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Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

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When: Thursday 5th September
Where: Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington
Time: Part One 6:30pm-8pm; Part Two 8:15pm-9:30pm
Cost: $30 General admission/ $25 Concession/ $25 ADC Friends

Australian Design Centre is presenting Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival in the lead up to Sydney Craft Week. Fresh from the UK to Sydney for two screenings on Thursday 5 September 2019 at the Chauvel Cinemas Paddington and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool on Saturday 21 September 2019. Real to Reel is a short film festival that celebrates craft and making in all its facets: traditional, contemporary, subversive and diverse. Featuring an eclectic programme of shorts exploring our relationship with materials and making, the films have been selected from around the globe. Discover documentaries, maker profiles, music videos and hand-crafted animations that celebrate craft in all its facets. Film offers makers unique possibilities of expression. It can capture transformations; material, time-based and otherwise, it can present singular and multiple narratives, it can enable the representation of the temporal and performative, and it can take a micro or macro view. In Real to Reel the films are grouped into three thematic sections – material narratives, performative making and animated craft – each immersing us in new environments and providing a different experience of craft. Themes are at times playful or meditative, some highlight social impact projects. The 28 films selected feature contemporary weaving, woodwork, ceramics, glassblowing and metalsmithing, offering a unique opportunity to witness craft in action and the narratives, passion and skill inherent in the creation of works. The program also unites some unusual and perhaps unexpected tales of making – from miniatures, to replica birds’ eggs, to a human powered bakery – along with animations that bring to life fibre, wool, clay and found objects.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Sydney Underground Film Festival

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When: Thursday 12th September - Sunday 15th September
Where: Factory Theatre
Cost: $30-$185

Sydney’s leading festival for cult and underground film, the Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF), will descend on the Factory Theatre from 12th to 15th September to showcase the very best in freaky, absurd, fantastic and not-for-the-faint-hearted films.

Kicking off the opening night party in a way that only SUFF can, is the Sydney premiere of the latest misadventure from Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Gummo), ‘The Beach Bum’, starring Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dog, Zac Efron and Isla Fisher. Audiences will be treated to Korine’s glorious psychedelic cinematic trip, complete with added Odorama effects- appropriately timed (*totally legal, cannabis/THC free*) bong fog - just as the filmmaker intended. Tickets to this multisensory masterpiece also include complimentary beer and wine, tasty Jamaican fare and great tunes.

Other Festival highlights include:
- ‘Alice’ – The Sydney premiere of the SXSW Grand Jury prize-winning film from Australian filmmaker Josephine Mackkeras.
- ‘The Art of Self-Defense’ – The Sydney premiere of Riley Stearn’s one-of-a-kind comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg. A darkly comic and sometimes shocking takedown of toxic masculinity and cultural appropriation.
- ‘Greener Grass’ – An absurdist Masterpiece and contender for weirdest film of the year from Directors Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe.
- ‘Knives and Skin’ - Director Jennifer Reeder’s hyper-stylised subversive teen flick re-invention.
- Documentaries – A selection of the year’s most remarkable documentaries, including ‘Friedkin Uncut’, ‘Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible’, ‘Fuck You All: The Uwe Boll Story’ and Alexandre O Philippe’s must-see ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien.

The much-loved SUFF short film sessions are back, offering audiences the chance to sample on some of the weirdest in short film delectable delights, along with conferences and workshops for the budding (and not so budding) filmmaker.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

ZoneOut Festival 2019

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When: Saturday 28th September
Where: Carriageworks

EXPERIENCE: ZoneOut Festival. A one-day music festival in Sydney featuring international and Australian neo-classical artists, yoga sessions, panel discussions and film screenings.

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Article by Ticketek.

