Sydney Film Festival’s popular series of screenings at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre returns for a fifth year, bigger, better and bolder than ever!
Every month from February-November you can experience the best in festival-quality features and documentaries, specially selected for Casula Powerhouse by the Sydney Film Festival programming team. From greatest hits of previous festivals, to films that they really would’ve liked to have shown (but couldn’t for one reason or another…it’s complicated sometimes!), you will experience cinema way beyond what you’ll ever find in a multiplex.
Better still, at any or all of these screenings, you can add on a fantastic meal created especially for each event by the brand-new Head Chef at Bellbird, Casula Powerhouse’s in-house bistro.
MAY MATINEE SCREENING – MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL
The Wizard of Oz
13 May, 11am | 102 mins | Facebook Event
This award-winning film classic is a perennial favourite. A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send them home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately, enlightening group of characters. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan.
$18 tickets. Book here.
$22 special Mother’s Day high tea from 9.30. Pre-book here.
NOVEMBER MATINEE SCREENING
Singing in the Rain
8 November, 11am | 105 mins | Facebook Event
Don Lockwood is a popular silent film star with humble roots as a singer, dancer and stuntman. Don barely tolerates his vapid, shallow leading lady, Lina Lamont, though their studio, Monumental Pictures, links them romantically to increase their popularity. Lina herself is convinced they are in love, despite Don’s protestations otherwise. After a rival studio has an enormous hit with its first talking picture, The Jazz Singer, the studio decides they have no choice but to convert the next Lockwood and Lamont film, The Dueling Cavalier, into a talkie.
The production is beset with difficulties until they come up with the idea to turn The Dueling Cavalier into a musical called The Dancing Cavalier. Frequently regarded as one of the best musicals ever made, if not the best film ever made! Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor.
$18 ticket price includes complimentary morning tea. Book here.
$22 lunch of pan fried snapper, confit potatoes, kale, baby onions and miso broth (gluten free and vegetarian options available) from 12.30pm. Pre-book here.