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Travelling Film Festival – Opening Night Gala
Fri 11 August at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$13.00 – $19.50
Join us for this special gala screening of Carmen (SFF, TIFF) for the Opening Night of the Travelling Film Festival at Odeon 5 Cinemas Orange with pre-screening nibbles and Q&A with special guest, producer Rosemary Blight.
Starring Paul Mescal and Melissa Barrera, this visionary retelling of Carmen is an exhilarating thriller combining dance, politics and music, and features Sydney Dance Company artists.
Carmen (Barrera, In the Heights, Scream) is forced to go on the run from her Mexican desert home when her mother is killed. Crossing the border into the US, she encounters ruthless borderland vigilantes who murder immigrants. Following a violent incident, she escapes with troubled marine Aidan (Mescal, Aftersun). The pair head to Los Angeles to seek refuge with Carmen’s mother’s friend Masilda (Rossy de Palma) at her nightclub – the site of some of the film’s most impressive dance sequences. All the while the police are tracking down the lovers. Shot in New South Wales, and with a surging score by Nicholas Britell (Succession, Moonlight), acclaimed choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s debut feature defies categorisation as it finds contemporary resonance for this classic story.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.
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