Bring That Beat Back

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When: Sunday 20th October
Where: Hordern Pavilion

Hosted by Flavor Flav, Bring That Beat Back will have you busting moves to; RBRM - Bobby Brown + Bell Biv Devoe on stage together, Montell Jordan, Blu Cantrell, All 4 One and Young MC. Dust off your kangol hats, dungarees, crop tops and bandannas because the 90’s are back! MJR Presents are thrilled to present Bring That Beat Back, a tour to satisfy all those throwback musical cravings this October.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Listen Out Sydney 2019

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When: Saturday 25th October
Where:
Centennial Parklands
Time: Midday-10pm

LISTEN OUT SYDNEY IS BACK IN 2019! More details (including the line-up) coming soon… To keep up to date RSVP. Avoid on-sale-day headaches & save: The earlier you buy them, the cheaper they'll be! Be quick though as there is only a limited amount at this price! Listen Out is Australia’s primary national dance music festival and has sold out in all cities since 2016. Once again Listen Out will tour around the country, stopping in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney. Over 18s event only.

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Article by Fuzzy.

Festival X 2019

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When: Saturday 30th November
Where: Sydney Showgrounds

CALVIN HARRIS / ARMIN VAN BUUREN / LIL PUMP / ALISON WONDERLAND / ANNA LUNOE / BADRAPPER / BLUEFACE / CAMELPHAT / COSMIC GATE* / FUTURECODE (BEN GOLD x OMNIA)* / GENERIK / GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI LIVE 2.0* / GODLANDS / KAZ JAMES / KÖLSCH / MARLO* / MK (MARC KINCHEN) / MURDA BEATZ / NIC FANCIULLI / PAUL KALKBRENNER (LIVE) / RUBEN DE RONDE* / SOPHIEGROPHY* / STEVE AOKI / SUNSET BROS.* / TCHAMI / THANDI PHOENIX* / TRIPPIE REDD / VINI VICI* + LOCAL SUPPORTS TO BE ANNOUNCED…

Summer never sounded so good. FESTIVAL X lands this November as the first major touring festival on the Australian summer music calendar and features the biggest superstars. The inaugural festival line-up features Aussie favourite and multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner, the inimitable CALVIN HARRIS, plus a range of Grammy, Billboard and ARIA Award winning artists, currently performing on the biggest international stages and festivals across the world. Committed to bringing a quality event across multiple stages as well as a safe, friendly and well-priced experience for their guests, Festival X caters to fans from all genres and styles of music with a line-up which reflect this. Whether you’re into dance, hip-hop or pop – get ready – as this is THE music festival to kickstart your summer and to celebrate with your friends. First release tickets for all dates go on sale at 12pm Thursday, August 1 – starting from as little as $154.95 in Brisbane and $159.95 in Sydney and Melbourne. Formed as a collaboration between industry leaders and teams behind some of Australia’s leading festivals, concerts and events, Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon), Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download) have partnered to launch Festival X. In its first year, the festival will travel to showgrounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, showcasing the best artists from across the world and within Australia to fans right across the Eastern seaboard. Founder of Hardware Corp, Richie McNeill said, “As they say, good things come to those who wait! We’re super excited to be working with Onelove again and the Live Nation team, to put together an incredible mix of music in the electronic, pop and urban realms. There are so many amazing artists right now and some amazing creatives we have been working with. Something very special is happening here and we’re super excited about it!” “As we kick off the Summer festival season in Australia once more, we hope to create an event that showcases entertainment on the scale we’re known internationally for, with massive artists, epic event production and a focus firmly on FUN! Australia’s most successful electronic music promoters teaming up with the world’s largest touring company can only mean a great day for everyone. Festival X is looking “Xtra-Large” and we can’t wait!” said Frank Cotela, Founder of Onelove. With Roger Field, CEO of Live Nation Australasia adding, “Festival X sets to wow Australian fans with the best local and international talent, while showcasing a new and exciting festival experience. X is the ultimate pre-summer party fans have been waiting for and deserve. Australia, get ready!”

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Article by Festival X.

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