EXPERIENCE THE WORLD AT COWRA CIVIC CENTRE
Dear <<First Name>>,
This week we kick off two very different film festivals - the 6th annual Ukrainian Film Festival and Disney’s Villain Film Festival.
Next live on stage some of Cowra’s local strut their stuff with Steel Magnolias - the classic American play performed by Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society, and then the young students of St Raphael’s perform in The Lion King Jr. Tickets for both are selling so book early for the best seats.
Sessions have been confirmed for Jack Absolute Flies Again - the latest stage comedy from the National Theatre in London as part of our Live Performance on Screen program. Plus sessions for Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, See How They Run and Amsterdam.
And we are excited to announce a book launch for mid-November - read on for details.
We hope to see you soon!
Cowra Civic Centre
THIS WEEK AT THE MOVIES
Get a glimpse into the world of Ukraine, its people and their lives before the most recent conflict. Hopes and dreams, wins and loses, individual and national identify are some of the themes of the three films we are presenting from the overall selection.
50% of every ticket sold will go to the Quilts for Ukrainians project run by Cowra volunteers who have made hundreds of quilts and blankets so far for Ukrainian children, mothers and elderly who have been displaced due to the horrific war in their homeland.
Support this project by seeing one or more of these films.
CTC | $14* | English subtitles | Drama
Using real-life gymnasts to land his debut on solid ground, director Elie Grappe presents a compelling psychological portrait of a dedicated young athlete on the cusp of great success. She’s so absurdly dedicated, and so breathtakingly talented, her teammates call her a robot. But she drives herself too hard, and there’s a breaking point.
Friday 14 October at 7pm
CTC | $14* | English Subtitles | Documentary
Teenage Alina is a talented soccer player who practices in worn-out cleats that she’s sewn back together herself. When her mother dies, Alina’s cherished dream of a place on the national women’s soccer team becomes even more remote. Given the circumstances, it's astonishing how much patience Alina has for her family, and how lovingly she cares for her little brother and sister—even when she has no choice but to take them with her to a training camp, or sell her own belongings to support them. Despite it all, she fights to keep her soccer dream alive.
Saturday 15 October at 4:30pm
SNIPER: THE WHITE RAVEN
CTC | $14* | English Subtitles | Thriller
After suffering a senseless tragedy at the hand of invading soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014, a former Ukrainian physics teacher renounces his peaceful way of life and seeks revenge. Upon joining the military as a sniper, he sets his sights on an elite Russian sniper whose elimination could change the tide of the conflict. Sniper is built on vengeance during the 2014 Russian invasion along with an accompanied present-day 2022 epilogue. It’s based on the experiences of a real-life conscript and unlike most any sniper movie you can think of, this time, we see how such super-shooters are selected and trained.
Saturday 15 October at 7pm
Sunday 16 October at 4:30pm
G | 82 mins | $10* includes popper and popcorn
Walt Disney's original classic has charmed audiences for generations with its irresistible tail-wagging stars, memorable story and wonderful blend of humour and adventure. Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, sets the fur-raising adventure in motion when she dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London, including 15 from Pongo and Perdita's family. Through the power of the "Twilight Bark," Pongo leads a heroic cast of animal characters on a dramatic quest to rescue them all. Contains tobacco depictions.
Saturday 15 October at 2pm
Sunday 16 October at 2pm
More titles in the Villains Film Festival…
Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society presents
by Robert Harling
Hilarious and touching, this critically acclaimed play for six women is set in a beauty parlour. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice. Best known for it’s Golden Globe Award winning adaptation with a stellar cast, Cowra’s own star-studded line up take to the stage in this new production from the Cowra M&D.
Friday 21 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 22 October at 3pm
Sunday 23 October at 3pm
St Raphael's Catholic School Cowra presents
THE LION KING JR
Adults $18, Children $12
Based on the 1994 animated film of the same name, featuring music by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice
Featuring songs Circle of Life, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, and Can you Feel the Love Tonight, the production is full of singing, acting and dancing. The Lion King Jr will be a show you will never forget.
Don't miss your chance to see the incredibly talented students of St Raphael's Catholic School.
Friday 28 October at 6:30pm
Saturday 29 October at 1pm and 6:30pm
LIFE ON LAND’S EDGE
A musical odyssey to the ends of the earth and back, this Coffee Concert celebrates Australian birdlife with a very special and unique concert – a blend of live music and stunning visuals.
From the creators of Where Song Began (★★★★★ Limelight Magazine) this performance will take you on an epic journey alongside migratory birds as they connect continents and cultures.
A cinematic concert experience, Life on Land’s Edge draws on art, science, and music from across the ages. Spectacular footage and soundscapes set the scene for two of Australia’s most adventurous musicians. The 60-minute performance is followed by a Q&A and proceeded by a delicious morning tea which is included in the ticket price.
Wednesday 2 November – Morning tea at 10am, concert at 11am
ENTRIES CLOSING SOON
SHARP SHORT DANCE
Presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres
in association with Cowra Civic Centre
Sharp Short Dance is an annual youth dance festival featuring short works by choreographers and dancers under the age of 21.
Sharp Short Dance inspires young performers to strive for their own artistic excellence and encourages active youth participation in all genres and traditions of dance and media.
Sharp Short Dance is a Western Sydney-based event that celebrates young talent. Entries however will be accepted from across Australia.
Regional NSW young artists are encouraged to apply, notably from the Central West region with our partner Cowra Civic Centre hosting a regional heat. Registrations are open now until October 20.
Visit tinyurl.com/CCCSSD22 for more info.
Regional Heat Saturday 12 November at 7pm
OTHER EVENTS COMING SOON
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:
JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN
E – Exempt | 180mins | $25* | Live Performance on Screen
A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris
★★★★★ ‘The perfect comedy’ Daily Express
★★★★★ ‘An enormously lovable show’ Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy’ Daily Mail
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. This production is a hilarious wartime farce, with plenty of heart. Filled with wonderful performances, 1940s style and charm, and World War II period nostalgia
Wednesday 19 October at 10am
Saturday 22 October at 7pm
Wednesday 26 October at 10am
Sunday 30 October at 1pm
SEE HOW THE RUN
M – Violence | 98 mins | $14*
★★★★ "lots of laughs, oodles of style and played with verve by a quality cast. It also reconfirms Saoirse Ronan as a comedy god." EMPIRE MAGAZINE
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Friday 4 November at 7pm
Saturday 5 November at 4:30pm and 7pm
Sunday 6 November 4:30pm
Wednesday 9 November at 10am
MA15+ - Strong injury detail and occasional drug use | 134 mins | $14*
An original romantic crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. Based on facts that meet fiction, the film stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale, two-time Oscar® nominee Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, with Oscar winner Rami Malek and two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro.
Friday 11 November at 7pm
Saturday 12 November at 12:30pm
Sunday 13 November at 5pm
Wednesday 16 November at 10am
BOOK LAUNCH: WILLINGLY CAPTURED
by Emily Kandelas
Crime lovers - be ready! Join Emily Kandelas as she launches her first published novel into the literary world.
This thriller will be sure to make you quiver. A story of just how dangerous love can be for women, entwined with the success story of how a man got away with the most heinous crimes. Meet the author behind this twisted tale.
FREE but bookings required
Monday 14 November at 11am
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
PG - Occasional mild coarse language | 115 mins | $14*
Hold onto your dreams, you never know where they’ll take you! In partnership with the House of Dior, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
Friday 18 November at 7pm
Saturday 19 November at 2pm & 4:30pm
Sunday 20 November at 5pm
Wednesday 23 November at 10am
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