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M E D I C U S

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F E A T U R E

On the

TOWN

To win a double pass to one of the following events, simply go to

www.amawa.com.au/amamembership/on-the-town/

Entries must be received by 4pm, Thursday 24 August 2017.

HAMPSTEAD

In cinemas 17 August

Starring Diane Keaton and Brendan

Gleeson,

Hampstead

is a London-set

romantic comedy about an American

widow who finds unexpected love with

a man living in a ramshackle hut on

Hampstead Heath when they take on

the developers who want to destroy

his home.

MAUDIE

In cinemas 17 August

This is a beautifully drawn,

absorbing portrait of the reclusive

Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis

(Sally Hawkins), that follows her

life, the success story of her art

and her life with her husband,

Everett (Ethan Hawke).

GIFTED

In cinemas 31 August

Frank Adler is a single man raising

a child prodigy, his spirited young

niece Mary. Frank’s plans for a

normal school life for Mary are

foiled when the seven-year-old’s

mathematical abilities come to

the attention of Frank’s formidable

mother Evelyn.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A

THOUSAND PLANETS

In cinemas 10 August

This visually spectacular new

adventure film from Luc Besson

is based on the ground-breaking

comic book series and stars Dane

DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as

special operatives in the 28

th

century,

charged with maintaining order

throughout the universe.

BRAHMS’ GERMAN

REQUIEM

Saturday 23 September, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

From the opening chorus

Blessed are They

, through the

much loved

How Lovely are thy

Dwellings

to the finale

Blessed

are the Dead

, this exquisite

work combines extraordinarily rich choral tone with full

orchestration and lyrical solos from international artists

Sara Macliver (soprano) and Christopher Richardson

(baritone). Presented by the Perth Symphonic Chorus, this

masterpiece never fails to leave the listener profoundly

moved.

LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM

FESTIVAL

21 September – 11 October

Thanks to Palace and Luna Palace

Cinemas, AMA (WA) members can

win an in-season double pass to the

2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

which screens at Cinema Paradiso

and Luna SX. The festival will showcase a huge program

of Italian cinema (over 30 films) including the Opening

Night Gala screening of

Let Yourself Go!

, the Closing Night

film

Life is Beautiful

, and special appearances by festival

ambassador

Greta Scacchi

.

www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

or

http://www.lunapalace.com.au/

MOZART & MAHLER

Fri 25 & Sat 26 August, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Conceived on a gigantic scale,

Mahler’s

Sixth

is a symphony of

extreme intensity, demanding

enormous interpretive

commitment from both conductor

and orchestra. Its legendary

hammer blows are moments

of raw brutality. Sonically

spectacular and vividly imaginative, this is one of Mahler’s

most awe-inspiring creations. To open this concert, violinist

Karen Gomyo (pictured) offers a sophisticated entrée –

Mozart’s exquisite

Third Violin Concerto

.

Asher Fisch: conductor; Karen Gomyo: violin

www.waso.com.au

Pic: Gabrielle Revere