Welcome to Eumundi World Cinema, a member based non-profit organisation dedicated to screening award winning international movies in a social setting each month.
Our mission is to inspire and engage people in our community through the experience of international cinema, enabling them to enjoy the best of world cinema, building cultural awareness and understanding through film and sharing a cultural experience.
Join Eumundi World Cinema now for the 2015 season by completing our application form.
Current members can enjoy our next movie Ten Canoes by director Rolf De Heer and starring Jamie Gulpilil and Crusoe Kaadal with David Gulpilil as the narrator. You can also come along as our guest - just RSVP here to let us know you are coming along.
Ten Canoes screens on Wednesday 10 December at 6:00pm for 7:05pm start at Eumundi School of Arts Hall, Cnr Memorial Drive and Pacey Street, Eumundi. To entertain you, we have organised a special menu, live music and some fabulous decor to finish of the year with a cultural bang and celebrate the success of the 2014 season.
DECEMBER Event - TEN CANOES
Director: Rolf De Heer
Wednesday 10 November at 6:00pm for 7:05pm movie start (includes AGM)
One Hundred and Fifty Spears, Ten Canoes, Three Wives… Trouble.
‘Bout time to tell you a story, eh? Then I’ll tell you one of ours… It is longtime ago. It is our time, before you other mob came from cross the ocean…longtime before then. The rains been good and ten of the men go on the swamp, to hunt the eggs of gumang, the magpie goose. One of the men, the young fella, has a wrong love, so the old man tell him a story…a story of the ancient ones, them wild and crazy ancestors who come after the spirit time, after the flood that covered the whole land…
It’s a good story, this story I’m gonna be tellin’ you ’bout the ancient ones. There’s more wrong love in this story, and plenty spears too, and plenty wives…too many wives if you ask me…a beautiful young one and a bit of a jealous one and the older wise one and even more wives than that. And there’s plenty happens in this story…there’s a stranger comes and one of them wives goes missin’ and there’s a man with a belly big as a mountain. There’s sorcery and magic too, and a wrong spear in the wrong body, and more spears and bad spirits. And even that’s not everything that’s happening in this story.
Ahh, you gotta see this story of mine cause it’ll make you laugh, even if you’re not a blackfella. Might cry a bit too eh? But then you laugh some more…cause this story is a big true story of my people. True thing.
“Magnificent.” David Stratton, THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
“Anthropology and entertainment are marvelously married in Rolf de Heer’s Ten Canoes. The first feature in an Australian Aboriginal language feels authentic to the core as it tells a cautionary tale set 1,000 years ago.” Richard Kuipers, VARIETY
“A marvel of warm collaboration and shared jokes about husbands and wives, shot both in dreamscape color and pristine black and white.” Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Its mixture of wisdom and whimsy — exemplified by the movie’s unnamed and occasionally cheeky narrator — makes this Australian movie feel as timeless as it is timely. And instead of feeling dutifully cultural as we immerse ourselves in this story, we’re genuinely intrigued, touched and even amused.” Desson Thomson, THE WASHINGTON POST
November Movie Night - bRITAIn
Thanks to Starry Nights Outdoor Cinemas for the screen and projection equipment, Lisa Williment from Parti Events for the fabulous French decor, Amanda Isler from Berkelouw Books for the lucky door prizes, Elfi Goodchild from The Nest Eumundi for the delicious coffee.
And to our wonderful tireless volunteers Paula, Susan, Viv and Bruce. Thank you everyone for taking us around the world one movie at a time!
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