Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A March of Dili

The local screenings around dili in March have been a huge success, with the rain holding off each Friday and Saturday night allowing Cinema loro sa'e to screen in a different village within Dili.
In Comoro Kampu Baru several hundred locals sang along to brazilian film 2 Filhos de Francisco, while the next night in Beto a thousand locals watched the ever powerful Balibo 5.

The following weekend Korean favourite Barefoot Dream was shown in Marconi, with Balibo showing in Lurumata. Finally last weekend Africa United, the celebration of World Cup Football and the spiriit of African adventure was shown at Kampo Alor, while the following night at the Kampo football ground Balibo was watched by another large crowd.

Next month screenings continue in and around Dili.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

2014 season has an early start...

The last few years we have started screenings late May once the wet season is over. But this year, we've decided to take a chance with some screenings in and around Dili during March, and like a "pop up cinema" Angelo got the first screening underway last Friday (actually Feb28!) to iron out the cobwebs. Even at short notice around 700 people came out in Becora to see Timor Leste's own homegrown film, A Guerra da Beatriz.


Then this weekend he screened A Guerra da Beatriz to several hundered people in each of Bairo Pite on Friday night and Manlewana on Saturday night.

The up coming program is below, is subject to the randomness of rain this time of year, keep your eyes and ears open for the big blow up screen!

Monday, 3 March 2014

2013 Summary

Cinema Loro sae 2013 

Angelo and Lou traversed across Timor Leste with their blow up screen and portable equipment in their Rentlo Troopy over a 17 week period. They screened to 49,000 people, on 61 nights in 55 villages. Crowds ranged from a few hundred to a few thousand each night. 

The main film shown for the year was A Guerra da Beatriz, thanks to Dili Film Works, with some screenings of Bloodshot and Balibo throughout.

At the end of its third successful year, the team is now well ingratiated with the regions and screening visits are highly anticipated.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

- Rentlo Car Hire in Dili, and especially to Kieren for his support. 

- Timor Telecom for communication sponsorship, and always having something to give away to the kids.

- Schweppes is a new sponsor, supported from their Melbourne office.

- the State Cinema in Hobart, owned by John Kelly and kindred cinema to the Sun!

- the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne and the public of most glorious Yarraville and the Inner West.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Viqueque screenings continue

Cinema Loro sa'e continue screenings in Viqueque, heading to the Villages as per the program below. 

Friday, 29 November 2013

November 28 Independence Day in Viqueque

Cinema Loro sa'e was pleased to be asked to join the November 28 Independence Day Celebrations held in Kraras, Viqueque region. 

The event spanned a few days, the plan was to screen all three noghts, but when rain stopped play on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th became a double feature - the locally made Dili Film Works "A Guerra da Beatriz" and Rob Connelly's "Balibo" were shown to a huge crowd estimated at just under 3000 people! Then on Thursday night Peter Gordon's "Bloodshot" screened to a smaller crowd, but still around 1200 people.

It was very exciting to be part of the official program, Angelo and Lou were pleased to have such large crowds enjoying the films. The many helpers were also greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A week in Suai

Last week Angelo and Lou were in Suai district for 6 nights of well attended screenings to a total of 7000 people!

Upon arrival in Suai after meeting with the DA the towns and films for the week are chosen. Tuesday the 12th is a National Holiday to commemorate the tragic Santa Cruz Masacre, so for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Cinema lorosae screened Peter Gordons incredibly pertinent documentary BloodShot.

On Monday the 11th November they screened Blood Shot in Suai town itself, to 1100 people.

Tuesday the 12th they screened Blood Shot again in Matai, to a huge crowd of 1600. This was Santa Cruz Masacra memorial day, so it was very important to show this film.

Wednesday it was Blood Shot again to a 1000 people in Suai Loro.

For the rest of the week they returned to this years hit and most popular film, Timor Leste's own film, A Guerra da Beatriz.

On Thursday they screened in Kamanasa to 1500 people.

Friday a cosy crowd of 900 attended in Oques.

They finished up on Saturday night in Seran Kotek, to a healthy crowd of 1200.

Sunday the long drive home..... They will be home in Dili for a week before heading off to Viqueque.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Lospalos screenings

Angelo and Lou of Cinema Loro sa'e continue their venturing to the districts, with screenings of A Guerra da Beatriz continues in Lospalos over the last week. One of the most beautiful parts of Timor leste, but a jolly long drive in a troopy! 

Thelocals are always keen to jump in and help with the set up, the screen inflating usually brings screams of delight from the kids!