screening calendar

Wide Angle Tasmania is delighted to present the following screenings.  Please click through for more information about each screening and to reserve your seat.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM · 3 rsvps
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    iGen Cinema - Blue Rocket's Maddest Ever Cartoon Show

    Especially for the school holidays, local animation studio Blue Rocket will present 90 minutes of mad, funny, action-packed cartoons including Buzz BumbleFanshaw & Crudnut, and Dumbotz.  See giant slugs from outer space! Watch three robots risking every last nut and bolt to bring you stories about three robots risking every last nut and bolt! See a bumble bee and a blowfly live on stage, an exploding cat and… ..have we mentioned giant slugs from outer space?

    Suitable for kids from 5 – 12 (and even grown-ups). Bring cushions and snacks.

    http://www.blue-rocket.com.au/ - Video

    Rating: G
    Runtime: 90 min

    iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for kids and their carers. With support from City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space.

    Cost:  Free - donations are encouraged

    BYO cushion, toys and snacks.

     

     

     

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 at 08:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Wide Angle Cinema - The Hunter

    The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger. 

    Under the wing of Jack Mindy (Sam Neill), Martin lodges at the home of Lucy (Frances O'Connor) who is grief-stricken after the disappearance of her husband, Jarrah and struggling to care for her two children, Sass and Bike. As Martin goes about his clandestine mountain search, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the troubled family and the treacherous landscape.  Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh. 

    Filmed entirely in Tasmania, locations include Mount Wellington/ kunanyi, Mount Field National Park, Battery Point and Moonah Primary School and Westerway. 

    Check out the trailer here.

    Release Date 6 October 2011

    Running time 102min

    Starring - Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill

    Directed By Daniel Nettheim

    Written By Julia Leigh

    Screenplay By Alice Addison

    Produced by Vincent Sheehan, Anita Sheehan Liz Watts and Paul Wiegard

    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.  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.  

    All donations made at the door will support Wide Angle to continue our work developing, supporting and encouraging Tasmanian filmmakers in 2019. 

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Silver Screen - Careful He Might Hear You

    In the turbulent years of the Great Depression an orphaned boy becomes a pawn in a bitter family feud as two aunts - snooty Anglophile Vanessa (Wendy Hughes), and working-class Lila (Robyn Nevin) - battle for his custody. 

    Wealthy socialite Vanessa lavishes the boy with gifts, limousine rides, and affection but the dowdy Lila is determined to fight her sister's custody claims in court. The case is complicated by the arrival of the boy's long-absent father, Logan (John Hargreaves), an alcoholic who loves his son but is incapable of caring for him.

    Winner of eight awards at the 1983 AFI - including Best Picture, Best Actress (Hughes), and Best Supporting Actor (Hargreaves) - and adapted from the best-selling Sumner Locke Elliot novel, this lush, poetic period film classic is the essential story of an Australian boy's coming-of-age in the tough Depression years. 

    Watch the trailer

    Runtime: 110min
    Theater date 1983

    Director Carl Schultz; Screenplay Michael Jenkins; Based on the Novel by Sumner Locke Elliot

    Cast: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, John Hargreaves and Nicholas Gledhill

    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.

     

     

     

  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    iGen Cinema - Blinky Bill

    An Australian classic from 1992, Blinky Bill tells the colourful tale of a koala and life on the land with his animal friends. The peace and charm of their existence is shattered by the destruction of their homes and habitat by humans. Challenged to rescue his mother from captivity, Blinky Bill rallies his friends for high adventure. 

    Adapted from Dorothy Wall’s beloved and iconic literary works by Aussie animation trailblazer Yoram Gross and featuring lively songs, Blinky Bill is delightfully animated on live-action bush backgrounds.

    Watch the trailer

    Rating: G

    Runtime: 1:32

    Director - Yoram Gross

    Cast – Robyn More, Ross Higgins, Keith Scott

    iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for kids and their carers. With support from City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space.

    Cost:  Free - donations are encouraged

    BYO cushion, toys and snacks.

     

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Silver Screen - The Franklin Wild River

    “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.

    Watch the trailer

    Rating: G
    Runtime: 48min

    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.

     

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