Mary Meets Mohammad

Images courtesy of Kristy Dowsing

Images courtesy of\
Kristy Dowsing

Mary Meets Mohammad is a documentary feature film made in Tasmania touring nationally. If you can, take some time to see the film in July when it plays in Launceston. The comprehensive website will tell you about  –

  1. the film,
  2. supporting refugees
  3. where Australia wide-screenings are
  4. reviews
  5.  a photogallery.
  • Where : LAUNCESTON 11, 12 July 6:30pm Arts Theatre 9,
  • UTAS Newnham Campus.
  • Ph: (03) 6332 2211

The story begins inTasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside.

Director/Producer Heather Kirkpatrick with her feature length documentary “Mary Meets Mohammad” was one of the four finalists in the national F4 Award for Outstanding Documentary Talent 2013. 

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Krista Bell visit Launceston LINC

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Great opportunity

Krista Bell will be at the Launceston LINC

Author of 23 popular books

Saturday 29th June

10.30 AM

Teachers’ Notes

Latest work  : Warriors

Featuring the terra cotta warriors of China

warriors

My China Experience: the inspirations behind Peeking Ducks and Warriors published by Windy Hollow Books

Ask about her FIBTION technique for writing

Celebrating Up and Coming Movies : and the writing that made them.

Life of Pi (opens 1 Jan 2013)

Variety Review

Gold Rush Review

Based on one of the best books EVER. Directed in 3D by Ang Lee. Stars Suraj Sharma. “An inspiring and visually stunning tale of faith, hope and discovery” (R. Perez). Excellent previews.

Les Miserables (opens 26 Dec 2012)

Official movie site 

Directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s speech). Stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the innkeepers. All songs were recorded live on set.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette (Seyfried), their lives change foreverWikipedia on Le Mis

The Hobbitt : an unexpected journey 

Trailer    

                

Directed by Peter Jackson, in 3 parts.   Stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo.  Includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug, Stephen Fry as an unsavoury town leader , Billy Connolly as a dwarf warrior and Dame Edna as the Great Goblin.

Part 1: An unexpected journey (2012)   Pt 2: The desolation of Smaug (Dec 2013)    Pt 3: There and back again (mid 2014).

The Great Gatsby (now due to open mid 2013)

The Celebrated 1st Edition Cover :  ‘The cover of The Great Gatsby is among the most celebrated pieces of jacket art in American literature.[A little-known artist named Fracis Cuget was commissioned to illustrate the book while Fitzgerald was in the midst of writing it. The cover was completed before the novel, with Fitzgerald so enamored of it that he told his publisher he had “written it into” the novel.‘ from Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gatsby

Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stars Leonardo Di Caprio. Rumour says it will have an ultra-modern soundtrack, a bit of Luhrmann’s signature style – possibilities include Lady Gaga, Prince, Kanye West, Jay-Z…

Superstars go gaga for Gatsby

Trailer

On the road (out now)

1st edition cover.

Directed by Walter Salles (The motorcycle diaries). Stars Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart. Based on the book by Jack Kerouac (his manuscript was typed on a 120 foot roll of paper). For senior students studying American literature and the postwar Beat Generation.

Redfern Now (ABC 1 Nov at 8.30pm; 6 x 60 min.)

Stars Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair (director of The Sapphires), Jimi Bani (Mabo), Leah Purcell. A rich and diverse series of 6 stories about 6 indigenous families living in Redfern, Sydney, whose lives are changed by extraordinary events. Directors include Rachel Perkins, Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell. This is the first drama project developed by the ABC Indigenous Dept, with more programs to come from indigenous writers, filmmakers and actors.

Better man (SBS 2013)

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Khoa Do (brother of Anh Do). 4 part mini-series about 25 year Vietnamese-Australian Van Nguyen, who was convicted of drug trafficking and executed in Singapore in 2005 after a 3 year legal battle. The series has been described as compelling, inspiring and thought-provoking.

Ender’s game (end 2013)

Directed by Gavin Hood. Based on the scifi books Ender’s game and Ender’s shadow by Orson Scott Card. Stars Asa Butterfied (from Hugo) Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley. An unusually gifted youth is sent to a military space school to prepare for an alien invasion 

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

A Teaser Poster

Directed in 3D by Sam Raimi. Stars James Franco, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis. Prequel to The Wizard of Oz. A small-time conniving Kansas circus magician gets blown to Oz (yes by a twister), where he meets several witches, gets involved in the problems of Oz and transforms himself into a better man.

Madam Bovary (2014)

Based on the book by Gustave Flaubert. Directed by Sophie Barthes. Stars Mia Wasikowska.

More superheroes!

Coming up soon: Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: the dark world (2013), Man of Steel (2013) (a misunderstood Superman), Captain America 2 (2014), 300: rise of an empire (2014) (prequel to 300, Xerxes and Themistocles battle it out; based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller). Watch this space…

Worlds Next Door & Epilogue

Mrs Wessely has donated copies of her edited works to the Learning Hub – short stories by various authors in speculative fiction.

Worlds Next Door : Containing 25 bite-sized stories by Australian authors including Paul Collins, Michael Pryor, Pamela Freeman, Dirk Flinthart, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Jenny Blackford, Worlds Next Door is perfect for the budding reader : from Goodreads Review.

Epilogue : The apocalypse – is it the end of the world or hope for the future?

Reviewer and author Guy Salvidge writes ‘Many of the stories herein have an optimistic bent to uplift us from the all-too-dystopian world we live in.’ Read his review.

Read all about it at the Learning Hub. Thanks Mrs, Wessely, we are looking forward to the good reads.

Garth Nix Visit to Launceston

Count the places you can visit Garth Nix!

And then visit him in the flesh…4PM

At Fullers Bookshop Launceston.

Tuesday 24th July.

Garth Nix on FB

‘Erratically maintained’ web page.

The Keys to the Kingdom

Troubletwisters

The Old Kingdom Chronicles 

The Nine Steps to a Novel by Garth Nix 

You will have the opportunity to hear him speak  about the release of his new novel A Confusion of Princes.