#letsBOFA …. Let’s see the world!

By May 6, 2020News

The world is cautiously opening up. At last! So, enjoy a taste of the world’s stories (virtually) via BOFA on the Sofa! #letsBOFA!

The difference between watching movies and being at a film festival is….conversation. So, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday join us at curated Zoom conversations with a panel of film makers and subject experts to unpick Burning in the Sun, China Love and Lili. Details at Conversations

And all world travellers enjoy a glass of wine, so check out some excellent Tasmanian wines that rarely make it off the island, in never to be repeated offers, at Wine Tasmania. All proceeds go 100% to the small business producers.

Travel the world – from your sofa

Our friends at the Launceston Film Society (one of the largest in Australia) stepped up as partners for the four World Stories we are featuring NOW until 17th May. Thanks guys.

Adam is set in a traditional Moroccan in-home bakery in Casablanca and explores the bond between women that can bridge and conquer the prejudices of a conservative, male-dominated society. Sumptuously filmed, emotionally moving. Not to be missed.

China Love delves into the expanding business of wedding photography as a reflection of China’s ambition, societal change and desire to demonstrate wealth. Join Rebecca Barry, producer of China Love, Robert Ravens of Bridestowe Estate, favoured wedding venue for Chinese visitors to Tasmania and James Chin of UTAS Centre for Asian Studies to tease out the issues of life in modern China, the response to the coronavirus and the rise of China as a world power. Saturday 9 May, 4.30pm AESTTo attend just Zoom in using this link.

Delfin is an Argentinian boy with a big dream.. to be in an orchestra playing the French Horn! He lives in a shanty town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, with a ne’er-do-well single father. Mission impossible? Watch and learn.

Waiting for Mamu takes you inside Nepal’s jails where the children of many poor female inmates are imprisoned along with their mother. Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet has devoted herself to make a difference. Inspiring and illuminating especially today.

Enjoyed the free films? Here’s a chance to give back 

REMADE Creatives Online is a Tasmania-wide media streaming club. They need $5,000 to commission 15 artists to each create three videos using smartphones, about the making of their entry into REMADE, a wearable art show using recycled materials. Creative Partnerships Australia’s ACF Boost program matches every donation, small or large, and makes your donation tax deductible (DGR).

Psst… we’ve got many other plans for fun, games and crazy stuff. Join us for exclusive premieres, DIY sofa parties and Slow Cinema Sundays™. Stay up to date on Facebook and Instagram. Not a friend yet? Sign up now. #letsBOFA!