Now in our 5th year BLUE2BLUE has grown from strength to strength. BLUE2BLUE is an international film competition encouraging, promoting, making, showing and celebrating the use of drones in film making. We know you've been getting smashed in the surf, nailed on ramps, roads, trails, slopes, peaks, pits and parks and we're excited to provide a platform for your stories and adventures and get them up on the big screen and out into the world..... there'll be spoils of glory, bragging rights and knowing that you are contributing to a good cause!! ( 10% of all proceeds goes to Project BASE
In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Produced by WWF and award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.
David Byrne’s American Utopia brings the Talking Heads frontman’s critically acclaimed Broadway show to HBO in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo. Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage. We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?
Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome. Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show. With over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings – over a hundred of which have been brought together for the first time – this major exhibition celebrates the life and work of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. With unprecedented loans from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more,the exhibition and this film provide an opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity and ingenuity. Award-winning director Phil Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance, and shows why he is considered one of the all-time greats. The film covers his life in Rome, and includes unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited. More than just a painter, Raphael was one of the most extraordinary artists of the Renaissance but is often misunderstood or mythologised. On the basis of this extraordinary exhibition in Rome, this film allows Raphael, for the first time, to be truly revealed.
Country music super-star Gina Jeffreys is delighted to perform at Avoca Beach Theatre for a very special return concert, as part of the NSW Government’s Great Southern Nights 2020 programme. ”I’m so excited to be back performing after the restrictions of the past 6 months, and to finally be able to bring some live music to the people of the Central Coast” Gina said. Gina returns to centre stage with her new album BEAUTIFUL TANGLE following a 12-year break from recording and touring to raise her family. The album is a stunning collection of personal stories that come straight from the heart, showcasing the rich and distinctive voice that has won over audiences ever since Gina’s award-winning career began 30 years ago. Gina first delighted audiences with her music as the winner of Star Maker in 1991, taking over the mantle from Keith Urban. She soon became Australian Country Music’s Golden Girl and went on to become a household name – regularly appearing on hit TV shows and touring Australia with music greats like Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Kernaghan, and the most famous of all – Johnny Cash. She became Australia’s first ever female country artist to sell platinum albums, perform sell-out shows across Australia, and taking her music to the world. Gina’s show will blend her new album BEAUTIFUL TANGLE with her all-time hits and fan favourites. Gina is joined by Rod McCormack with his highly-acclaimed bluegrass album FINGERPRINTS – already a hit in the USA – and singer-songwriter Max Jackson. This will be a concert to remember.
You will be enthralled by this performance! We are honoured to have brilliant bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and internationally acclaimed flautist Jane Rutter perform together at Avoca Beach Theatre, uniting their musical genius to raise our spirits and pull at our heartstrings with some of the world’s greatest love songs. In this sublime concert of love and romance, we will be taken to new heights with the passion of Operatic Italy to the Classical Perfection of Handel, Mozart (The Magic Flute), Donizetti and Schubert. This glorious concert will also include yearning songs from the Celtic canon with the wit and charm of Cole Porter, Paolo Tosti and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Allow this stellar duo to artfully romance you in a stunning program devised especially for you, our wonderful Avoca Beach Theatre patrons! Teddy Tahu Rhodes is multi-award-winning and is Australia’s favourite leading man of the operatic and concert stage, dazzling audiences with his extraordinary voice and presence. Teddy has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform, performing with prestigious opera companies around the world. Jane Rutter is an amazing friend of Avoca Beach Theatre, performing to sold out concerts. She is an internationally-acclaimed concert soloist flutist with a major influence in classical music. Known for her onstage warmth, she brilliantly conveys passion, sparkling technique and elegance of expression through her beautiful flute playing. In this concert she will share her incredible talent with us on classical flutes and Irish Whistles! This stellar duo perform with pianist John Martin, a favourite at the Theatre. Be swept away on a seductive musical journey by some of Australia’s finest performers.
Steel Strings Wrapped In A Velvet Voice Imagine mixing the perfect music cocktail. A shot of soul, a splash of jazz, a healthy measure of blues, a twist of alternate country, topped up with a dose of rock energy and served with a ton of passion. Take a sip and you get the feel for Jenny Marie Lang and her band’s magical fusion of crossover blues and jazz tinged rock. Jenny’s soulful voice soars from rich velvet to powerful gritty heights evoking the honest rawness of India Arie, the warm intricacy of Diana Krall, the soulful outpouring of Aretha Franklin or Eva Cassidy. . Whether fingerpicking a banjo, strumming a mandolin, or shredding a stomping blues rock ‘strat’ the chords flow from fingers that were born to play. Her guitar fluency and multi-instrumental talents entwined with her natural feel for shaping the strings on anything from soaring Bayou drenched lap steel to a big noted country soul semi-acoustic guitar are magnified by her singer songwriter traits – raw talent, style and heart. Jenny Marie’s band is top notch! Bill Risby on piano & keys needs no introduction, a marvel in his own right, Adam Lang on Bass and Slide Guitar, Jack Evans on Guitar and Vocals and Antero Ceshin on Drums, Percussion and Vocals.
