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Cesar-nominated films to screen at this year’s Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Sisters Brothers (Les Freres Sisters), Jacques Audiard's western starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly, has received nine nominations, including for Best Director. The film has already enjoyed a number of international accolades including winning the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year and screened at the launch of the 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival just two weeks ago. The Alliance Française French Film Festival’s Opening Night film, Pierre ...

30th Alliance Française French Film Festival – In Brisbane from March 14!

This very special Festival edition, which will showcase its innumerable delights across 12 distinct categories with self-explanatory titles ranging from “Paris Snapshots,” “Summertime,” “Lighten Up,” and “Critically Acclaimed,” will also present a selection of outstanding movies from Belgium, Canada and Switzerland via its “Across Borders” category including The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l’empire Américain), a richly amusing comedy drama from renowned ...

The Duke + Robin Hood & Me are coming soon to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

UK theatre company Hoipolloi brings The Duke and Me & Robin Hood to Brisbane Powerhouse, a duo of shows created by and starring award-winning artistic director Shôn Dale-Jones. The Duke is a semi-autobiographical tale of Dale-Jones, his mother, and their complex relationship with a cherished china figurine of the Duke of Wellington belonging to his late father. The one-man show playfully and poignantly blends fantasy and reality as it weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a ...

1980’s Triple Movie Feature is coming to Metro Arts!

FLASH GORDON (1980) - screening 3.15pm A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. SPACEBALLS (1987) - screening 5.15pm A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. Directed by Mel Brooks   //   BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989) - screening 7pm Two ...

Rob Brydon – I am Standing Up Australian Tour

The Swansea-born radio and TV presenter got his big break in 2000 with Marion and Geoff, the series of short comedy monologues on BBC2. He is perhaps best known for his role of Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and the BBC One hit comedy panel show Would I Lie To You? His film credits include Swimming With Men, Early Man, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Cinderella and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.   //   But stand-up comedy is where Brydon is in his element ...

Songs and Times Of Sam Cooke Review

Songs and Times Of Sam Cooke pays homage to his musical career through the voice and stagecraft of Australian born Gary Pinto and his crack six piece band. The night was broken down into two sets, with a short intermission in the middle. The first set focused on the more ballad side of his art, while the second set was more up-tempo and included more audience participation.   //   After a few hiccups with the sound during the beginning of the first set (the voice too low ...

Single Asian Female is returning to La Boîte

Single Asian Female follows the story of the Wong family as they deal with some of life’s big questions and explore what it means to be an Asian woman in Australia. Step into the afterhours of a suburban Chinese restaurant and meet the whip smart women who are definitely talking about you in their native tongue. With two sisters at odds with each other and a mother harbouring a secret that threatens to tear her family apart, Single Asian Female is Australian domesticity like you’ve ...

From Johnny to Jack is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

From Johnny to Jack canvasses the incredible roller-coaster journey of a teen pop idol’s rise and fall, and the making of a rock and roll icon who would become known as ‘The Voice’. Twenty years before Whispering Jack became the highest selling album in Australian history, a teenager named Johnny Farnham stormed onto the Australian music scene with the unconventional smash hit Sadie (The Cleaning Lady).   //   From Johnny to Jack explores the greatest untold ...

A Christmas Carol dominates the 2018 Matilda Award nominations

The Matilda Awards – Queensland’s premier awards for performing arts – honour and celebrate excellence in the Queensland theatre industry with winners crowned in 18 categories at a star-studded ceremony on February 18 at Brisbane Powerhouse. Matilda Awards Executive Committee chairperson Deb Wilks said tickets to the event were on sale now for a small donation which will be invested back into the state’s theatre community. “The Matilda Awards are a highly anticipated part of ...

Florence + The Machine Aussie Tour

Famed for their mesmerising live show, Florence Welch and her band will gear up to unleash a set of songs spanning their previous three albums, and debut brand new songs from the forthcoming fourth studio album, High As Hope, live for Australian audiences. “Florence Welch’s theatricality proves powerful as she performs tracks from new album High as Hope…an appealingly visceral force live”– The Guardian “As she proved at Glastonbury, Florence is a match for anyone on the ...