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FILM NIGHT & BOOK LAUNCH
7PM - WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST 
                                                              Uki Refugee Project fundraiser
 

MOVIE: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers tells the incredible story of the international musical collective created by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. This extraordinary documentary follows this group of instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution, inspire hope and to heal those displaced.  (1hr 30mins)

 

BOOK LAUNCH: THE MAGIC LOOM
Local author Heather McClelland
 

Just as music and film can be inspiring and therapeutic so too the rarely noticed sensations of a person's body. Heather McClelland,  in her book The Magic Loom, helps those who still contend in their adult lives with trauma experienced way back in childhood, to interweave the narratives and the wisdom of body and mind and to find newness. (15 mins)

Following the movie Heather will be available for book signings and questions.

Light refreshments will be available.

 

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

 

A taste of the best of contemporary European film, showcasing poignant, entertainin g and heartwarming foreign films that are not often released outside of major capital cities.

The package includes Back to Burgundy, a film about sibling camaraderie and imploding familial tension among the vineyards of the famous wine-producing region but ultimately one that arrives at the inevitable conclusion that love, like wine, needs time. 

 

Then Gauguin, starring veteran actor Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) as the famed French painter during his self-imposed exile in Polynesia in 1891, a period that saw the creation of some of the artist’s most lauded works.

 

Return of the Hero, is a period comedy set at the beginning of the 1800s, with hilarious performances from two of France’s biggest stars, Jean Dujardin (The Artist) in a role of a part Casanova, part Cyrano de Bergerac and Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) as his sister who becomes his ghost writer as well. 

 

Finally, Jealous, a fascinating comedy-drama helmed by the directors of Delicacy

about a divorced middle-class woman who upon turning 50 slowly devolves from an accomplished professional and loving mother into an irritable, narcissistic and jealous monster who detests the happiness and success of others around her, including her own family.

 

All these films will be screened at the Regent through September – an opportunity for all lovers of French cinema to indulge themselves in some of France’s best recent releases.
 



Film Chat:

Love chatting about movies with like-minded people? Join us for a discussion led by Lori Scinto every third Friday of the month after the 6:00pm screening. There is no fee to become a member of our Film Chat Group. Pizza and sushi can be arranged for participants. Drinks available at the Regent bar. 
 


 
Don't forget OUR REGULAR SPECIAL EVENTS..!
KHANTHALLY'S KITCHEN 
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
 
outdoor deck
overlooking town