Wide Angle Tasmania is delighted to present the following screenings. Please click through for more information about each screening and to reserve your seat.
“A wilderness is a place not marked by the hand of modern man. A place that’s free of houses and cars, and urbanisation, and industry and agriculture. And the Franklin is one of those very rare places left on the Earth which fulfils that criterion.” Bob Brown
In 1980 respected conservationist, future Australian Senator and leader of the Greens, Bob Brown, paddled a rubber dinghy through the spectacular rapids of Tasmania’s mighty Franklin River. Part of a filmed campaign to halt plans to flood the river and bring international awareness to the remarkably untouched natural habitat, The Franklin Wild River is a thought-provoking meditation on one of Australia’s last great outposts. The Franklin and Gordon rivers were listed as part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area in 1982 and became the focus of the largest conservation campaign in Australia’s history.
Veteran campaigner Geoff Law will be present to reflect on his involvement in the World Heritage campaign and do a Q&A.
Theater date 1980
Directed by Michael Cordell, Stacey Gavrily and Chris Noone
Featuring Bob Brown and Paul Smith
SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films. It’s a great opportunity for audiences to access Australian film, meet other film lovers and hear from the actors, directors and producers at a post film Q&A. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.
Atlantis is a film containing underwater images of the animals in the sea. This nature documentary by renowned French director Luc Besson is filmed at various locations around the world. With almost no narration, you can focus on the various ocean environments and the vibrant creatures within them, including dugongs, dolphins and sharks. Boasting fluid underwater camerawork, the film points to Besson's own experiences as a diver.
Rated G. Watch a preview here.
Run time: 79 minutes
When: 10.30am, Thursday Sept 5
Where: 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
Cost: Free - donations are encouraged
iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for pre-schoolers and their carers designed to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space. The lights will be dim and little ones can sit where they like, move around or play with a toy while the films plays. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free. Please BYO cushion, toys and snacks. Some refreshments will be available at the venue.
Confined to a two-room slum for his whole life, Bubby knows only of the existence of himself and his mother, a religious freak who shares the bath, and her bed, with her son. But when Bubby's long-lost father (an alcoholic priest) returns home, and to his wife's bed, the jealous Bubby is driven to head out into the world. Abused and exploited by everyone from feminists to prison inmates, a policeman, animal lovers and the Salvation Army, Bubby, armed only with the few phrases he's learnt from his mother, has a tough entry into an inhospitable world. But others soon warm to this innocent idiot savant, and Bubby starts to find a place in the poisoned world from which he was confined. An international art house hit that won best film at the Venice Film Festival, Bad Boy Bubby is director Rolf De Heer's (The Tracker, Dingo) dark, quirky cult comedy masterpiece.
Rated: R (18+)
Runtime: 1hr 54mins
Wide Angle Cinema is a curated programme of important Australian films screening every month at the Wide Angle Screen Centre in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents a feature length programme for free to audiences.
GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album Gurrumul brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music.
Director Paul Williams became the in-house filmmaker at Skinnyfish Music, Gurrumul's Darwin-based record label in 2012, and came up with the idea to make the documentary. Williams said "I really wanted to show the difficulty that an indigenous person from a remote traditional community has interfacing with the white, balanda, world. In particular interfacing with the expectation of celebrity, the expectation of fame and the expectations of what was rapidly becoming an international music career." adding "I'd really love it to be on school curriculum after the theatrical release is done because the kind of conversations that can be had around this film, and its central themes about Australia, about the future of this country, about the future of race relations, I think is really important." (Wikipedia)
Runtime: 1hr 36mins
SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.