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Guitar concert – Michael Fix, with songs by Mark Cryle
Saturday 24 April, 7 pm

‘Time Lines’: Australian Stories in Song

In ‘Time Lines’: Australian Stories in Song, we welcome seasoned performers Michael Fix and Mark Cryle who join forces on stage to create a unique musical perspective on Australian history.

Michael is an acclaimed acoustic guitarist and composer, and familiar face at the James, who has released 16 albums, several DVDS, EPs and songbooks, performing regularly at festivals across Australia, published over 1000 works and won numerous awards including 3 Golden Guitars. Mark is one of the best songwriters in Australia, with a PhD in Australian history, recorded albums and collaborated with countless other artists.
Time Lines brings people and events to life in song – about the Aboriginal fast bowler Eddie Gilbert, or the doughty St Patrick Day’s protesters confronting batons in Brisbane in 1948, or Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. When Mark sings about visiting Sideshow Alley at the Brisbane Ekka as a child and a Dad, every word rings true without cloying sentimentality.
Both Mark and Michael are multi-instrumentalists and renowned performers, who are passionate about keeping Australia’s history alive – the good, the bad and the ugly – in a rich catalogue of original songs.
Tickets for this fantastic live event are $30 for general admission, and $20 for concession. You can buy them online at this link or at the theatre on the night.

Screenings are in line with our COVID Safety Plan, which means reduced numbers, only using certain seats, on-line bookings and reduced cash handling. To ensure that you get a ticket, please book online here.

Animation/Family
Sunday 25 April, 2 pm

Peter Rabbit 2 (PG)

We’ve waited a long time for Peter Rabbit to return to the cinema, and finally, the loveable rogue is back in Peter Rabbit 2.
Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift and loving family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Featuring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, and James Corden as Peter Rabbit. This keenly awaited live-action/CGI sequel to the 2018 worldwide hit film will once again bring the beloved characters and tales of Beatrix Potter to life.

Screenings are in line with our COVID Safety Plan, which means reduced numbers, only using certain seats, on-line bookings and reduced cash handling. To ensure that you get a ticket, please book online here.

Drama
Sunday 25 April, 7 pm

Nomadland (M)

Winner of the 2021 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director (Chloe Zhou) and Actress (Frances McDormand), Nomadland is the gripping story of a woman who embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the Great recession.
Left with nothing but a broken heart, widowed Fern, a former substitute teacher, finds herself forced out of her home in Empire, Nevada, when the local U.S. Gypsum plant closed the mine, and with it, the town, in 2011. Faced with a bleak economic future, Fern crams her scanty, memory-laden belongings into a beat-up, second-hand van and hits the road, travelling from town to town, state to state, in search of work opportunities. As dignified Fern adopts a nomadic, hand-to-mouth lifestyle, along the way, she meets other kindred spirits, silver-haired, fellow modern-day nomads, whose entire generation suffered a crippling blow after the 2008 financial collapse. But, when the world is collapsing around you, and memories are all we have left, is home just a word?

JAMES CALENDAR

April 2021

  • 21 Wed 7.30 pm
    Live Concert
    Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • 24 Sat 7 pm
    Guitar concert - Michael Fix, with songs by Mark Cryle
    ‘Time Lines’: Australian Stories in Song
  • 25 Sun 2 pm
    Animation/Family
    Peter Rabbit 2 (PG)
  • 25 Sun 7 pm
    Drama
    Nomadland (M)
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