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Vocal and guitar concert
Saturday 7 March, 7 pm

Collister & Fix

There’s a real treat for live music fans, when sensational musicians Collister & Fix return to the James. It’s been a couple of years since they were last in town, but those who were at their last gig won’t have forgotten their brilliant sets. Now there’s a chance for a new audience to see the duo again as they bring their tour and their new CD – North&South – to Australia.
Christine Collister and Michael Fix create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform. Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and brilliant range, combined with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, transports the listener to places in the soul where only music can take you. Christine draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. Michael has both the dry deserts of Australia and a German heritage in his blood.
Be prepared to be mesmerised by the combination of their talent, experience and natural stage presence as they skilfully move through the gamut of human emotion. They promise to have you crying, laughing and tapping your toes in equal measure and will leave you feeling totally up-lifted and full of hope!

Tickets are $25 at the door.

Drama/Sport
Sunday 15 March, 1.30 pm

Ford v Ferrari (M)

The Mustang Owners Club of Australia is returning to the James in 2020, with a great street display of classic cars, and our annual motorhead movie, a rescreening of the very popular Ford v Ferrari.
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of two 20th century mavericks who joined forces and rocked the world. Directed by James Mangold (Walk The Line), the film chronicles the relationship between visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Mustangs will be on display in front of the Theatre from 11am. Please come along to watch the movie and if you have a classic car, bring that along to join the cars from the Mustang Owners Club.

Drama, Spain
Sunday 15 March, 7 pm

Pain and Glory (MA15+)

Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz in his most personal film yet: a reflection on cinema, art, family, love and sexual awakening.
Banderas, in one of his finest performances, plays Salvador Mallo, who has a few things in common with Pedro Almodóvar. Salvador finds himself in a creative rut. This artistic limbo leads Salvador to reflect on his life, his loves and his films. Pain and Glory goes back in time to Salvador’s childhood, where he was raised, in poverty, in a cave modelled into a house by his doting mother (played superbly by Cruz). In the present, a reunion with an actor he has long been estranged from leads to an addiction to heroin. Amidst the pain, there are thoughts of past glories, and those hopefully to come, in a film that arrives at a resolute position of hope. As always, there is a meticulous attention to detail, and images and moments that make you swoon in the distinctive way that only a Pedro Almodóvar film can.

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JAMES CALENDAR

March

  • 7 Sat 7 pm
    Vocal and guitar concert
    Collister & Fix
  • 15 Sun 1.30 pm
    Drama/Sport
    Ford v Ferrari (M)
  • 15 Sun 7 pm
    Drama, Spain
    Pain and Glory (MA15+)
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