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Sometimes, big blockbusters and giant screens are just too much. For a more
intimate screening session and avant-garde picks, check out these arthouse
cinemas. For the full list of cinemas, go to scoop.com.au.
Rousing short works from the international independent underground are shown
as part of the Winter Arts Festival, from short dramas to new perspectives in visual
media. Perth Cultural Centre Screen, until Aug 29.
ASTOR CINEMA | 659 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley.
CINEMA PARADISO | 164 James Street, Northbridge.
CYGNET CINEMA | 16 Preston Street, Como.
LUNA LEEDERVILLE | 155 Oxford Street, Leederville.
LUNA ON SX 13 | Essex Street, Fremantle.
THE PICCADILLY | 700 Hay Street, Perth.
POP UP CINEMA | Perth popupcinemaperth.com.
WINDSOR CINEMA | 98 Stirling Highway, Nedlands.
CinéfestOz (photography Tim Swallow).
It may have received mixed reviews outside
of WA, but here on its home soil, Drift has
earned a place in our hearts for depicting the
south west – the waves, scenery and soul – in
all its magnificence. Set in Margaret River in the
70s, Drift follows the lives of two brothers whose
shared passion for surfing shapes their friendships,
relationships and careers. It also puts Margs on
the map. Well, fictionally, anyway. “The story is
based on surf mythology,” explains lead actor
and co-producer Myles Pollard. “It’s a fictionalised
version of all the pub stories you hear across
Australia, from Torquay to Bondi to Surfers’ Point.”
So why film in Margs and not those arguably
easier-to-film locations? “I grew up here and I just
love the beauty of the locations. The wilderness is
raw. It’s not saturated with development or people.
Plus, this area has some of the most consistent and
impressive surf in the country.” Along with Myles,
Drift stars Xavier Samuel and Sam Worthington.
For more information, visit driftthemovie.com.
“It’s pretty intense – I don’t
think my mum will want to
see this one!”
– Logie-nominated Perth actor Alex Williams on new
film The Reckoning. Filmed in Perth and starring
Jonathan LaPaglia and Luke Hemsworth, it’s a crime
drama about two runaways who hold clues to a murder,
and the detective on their case.
With over 100 individual
works, an animation
showcase, live music
and the WA Screen
Awards, Perth’s premier
film and TV celebration
is not to be missed.
Founder Richard Sowada
recommends Burn, a look
at the world of Detroit
firefighters, and Big Star:
Nothing Can Hurt Me,
a documentary about the
cult rock band. Cinema
Paradiso and other Luna
Palace Cinemas, Jul 4-14 .
GLOBE ON SCREEN
The outrageous comedy
The Taming of The
Shrew, as staged at
theatre, will be broadcast
in high definition. Cinema
Paradiso, Jul 20-21.
Going to the ballet
or opera is a lovely
experience, but sometimes
you’ll be sitting so far
away, it’s all a blur. Watch
performances to enjoy
all the details. Cinema
Paradiso, until Aug 7.
ON A BOOK
a book into a movie
is a travesty; other times
it’s pure cinematic gold.
Elyne Mitchell’s The
Silver Brumby and Doris
Pilkington’s Rabbit Proof
Fence are examples of the
latter. State Library of WA,
Jul 16 and Aug 20.
This film event, hosted in
the heart of the Margaret
River wine region,
showcases an impressive
selection of Australian and
French cinema. Touted as
Australia’s answer to the
St Tropez Film Festival,
with a seaside backdrop
and emphasis on fine wine
and dining, CinéfestOz is
a nod to early south west
French exploration, and
a celebration of France’s
superb films. Various
locations, Aug 21-25.
This festival celebrates the
growing success of the
Israeli film industry, which
has developed an identity
and voice of its own. Cinema
Paradiso, Aug 21-28 .
The biggest Japanese
festival outside Japan visits
Perth for the first time.
Famed for its impressively
diverse range of films, this
will be one to watch out
for. State Library Theatre
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