Giveaways

WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? THREE DOUBLE PASSES

In WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? Juliette Binoche plays Claire, a university lecturer and mother of two teenage boys, who is contending with the approach of middle age and remains stung by the betrayal of her ex-husband, who is building a new life with someone else. Claire has a new lover too, but is under no illusions as to his fidelity.

Out of a mix of petulance and curiosity, she impulsively creates a fake Facebook profile in which to keep an eye on him: she’s ‘Clara’, vivacious, blonde… and 24 years old. He doesn’t take the bait, but his close friend (François Civil) does, and their online connection soon becomes flirtatious. Titillated by the opportunity of being “young again”, Claire’s deceptions lead both of her identities into increasingly dangerous territory. Part psychological drama, part thriller, this remarkable film based on the novel by Camille Laurens explores contemporary issues with sensitivity and intelligence and shows Binoche at her best.

WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?  is releasing in cinemas on Thursday 1st August.

Sydney Arts Guide has three in season double passes to give way. Email editor.sydneyartguide@gmail.com with  WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? promotion in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email.

THE BEST OF ENEMIES @ DENDY NEWTOWN : FOUR DOUBLE PASSES

The Best of Enemies

THE BEST OF ENEMIES is the true story of the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader. During the racially charged summer of 1971, Atwater and Ellis come together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C. The ensuing debate and battle soon lead to surprising revelations that change both of their lives forever. Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell star as Atwater and Ellis in this historical drama. The Best of Enemies releases exclusively to Dendy Newtown on July 25.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4807408/videoplayer/vi1569896985?ref_=tt_ov_vi

Sydney Arts Guide has four double passes to give away to this highly charged historical drama. Email the Editor on editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with THE BEST OF ENEMIES PROMOTION in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email.

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE : TWO DOUBLE PASSES

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA returns with a bigger and even more exciting line up. Six of Australia’s finest voices – Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hobson, Caroline O’Connor, Emma Matthews, Alexander Lewis and Genevieve Kingsford – come together to perform 34 of the greatest songs of all time across opera and musical theatre. From Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet to Gershwin, Verdi to Cole Porter, Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this bi-annual concert event is renowned for its world-class presentation of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the last two centuries. 

Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA has become one of the most popular orchestral concerts on the entertainment calendar.  Continue reading FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE : TWO DOUBLE PASSES

EMILIO ESTEVEZ’S ‘THE PUBLIC’ : TEN DOUBLE PASSES

THE PUBLIC is a new drama, written by, directed by and starring Emilio Estevez. It’s a film with plenty of social relevance as  the spectre of homelessness and social disadvantage looms ever larger.

Also starring  Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater, THE PUBLIC, takes place in downtown Cincinnati during a particularly bitter winter where an Arctic blast has made its way to the front doors of the Public Library – where most of the film’s action takes place.

The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalised, as well as the exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who have not infrequently built emotional connections with these regular patrons, along with a sense of obligation to care for them.  At odds with library officials as to how to handle the extreme weather the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an ‘Occupy’ sit in.

What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgement by media who keep speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles the incredibly challenging issues of homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

THE PUBLIC is due to release in cinemas on Thursday 1st August, 2019.

Sydney Arts Guide has ten in season double passes to give away to Estevez’s provocative film.  To enter the draw email the Editor on editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. Put The Public Promotion in the subject heading of your email. Please remember to put your postal address in  the body of your email. Winners will be advised by email. 

 

 

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THE KEEPER : THREE DOUBLE PASSES

Based on an incredible true story, Bert Trautmann joined the Wehrmacht as a paratrooper at the age of 17. After receiving five medals for bravery he was captured by the British towards the end of the War, arriving in north-west England as a prisoner. During this time, a local football manager noticed Bert’s exceptional talent as a soccer goalkeeper.

His subsequent signing by Man City brought passionate protests from the people of Manchester, a city that had been severely bombed in the War. However, against all odds he won over even his harshest critics during the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956. After an on-field accident, Bert broke his neck… and continued playing to secure victory.

THE KEEPER opens in cinemas on Thursday 25th July,

Sydney Arts Guide has 3 in season double passes to give away. Email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with THE KEEPER promotion in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email.

THE SUNFLOWERS ARE MINE : THE STORY OF VAN GOGH’S MASTERPIECE

 

This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of still lives in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven paintings, and their continuing influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh’s life and his path towards fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist.

