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Pride -- a feel good comedy/drama
Film review by Bob Walker
Pride was the feel-good hit of
the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
prompting standing ovations,
spontaneous cheers and tears from
audiences. Based upon a true story
the film is set in Britain in 1984
where Margaret Thatcher's iron rule
had alienated all minorities.
Young trainee pastry chef Joe
(George MacKay) finds new friends
and support at the London Gay Pride
march joining a politicised bunch
who meet for fund raising projects
and parties at a gay book store.
Group leader Mark Ashton (Ben
Schnetzer) identifies the beaten
down mining community as equally
oppressed as themselves and forms
the LGSM (Lesbians and Gays
support the Miners) to raise funds
for the miners through their "Pits
and Perverts" benefit concerts.
Initially rebuffed by the National
Union of Mine workers the LGSM
identifies a small mining village in
Wales and sets off to make their
donation in person. The question is
will the mining community overcome
their prejudices and homophobia
and accept their help?
What ensues is a richly rewarding
experience as the two groups
intermingle with comedy, drama
and emotion combining to make
this an enjoyable film for all to see.
The strong British cast also includes
Bill Nighy as a local ex miner with
a love of poetry and local history,
Paddy Considine as Dai, the local
community leader, Imelda Staunton
as one of the women's community
leaders, Dominic West who portrays
Jonathan, a witty queen with flair
and Andrew Scott as Gethin.
Media preview courtesy of
Palace Nova Eastend. Season
commences Thursday 30 October.
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
offer a diverse selection of film --
from special interest Arthouse, to
Hollywood blockbusters, Festivals
"We find seniors are the most
adventurous part of our audience
when it comes to their film choices"
says Yolanda Sulser, Marketing
"Overall they seek quality, not only in
their films, but also in their service,
coffee and general aesthetics -- and
we endeavour to provide a warm
environment where our guests feel
welcomed and comfortable, whether
coming on their own or with friends."
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas is
located comfortably in the heart of
vibrant Rundle Street, close to all
the amenities and the ever-popular
Rundle Mall. As well as eligibility to
their cherished Golden Movie Club,
Seniors are also offered $7.50 tickets
to any film starting before 12 noon
on Monday -Friday (excluding 3D,
public holidays and special events).
Diverse selection of entertainment
any day, any time
and so much more.
Palace Nova Cinemas, Rundle Street Adelaide. www.palacenova.com
* Not valid public holidays, special events and 3D
Wunderkammer is wonderful
Wunderkammer is a sexy, funny
and explosive new vision of
contemporary circus set to enthrall
audiences with spectacular physical
feats from 1-4 October at Her
Wunderkammer is a heady cocktail
of circus, cabaret and vaudeville.
In this white-hot spectacle, a diva
melts into a rope, balloons and
bubble wrap discover their artistic
souls, while seven bodies twist and
fly, transforming the very fabric of
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the
Circa Ensemble, this gravity defying,
body contorting spellbinder has to
be seen to be believed.
The show is made up of a series
of acrobatic vignettes, each one
focusing on one discipline, such as
the trapeze, group acrobatics and
even a comedic dancing sequence.
Unlike in traditional circus, elaborate
costumes and characters are
stripped away, leaving a raw physical
and expressive connection with the
Brisbane-based Circa has toured
extensively internationally since
2006, touring to 25 countries across
five continents and performing to
over 500,000 people.
In 2011, Circa introduced a second
ensemble -- bringing the number of
full-time performers to 21 -- to meet
the international demand for their
In 2012 their production, How Like
an Angel, was featured as part of
London's Cultural Olympiad.
Original, frightening and staggeringly
beautiful, Wunderkammer will have
you on the edge of your seat until
the final curtain.
"Smart, skillful, slyly comic and sexy,
this show from leading Australian
contemporary circus, Circa, offers
everything you want from a modern
circus, and then more ... Exquisite."
The Guardian, UK.
Wunderkammer is playing at Her
Majesty's Theatre 1-4 October.
Tickets from BASS 131 246 or
online at www.bass.net.au
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