A delightful eccentric comedy, big on laughs and emotionally sincere. We’ve rarely seen comedy this smart since Woody Allen and Seinfeld left New York. – The Guardian
A romcom about two people from different cultures learning to understand one another…
Neurotic Marion (Julie Delpy) lives with a new love and child in the Big Apple. Marion’s new beau is Mingus (Chris Rock), a radio host and journalist, and they live cozily in a New York apartment. But their life is upended by a two-day visit from Marion’s French family: her jolly father, her oversexed sister and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend. The French trio hilariously have no boundaries or filters… and no person is left unscathed. The different cultural backgrounds make for an explosive mix, and a deliciously witty romp of a film.
HOW TO WIN: Thanks to our friends at Hopscotch, we’re giving away five double passes to see this film in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Canberra from 22 November. To be in the running, email us with your name, postal address, and why you’d like to see this film. Good luck!!
“Why do audiences go to author readings and line up to get their books signed? How much proof do we need that authors can read and write?”
After sold-out comedy festival shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Jennifer Wong brings it back to where it all began: a love of books and writing.
Inspired by literary heroes Woody Allen, Dorothy Parker, and David Sedaris, the local writer and comedian presents a writers’ festival parody like no other.
Come celebrate the National Year of Reading with Jennifer Wong on the Sydney leg of her international book* tour. Expect readings, audience Q&A, and shameless pitches to publishers.
Thanks to the lovely Jennifer Wong we’re giving away double passes to see The International Jennifer Wong Book Tour – Not Yet Published on Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September at the Seymour Centre @ 9.30pm. To win, just email us your name and which night you’d like to see the show. We’ll let you know if you’re a winner by Thursday!
*Not Yet Published
The tiny country township of Bodgy Creek has seen better days: unable to find even one full side, the local footy club will have to fold or merge with their arch rivals, the Hudson’s Flat Redbacks. But prodigal son, coach Troy Carrington has other ideas; he embarks on a program to recruit asylum seekers as players. Will the new players cope with pre-season training while fasting for Ramadan?
The Merger is a clever and hilarious one man show by award-winning comedian Damian Callinan (Spicks and Specks, Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala, Skithouse). Presented by Seymour Centre, as part of Sydney Fringe 2012.
Thanks to our friends at Seymour Centre we’re giving away 2 double passes to see The Merger next Tuesday 18 September @ 7.30pm. To win, just email us your name and answer this question: “what is Ramadan?” We’ll let you know if you’re a winner this Friday!
Dates: 18 – 29 September
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: From $22
For more information visit www.thereginald.com
For bookings visit www.seymourcentre.com or call 02 9351 7940
Want a free ticket to see “The Sapphires”? Read on …
There is so much to love about The Sapphires! After premiering Out-of-Competition at Cannes Film Festival, which was followed by a 10 minute standing ovation, The Sapphires are ready to take over the world!
Inspired by a true story The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission, as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group, The Sapphires entertain the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (Chris O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm, but a great knowledge of Soul Music. As their manager, Dave books the group their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, as they travel to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. On this very tour the girls sing up a storm, dodge bullets… and fall in love.
TO WIN: email us with the name of your favourite Aboriginal singer and tell us why you think they’re great. Don’t forget to add your name and postal address so we can send you the tickets if you’re a winner!
Tickets can be used from 9 August at all participating cinemas including Village, Greater Union, BCC, Event, Palace, Hoyts, Reading, Dendy, Wallis, Grant and selected independents.
Big thanks to our friends at Hopscotch for generously providing these tickets!
WINNER: Audience Award – Best Film – 2011 Toronto Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Film Festival (where it received a 5-minute standing ovation!)
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Want a free ticket to see “Where Do We Go Now”? Read on …
“Where Do We Go Now?” is a charming, inventive and very entertaining piece of cinema. In an isolated village, a close-knit group of friends of Muslim and Christian women gather daily at the local cafe to share gossip and song. When their community comes under threat from outside tensions, they band together and ingeniously devise a plan to distract their local menfolk.
TO WIN: email us with your name and postal address – first in best dressed! Tickets are available for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Hobart. Big thanks to our friends at Hopscotch!
Sean Penn plays Cheyenne, a bored, retired, wealthy American goth rock star living in Dublin. He’s a complex character, bumbling around town with friends and living in an enormous mansion with his wife of 35 years, Jane (Oscar winner Frances McDormand). When he learns of the death of his father – who he has been estranged from for over 30 years – he returns to America to embark on a road trip that will change him forever looking for a Nazi criminal who humiliated his father. Penn is absolutely riveting in this film full of warmth, humour, profundity and lots of eye-liner 😉
We are giving away five double passes to screenings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth from April 5, thanks to our friends at Hopscotch.