With the BOFA Online Film Festival breaking records with film lovers around Australia enjoying BOFA films at home, now it is Launceston’s turn to roll out the red carpet.
In exactly one week, Friday 29th April, the Launceston place based BOFA Film Festival starts and runs for 10 days…. and you are invited!
COME TO THE CABARET, OLD FRIENDS… AND PARTY WITH THE KITCHEN BRIGADE, TOO
CABARET 50TH ANNIVERSARY RED CARPET PARTY AND FILM
Fri 29th April | from 6.30pm
Stone Building, Inveresk Precinct
Be greeted by bowler-hatted cabaret dancers and a pulse-racing jazz band, grab a glass of bubbles and a delicious canape.. and you’ll truly feel “wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome” to the Cabaret red carpet party!
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this cinematic masterpiece can be taken either as a fabulously enjoyable, romp-filled musical snapshot of decadent pre-Reich Germany – or as a stark warning of the dangers of demagogues manipulating society for their own aims. So much fun.. and still a “show stopping ..dark marvel” says The Guardian.
THE KITCHEN BRIGADE RED CARPET PARTY AND FILM
6th May, Friday | From 6.30pm
Star Theatre, Invermay
The fun starts before the film with food from around the world – and drinks from around Tasmania, plus a band to take you to France and in the mood for this funny and thought-provoking film. Cathy (Audrey Lamy) is a sous chef determined to open her own high-end French restaurant. But nothing goes as planned. So, she ends up teaching refugees cooking skills that change their lives – and hers. Have your taste buds delighted and your faith in human nature restored as the story unfolds!
JOSEF CHROMY MATCHED DINNER AND WINES
Wednesday, 4 May, 6.30pm
370 Relbia Rd, Relbia
This stunningly beautiful 60 ha vineyard site produces both exquisite table and sparkling wines. A memorable matched regional food and Chromy wine experience awaits. Enjoy canape’s, main and dessert, $140 per person (includes matched wine with each course – sparkling, white, red).
A short film follows founder Josef Chromy’s life from middle European refugee to serial entrepreneur in Tasmania, plus meet the man himself to answer your questions!
EARTHY EATS MOTHERS DAY LONG TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, 8 May, 12.30pm
Earthy Eats, Kingsway, Launceston
“To the World you are a Mother, To your family you are the world” Join us in celebration of our wonderful Mums with a special 3 course Italian inspired Long Table lunch featuring Tasmanian produce and wine followed by a special screening of two very short films celebrating what a treasure a mother is!. $99. Earthy Eats have partnered with local producers to bring together a delightful feast that is a celebration of integrity, as together, we strive towards a more sustainable food system in Tasmania.
FIRST NATIONS STORIES SHORT FILMS
We invited First Nations filmmakers to create short films to tell their stories –stories of adventures, wins, losses, connection to country, dreams and Dreaming, heart-ache and hope. You are invited to watch the short listed films from around Australia for FREE – then cast your vote for the People’s Choice. The three winners of the judged competition will have their prizes presented at Tramsheds Theatre on Saturday 30 April, 4.30pm. Book now or live stream from around Australia here.
ALICK AND ALBERT
Saturday, 30 April, 7.30pm
Tramsheds Theatre, Inveresk
Alick Tipoti is a famous Torres Strait Island artist who uses a “…natural connection through nature”to convince Prince Albert of Monaco to visit him at Badu Island. They go reef diving, they meet elders who tell him how their ancestors developed culture and art over thousands of years and they show Albert how both now face threats from rising sea levels and pollution; threats that Albert can help explain to other world leaders.
This film is at once charming, beautiful, and intensely thought-provoking.