On the Town

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,Tuesday 2 January 2018.

 

Sweet Country


In cinemas 25 January

 

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. Also starring Bryan Brown, Gibson John and Sam Neill.

 

Swinging Safari


In cinemas 18 January

 

From director Stephan Elliott, who brought you The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Swinging Safari has an all-star Australian cast including Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce. The film is a colourful satire of a typical Australian beach-side neighbourhood at the height of a 1970’s summer. It captures the innocence of an era of careless parenting, constant sunburn and suggestive adult behaviour.

The Post


In cinemas 11 January

 

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama inspired by true events about The Washington Post’s race against time to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four US Presidents.

 

Breathe


In cinemas on Boxing Day

 

Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) makes his feature directorial debut with Breathe, an inspirational true story of love without limits.

 

Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life

 

Wonder Wheel


In cinemas now

 

In Woody Allen’s new movie, a tale of passion and betrayal plays out against the picturesque backdrop of 1950s Coney Island. Starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and Juno Temple, Wonder Wheel tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the amusement park.

The Commuter


In cinemas on 18 January

 

In this action packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance saleman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy.

Just To Be Sure


In cinemas on Boxing Day, Palace Films

 

The breakout French hit of the 2017 Cannes International Film festival is a winning tale of parenthood, love and family, both lost and found. Offering a terrific showcase for her brilliant cast, writer/director Carine Tardieu skilfully weaves a wholly-entertaining exploration of human relationships, coincidence and love.

Mindfoolness


28 January – 23 February 2018, Fringe World

 

International Comedy Stage Hypnotist Matt Hale will again return as a headline act to Fringe World 2018 with 29 shows across three venues premiering his brand new hypnosis stage show, Mindfoolness.
Matt was nominated for a Fringe World award and sold out over 6,000 seats in 2017.

 

Mindfoolness will play three shows at Sunset Verandah on the Scarborough Beach esplanade, 20 shows at Elizabeth’s Palace (the new Noodle Palace location at Elizabeth Quay), rounding off the season with six shows at Noodle’s sister venue, Flour Palace (at the Flour Factory, Queen St).

Blood, Sweat and Tears


Wednesday 15 March, The Astor Theatre

 

Blood, Sweat and Tears, the iconic American jazz-rock band from the late 60s and 70s return to Australia with their repertoire of international hit songs including You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, And When I Die, Hi-Di-Ho That Old Sweet Roll and Lucretia Mac Evil.

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