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The Long Sunset Festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim!

Set in the lush surrounds of Elysian Fields, Canungra – home of the Wangerriburra people - The Long Sunset will bring you a sweet program of Australia’s top acts and a basket-full of local gourmet food and art fare. Heading up the main stage is Australian indie-folk royalty Angus and Julia Stone, appearing together in Queensland for the first time in almost three years. Supported by Brisbane joy-machines Ball Park Music, psychedelic throw-back kids Babe Rainbow, and Hatchie, freshly ...

British Film Festival – The Duke Movie Review

The film starts when his protest against the TV levee that the Poms inflicted back in the sixties lands him in jail where he does time. Broadbent is perfectly cast as the heart of gold Bunton as is the always impeccable Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife Dorothy. His activities escalate until he is accused of stealing a portrait of the Duke of Wellington by the Spanish painter Goya.   //   Getting the components correct for a true feel-good experience is not an easy ...

British Film Festival – The War Below Movie Review

The story is built around the actions of William Hawkin (Sam Hazeldine) a family man and miner rejected for active duty due to the early onset of miner’s lung. His shame at not being able to serve drives him and his men to extraordinary lengths in the undertaking. There is also a critical look at the military’s penchant for staid and possessive thought in disregarding these non enlisted men's heroics.   //   Lacking the budget for big set pieces and special effects ...

The Valley Fiesta is returning later this month!

Get out your fave band tees and get ready for an epic three-day lineup of live gigs featuring more than 70 artists across 20 local music venues from Thursday 28 October to Saturday 30 October. Now in its 24th year, Valley Fiesta is one of Brisbane’s biggest annual parties, showcasing the Valley’s vibrant live music scene with Australia’s best-established artists and emerging talent. This year’s Valley Fiesta, presented by Brisbane City Council and QMusic, falls on the resche...

2021 British Film Festival reveals full 2021 programme!

Excellent performances from Festival favourites and brilliant newcomers will delight audiences and ignite their senses in a line up which includes the best contemporary cinema, documentaries and the chance to experience some of the most significant British films of the 1970s on the big screen. The Festival opens with the highly anticipated Australian Premiere of THE DUKE, a heart-warming tale based on a 1961 true story of 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton who steals Goya's portrait ...

Brisbane International Film Festival opens this week!

The highly anticipated Australian drama, written, directed and co-produced by Leah Purcell, reimagines Henry Lawson’s classic from the perspective of an Indigenous bushwoman raising her children and running her family farm in the face of unrelenting adversity. The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson gala event at Reading Cinema Newmarket is one of four world-class films announced ahead of the Festival’s official program launch in October. Leah Purcell is looking forward to ...

2021 Radical Reels Australian Tour is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse!

The 2021 Radical Reels Australian Tour features a carefully curated program of films that has something for every kind of adrenaline junkie.   //   Grab your tickets and hang on to your seats as we present the world’s best action films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen. 2021 Radical Reels Australian Tour 23 - 26 November 2021 Brisbane Powerhouse www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Party in paradise with a brand new line up for Airlie Beach Festival of Music!

Party in paradise with big-name musicians and emerging local talent performing in Airlie Beach’s best party venues across three epic days when the Festival celebrates its ninth huge year in 2021. The Whitsunday Sailing Club with its jaw-dropping sea views is home to the Festival’s main stage with other venues spanning the foreshore and marina to the town’s vibrant bars and restaurants. Playing these unique stages is a fantastic line-up including The Angels, John Schumann ...

The Japanese Film Festival returns to cinemas this October and November!

Screening at the new venue of Palace Cinemas in each city, the 2021 Festival program will feature an expertly curated selection of films, from the hottest newly-released feature titles alongside action, anime, drama, documentaries and much more. JFF 2021 will also screen a FREE Tribute Series of films by Shuji Terayama, one of Japan’s most influential avant-garde film directors, in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as a part of the Festival program.   //   Plus, ...

2021 Italian Film Festival – FULL programme has been released!

As previously announced, new cinema locations have been added for this year’s festival which will be screening in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Byron Bay and tickets will be on sale from today, Thursday 30 September. The ST. ALi Italian Film Festival will open with the Australian premiere of Daniele Luchetti’s THE TIES (Lacci) which opened last year’s Venice Film Festival and is a sumptuous marriage in crisis drama spanning several decades. Closing ...