Perthians, the Luna Outdoor in Leederville has another fine collection of outdoor cinema for you this week,. Check out the program below and for further details or purchasing tickets hit the link.
EMPIRE OF LIGHT
(7.30PM: Monday 6 – Tuesday 7 March)
A love letter to cinema, set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (1917, Skyfall).
Created with touching tenderness and compassion by writer-director Mendes, this drama features a stellar ensemble cast led by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Lost Daughter), BAFTA winner Micheal Ward and Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech). Set in and around a beautiful old picture palace on the south coast of England, the love story between Hilary (Colman) and Stephen (Michael Ward) offers an impassioned ode to the people who come together under the glow of cinema, and to the life-affirming tales they share.
Oscar-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross score the film whilst master cinematographer (and fellow Oscar winner) Roger Deakins exquisitely photographs the inhabitants of this narrative. Empire of Light is 24 frames a second of pure movie magic that will remind you of the restorative power of cinema and storytelling.
(7.30PM: Thursday 6 – Saturday 11 March)
Leslie is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind.
With her charm running out and with nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it’s Sweeney, a lonely motel clerk, who takes a chance when no one else will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son.
Andrea Riseborough has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. National Board of Review listed To Leslie in their top 10 independent films for 2022.
SHACKLETON: THE GREATET STORY OF SURVIVAL
(7.30PM: Sunday 12 March)
28 lost adventurers must fight for their lives after their only lifeline is destroyed in the most uninhabitable place on Earth – Antarctica.
28 lost adventurers must fight for their lives after their only lifeline is destroyed in the most uninhabitable place on Earth – Antarctica. ‘Shackleton – The Greatest Story of Survival’ reveals the true story of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance, told by the only man ever to have repeated their incredible feat – explorer and adventurer Tim Jarvis. Following in the beset crew’s footsteps, Tim reveals the enduring legacy of Shackleton’s crisis leadership in the face of impossible odds – a lesson more relevant to us now than ever before.