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DENDY NEWTOWN: THE FURNACE Q & A : ONE DOUBLE PASS

It is 1897 Western Australia in the new Australian film ‘The Furnace’. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace—the one place where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.

‘The Furnace’ has been directed by Roderick Mackay and stars Jay Ryan, David Wenham and Goran D. Kleut.

‘The Furnace’ Q&A is on Tuesday 8 December at 6:30pm: https://www.dendy.com.au/events/the-furnace-q-and-a-preview-screening

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the screening. editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with ‘The Furnace’ Promotion in the subject heading. The winner will be advised by email 

TESSA MACKAY WINS 2019 ARCHIBALD PACKING ROOM PRIZE WITH PORTRAIT OF DAVID WENHAM

Art Gallery of New South Wales head packer Brett Cuthbertson and his packing room team have awarded the 2019 Archibald Packing Room Prize to West Australian hyperreal artist Tessa MacKay.

MacKay’s hyperreal portrait is of renowned actor and producer David Wenham titled Through the looking glass.

Cuthbertson, with 52 per cent of the vote for the Archibald Packing Room Prize said he ‘loved the work’ from the moment his packing room colleague Stu, brought it to his attention.

“Tessa’s is a really interesting portrait – there’s a lot happening in it.  I’ve been looking at it every day since it came into the Gallery. Continue reading TESSA MACKAY WINS 2019 ARCHIBALD PACKING ROOM PRIZE WITH PORTRAIT OF DAVID WENHAM

RED CARPET : LION @ THE STATE THEATRE

LION, based on the autobiographical book, A LONG WAY HOME by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose, tells the story of how Saroo, adopted by a loving couple in Tasmania, with the help of Google, searches for and finds his birth mother.

Nicole Kidman hugs Sue Brierley

Nicole Kidman stars as his adoptive mother Sue Brierley and David Wenham plays his adoptive father John. Dev Patel stars as Saroo.

The film’s Sydney premiere took place on the 19th December at the State Theatre saw the real life Brierley’s join their celebrity counterparts on the red carpet.

The director Garth Davis, the writer Luke Davies, the producers and all the major stars attended with the exception of Rooney Mara stayed after the screening to participate in a Q and A.
Continue reading RED CARPET : LION @ THE STATE THEATRE

Paper Planes

The inspirations for Robert Connolly's film-  James Norton left and  Dylan Parker right
The inspirations for Robert Connolly’s film-James Norton left and Dylan Parker right

Light as a feather, plain sailing and unapologetically old fashioned film fare, PAPER PLANES is an aeronautical origami featuring a central role by Ed Oxenbould and a top billing support slumbering turn by Sam Worthington.

Ed and Sam play son and father, Dylan and Jack, in the aftermath of losing their mother and wife.

The kid is coping better than the severely depressed dad and possesses a keen eye on the local feathered fauna. This ornithological interest transplants itself, osmosis like, in his ability to fold fabulous paper planes.
Such is the intuitive ingenuity of his aerodynamic designs, Dylan secures himself a spot in the national heats to contend for the world paper plane championships in Japan. Continue reading Paper Planes