Buster Keaton’s SHERLOCK JUNIOR with live soundtrack by Dr Martini Jazz

Experience Buster Keaton’s silent comedy classic ‘SHERLOCK JUNIOR' accompanied by a live original jazz soundtrack by the Dr. Martini Jazz band at the beautiful Darwin Ski Club. 

Come and join us for an early sunset drink at the famous Darwin Ski Club and stay for dinner and special outdoor live cinema experience next to the beautiful Darwin Harbour ocean views. 


“Self-referentiality, impeccable stunts and eye-popping cinematography: Keaton's grace and visual wit are unmatched even today.” -Sunday Times

Buster Keaton is revered as one of the true comedy masters of the silent film era and SHERLOCK JUNIOR is celebrated as his most highly imaginative and inventive comedy.  At times both surrealist and absurdist, the film explores ideas of reality and cinema through experimental filmmaking techniques, offering social and philosophical commentary about fantasy and the enchanting, mythical qualities that cinema possesses. This gives Keaton great artistic license to go fully surreal during the film, showcasing not only the magic of movies on an emotional level but the magic of the craft itself.

This special once-only screening brings this classic silent comedy to life with an original soundtrack by local musicians Dr. Martini Jazz for contemporary audiences - breathing new life into this cinema classic and blurring the line between live music performance and cinema experience. 

This is a Darwin Ski Club members and guests event - all tickets include membership to the Darwin Ski Club association.  

$60 FAMILY - 2 adults + 2 children


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.

Buster Keatons’ THE GENERAL Live Cinema Experience

Buster Keaton’s “The General” presented by Cinemart and Darwin Entertainment Centre.

After a sold-out Darwin Festival show, Cinemart is back by popular demand with another live cinema experience, featuring silent film maestro Buster Keaton’s greatest work ‘The General’ played out on the big screen, accompanied by a live original jazz soundtrack by local trad-jazz ensemble The House That Jack Built.

This 1926 legendary action-filled comedy set during the Civil War, follows Buster Keaton as a railway engineer whose train ‘The General’ is stolen by Union spies behind Southern lines. When Keaton’s character steals back his train, aided by his well-meaning fiancée, and is pursued by a posse of irate Yankees, hilarious scenes unfold thanks to his amazing use of props, stunts, and the dimensions of the cinematic frame.

A film of epic scale with Keaton’s trademark physical comedy genius, The General is deservedly singled-out as one of the greatest works of Hollywood’s silent film era and a pioneer of the action genre of filmmaking.
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.

The House That Jack Built
Jack Lewis – Trumpet
Matt Holt – Trombone
Terry Roth – Trombone
William Pettican – Clarinet and saxophones
George Tumino – Flute, harmonica, banjo, guitars, vocals
Mike Lane – Electric bass
Josh Spurr – Drums

Timothy Parish – Cinemart Producer

This film has been classified General (G).


A COVID-19 safety plan has been created for this event.
This is a cashless event.
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Darwin Entertainment Centre

Charlie Chaplin Live Cinema

Enjoy a selection of classic short films from Charlie Chaplin’s early career accompanied by a live jazz soundtrack by local ensemble The Jigsaw Jazz Collective.

Cinemart celebrates the best of the silent film tradition with live musical performances that reimagine these timeless classics for a contemporary audience. Music really brings the footage to life in a unique cinematic event revealing how the genius of early cinema legend Charlie Chaplin remains relevant 100 years on.

Presented by Cinemart and Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival.

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FRACULA! Live cinema theater performance

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Cinemart presents the world premiere of FRACULA! at the George Brown Botanical Gardens, Saturday the 1st of August 2020.
FRACULA! is a live cinema theatre re-imagining the 1931 black and white cinema classic Dracula starring Bela Lugosi with live soundtrack and voice actors. This heavily bastardised version transforms the classic tale of history’s most famous vampire into a modern allegory for oil & gas mining executive hungry to suck gas from the Northern Territory. Think Hercules Returns meets Josh Fox’s Gasland with organ music.
Produced and directed by Timothy Parish, FRACULA! stars local actors Robbie Hoad, Teghan Hughes, Philip Tarl Denson and Kadek Hobman performing live soundtrack and voiceover performances to the classic film.
This hilarious event will have you laughing and crying at the state of the world, but it’s for a good cause!  Profits will go toward the campaign to ban fracking in the NT and the future of a solar energy economy.

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BARAKA Live Cinema Experience with the World Mix Collective

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Cinemart presents BARAKA Live Cinema Experience with original score by the Darwin World Mix Collective for one night only at Discovery Darwin. Buy tickets online here.

“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.


METROPOLIS Live Cinema with Boundless Moshable

CINEMART presents METROPOLIS with live original soundtrack by art-rock-electronic collective the Boundless Moshable. This unique wet season event re-imagines the cinematic masterpiece for a once-only performance at Discovery Darwin transformed into an art-house cinema venue.
About the film:
With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and the struggle between man and machine, METROPOLIS is considered a cinematic classic and the mother of science-fiction cinema. Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang in 1926, its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist art direction remain as powerful as ever.
The event will also include a short animation DESTINO a surreal collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali that must be seen to be believed.
Both films will be accompanied by a live original score composed and performed by BOUNDLESS MOSHABLE – a unique art-rock-electronic collaboration between local musicians Gaia Osbourne (violin), Lucas Bendl (drums & percussion), Tom Anderson (bass) and Mats Unden (synthesizer & keys). Blending full-throttle live electronic/rock cinematic sound design, this unique performance will bring the cinematic classic to life for a once-only screening and performance.
The screening will commence at 7:30pm and will be followed by music from DJ Mangohig until late with live visuals by VJ Verb.
Ticket holders purchased in advance via Eventbrite can enjoy a 10% discount on meals at Lost Arc before the show.


CINEMART WORKSHOP SERIES @ Darwin International Film Festival 2014



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:

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 presents WILDCARD CINEMA @ Darwin Railway Club



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

Local, national and international animations that will blow your mind. Curated by Al Oldfield & Daniel Hartney



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 with writer/director JJ Deceglie


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.”
– MonsterFest

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


– 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).
(FATANT membership $55.00)

To register interest in attending workshop, email

Presented by FATANT with assistance from Screen Territory.

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BIG NAME NO BLANKET screening plus Q&A with filmmaker Steven McGregor


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’

Entry is free by donation. Reserve tickets below.
Eventbrite - BIG NAME NO BLANKET film screening and Q&A with Steven MacGregor


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.

AYA AWAKENINGS > Darwin Premiere screening



A unique feature documentary about shamanic medicine plant Ayahuasca.

Premiere screening featuring an introduction by director Timothy Parish ( and sound designer Lulu Madill (

“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.

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