Giveaways

Woodslane Press Alpine AustraliaWIN a copy of Alpine Australia

Alpine Australia – A celebration of the Australian Alps portrays the stunning high country region unique to the Alpine areas of New South Wales and Victoria – the areas which are often snow covered for a number of months each winter. This superbly photographed coffee table pictorial by Craig Lewis and Chris Munn brings this magnificent region to a wider audience, allowing readers to become immersed in the beauty which alpine Australia offers by way of awe-inspiring images, many in panoramic format.

In New South Wales readers will be transported to the country’s highest peaks running along the spine of the Great Dividing Range and the stark beauty of the Kosciuszko Main Range, while in Victoria the state’s loftiest peaks are captured in magnificent detail, from the remote Mt Bogong to the winter playgrounds of Mt Buller and Mt Hotham.

Thanks to Woodslane Press, Australian Arts Review has two (2) copies of Alpine Australia to giveaway. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Alpine Australia in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Friday 19 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

Alpine Australia – A celebration of the Australian Alps is published by Woodslane Press and is available through Booktopia.

Image: Alpine Australia – A celebration of the Australian Alps (supplied)


ICON The Keeper David KrossWIN a double pass to The Keeper

Based on an incredible true story, Bert Trautmann joined the Wehrmacht as a paratrooper at the age of 17. After receiving five medals for bravery he was captured by the British towards the end of the War, arriving in north-west England as a prisoner. During this time, a local football manager noticed Bert’s exceptional talent as a soccer goalkeeper.

His subsequent signing by Man City brought passionate protests from the people of Manchester, a city that had been severely bombed in the War. However, against all odds he won over even his harshest critics during the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956. After an on-field accident, Bert broke his neck… and continued playing to secure victory.

Thanks to our friends at ICON Film Distribution, Australian Arts Review has five (5) in-cinema double passes to giveaway to The Keeper. To WIN: email your name and contact details with The Keeper in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Friday 19 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

The Keeper screens nationally from Thursday 25 July 2019. For more information, visit: www.iconmovies.com.au for details.

Image: David Kross stars in The Keeper – courtesy of ICON Film Distribution


AAR Breaking Habits ICON MoviesWIN a Breaking Habits DVD

Cheated by her stealing, polygamist husband of 17 years, once high-flying corporate executive Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her 3 young children as her American dream began to unravel. Determined to make a living for her family, she discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming, and met her calling as founder of medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley.

Shedding her former life, Christine became Sister Kate; on a mission to provider her products to those in need, fighting off the country sheriff and protecting her crop from deadly black-market thieves.

Thanks to our friends at ICON Film Distribution, Australian Arts Review has two (2) DVD copies of Breaking Habits to giveaway. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Breaking Habits in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Monday 22 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

Breaking Habits is available on DVD and Digital from Wednesday 24 July 2019. For more information, visit: www.iconmovies.com.au for details.

Image: Breaking Habits – courtesy of Icon Film Distribution


ICON GalvestonWIN a Galveston DVD

Debt Collector and sometime-killer Roy (Ben Foster) senses that his boss, a dangerous, violent and pitiless loan-shark, wants him dead, and his next routine assignment is indeed a death-trap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy is not the same as what he does to them… after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead, and he is just about alive.

Before making his getaway, Roy discovers young prostitute Rocky (Elle Fanning) hiding in the back room, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees New Orleans to Galveston – an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.

Rocky is too young, too tough, too sexy – and far too much trouble, especially when she makes a detour to liberate her three-year-old sister from the clutches of their seedy stepfather. Like the smoke dancing upwards from a barrel of a gun, there’s no way things are going to end well.

Thanks to our friends at ICON Film Distribution, Australian Arts Review has two (2) DVD copies of Galveston to giveaway. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Galveston in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Monday 22 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

Galveston is available on DVD and Digital from Wednesday 24 July 2019. For more information, visit: www.iconmovies.com.au for details.

Image: Galveston – courtesy of Icon Film Distribution


Icon Film Swimming With MenWIN a Swimming With Men DVD

Rob Brydon stars alongside a talented British cast in this comedy that tips its (swimming) cap at beloved British comedies such as The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. Inspired by the Dylan Williams 2010 documentary, Men Who SwimSwimming With Men tells the story of a man (Brydon) who is suffering a mid-life crisis and eventually finds new meaning to his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Together they make a bid to compete at the unofficial Male Sync-Swimming World Championships, and no doubt a shot at personal redemption along the way.