An incredible opportunity for an intimate concert of the finest quality, a duo of exceptional piano and flute. Remarkable Pianist Simon Tedeschi teams up with extraordinary flautist Sally Walker for a program of romantic and refined music by some of our best-loved composers. Following their sold-out Sydney Festival show, these masterful musicians perform music from Bizet, Satie, Arvo Pårt and more. A delightful evening of sublime music awaits! Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned classical pianists and a great friend of Avoca Beach Theatre. We are honoured that he makes time to perform for our patrons, who love to soak in the many moods of his large repertoire. Simon has teamed up with internationally acclaimed flautist Sally Walker, who has toured and recorded across the world. An exceptional artist she is also a regular Guest Principal flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and a number of other top ensembles around the country. Much lauded, she performs on modern flutes and piccolo, as well as historical flutes and recorders. She has appeared in the London Proms as well as Salzburg, Lucerne, Tanglewood and Edinburgh Festivals, and toured and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Kölner Kammerorchester, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and many other Australian and European orchestras. Together they will make beautiful music.
The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta — a shy student with Asperger’s — in her rise to prominence and her galvanising global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.
Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. The film features tracks including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues and Girl In Amber. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances. Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history. The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta) and the music was recorded by Dom Monks.
Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Did you think we had forgotten MELBOURNE CUP? Well, perhaps I did delay thinking about it! But thanks to certain patrons nudging me, we have a delicious, gloriously fashionable event where a good time will be had be all! With bubbly on arrival, sweepstakes, a generous fisherman’s basket, prizes, hats galore, the best in style from Audrey Hepburn in FUNNY FACE with Fred Astaire, followed by the big race then dessert & coffee! Whoa there horsey! That’s a very big day out! From 11am Tues 3rd Nov – just $44.50. Book early – always sells out and this year it is VERY LIMITED NUMBERS!
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.
Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe are set to delight cinema audiences with the final show of their UK tour for their third album 'Back Together'. Following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’, the superstar duo will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks. Performed at the O2 Arena, the pair will showcase their phenomenal voices with songs from The Lion King, The Greatest Showman and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. With outstanding talent and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen!
Known to millions around the world as “The Angel of Australia”, Mirusia Louwerse, spent over ten years touring the world with André Rieu as his star soprano. Celebrated for her translucent, crystal voice that leaves audiences with goosebumps, Mirusia’s exquisite concert performance features many favourites including Ave Maria, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Memory, Pie Jesu, and Don’t Cry for me Argentina recorded during her “This Time Tomorrow” Tour. Her version of Ave Maria (with André Rieu) has received over 52 million Facebook views to date. At the age of 21, Mirusia became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. Now, audiences around the world will be able to experience the magic of her enchanting concert from the comfort of their local cinema, as Mirusia fills our hearts with hope for a brighter tomorrow. “I’m proud to have been there from the start and to see her career take off. After having worked with this incredibly talented young lady I can only wish her all the best in her solo career.” André Rieu
It has been a long time since Caine, Bronson, Angus and Wendell, aka, 'The Chain Breakers', escaped the torturous Vietnamese POW camp. They now find themselves sharing a new prison, The Hogan Hills Retirement Home for Returned Veterans. Each of the boys has an unrealised dream they want to achieve before it's too late. So, once again they band together to devise a plan to escape this new hell. But the rules of engagement have changed, in fact, they can't even remember what they were and that's half the problem.
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, filmed live for cinemas from the London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
PGMild themes, violence and coarse language
A decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.
An in-depth exploration into the lives of nine astonishing women from the four corners of the globe who share one thing in common: a profound love for the Sea. A love so profound that they have chosen to make the Ocean the center of their physical, philosophical and professional lives. In a unique documentary concept, the director has selected these women to create a portrait of what could be a metaphor for one woman’s Ocean life through all her ages. Starting with three women who engage in the thrill of ocean sports, to a famed scientist who plunges into the deepest depths on the edge of human survival, to a cliff diver who is hailed as “The bravest woman in Germany,” SHE IS THE OCEAN captures the common thread that bonds them together. Both how it has formed their lives and given them meaning beyond the normal constraints of society.