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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 1 October 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016 On AUS & NZ JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Two Greek films will be presented this year at the 26th Australian Jewish Film Festival (JIFF), premiering in the annual three-week national event due to kick off in November, with screenings in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Auckland. VIC ALEXANDER THE GREAT: PIONEERING MULTICULTURALISM To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its foundation, the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies (AIMS), in collaboration with the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria and the Pan-Macedonian Association, presents the musical concert Alexander the Great: Pioneering Multiculturalism. The concert will take place on Wednesday 26 October at 8.00 pm in one of the world’s finest music halls, the Melbourne Recital Centre (Elizabeth Murdoch Hall). The hall is renowned for its architectural style and acoustic perfection. Tickets to this event are priced at $90 (A reserve) and $70 (B reserve), and are available for sale either on the website of the Melbourne Recital Centre or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org NSW THOSE ROXY GREEKS FILM SCREENING Directed by Peter Prineas, Those Roxy Greeks will be screened on Thursday 6 October at the Greek Bilingual Bookshop (837 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill) at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start. SA ODYSSEY FESTIVAL This month Greeks and Philhellenes are embarking on a Hellenic cultural journey with the 2016 Odyssey Festival. Celebrating its 11th year, the month-long event is once again presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Inc., with an exciting and entertaining program including exhibitions, lectures, theatrical productions, music nights, cultural events and more, all of which are keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Customs and Traditions’. A chance to share a snapshot of Hel- lenism with the wider community, the festival kicked off yesterday at Olympic Hall (288 Franklin Street, Adelaide) with events running until 29 October. For more information, visit the GOCSA’s website at www. gocsa.org.au The 30-minute documentary, based on Prineas’ book Katsehamos and The Great Idea, was made earlier this year in honour of the Roxy Theatre at Bingara’s 80th anniversary and is a story of wars, national schism, catastrophe, and of course, a small-town cinema. The event will kick off with an introduction by Associate Professor Nicholas Doumanis, along with a talk by the documentary-maker himself. Entry is free and refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, call (02) 9559 4424. DELPHI BANK 23RD GREEK FILM FESTIVAL Cinephiles rejoice, the Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival is back this month. Taking place from 12 October−3 November, in Melbourne screenings will be held at The Astor Theatre and Palace Cinema Como. Featuring a selection of the latest features, documentaries and shorts, this year the festival is offering a proud survey of contemporary Greek film. Among those films being screened are Cloudy Sunday, Worlds Apart, Park, Summer Lovers and a host of others, including some classic favourites featuring Thanasis Veggos. To browse the program and buy tickets online, visit www. greekfilmfestival.com.au TARHU CONNECTIONS: ΣΥΝΔΕΣΕΙΣ Ros Bandt has created a stunning 2-CD set of original sound works fusing old and new, east and west influences with her cross-cultural modern Australian spike fiddle, the tarhu. First launched in the Venetian Wall at the Sabbionara Gate, Hania, Crete, this extraordinarily resonant instrument probes six world heritage sites in Europe and the Pacific, accompanies poetry in ancient Greek, Persian and Maltese. Ros connects with artists from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, the US, Greece, Iran, Germany, Australia and Samoa in a rare Australian performance at the The Auditorium (75 Reid St, North Fitzroy) in a short concert on Wednesday 5 October 2016 from 7.00 pm-9.00 pm. In collaboration with the Greek Film Festival in Sydney, JIFF will be presenting a screening of Cloudy Sunday by acclaimed director Manousos Manousakis. Lawrence Russo, director of the Treasures documentary, will be in attendance at JIFF 2016, with Q&A events held alongside his screenings in Melbourne and Sydney. JIFF 2016 dates around Australia and New Zealand are as follows: Sydney from 26 October to 23 November, Perth from 26 October to 6 November, Melbourne from 27 October to 23 November, Auckland-Brisbane-Canberra on 10, 12, 13, 19 & 20 November. DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM A scene from Cloudy Sunday, which will be screening at the Jewish International Film Festival and the Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival.
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