the stunning debut feature from Australian writer/director Rodd Rathjen, produced by Causeway Films’ Sam Jennings (Cargo) and Kristina Ceyton (The Nightingale, The Babadook), with Rita Walsh (I Used to beRead More


Movie Trailer – Judy

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans,Read More


The Who’s Tommy coming to Melbourne in 2020

Five-time Tony Award-winning musical The Who’s Tommy is coming to Melbourne for six electrifying performances at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda from 14 – 21 August, 2020. Marking its first professional staging in Australia, the musical is an adaptation of The Who’s legendary 1969 rock opera album Tommy. The original album, which was also adapted in a 1975 film starring Elton John, Tina Turner and The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey, has sold over 20 million copies. Brought to the stage in 1992 by The Who’s vocalist and guitarist Pete Townshend and Broadway director Des McAnuff,Read More