“Nothing in this epic visual poem is less than extraordinary.” – Washington Post.
Baraka is a word from the Sufi tradition of mystical Islam which translates to ‘blessing’ or ‘breath of life’. Considered a unique masterpiece, Baraka weaves a spell of breathtaking cinematography that is pure visual poetry. Directed by Ron Fricke (Koyaanisqaatsi, Samsara) and filmed in 24 countries across 6 continents, the film contrasts the spiritual, the materialistic and natural world around us into a mesmerising cinematic portrait of our planet and the miracle that is life.
“A paralysingly beautiful documentary with a global vision—an odyssey through landscape and time—that attempts to capture the essence of life.” – The Irish Times
The BARAKA screening will be accompanied by a live original soundtrack performed by the all-star musicians of Darwin’s WORLD MIX COLLECTIVE. Led by legendary drummer Allen Murphy, the Darwin World Mix Collective features some of Darwin’s finest musicians hailing from across the planet including Ram Kumar (tabla), Akio Hoshi (Taiko, harmonica, percussion), Yuka Fukuzaki (vocals), Bong Ramilo (guitar, ukulele), Brendan Hicks (bass), Mick Totham (electric guitar) and special guests. This unique multicultural music collective will perform alongside the feature film, providing a unique once-only experience of the classic film for local audiences.
Seating is limited and we recommend pre-purchasing tickets on-line ticket via DARWIN TICKETS.
CINEMART is dedicated to hosting unique screen arts events showcasing the work of local and independent filmmakers, artists and festivals in Darwin and the Northern Territory. Curated by local filmmaker Timothy Parish, Cinemart events include live music soundtracks, short film nights and special workshops for the local film industry.https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js
SUNDAY 21st SEPTEMBER @ BROWNS MART THEATRE
In a series of panels and workshops throughout the day on Sunday, filmmakers and enthusiasts will hear and learn about, and experience filmmaking firsthand.
When 11:15am-4:00pm, Sunday 21 September
Where: Brownsmart Duration 4.8 hrs
Price $15/$10 (Concession, Darwin Film Society & FATANT members) Entry covers all activities for the day from 11.15am onwards. BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.darwinfilmfest.com.au/events/cinemart-workshops/
9.30am-11.00am Single Shot Cinema Workshop
Learn the distinctive approach to filmmaking – “Single Shot Cinema” (SSC) – a method of film shooting developed by Leonard Retel Helmrich, where a scene is filmed in a single shot.
Due to limited space, tickets to this workshop must be reserved
11:15am-12:00pm Cinema Tech
A hands on session with some of the newest digital cameras and video technology being used by the film and video professionals in the Top End. Come and see the EPIC RED in action, check out a 360° GO PRO camera setup and more.
12:30-1:00pm Animation techniques with Huni Bolliger
Come and see a special preview new Cyclone Tracy feature documentary BLOWN AWAY (Dir: Danielle McLean) and a behind the scenes look at motion graphics created by local multi-award animator Huni Bolliger.
1:00pm-2.00pm In Development Showcase
Focussing on emerging producers and new feature length documentary projects currently in production, come and see previews of some of the most interesting new projects being created in the Top End and hear from their Directors and Producers about insights into their creative process. Featuring Emma Masters (Spirits in the Stone), Andrew Hyde/ Kristy O’Brien (Cattle Scars), and more to be confirmed.
2:00-2:40pm Screenwriting for film and television
with Steven MacGregor
A special Q&A discussion with multi-award winning NT writer/director Steven MacGregor (Croker Island Exodus, Big Name No Blanket, Redfern Now) talking about techniques and advice for writing screenplays and documentary scripts.
2:45pm-3:15pm Q&A with guest filmmaker Kasimir Burgess
Special Q&A with short form to feature filmmaker Kasimir Burgess joining us following the premiere of his feature film FELL at Darwin International Film Festival.
3:30-4:30pm Panel Discussion: SCREEN FUTURES
What is the future of the screen industry in the Top End? What are the ways that we can inspire more projects and generate more activity in the screen industry? Featuring: Penelope McDonald (Director of Screen Territory), Dr Aurora Scheelings (Charles Darwin University), Andrew Hyde (Film & Television Association of the NT)
Facilitated by: Timothy Parish
The Darwin Film Society is proud to be supporting these workshops, panels and presentations in partnership with the Film and Television Association of the NT (FATANT), and with support from other sponsors including Charles Darwin University.
Darwin Fringe Festival, Cinemart & Fist Full of Films presents
3 weeks of short films @ DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB
Entry $10 (includes a free Coopers beer!)
