Claremont Quarter Lotterywest Films Pop-Up Cinema
Grab a picnic, bring the family and enjoy some of your old favourites from our past Lotterywest Films Festival programs in a pop-up cinema at Claremont Quarter.
See a different movie every night – for free! Food available from dining retailers in The Lane.
‘A remarkable film.’ The West Australian
A portrait of one of Australia’s most celebrated and important voices.
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music.
GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
Director: Paul Damien Williams
Mon 10 & Tue 11 Feb, 7pm
'Deeply Moving.’ The Guardian
Little Men takes a compassionate look at the ways in which adult problems impact childhood friendships -- and offers another affecting New York drama from director Ira Sachs.
Director: Ira Sachs
Wed 12 & Thu 13 Feb, 7pm
“A delightful love story set to the stirring music of Chopin.” French Cinema Review
He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence. She is an accomplished pianist working on her big-break concert. To her, music and sound is everything. Separated only by a wall, things get interesting.
Director: Clovis Cornillac
Fri 14 & Fri 21 Feb, 7pm
“An affectionate crowdpleaser.” Screen Daily
Fierce rivalries, club infighting, problematic birds and irregular judging are just some of the challenges faced by a group of zealous Kiwi chicken breeders hell bent on victory at the 2015 National Poultry Show. This feel-good, feather-ruffling flockumentary follows a group of witty and distinctive poultry obsessives trying to peak at nationals as their 148-year old club crumbles around them.
Country: New Zealand
Director: Slavko Martinov
Sat 15 & Sat 22 Feb, 7pm
★★★★★ “It's a film of the utmost elegance and grace… Our Little Sister is a moving and achingly beautiful feast for the soul.” FLICKS.CO.NZ
Nominated for the Palme d’Or when it premiered in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Our Little Sister is directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Still Walking, I Wish).
In this poetic, gently-paced drama, the lives of three sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – are transformed when their orphaned half-sister, Suzu, comes to live with them. Veteran actress Kirin Kiki (Shoplifters, Sweet Bean) is well cast in a lovely supporting role as the girls’ great aunt.
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Sun 16 & Sun 23 Feb, 7pm
"Every so often one sees a small, irresistible film that puts the blockbusters to shame. Such is The Crow's Egg." The Australian Financial Review
Cheeky and street-smart, young brothers Big Crow’s Egg (aged 8) and Little Crow’s Egg (aged 6) are the masters of mischief in their hectic Chennai neighbourhood. When a pizza restaurant opens in the smart part of town they become desperate to taste this exotic new dish, trying every trick in the book to raise money to buy a slice. But even if they have the cash, will this snooty pizzeria tolerate kids from the ‘wrong’ part of town? A hit with audiences from Sydney to Mumbai, this colourful, music-laden film has bundles of energy, joy and charm.
Tamil with English subtitles.
Director: M. Manikandan
Mon 17 Feb & Tue 18 Feb, 7.30pm
"A work of art which transcends boundaries of language, culture, geography and age. It is simply magnificent." The Guardian
French/Japanese fable "The Red Turtle" is one of those rare animated movies that transports you to a different setting without demanding that you focus on narrative or character development. Instead, viewers are encouraged to fall in love with an environment, specifically a small tropical island on which a nondescript, mute castaway inexplicably finds himself shipwrecked. This focus on setting over narrative is crucial since "The Red Turtle" follows the normalization of one man's romance with nature. Because this is a fable, the above-mentioned romance is quite literal: our nameless castaway falls in love with a shapeshifting turtle that transforms into a beautiful naked woman. He also inevitably stops trying to escape his surroundings, and starts to build a home on the island.
Country: France, Japan, Belgium
Director: Michaël Dudok de Wit
80 min, PG
Wed 19 Feb & Thu 20 Feb, 7.30pm
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Mon 10 - Sun 23 Feb 7pm
Mon 10 - Sun 23 Feb 7pm
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