In 1888 Van Gogh left for Provence to settle in Arles. That summer he produced what would become his most iconic  works, a series of four sunflower still lifes, with bouquets of three, six, fourteen and fifteen flowers in simple earthenware pots. The two final pictures, the large bouquets set against turquoise and yellow backgrounds are famous- but the first two, Three Sunflowers and Six Sunflowers can almost be described as the ‘unknown’ Sunflowers. One left Europe for Japan in 1920 and was destroyed during the Second World War. The other has always been hidden away in private collections and was last exhibited, briefly, in 1948. Continue reading THE SUNFLOWERS ARE MINE : THE STORY OF VAN GOGH’S MASTERPIECE

FAULTY TOWERS : THE DINING EXPERIENCE : A DOUBLE PASS TO GIVE AWAY

Officially the world’s longest running and most successful tribute to the BBC’s famous sitcom, this Australian original has made its international mark as an ‘unforgettable night out’ (The West Australian). Selling out at shows all over the world – including Sydney Opera House and London’s West End – it’s now returning to Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in July 2019.

Basil, Manuel and Sybil are in town – and they’re bringing a healthy dose of mayhem to your door. Fully immersive, highly interactive and completely original, this is the top-flight show where anything can happen and usually does – and with 70% of the show improvised, it’s never the same twice. With two hours of comedy, three courses of food, and five-star reviews, expect chaos, laughs, and a brilliant night out.                 Continue reading FAULTY TOWERS : THE DINING EXPERIENCE : A DOUBLE PASS TO GIVE AWAY

BURN THE FLOOR GALA @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE : ONE DOUBLE PASS

From the Rumba to the Waltz, Cha-Cha through to Swing and Samba, the BURN THE FLOOR: GALA performance is an energetic roller-coaster ride transporting audiences through dance history.

Hosted by the sensational Tristan MacManus Dancing with the Stars Australia judge, watch as the world’s best ignite chemistry and heat up the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall stage in an Australian exclusive with this exhilarating performance.

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the 3:00pm performance on Saturday 28th June 2019.

Only the winner will be contacted by email.  Send your email to       editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com  –   with “Burn the Floor Gala promotion” as the subject heading.   

Editor’s Note – UPDATED – This giveaway promotion has now closed, and the winner has been contacted by email.

 

 

PARASITE : WINNER OF THE PALME D’OR : FOUR DOUBLE PASSES

PARASITE, the critical darling and winner of the coveted Palme d’Or will be released at Dendy Newtown in on June 27.   A special preview screening will take place on June 21 at 9.00pm
with a drink on arrival included for cinema-goers.

The social satire by director Bong Joon Ho follows an unemployed family of four with a bleak future ahead of them, that is until the son Ki-woo is recommended for a position at a prestigious university. Carrying the future of his family on his shoulders, an unstoppable series of mishaps ensure.

Bong who directed the larger than life action-adventure Okja and the Ice Age thriller Snowpiercer, has crafted his most critically praised film yet.

Tickets are now on sale for the preview screening of Parasite on 21 June 2019 at 9.00pm  at  https://dendy.com.au/

Sydney Arts Guide has four double passes to give away.  Only the winners will be contacted by email.  Send your email to       editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com  – and please put “Parasite promotion” as the subject heading. 

Editor’s Note – UPDATED – This giveaway promotion has now closed, and the winners have been contacted by email.

 

 

UNDER SILVER LAKE : FOUR DOUBLE PASSES

This is the new film from director David Robert Mitchell. Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield stars as Sam a disenchanted 30-something who discovers a mysterious young woman (played by Riley Keough) frolicking in his apartments swimming pool. Sam embarks on a quest across Los Angeles to uncover the secret behind her disappearance, leading him Lynchian-like trail of mystery and scandal in the City of Angels.

Described as “tactile and terrifying and fun,” (NPR), Under the Silver Lake is a film noir for the paranoid age. Releasing Exclusively at Dendy Newtown on June 20. Tickets on sale June 18.

UNDER SILVER LAKE releases exclusively at the Dendy Newtown on Thursday 20th June 2019

Sydney Arts Guide has four double passes to give away to UNDER SILVER LAKE.  Only the winners will be contacted by email.  Send your email to       editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com  – and please put  “Under Silver Lake promotion” as the subject heading. 

Editor’s Note – UPDATED – This giveaway promotion has now closed, and the winners have been contacted by email.

 

ZIRK! RUSSIA’S BIG TOP CIRCUS SPECTACULAR : ONE DOUBLE PASS

In association with the Russian State Circus Company and Moscow’s Nikulin Circus, Australian producers, Andrew Guild and Simon Bryce (Theatre Tours International), are delighted to present in Australia ZIRK! – Russia’s Big Top Circus Spectacular, a brand-new global experience which thrilled audiences in South Africa and Singapore, and had critics raving.

Producer Andrew Guild has a 50-year association with Russian circus and spent eight-months combing the world seeking-out and signing-up the best acts on the international circus circuit.        Continue reading ZIRK! RUSSIA’S BIG TOP CIRCUS SPECTACULAR : ONE DOUBLE PASS