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RADICAL REELS TOUR
Watching extreme sports
from a cinema chair is
kinda like listening to
a crazy storm under
your doona – all the
thrill without any of the
discomfort. There’s no
better excuse to live
vicariously than this
selection of moments
from the Banff
State Theatre of
WA, Oct 24-26 .
MET OPERA LIVE
The New York City opera
company is coming to
us – virtually, at least.
Opera buffs will love these
high-def films of
Luna Leederville and
Luna on SX, from Oct 26.
LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Italians seem to do everything with style, from
footwear to flirtations. This film festival is no
exception. Benjamin Zeccola, the CEO of Palace
Films, recommends The Great Beauty, an updated
La Dolce Vita that peers into the lives of Rome’s
hedonist elite through a dazzling, surrealist lens. He
also picked Honey, a bittersweet film about a woman
who works outside the law to help the terminally ill
pass on peacefully; The Worst Week of My Life,
a quirky comedy that’s sort of an Italian answer to
Meet the Parents; and Salvo, a steely film noir that
won the Critic’s Week Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes.
Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX, until Oct 23.
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
The 17th Japanese Film Festival comes to Perth for
the first time, and we couldn’t be more excited. The
opening film, The Great Passage, won the Japan
Bookseller’s Prize last year and is about a quest to
create the best Japanese dictionary – the drama and
romance will win over more than just word nerds!
We also can’t wait to see The Complex by director
Hideo Nakata (responsible for classic J-horror films
like The Ring and Dark Water). The odds of yearlong
nightmares – and some requisite black hair sprouting
Free family-friendly films will be screened on Saturday
afternoons. No judgment if you’re kid-free but still
planning on sneaking in. Northbridge Piazza, from Oct 5
(08) 9461 3368, northbridgepiazza.showmeperth.com.au.
A Miami Vice vibe (think palm trees and flamingos) and
a mix of blockbusters, classics and cheesy faves keep these
cinemas flying high City of Perth Row Street Carpark,
from Oct 31 (08) 9227 6288, rooftopmovies.com.au.
KOOKABURRA OUTDOOR CINEMA
The forest backdrop heightens any film experience. We
dare you to watch a horror movie about a killer in the
woods... Allen Road, Mundaring Weir, from Nov 29
(08) 9295 6190, kookaburracinema.com.au.
MOVIES AT CAPE MENTELLE
Outdoor movies where you can also sip on Cape
Mentelle wines and feast on gourmet nibbles provided
by Lamont’s . 331 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River,
from Dec (08) 9757 0812, capementelle.com.au.
It seems people can’t
get enough of the
British theatre company.
To celebrate 50 years,
The National Theatre is
of The Habit of Art,
Frankenstein and Hamlet.
Luna Leederville and Luna
on SX, from Nov 9.
Wannabe prima ballerinas
must see these magnificent
performances from the
Russian ballet company
broadcast in high-def.
We’re guessing the dancers’
incredible discipline and
grace will be even more
impressive up close.
Windsor Nedlands, from
out of the shower head – are high.
Hoyts Westfield Carousel and State Library, Oct 23-27.
HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL
This festival showcases Mexico’s cheeky humour
and irreverence; festival director Samuel Douek
recommends We Are The Nobles, a film about
a wealthy man who fakes a government raid to teach
his spoiled children a lesson. Mexican audiences, who
have one of the world’s biggest income gaps, loved
it so much it became the country’s top-grossing film.
Samuel’s other picks are After Lucia, The Precocious
and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas, and The Convict Patient.
Cinema Paradiso, Nov 14-20 .
WA’S LAST DRIVE-INS
Something about drive-in cinemas seems a little retro, even if you’re not evoking The Blob screening in Grease, like
we are. But we love watching a film underneath the stars, nestled in a blanket in the back of a car. Lucky for us, there
are still two drive-in cinemas left in WA. Check out Galaxy Drive-In Theatre’s bargain nights on Tuesday (only $20 for
the car), and the 45-year-old Busselton Drive-In Outdoor Cinema, still going strong with double movie screenings
and a drive-in snack bar. We reckon it’s totally worth the drive – after all, you won’t even need to leave your car. Bonus
points for cruising down in a vintage Cadillac. Goollelal Drive, Kingsley; 500 Bussell Highway, Broadwater.
Radical Reels Tour
Hola Mexico Film Festival
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