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Real Illawarra and I are hosting an screening of a fabulous new film ALL ABOUT E Hoyts Cinema Warrawong, Wed Nov 4, 6.30pm if enough tickets are sold over the next week.

This film is written and directed by Sydney based and brilliant gay filmaker Louise Wadley.

ALL ABOUT E is a great lesbian and gay film, its been made locally and is about our own community.

Its a funny, moving, thoughtful film that she and her partner has worked so hard over so many years to create.

This Aussie Independent feature was a smash hit at this year‘s Mardi Gras Film Festival, San Francisco’s Frameline festival and Outfest in LA. The San Francisco Chronicle said it was “the most feel-good movie of the festival…featuring laughs, suspense, a deliriously good sex scene, and a rousing finale. All About E” has something for everyone”  It’s a comedy caper with a romantic twist (and a dog!) You can watch the trailer here

For the screening to go ahead , the way it works is that if 50 people reserve their ticket on the TUGG website, the screening goes ahead, and if not the cinema will put on something else so buy yours now 🙂 You can get your tickets here .

If you have seen it already, come and enjoy it again and simply support GLBTIQ arts and invite your friends.

ALL ABOUT E at Hoyts Cinema Warrawong, Wed Nov 4, 6.30. You can get your tickets here .

It will be a great event with a Q&A with the film-maker.

Lets support  independent film makers here in the Illawarra. Book your tickets here

Please send this email to everyone and join the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/481543738696310/

Picture1Some of you would have seen or heard about Beyond Empathy’s Youth Film Project Rites of Passage, which was produced by young people in the Illawarra and took out a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Warsaw Film Festival as well as screening in Brazil, Cyprus, USA, Canada, Finland and in 20 cities around Australia.

BE is working on a new film project collaborating with children under 12 and their families, many of whom live in public housing. Over the next three years, the children, their families, neighbours and broader community will be producing images and short narrative video material that will be animated to look like hand made lead pencil sketches, water colour paintings, screen prints, charcoal, chalk and coloured pencil drawings. The project is telling stories about childhood and growing respect… and this is your first chance to see what this project is producing.

You are invited to the launch of this project at the Gala Cinema on Wednesday 3rd December 5 pm – 6 pm. We are hoping that you can come, and that you can share this invitation through to your colleagues, friends and networks.

The children involved in Beyond Empathy’s Film Project, will host this event, screen some short scenes and trailers that show their work… and it would be great to get them a good audience and boost their confidence.

(PS. All the material screened at the launch is suitable for a General or G rating type audience)

Tender Funerals | Crowd Funding

Tender funerals is a social enterprise which will provide affordable funeral services for the community.

We will empower people to make choices which are aligned with their values and their budgets. When someone dies there are many ways to express love and celebrate memory that have  nothing to do with the cost of a coffin or an expensive funeral.

A documentary has been made about what we are trying to create at Port and the reasons its so important.

The film is called Tender and was screened on the ABC last week but is still available on Iview if you missed it http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/tender/DO1126H001S00 .

It is a beautiful film which was given a standing ovation at a recent screening at the Sydney Film Festival. Link to the trailer http://www.tenderdocumentary.com.au/#trailer

This is a project that has the capacity to create community at a time when a lot of people feel alone. We are using a crowd funding platform to raise the $200,000 we need to setup a facility, buy a van and employ a like minded funeral director. We have a  business model which if we achieve our crowd funding target is completely viable. This is a project which we believe has the potential to impact the way we as a community think about death and dying and we are passionate about facilitating a process which not only helps but is healing.

To date we have raised nearly $28,000 In order to help us  meet our target, which we have 20 days to meet we are asking people to make a pledge right now!All donations are tax deductible. Crowd funding is a very transparent method of fundraising because if we don’t reach our min target there is no transaction.

Please visit startsomegood.com/tenderfunerals to see the campaign and make your pledge.