screening calendar

Check out some screenings and festivals that are happening around Tasmania.

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 02:00 PM · 21 rsvps
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON STREET

    SILVER SCREEN June 27

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    Silver Screen is a curated program of iconic and important Australian films screening every month in the comfortable theatre at 6 Washington Street in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents these films for free to those aged 50 and over.

    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. 

    On June 27 we will be screening The First Fagin:

    When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in his novel, Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous rogues in English literature. Few people know that Dickens' portrait of Fagin drew inspiration from the life of the Jewish receiver and fencer of stolen goods, Ikey Solomon. Much has been written about Ikey's exploits: his amazing and daring prison escapes have captured people's imaginations through the generations.

    THE FIRST FAGIN recreates Ikey's journey from London's dens of vice, Newgate jail, and the notorious prison "hulks" on the Thames to a daring escape to the new world of America. Ikey then tempted fate by sailing to Tasmania in search of his wife who had been transported as a convict. In Tasmania, Ikey began a long legal battle to defy the authorities of one of Australia's most severe convict settlements.

    Stay for a Q&A with actor Ryk Goddard after the film.

    Check out the trailer here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eie9MusGrUY

    Year: 2012

    Classification: PG

    Runtime: 87 min

    Directed By: Helen Gaynor, Alan Rosenthal

    Produced By: Veronica Fury, Alan Rosenthal, Stephen Thomas

    Cast includes: Ryk Goddard, Carrie McLean

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON STREET

    Charlie's Country - Silver Screen

    Silver Screen is a curated program of iconic and important Australian films screening every month in the comfortable theatre at 6 Washington Street in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents these films for free to those aged 50 and over.

    On July 25 Silver Screen will feature Charlie’s Country:

    Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil as a collaborative project, Charlie’s Country stars Gulpilil as blackfella Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts.

    Gulpilil appears in every scene in a film that starts on a light note when Charlie helps police capture two drug dealers.

    But the government’s Northern Territory intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don’t generally make much sense, and Charlie’s kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it.

    So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.  Source: https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/charlies-country#ixzz5J7UqWgF9

    Director: Rolf de Heer
    Starring: David Gulpilil
    Writers: David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer
    Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford

    Best Film - 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Sydney
    Best Director - 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Sydney

    Check out the trailer here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly8_7Su4m4c

    Year: 2013
    Classification: R18+ - Restricted
    Runtime: 1 hour 48 mins

     

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 06:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Doco of the Dead Premiere screening

    In 2017, Wide Angle Tasmania supported Erin Graham & Rogan Brown to produce the short film ‘Doco of the Dead’ through the THRIVE initiative.  
    'When the members of a documentary film crew meet the zombie apocalypse, will they be torn apart?
    Grab a ticket to the premiere screening of Tassie’s newest zombie film, screening alongside three Tasmanian short films:
    Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical (directed by Rebecca Thomson & produced by Rogan Brown)
    Bloodgurgl3r (written by Adam Ransley, Directed by Daniel James & produced by Rogan Brown). Produced with Wide Angle support – Step-Up Film Initiative 2015/16
    Showing the Ropes (written by Simon Gary, directed by David Pyefinch & produced by Rogan brown).  Produced with Wide Angle support – Raw Nerve 2011    
    When: 6.30pm, Sat July 28
    Where: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, south Hobart
    Cost: $10

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