Tuesday, 11 October 2011

"Balibo-a-thon" in Dili

We're having a "Balibo-a-thon" - if you have not yet seen this marvellous film, or would like to see it again, we are pleased to announce that this coming weekend (14-16th October) we plan to screen it three times in Dili. "Balibo" will be shown at the Sunset Fair on Friday, 14th at 7.30 pm and at Government House (Palacio do Governo) at 7pm on Saturday and Sunday (15th & 16th). The Sunset Fair screening will be in English, whilst the Government House shows will be in Tetum. Look on the official "Balibo" website for a trailer and information about the real events that inspired the movie. There's nothing quite like watching this movie on the big screen, under the stars, sharing the experience with the Timorese public, just metres away from where the some of the events actually took place (and where some of the scenes were actually filmed). You are welcome to bring your own deck chairs to the Government House screening - make an occasion of it; bring your friends and a picnic.

"Balibo" Director Robert Connolly has told of his personal experience in making the movie in a new book called "Lights, Camera . . . Travel!" (Lonely Planet, $24.99; lonelyplanet.com), and anthology of on-the-road tales by 33 international actors, directors and screenwriters", edited by Andrew McCarthy and Don George. Follow the link to read an extract: