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1 Pulse: Reflections on the
Body opens on October 18.
This captivating exhibition at
the Canberra Museum and
Gallery explores how the
distinctions between the
natural and artificial body are
blurred in our modern world.
The free exhibition features a
collection from 27
participating artists including
works by the late Sidney
2 Pulitzer Prize winning
story August Osage
County is brought to the
stage this spring at The
Canberra Theatre Centre. The
critically acclaimed comedy
drama is set on the plains of
Oklahoma and charts the
miserable and mesmerising
Weston family. Runs from
October 12-November 2.
Tickets $30-$37 at
3 Get dirty at Miss Muddy
Canberra on Sunday. This
all women's obstacle festival
includes slipping, sliding,
colour and plenty of mud. The
event held from 8am-3pm at
Exhibition Park in Canberra
(EPIC) is for over 18s.
Registration and tickets at
4 Bluejuice have announced
they are calling it quits
after 13 years and will play a
farewell tour at ANU Bar and
Refectory on Saturday 18.
Catch them while you can.
Tickets $37 ( plus booking
fees) at ticketek.com.au
5 The Street Theatre
presents the world
premiere of Cathy Petocz's
new play Where I End and
You Begin. Two private
detectives search for missing
doppelgangers in a double
world where truth and
identity are elusive. Tickets
$30. Showing from October
18-26. Bookings via 6247 1223
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Australian premiere of Canberra film Locks of Love on October 30 will be a Canberra International Film
Festival special event.
Film search yields great comedies
Now in its 18th year the Canberra
International Film Festival has been
extended from a 12-day festival to a
bold 18 days of captivating screenings.
The festival's artistic director Lex
Lindsay said Canberrans were
enthusiastic cinema lovers and the
expansion of the timetable had been
planned for several seasons.
"We used last year as a case study
and did a lot of research," he said.
"Our audience wanted to see more
films in the festival. This new schedule
gives audiences three weekends and
more time to get to what they want to
This year the festival runs from
Thursday October 23 to Sunday
November 9 at Dendy in Civic and Arc
cinemas at the National Film and
A series of 10 CIFF conversations
will be hosted by a panel of erudite
Canberrans following selected films --
teasing out themes and ideas from the
The films are used as a gateway into
wider discussion about critical issues
in modern Australia.
The Australian premiere of The
Dead Lands will be the centrepiece of
The intriguing film set in New
Zealand depicts ancient Maori martial
Locks of Love created in Canberra
will premiere as part of the festival.
Hundreds of ACT cast and crew
developed a gorgeous anthology of
short films that consider the many
iterations of love.
Mr Lindsay said the documentary
Love Marriage in Kabul also included
a Canberra connection with ACT
journalist Virginia Haussegger playing
a vital role in the story.
The festival will have all the strong
gritty independent film that fans
anticipate but Mr Lindsay said he had
delivered on his promise to source a
good dose of comedy too.
"The stuff that gets awards and
tends to be lauded is the films that
tackle big heavy topics and provide
powerful emotional experiences," he
said. "We took the time to honour
comedies. I had to go searching far and
wide for great comedies and I
managed to uncover some great films
from Eastern Europe."
For memorable laughs look out for
Kebab and Horoscope from Poland,
and Afterlife from Hungary.
Tickets for the film festival are
available at: canberrafilmfestival
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