One of the most promising acts to emerge from Perth’s rich music scene is singer-songwriter Elli Schoen, recognized for her exquisite harmonies, frank lyrics, and powerfully emotive voice.
With her new single Hard Heart released in March, Schoen has firmly staked her claim as one of the artists to watch in 2016. With a talent for producing dazzling and transporting live shows, Elli has shared the stage with the likes of Gang of Youths and Katy Steele, and recently toured with Perth’s Abbe May. This year, she’ll be putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming EP and taking her live show around the country, including our own Wave Rock Weekender.
Track: Hard Heart
TINY is a documentary about home, and how we find it. The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream.
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends.
The remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage.
Rex is a loner, and when he s told he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms; but his journey reveals to him that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you’ve got to share it.
Comedic actor Josh Lawson’s feature directorial debut is a funny, honest and moving look at the secret sex lives of ordinary people and the extent they’ll go to reach that moment of ecstasy.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror close to home. Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, The Slap) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at her house she is forced to battle with her son’s deep seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her. A chilling tale of the unseen and otherworldly in the haunting tradition of The Conjuring and The Orphanage, Jennifer Kents visceral journey into the heart of fear itself is as terrifying as it is believable.
In 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12-hour, three-night long concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The dream-child of Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine, this music festival became a reality when they convinced boxing promoter Don King to combine the event with ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, previously chronicled in the Academy Award-winning documentary WHEN WE WERE KINGS. SOUL POWER is a verité documentary about this legendary music festival (dubbed ‘Zaire ’74’), and it depicts the experiences and performances of such musical luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, among a host of others. At the peak of their talents and the height of their careers, these artists were inspired by this return to their African roots, as well as the enthusiasm of the Zairian audience, to give the performances of their lives. The concert has achieved mythological significance as the definitive Africa(n)-American musical event of the 20th Century.