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Want to catch a good movie? Or listen to a renowned string quartet at Perth Concert Hall? Perhaps Shakespeare is more your style – or a good old belly laugh at a bawdy stage play? Whatever takes your fancy, AMA (WA) is offering members the chance to win FREE tickets to a range of movies, concerts, plays, shows or events currently on in Perth.

 

Entries must be received by 4pm, Friday 30 June 2017.

 

Churchill


In cinemas 8 June

 

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead.

 

Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.

 

Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.

 

CHURCHILL is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), from an original screenplay by British historian Alex von Tunzelmann (Medici: Masters of Florence) in her feature debut. Golden Globe nominated actor Brian Cox (War & Peace, L.I.E, Coriolanus) stars as the legendary Winston Churchill and Academy Award nominated Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, The Crying Game) as the Prime Minister’s wife and confident Clemmie.

The Promise


In cinemas 15 June

 

A love story plays out in the final days of the Ottoman Empire in The Promise, a sweeping romance starring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Academy Award winner Christian Bale. In 1914, Armenian medical student Mikael (Isaac) travels to the grand city of Constantinople to train as a doctor. There, he falls in love with Ana (Le Bon), a French-educated Armenian artist who is already in a relationship with the fiery Chris (Bale), an American journalist dedicated to exposing political truth. Drawn to each other regardless, Mikael and Ana are torn apart when they find themselves on the run for their lives as war breaks out and the Empire turns against its own people. From the director of Hotel Rwanda, The Promise is both an intimate love story and a heartrending historical drama.

Emily Leung Plays Bruch


Saturday 22 July, Perth Town Hall & Sunday 23 July, Fremantle Town Hall 

 

Fresh from a year of studies in America talented young Perth violinist Emily Leung performs one of the greatest violin concertos: Bruch’s Violin Concerto 1. Conducted by Christopher van Tuinen, the concert opens with Beethoven’s uplifting Leonore Overture 1 and concludes with Mendelssohn’s popular Symphony 3, “the Scottish”, sheer beauty all around!

 

Beethoven: Leonore 1 Overture

Bruch: Violin Concerto 1

Mendelssohn: Symphony No3 “Scottish”

Tickets available at the door or from Ticketek. 

 

Louis Lortie Plays Chopin


Fri 30 June, 7.30pm, Perth Concert Hall

 

Experience the artistry of one of the world’s most poetic pianists.

Acclaimed French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie’s teacher was a pupil of Chopin specialist Alfred Cortot, whose teacher was a student of Chopin himself. Lortie performs with elegant subtlety, sophistication and spontaneity – perfect qualities for Chopin’s lyrical First Piano Concerto. Christoph König frames Chopin with the muscularly romantic music of Dvořák: the seldom heard but delightful tone poem The Water Goblin and his passionate Seventh Symphony.

 

DVORAK The Water Goblin
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1
DVORAK Symphony No.7

 

Christoph König conductor
Louis Lortie piano (pictured)

The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival


20 July – 2 August

The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Perth playing exclusively at Cinema Paradiso.

 

Highlights include:
Norway’s official selection at the 2017 Academy Awards, The King’s Choice which is based on extraordinary true events. From child prodigy to chess genius, Magnus is a lively documentary that explores how chess virtuoso Magnus Carlsen, the 26-year-old Norwegian, rose to become the World Chess Champion,  and shot entirely on location in Copenhagen, In the Blood which follows a group of young men through a warm, sunny summer at a defining moment in their lives. These and many others form the specially curated program of films and events, allowing audiences to delve into the iconic style of Nordic cinema from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.

A Ghost Story


In cinemas 13 July

 

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.

 

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award- winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll

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