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Erwin Chlanda

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Alice Springs


v. 15 issue 25

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What's this art thing about anyway? Jr T w o events c o m b i n e this F r i d a y at W a t c h T h i s Space: the o p e n i n g o f T e r r a F i r m a , a s h o w b y y o u n g east coas t a r t i s t L u k e She l ley , a n d . a c o m b i n e d s p o k e n w o r d a n d v isua l a r t event , a co l l abora t ion be tween the Space a n d the N T W r i t e r s C e n t r e . ThisyearShelley moved away from the coast with a body of work tracing and reflecting the transitions in environments encountered on his trip to Central Australiafrom theCentral Coast of New South Wales. His show opens at 6pm, followed at 8pm by What's this Art tiling about any way? Shelley's work will be among that spoken lo by writers, each of whom have been allocated two artworks to respond to. And there'll be at least two writers speak ing about eacli work, pro viding for a comparison of responses. Story blasted into the bloodstream: Ledger pounds out last role P o p V u l t u r e w i t h C A M E R O N B U C K L E Y . F o r the p u r v e y o r of. fine ce l lu lo id , in a f e v e r ish need o f a c u l t u r a l i n j e c t i o n , filmmaker c o m e p h y s i c i a n C h r i s t o p h e r N o l a n w a s e n t r u s t e d w i t h the o p e r a t i o n , The Dark Knight. Catch bush bands after Sunday Markets T h e M u s i c f o r L i f e C o n c e r t w i l l be held this S u n d a y o n t h e c o u n cil l a w n s f r o m 10am to 2 p m . The concert is the cul mination of a three-day music industry training program at CAAMA Mu sic, building on the recent Music and Dance for Life workshops in six commu nities - Ikuntji, Willowra, Titjikala, Areyonga, Aputula and Ampilatwatja. The program has fami 1 iarised the bands with music production, as well as other aspects of the industry like media, publicity and public performance. The bands have had the opportunity to rehearse and record their own tracks in the CAAMA Music studio with a professional engi neer. The concert is sched uled on the same day as the Todd Mall Markets to maxi mize the bands' exposure to a wide cross-section of the public and to give marketgoers the opportunity to be entertained by live local music they would otherwise not see or hear. M e a n w h i l e , m a k e the most o f e v e r y d a y w i t h M e d i c i n e o f the M i n d . It's an evening lecture by renowned cancer survi vor Dr Ian Gawler will be given at the Fred McKay Education Centre theatrette at St Philip's College next Thursday, July 31, 7pm. Di agnosed with a very difficult bone cancer, Dr Gawler had his leg amputated in 1975. He then developed an innovat ive approach to treating cancer, drawing upon good nutrition, a posi tive state of mind, medita tion and support. This has become known and widely accepted as the "Integrative Approach", a method which complements and enhances standard med ical cancer care. T h e A l i c e S p r i n g s evening will explore the power of the mind and how relaxation, meditation and imagery can be powerful tools for not just battling illness but in making the most of everyday. " Dr Gawler is the Found er and Therapeutic Direc tor of The Gawler Foun dation. It is a charitable organi sation dedicated to sharing these principles with every one affected by cancer. Got Smart (PG) T h u No Session Fri No Session Sat 12.00 Sun 12.00 Mon No Session Tue No Session Wed No Session Kunq Fu Panda (PG) T h u No Session Fri No Session Sal 12.00, 5.30 Sun 12.00, 5.30 Mon No Session Tue No Session Wed No Session Hancock ( M ) T h u 2.20, 8.40 Fri 2.20, 8.40 Sat 4.30, 8.40 Sun 4.30, 8.40 Mon 2.20, 6.40 Tue 2.10, 8.40 Wed 2.20, 8.40 Final Mamma Mia (PG) T h u 12.10, 4.10, 6.30 Fri 11.50, 2.00, 6.30 Sat 2.00, 4.15, 6.30 Sun 2.00, 4.15, 6.30 Mon 12:15, 4:10, 6:30 Tue 12:10, 4:10, 8:15 Wed 2:10, 4:10, 6:30 Meet Dave (PG) Thu No Session Fri No Session Sat 12.00 Sun 12.00 Mon No Session Tue No Session Wod No Session The Dark Kninlit IM) Tim 12.20, 3.15, 7.00 Fri 12.00, 3.00, 6.00 Sat 11.30, 2.30, 7.30 Sun 11.30, 2.30, 7.20 ^ ' l l ; 12.00, 3.00, h-M!:i-.-: uo 12.20, 3.15. 