This week is all about the Film Festival for the staff of hml. Yes indeedy, annual leave has been taken, sensible shoes are polished and families are all but abandoned as we enter into the halloweed halls of The Forum, The Regent,The Capitol and er ...Greater Union. Highlights of our week will include 'Metal:A Headbangers Journey', 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John' and 'Jonestown'.
Too many movies just aren't enough. We must confess that we will be straying from the Festival Guide on Friday to visit the Immigration Museum to see the Bollwood Nights Exhibition followed later that eve of new epic 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna'.
Described as the Indian version of 'Closer' we are a bit beside ourselves because it has every single Bollywood actor we love! The brooding good looks of Shah Rukh Khan (cue Ramona swooning), the towering brilliance of Abhishek Bachchan (cue Beck swooning), grandmaster Amitabh Bachan, stunning beauty Preity Zinta and formidable screen goddess Rani Mukerji.
For the unititiated try to imagine a film starring Brad Pitt, Jeff Golblum, and Benicio Del Toro with Angelina Jolie, and Uma Thurman with dance routines and you'll kind of get the idea.
For those of you that just can't live virtually and must see some art in the flesh opening this week at Kick Gallery is ‘Deadline at Dawn', an exhibition of photography by Leigh Backhouse & Jitske Wiersma. This duo have put together a really gorgeous show of photographs that, dare we say it, are quite cinematic. Opening night is Thursday 7-9pm - better get in quick, we think it's going ito be a fast seller.
Image: La Friday Night 6pm by Jitske Wiersma
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