Culture Guide :: Celebrating Women in Cinema as we head towards International Women’s Day

March 3rd 2014

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Why’s everyone walking around like Monday is the end of the world?!

Sure, you killed it at Mardis Gras and now find yourself still washing body glitter out from between your … toes?! But the weekend is only the beginning and there’s plenty more going on throughout Sydney this week. Fortunately for you, FBi’s culture guide has sifted through it to bring you the best of arts, culture and general happenings around town…


Monday 3rd :: My name is Inigo Montoya, prepare to die!

Every Monday at Dendy Newtown is Cult Classics night!

Tonight the classic movie is the eminently quotable fantasy comedy The Princess Bride

WHAT: The Princess Bride
WHERE: Dendy Newtown
WHEN: 6.30pm

Tuesday 4th :: Get WOW’d by a World of Women in Cinema!

WOW is the World of Women in cinema and the WOW film festival is a collection celebrating the best established and emerging female directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers from Australia and around the world, The festival features films starring Claudia Karvan, Toby Shmitz, Susan Prior, Elizabeth Debicki and many more. You can check out the full festival program at the WOW website.

WHAT: 20th WOW Film Festival

Festival Launch
WHERE: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay
WHEN: 12.30pm
HOW MUCH: FREE (but reserve your seat here)

Opening Night
WHERE: Dendy Opera Quays
WHEN: 7pm
HOW MUCH: $35 + bf ($30 conc) from Dendy


Wednesday 5th :: Nothing Happens…

Who is Godot and why on earth would you wait & wait & wait & wait & wait & waaaaiiiit for him?!

In a world where we cannot stand more than ten seconds before pulling out an iDevice and getting online, Vladimir and Estragon are two unique birds as they endure the existential crisis of waiting for that which may never arrive. Riverside Theatre brings this special performance of Samuel Beckett’s absurd masterpiece. Directed by Cameron Malcher.

WHAT: Waiting For Godot
WHERE: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
WHEN: 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: $35 + bf ($22 student conc) from Riverside Box Office

Thursday :: Stop, Look and Listen

Seen and Heard is a film festival that believes cinema made by women is not just for a female audience but for EVERYONE! The festival brings together the best female creators from Australia and abroad to showcase narratives of equality, gender, identity and most importantly films that are just plain fun.

Opening night features Queen of the Desert by Alex Kelly, By this River by Melissa Anastasi and Don’t Bury My Heart by Saba Vasefi.

WHAT: Seen & Heard Film Festival
WHERE: Red Rattler, Marrickville
WHEN: 7pm
HOW MUCH: $15 +bf from Eventbrite


Friday :: Gearing up for International Women’s Day

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, it’s a day to reflect and acknowledge the role of women in an ever changing world where wage imbalance is still rife and discrimination, violence and abuse are an everyday reality for so many women throughout the world. This years theme is ‘Inspiring Change’ and throughout Sydney events will be help featuring speakers and exploring the changes that can be made to foster greater positive change for women worldwide. What will you do for change?

For a full list of events check out the International Women’s Day website

WHAT: UN Women, International Women’s Day Breakfast
WHERE: Exhibition Hall, Australian Technology Park, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh
WHEN: 7am
HOW MUCH: $95 ($60 conc) from Ticketbooth

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