7.00 "> 12.20,3.15, 7.00 A D V E R T I S E M E N T m^/0^ A r a l u e n A r t s C e n t r e Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs M u k a t a ! M u k a t i ! M u n a ! B e a n i e s f r o m A l l A r o u n d & T r e e S o n g : H e n r y S m i t h Exhibi t ions until 31 A u g u s t B o x O f f i c e : 8 9 5 1 1 1 2 2 5ft M , ! , . . . , T - . . U ~ ^ , n . ^ , r > r ^ ^ T h r Lovp Guru (M) Tim 2.20, 8.40 Fri 2.30, 9.00 Sat 8.40 Sun 8.40 Mon 2:20, 8:40 Tue 2:20, 6:30 Wed 2:20, 8:40 The Painted Veil (M) T h u 2.10 Fri 4.10 Sat 4.10 Sun 4.10 Mon 4.00 Tue 12.00 Wed 2.10 Final The Forbidden Kingdom (PG) T h u 12.10,4.15,6.30 Fri 12.10,4.15,6.30 Sat 2.15, 6.30 Sun 2.15, 6.30 Mon 12.10, 4.20, 8.30 Tue 12.00,4.15, 6.30 Wed 12.10, 4.15, 6.30 The X-Files (M) T h u 12.00, 4.30, 6.40, 8.50 Fri 12.15,4.15, 6.30, 8.40 Sat 2.00, 6.40, 8.50 Sun 2.00, 6.40, 8.50 Mon 12.00, 2.00, 6.30, 8.40 Tue 2.20, 4.30, 6.40, 8.50 Wed 12.00, 4.30, 6.40, 8.50 Competent is a dramatic understatement. His previous surgical triumphs include Batman Begins and The Prestige. Operation begins. Heart monitor: BIP. . . BIP.. . Direction here is a sub lime love affair with the camera, or more than one camera. Dr Nolan's vision for the caped crusader is lique fied and drunk with relish by the audience. Track and chase shots that are some of the best to date. BIP. . . BIP.. . The cast is a veritable drug cabinet of intoxicating performances. Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Cain, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman (arguably the greatest actor ever to grace this giant drop of water we all inhabit.) BIP. . .BIP. . . The nurses have a mi croscope over deceased Os car nominee, Ledger. The Joker. His act is like a lech erous pulse, pounding out a performance that could carry this picture alone. BIP. . .BIP. . . He masquerades about the set like a demented puppet, as diverse as the body of work he will leave behind. BIP. . .BIP. . . There is no slow push on the syringe, as the storyline is blasted into the blood stream of the viewer. BIP. . . BIP.. . A rush and tingle. The ultra reliable pro duction crew behind the first outing have dissected the mood surrounding the Dark Knight. They have taken us on an intravenous journey, through the backstreets and alleyways of the body that is Gotham City. BIP. . .BIP. . . Dr Nolan was not afraid to take the necessary risks involved in recreating the way people view a super hero. BIP. . .BIP. . . Praise is seldom given to one who swims against the tide and strikes out against conventional ways of thinking. P o p v u l t u r e r a t i n g 881/1000. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! Artists in residence at Araluen F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n t h e s e m o v i e s g o t o vv vvv-' . v o 11 r m o v i e s . c o m . a u Local artist Dayananda, who specialises in jewellery made from crystals, has es tablished the Maid in Earth Studio in the Araluen foyer as the centre's first artist in residence. Dayananda will be at the studio from Wednesday through to Saturday until the end of the year. Araluen director Tim Rollason says plans are in progress to initiate a wider Artist in Residence program in 2009. The heritage 1 isted Aral uen Homestead, which will provide accommodation for visiting artists in the near fu ture, was recently renovated and is being furnished. With the availability of accommodation, Araluen will be looking to work with local arts organisations to help develop opportu nities for visiting artists in Alice Springs, says Mr Rollason. The homestead will ac commodate its first group of artists in August, as part of the Imagine Alice project. ^ / mm story all T h u r s d a y & F r i d a y f r o m d u s k t i l 9 : 3 0 T o d d M a l i Thur sday 2 4 t h J u l y Races a n d R o d e o s ! Fr t d a y 2 5 t h J u l y B o b P l a s t o R e t r o s p e c t i v e ( W e e k 4 ) : P i n e G a p : I n s i d e an Amer i c a n Spy. Base @ 7 p m Next Week . , , Har ts Range Races 2 0 0 6 and f i n a l week o f B o b P l a s t o R e t r o s p e c t i v e - t . < " r^B celebrating who wo aro, what wo think and feol A d v e r t i s e m e n t d o n a t e d b y the A l i c e S p r i n g s N e w s A R T H O U S E C I N E M A Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day M S U N D A Y 2 7 J U L Y - 7 . 0 0 p m ( U K ) Fired from her job for increasingly eccentric behaviour, timid middle-aged spinster Miss Pettigrew (Frances j j | | J McDormand) finds herself homeless, without employment, and walking the streets in pre-war i ] London. Desperation prompts her to uncharacteristic I action and, misrepresenting herself as a social. j secretary, she finds herself swept into the negligee sporting curl-bouncing world of aspiring American actress Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams). I Running Time: 92 minutes T H E A T R E ]he The Dancers presents Company 14 , 15 & 16 A U G U S T , 7 . 3 0 P M The Dancers Company is delighted to present three magnificant classical works: The Sleeping Beauty Act 3 Aurora's Wedding, Les Sylphides, and Graduation Bali. Don't miss these wonderful classical works featuring guest artists of the Australian Ballet. N o r t h e r n Territory G o v e r n m e n t Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am 4 p m , Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4 p m . www.ara luenartscentre .nt .gov.au > .- *<>.K V... . , > M - . . - , . , . , . ^ . . . . ! ! I - . . . . V , . I . , I' http://www.araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au