Thanks to our friends at ICON Film Distribution, Australian Arts Review has two (2) DVD copies of Swimming With Men to giveaway. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Swimming With Men in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Monday 22 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

Swimming With Men is available on DVD and Digital from Wednesday 24 July 2019. For more information, visit: www.iconmovies.com.au for details.

Image: Swimming With Men – courtesy of Icon Film Distribution


Taikoz The Beauty of 8 - photo by Michael ChristianWIN tickets to The Beauty of 8 – Taikoz (Sydney)

In The Beauty of 8, Taikoz contrasts masculine and feminine, extrovert and introvert, tradition and innovation. The Beauty of 8 refers to the mesmerising shapes and movements that are synonymous with the flamboyant yokouchi (side-on) style of taiko playing. The result is a spectacular combination of infectious rhythms, soaring melodies, lavish costumes and huge drums.

Joining Taikoz for The Beauty of 8 is special guest artist, direct from Japan, Chieko Kojima, who is a Distinguished Member of KODO – one of the world’s leading taiko ensembles. Also featured will be Riley Lee, shakuhachi Grand Master, whose relationship with Kojima extends back to the 1970s when they were both members of the legendary taiko ensemble, Ondekoza.

Thanks to Taikoz, Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to The Beauty of 8 at NIDA Parade Theatre, Kensington on Saturday 27 July 2019 – 8.00pm. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Taikoz in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Monday 22 July 2019. Only winner will be notified!

The Beauty of 8 will be presented in a five city tour across NSW and Canberra: 19 – 27 July 2019. For more information, including performance venues and dates, visit: www.taikoz.com for details.

Image: The Beauty of 8 – photo by Michael Christian


Madman OpheliaWIN a double pass to OPHELIA

One of the world’s greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective in OPHELIA. Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of “Hamlet” so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story.

Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) takes centre stage as Queen Gertrude’s (Naomi Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.

Thanks to our friends at Madman Entertainment, Australian Arts Review has ten (10) in-cinema double passes to giveaway to OPHELIA. To WIN: email your name and contact details with OPHELIA in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Friday 26 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

OPHELIA screens in selected cinemas nationally from Thursday 1 August 2019. For more information, visit: www.madmanfilms.com.au for details. Checkout the trailer here!

Image: OPHELIA – courtesy of Madman Entertainment


Emilio Estevez stars in The Public - courtesy of Rialto DistributionWIN a double pass to The Public

Written by, directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, and also starring Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater, The Public takes place in downtown Cincinnati during a particularly bitter winter where an Arctic blast has made its way to the front doors of the Public Library – where most of the film’s action takes place.

The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalised, as well as the exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who have not infrequently built emotional connections with these regular patrons, along with a sense of obligation to care for them.

At odds with library officials as to how to handle the extreme weather the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an ‘Occupy’ sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgement by media who keep speculating about what’s really happening.

This David versus Goliath story tackles the incredibly challenging issues of homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Thanks to our friends at Rialto Distribution, Australian Arts Review has ten (10) in-cinema double passes to giveaway to The Public. To WIN: email your name and contact details with The Public in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Friday 26 July 2019. Only winners will be notified!

The Public screens nationally from Thursday 1 August 2019. For more information, visit: www.au.rialtodistribution.com for details. Checkout the trailer here!

Image: Emilio Estevez stars in The Public – courtesy of Rialto Distribution


Opera Australia WEST SIDE STORY - photo by Jeff BusbyWIN tickets to West Side Story (Sydney)

The Times (UK) hailed West Side Story as the “No.1 Greatest musical of all time” – The vibrant staging of this production features an all Australian cast of 34 and has received world-wide acclaim since its premiere at London’s Sadler’s Wells.

When the original Broadway production of West Side Story opened in 1957, musical theatre changed forever. West Side Story is a timeless masterpiece whose thrilling unity of music, dance, book and lyrics has been rarely matched since.

Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to West Side Story at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 16 August 2019 – 7.30pm. To WIN: email your name and contact details with West Side Story in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by Noon – Friday 2 August 2019. Only winner will be notified!

West Side Story plays in the Joan Sutherland Theatre – Sydney Opera House from 16 August 2019. For more information, visit: www.westsidestory.com.au for details.

Image: West Side Story – photo by Jeff Busby