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Readers probably remember the wonderful award winning 2011 documentary I AM ELEVEN by Genevieve Bailey about the lives and thoughts of kids from all over the world. 

In her latest documentary, HAPPY SAD MAN, Bailey has followed a similar pattern to examine the lives and thoughts of another type of individual: men. Actually, Australian men. More precisely, men with mental health issues. 

With the same honest and direct approach that characterized her previous film she has spent several years filming five men ranging in age from 30s to 70s, who bare their soul in front of the camera.

They are all very different from each other: there is John, self-defined ‘first hippie on the South Coast of NSW’, a very colorful personality living with bi-polar disorder. Jake is a war photographer with a restless soul, whose humanitarian mum is his hero. Grant is a surfer who despite, or thanks to, his severe bi-polar disorder has started a successful global movement to talk about mental health. David is a sensitive artist with a passion for his pooch Teena; the two share successful performances, exhibitions and anxiety disorder. Ivan is a mental health outreach worker who is a Men’s Shed hero, bringing comfort and support to rural communities.
All these individuals are ordinary and exceptional at the same time, because they are uplifting proof that mental illness does not mean the end of the world, and that it is OK not to be OK. Talking about their fears, hopes and dreams, accepting to be seen as vulnerable, these men have helped me to understand a bit more about the complex emotional landscape of Australian masculinity. 

The film title reflects this complexity: the opposite of happiness is not necessarily an all-consuming un-happiness, it may be a more subtle feeling of sadness that is possible to conquer or at least to cope with. HAPPY SAD MAN: we all know one.

6:00pm Thursday 21st November
Tickets: $12/$10

A screening of the film Convoy, about the Bob Brown Foundation's (BBF) call out to Australians to Stop Adani, a massive coal mine that will be disasterous for the Wangan & Jagalingoo Traditional Owners, the environment, the endangered Black Throated Finch, & planetary CO2 emissions.
The W&J people invited the BBF to Cleremont for a Cultural Weekend of music & dance, celebrating their traditional ancient Water Protection culture. 1000s of Australians responded to the Stop Adani campaign & Convoy. 1000s attended peaceful protests in regional towns & capital cities.
This is their story.
Speakers at the event include:
Jenny Weber from BBF
Muss Dreschler from Mystery Dingo Tours
Mayor Katie Milne, who will launch the Convoy book
Nola Firth, poet.
Event will be MC'd by Juliet Green

Time: 6pm on Wednesday 4th December
Tickets: $15 available from the Regent.

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.
“It’s really special. Go and see it. Write stories about it. Tell your friends”. — Russell Crowe
“A remarkable story of bringing troubled boys and girls back from the brink” — Sydney Morning Herald
“..this is inspirational stuff!” — David Stratton

Hosted by Uki Public School.
Friday 6th December 7:00pm
Tickets $10

Adam Bakri stars as Ricky, a Sydney café owner and Muslim refugee who is proudly assimilated into Australian culture. Ricky is estranged from his sister Ameena (Danielle Horvat), a hijab-wearing, politicised slam poet who is unafraid to air her views on Australian society. When Ameena disappears after a gig one night, Ricky is forced to revisit his internal conflicts over his own identity as he and his mother desperately search for her. When the right-wing media seizes on the story, speculating that Ameena has fled the country to join the Islamic State, the family suffers a barrage of scrutiny – even as they fear it could be true.

Screening of the film "Slam" plus live slam poetry from the Regent's stage.
6:00pm Saturday 7th December
Tickets $16, includes live slam poetry, the film, and two raffle tickets.
Food and drinks available.

2:00pm Sunday 8th December
Tickets: $20. Available online at www.trybooking.com/559751 or at the Regent Cinema


Love chatting about movies with like-minded people? Join us for a discussion every third Friday of the month after the 6:00pm screening. There is no fee to become a member of our Film Chat Group.
Italian cafe’ Bacaro’s special $10 meal offer to the participants to Film Chat on the third Friday of the month. Orders can be placed when buying the ticket for the film and the food will be delivered and ready by the end of the screening, to be enjoyed during the film discussion. The meal options will be:
- Minestrone with croutons
- Spinach and ricotta quiche with salad
- Beef lasagna
Drinks available at the Regent bar. 

Home made dim-sum, spring rolls and other south-east Asian delicacies available at the Regent. Vegetarian options available.
Saturdays 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Sundays 12:30pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy a film on Thursdays at kids ticket prices ($8.00). Plus on Thursdays enjoy two glasses of bubbly for the price of one....!
Note that cheap Thursday deals dont apply during school holiday periods.
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