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Drama/Comedy
Saturday 20 August, 7 pm

The Duke (M)

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The Duke is based on a true story. It is 1961, and Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, has stolen Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting only on condition that the government provide television for free to the elderly. What happens next would became the stuff of legend, and only half a century later would the full story emerge. This is a startling story of how a good man sets out to change the world, and in so doing saves both his son and his marriage.

According to the Guardian, The Duke is “a lovely, rousing, finally moving film. It is unashamedly sentimental and resolutely old-fashioned in the best sense of the term”. Featuring endearing performances from Jim Broadbent and the marvellous Helen Mirren, The Duke is a warm, funny, uplifting crowdpleaser. View trailer here.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc. We encourage wearing a mask to this screening.

Family/Adventure
Sunday 21 August, 2 pm

FREE family film and afternoon tea

Oddball (G)

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The Dungog Shire Community Centre (DINS) is turning 40 this month and we want to celebrate with the wonderful community that has supported us for all that time. Starting off with a free screening of the funny, quirky Australian family film Oddball and continuing into an afternoon tea for all. We welcome past and current clients, volunteers, staff, committee members and anyone else who wants to celebrate this milestone anniversary with us.

Oddball is a heartwarming Australian underdog tale of a chicken farmer who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary. The story is inspired by a real maremma dog that saved a penguin colony on Middle Island, 150m offshore from Warrnambool, Victoria. Foxes had brought the penguin population down to 10 birds in 2005 when a local free-range chicken farmer suggested using a maremma to protect them. View trailer here.

This event is provided by Dungog Shire Community Centre Inc. We encourage wearing a mask to this event.

live performance The Song Company
Wednesday 24 August, 6.30 pm

The Arms of Love

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‘The Song Company is returning with a heartbreakingly beautiful new program, Arms of Love – a pageant of light, voice, and movement, once again collaborating with Indigenous contemporary dance company, Karul Projects. Buxtehude’s Baroque vocal masterpiece and a specially commissioned a cappella work setting words from the novel No Friend But The Mountains by Manus Island survivor Behrouz Boochani.

Tix available here.  $39.00 & concessions $29.00

Presented by The Song Company with Continuous Music.

Science Film Festival
Saturday 27 August, 7 pm

The Best of Scinema – International Science Film Festival 2022

FREE event. Please reserve your seat here.

Paterson Allyn Williams Science & Ideas Hub is proud to once again be presenting THE BEST OF SCINEMA – featuring International Award Winning films from SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2022.  SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, short, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.

SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. Thanks to: The Royal Institution of Australia

This film is brought to you by Paterson Allyn Williams Science & Ideas Hub. We encourage wearing a mask to this screening.

JAMES CALENDAR

August 2022

  • 20 Sat 7 pm
    Drama/Comedy
    The Duke (M)
  • 21 Sun 2 pm
    Family/Adventure
    Oddball (G)
  • 24 Wed 6.30 pm
    The Song Company
    The Arms of Love
  • 27 Sat 7 pm
    Science Film Festival
    The Best of Scinema – International Science Film Festival 2022
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