SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
Cinema Paradiso plays host to filmic gems from Spain and Latin America as part of the Spanish Film Festival, which spans everything from dramas and romances, to thrillers and comedies. The opening night party features a screening of Spanish Affair 2 (Ocho Apellidos Catalanes), the highest-grossing film in Spanish theatres last year. Other highlights include Truman (which picked up six Gaudí Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Film) and The Clan (El Clan), a disturbing true story from Argentina about a family of violent kidnappers (it won director Pablo Trapero the Silver Lion at the 2015 Venice Film Festival).
Cinema Paradiso, April 21-May 11.
Comedy/drama Isla Bonita.
THE GREAT BRITAIN RETRO FILM FESTIVAL
The Great Britain Retro Film Festival is back for a second year, treating cinema
fans to a range of classic British movies selected by David Stratton (above), the curator and patron of the festival. Stratton says there are many highlights to enjoy, including the opportunity to see classic films painstakingly digitally restored and presented for the first time in Australia. “I’m really excited about this retrospective film festival, and have always been fond of British movies. To see this collection of films, on the big screen, as they were intended to be seen, is indeed a rare pleasure.” Windsor Cinema, May 12-25.
AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS SCREENING
The Australian Revelations program offers a monthly event that includes the screening of an Australian film, a WA-made short film, and a Q&A discussion or Skype chats with the filmmakers or actors, if possible. Tickets include nibbles
and drinks. The Backlot Perth, April 26 and May 30. For details, visit revelationfilmfest.org.
INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK LIVE IN CONCERT
Catch this adventure movie classic in HD while the West Australian Symphony Orchestra brings John Williams’ iconic score to life. It’s the ultimate viewing experience for Indiana Jones fans, and lovers of movie soundtracks. Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Riverside Theatre, June 15 and 16.
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
The Banff Mountain Festival is held in Canada every November, showcasing more than 300 films of mountain adventures. Perth- based adrenalin fans can get a taste of the pulse-pounding action when the festival’s world tour hits town, bringing two and a half hours of short films from the lineup. State Theatre Centre of WA, June 23-28.
Center Jenny (2013). Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2014. Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York © Ryan Trecartin.
RYAN TRECARTIN IN 6 MOVIES
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is screening half a dozen films by artist Trecartin, including Sibling Topics (section a) (2009) and CENTER JENNY (2013). It’s their first airing in Perth, so catch these challenging cultural gems while you can.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, until May 8.