EVERYTHING IS A REMIX – 7pm Monday 21st July
A mega mash-up of supercuts, remix cinema, cut-up, sampling and the art of copyright violation. WARNING: This screening is highly illegal and will only ever be screened once, so don’t miss it! Curated by Timothy Parish & Hatstand Pincer Movement
THE ANIMATED WORLD – 7pm MON 28th JULY
Local, national and international animations that will blow your mind. Curated by Al Oldfield & Daniel Hartney
A FIST FULL OF MONSTERS – 7pm MONDAY 4th AUGUST
Featuring door to door zombies, demonic water towers, ghosts of
Browns Mart and giant stone men, this night will feature the best Top
End monsters movies ever made. Be scared.
JUGULAR Darwin Premiere introduced by Writer/Director JJ DeCeglie.
Screening at Browns Mart, 7pm Friday 21st March
plus LOW BUDGET FILM MAKING WORKSHOP with FATANT – Saturday 22nd March
“Perth-born novelist JJ DeCeglie makes his feature film debut with JUGULAR, and what a debut it is! Tense, claustrophobic and genuinely harrowing, JUGULAR follows one man’s nightmarish decent into the recesses of his own mind. Recesses from which there are no escape.”
JUGULAR is the debut feature film from producer/writer/director JJ DeCeglie. Shot guerrilla on the streets of Melbourne with a minimal budget and crew, the film went on to win Best Film, Director and Actor at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2013, and is now
being distributed by Video Archives, with a co-distribution deal also lined up with Monster Pictures.
Presented by the Film and Television Association of the NT (FATANT) at Darwin’s Browns Mart Theatre, the film will include a short introduction and Q&A with writer/director JJ Deceglie.
Tickets on the door – $12 full $10 concession
ATTENTION DARWIN FILMMAKERS > DON’T MISS THE LOW BUDGET FILMMAKING MASTERCLASS with Director JJ DeCeglie
– this SATURDAY 22nd March
Want to make a low budget film? JUGULAR won best film, director and actor at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival and was made for less than most people spend on a short film. How did he do it? At this special masterclass, Director JJ DeCeglie will take aspiring filmmakers and experienced producers through the tricks and techniques used to make a low budget film, and make it well!
$100 WORKSHOP (includes free entry to screening).
$50 FATANT MEMBERS
(FATANT membership $55.00)
To register interest in attending workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by FATANT with assistance from Screen Territory.
RELATED ARTICLES and REVIEWS for JUGULAR
CINEMART presents BIG NAME NO BLANKET – a feature documentary which tells the extraordinary story of GEORGE RRURRAMBU, the former lead singer of the pioneering Warumpi Band of the 1980s. George features as the charismatic frontman, who combined rock and roll, reggae, pop and traditional culture to spread the message about Indigenous contemporary issues, awakening the Australian consciousness of a third world in its own backyard.
The documentary screening will be preceded by a 1 hour Q&A with Director Steven McGregor – one of Darwin’s most successful filmmakers – who will explain the process of creating BIG NAME, as well as his work across the NT and recent projects including writing and directing for the ABC TV series REDFERN NOW..
After a short interval – the film will screen at 7:30pm with short film ‘Songline To Happiness’ directed by Danny Teece-Johnson – Winner of Best Film at the ImagineNative Film Festival (Canada)
6pm – Steven McGregor Q&A
7:30 – Big Name No Blanket – plus short film ‘Songline To Happiness’
There was a fantastic turnout for the first CINEMART screening in September.
The evening was introduced by guest director Timothy Parish and sound designer Lulu Madill who spoke about the process of creating the independent documentary AYA AWAKENINGS.
Above: Tim & Lulu introduce the film.
Above; Lulu Madill who created the sound design and original score for the documentary explains her process and inspirations in making AYA AWAKENINGS.
CINEM@RT presents AYA:AWAKENINGS
A unique feature documentary about shamanic medicine plant Ayahuasca.
“For all those seeds the vine has touched – and for those yet to awaken…”
AYA: Awakenings is a visionary feature length documentary directed by local filmmaker Timothy Parish, which shares the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism like never before. Exploring the indigenous experience with plant sacrament Ayahuasca and it’s powerful extract DMT.
AYA: AWAKENINGS blends first person journey from the cult book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey by writer Rak Razam with video, animations, interviews with practicing curanderos and Western Shamans, traditional icaros and cutting edge special effects to re-produce the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.
Featuring the artwork of Pablo Amaringo, Andy Debrenardi and more; directed by Tim Parish, video editing by Verb Studios, original score by Lulu Madill and music by Shpongle, Tipper, Darpan, Lula Cruz and curanderos Norma Panduro, Guillermo Arevalo, Percy Garcia Lozano, Ron Wheelock and Kevin Furnas, this documentary charts the Global Shamanic Resurgence born in the jungles of Peru and reaching out to embrace the world.
For more info go to: http://www.aya-awakenings.com