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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, Thursday 25 July. 

 

Raine Square Fashion Film Festival


Palace Cinemas, Thursday 1 August 2019

 

Win one of two double passes to the opening gala night of the inaugural Raine Square Fashion Film Festival at Palace Cinemas. The festival will premiere on 1 August with a gala reception and fashion parade presented by the Perth Fashion Festival, followed by a screening of cutting-edge documentary Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic.

Tickets include a complimentary pre-film cocktail function in the Palace Champagne Lounge and a launch fashion parade presented by PFF. Official proceedings will feature popular MC Rebecca Johns, with all guests taking home a deluxe Raine Square goody bag.

An official PFF event, the six-week film program (Thursday nights from 1 August to 5 September) will precede the traditional September Fashion Festival.

Danger Close


In cinemas 8 August 2019

 

Inspired by the true events, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan a nail-biting dramatic exploration of war illustrating heroism, mateship and the sacrifice of battle.

One late afternoon in 1966, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives. They’re holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. This is their untold story.

 

The film features an A-list Australian cast including Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Luke Bracey (Point Break, Hacksaw Ridge), Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Richard Roxburgh (Breath, Rake).

Amazing Grace


In cinemas 29 August 2019

 

This revelatory concert movie features Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace, and is crafted from never-before-seen footage originally captured in 1972. Over two days in January of that year, Aretha Franklin got up to sing her heart out at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, backed by the Southern California Community Choir.

Swoons Concert


Sunday 28 July, Christ Church, cnr Queenslea Dr & Stirling Hwy, Claremont

 

Join the prestigious Perth Symphonic Chorus and its renowned director Dr Margaret Pride for a wonderful concert of enchanting light repertoire. The program includes the flirtatious Liebeslieder Waltzes of Brahms, intoxicating Debussy choral songs, the best of Duke Ellington and an evocative new work Uluru by Perth’s own Rod Christian.

 

For enquiries: contact Liz on 9245 2975 or Helen on 9246 2423.

The Australian Dream


In cinemas 22 August 2019

 

From shy country kid to two-time Brownlow medalist and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes is an inspiration to many. The footy field was where he thrived – the only place where the colour of his skin was irrelevant. But Goodes’ world fell apart when he became the target of racial abuse during a game, which spiralled into public backlash against him. He spoke out about racism when Australia was not ready to hear the ugly truth, retiring quietly from AFL heartbroken.

 

Using the stunning athleticism of Goodes at the peak of his powers as well as the game itself as the film’s backdrop, The Australian Dream prompts questions about Australia’s relationship with racism and its ability to confront its own past.

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