Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Screenings September 28th-October 2nd: "Balibo" in BALIBO! / "Bend It Like Beckham" and "Slumdog Millionaire" in Dili

The people of Balibo will finally have a chance to see the movie of the same name tonight, at a Cinema Lorosa'e screening at the village in western Timor-Leste.

The movie tells the story of five Australian-based journalists who go missing as Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, .

Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President.

BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.

Further screenings of the movie, which is in TETUM with English subtitles, are scheduled in Dili for October 14th (at Sunset Fair) and October 16th (at Government House).

This week at Sunset Fair we'll be showing "Bend It Like Beckham" (8.30 start). Movies at Government House (7pm start) will be "Slumdog Millionaire" (Saturday) and "Bend It Like Beckham" (Sunday). Both movies are in English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Cinema Lorosa'e in the news!

From the Maribyrnong Leader:

"Cinema Vision from Yarraville's Sun Theatre Reaches East Timor

A moving project has been undertaken by Sun Theatre to bring cinema entertainment to East Timor.

But not only is the Yarraville company taking movie flicks and popcorn to East Timor, it is building a sustainable business and providing local jobs.

After hearing that the fledgling democracy had not had a cinema since 1999, Sun Theatre head technician Lewis Thorne said the Yarraville theatre staff had taken on the task to bring cinema entertainment back to the East Timorese community...."

Click here to read the full story!

Movies at the Sunset Fair and Government House - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-25th

This week we'll be screening "Happy Feet" at the Sunset Fair on Friday, September 23rd at 7.30pm (in English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles), "Green Hornet" at Government House at 7pm on Saturday, September 24th (in English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles) and "Happy Feet" IN TETUM at Government House at 7pm on Sunday, September 25th.

After the weekend, we'll be travelling out to Maliana on Tuesday to show "Bend It Like Beckham" and to Balibo on Wednesday, where we'll be screening.... "BALIBO" - of course!

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Directed by Babe mastermind George Miller, Happy Feet tells the tale of one penguin's quest for love, and features an all-star cast of vocal talent that includes Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, and Brittany Murphy. 

In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene - until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Back from Tour de Timor - Dili movies this weekend, September 17th-18th

Now that we have dusted off the screen from its travels in the eastern districts with the Tour de Timor, we're all set for a weekend's screenings in Dili. 

Please note that there will be NO movie screening at the Sunset Fair this Friday (September 16th). 

On Saturday night (September 17th) at Government House (Palacio do Governo), it's "Gulliver's Travels":  a fantasy comedy movie directed by Rob Letterman and very loosely based on Part One of the 18th-century novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift, though the film takes place in modern day. In "Gulliver's Travels", travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
The film stars Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate, Chris O'Dowd, and Amanda Peet.

Screening at 7.15pm, English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles.

On Sunday evening at 7.15pm, we'll be showing "Enchanted" at Government House. A part-animated, part-live action movie, "Enchanted" is a classic Disney fairytale set in the gritty New York City of today. It's a story about a fairytale princess (Amy Adams) from the past who is thrust into the present day by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon). Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey). Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? 

Starts at 8.30pm, English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Cinema Lorosa'e hits the districts with Tour de Timor!

Starting on Saturday, September 10th, Cinema Lorosa'e will be travelling along the route of the Tour de Timor bike race, screening movies for the communities is passes through, starting at 7.30 pm the night before the racers arrive.
We're very excited about this, our first move into the districts of Timor-Leste, to bring great family movies to a brand-new audience. We hope that everyone enjoys the cinema and the Tour de Timor itself - one of the world's most thrilling cycling events. We're looking forward to it ourselves!

The programme is:

  • Saturday, September 10th - LACLUBAR - "The Owls of Ga'Hoole" - Tetum with English subtitles
  • Sunday, September 11th - BEASU - "Finding Nemo" - English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles
  • Monday, September 12th - ILIOMAR - "Rio" - English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles
  • Tuesday, September 13th - COM - "Unstoppable" - English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles
  • Wednesday, September 14th - MANATUTO - "Balibo" - Tetum with English subtitles

Saturday, September 10th - Laclubar
"The Owls of Ga'Hoole"
Tetum with English subtitles

Sunday, September 11th - Beasu
"Finding Nemo"
English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles

Monday, September 12th - Iliomar
English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles

Tuesday, September 13th - Com
English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles

Wednesday, September 14th - Manatuto
Tetum with English subtitles

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Brazil Night at the Sunset Fair! "2 Filhos de Francisco"

This Friday, September 9th at Sunset Fair, the entertainment programme has a Brazilian theme. The Guitarists of Pedreira have been flown over from Brazil to play live, and Cinema Lorosa'e will be screening the movie "2 Filhos de Francisco" ("The Two Sons of Francisco") at 8.30. Thank you to the Embassy of Brazil in Dili for supplying the film, which will be shown in Portuguese with English subtitles.  

Cinema Lorosa'e will be heading out to the districts to follow the Tour de Timor  so there will be no Dili screenings on Saturday/Sunday, September 10th/11th. We will be showing movies for the communities along the Tour de Timor route - more news on this later. We're very excited! 

"Two Sons of Francisco": The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made every effort to make it happen

Em 2 Filhos de Francisco Francisco Camargo (Ângelo Antônio) é um lavrador do interior de Goiás que tem um sonho aparentemente impossível: transformar dois de seus nove filhos em uma dupla sertaneja. Ele inicialmente deposita sua esperança no mais velho, Mirosmar (Dablio Moreira), e resolve lhe dar um acordeão quando completa 11 anos. Mirosmar e seu irmão Emival (Marco Henrique), que toca violão, se apresentam com sucesso nas festas da vila onde moram, mas devido a perda da propriedade onde moravam nos anos 70 toda a família é obrigada a se mudar para Goiânia. Mirosmar e Emival começam então a tocar na rodoviária local, na intenção de conseguir algum dinheiro para ajudar em casa. Lá eles conhecem Miranda (José Dumont), empresário de duplas caipiras, que viaja com eles por mais de 4 meses. Os irmãos novamente fazem sucesso e chegam até mesmo a cantar para 6 mil pessoas em um show no interior do país, mas um acidente encerra prematuramente a carreira da dupla. Após quase desistir da carreira artística Mirosmar decide voltar a cantar, agora usando o nome artístico de Zezé di Camargo (Márcio Kieling). Ele grava um disco solo, mas não obtém sucesso. Já casado e com duas filhas pequenas, Zezé tem dificuldades em sustentar a família e o máximo que consegue é que outras duplas cantem composições suas. É quando ele encontra em seu irmão Welson (Thiago Mendonça), que passa a usar o nome artístico de Luciano, o parceiro ideal para levar adiante sua carreira musical.