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HAMILTON FILM GROUP Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St. - usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm and MATINEE SESSION on FRIDAYS at 2pm. (please check screening dates) - More details Buy tickets now
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Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School presents 2017 SCHOOL CONCERT Monday 18 December, 7pm - Tuesday 19 December, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS - Direct from Las Vegas Wednesday 21 March, 2018 at 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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THE PIANO MAN - A Tribute to Billy Joel Friday 6 April, 2018 More details Buy tickets now
The Umbilical Brothers - SPEEDMOUSE Thursday 12 April, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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Daniel Thompson and Stuie French with Happy Days Records, Presents - Johnny Cash The Concert - Saturday 28 July, 2018 - 8pm More details Buy tickets now

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2017 promises to be another fantastic year with more great, thought provoking films.

We look forward to seeing you all for our Thursday evening sessions or at the 2pm matinee session on the Friday. So let all your friends know, especially those that no longer like heading out at night about the matinee screenings.

For the best in Art House and limited release movies, come and join our Film Group! Movies screen twice a month, usually on the third Thursday at 7.30pm & Friday matinee at 2pm. We are not able to sell single tickets, so a membership pass must be purchased. 12, 6 and 3 month film passes are available and these must be used in calendar year of issue.

Memberships are available at the door, at Hamilton PAC and on the PAC's website.

Full Year membership $95 Conc.($85)
Six Films $55 Conc.($50)
Three Films $35 Conc.($30)

FILM GROUP - 2017 Screenings

(M) France/USA 93 mins
Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm
Friday 17 November, 2pm
With help from Samuel L Jackson, Haitian auteur Raoul Peck delivers a stirring, Oscar-nominated portrait of the writer, civil rights activist and queer icon James Baldwin and his lifelong fight against racial and sexual injustice.
When he died in 1987, Baldwin left behind an unfinished manuscript reminiscing about his friendships with black political leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers, all of whom were assassinated in the turbulent 1960s.
Thirty years later, Raoul Peck (Fatal Assistance, MIFF 2013) brings this text to life with a ruminative, essayistic documentary containing eye-opening archival footage of Baldwin's incendiary media interventions, as he busted taboos by provocatively broaching questions of race, class and sexuality in the public arena. From Baldwin's childhood in 1930s Harlem to his outspoken political engagement in the 1960s and 1970s, Peck charts the history of race relations in the USA as lived by one of Black America's most prominent public intellectuals, and uses his biography as a springboard to examine today's struggles for equality. Voiced by Samuel L Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro offers "a thrilling introduction to Baldwin's work, a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics" (New York Times).
Winner of audience awards at the Toronto, Berlin and Chicago film festivals, and the Best Documentary award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

"Life-altering … you would be hard pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history." – AO Scott, New York Times

(M) Australia 110 mins
Thursday 7 December, 7.30pm
Friday 8 December, 2pm
Love, lies and Qu'ranic scripture collide on the streets of Melbourne in Osamah Sami's sweet, funny and (unfortunately) true tale of the lengths one man will go to find love – and avoid disappointing his very religious dad.

Ali is just trying to do the right thing. The son of a Muslim cleric who emigrated from Iraq, he's taken to the Melbourne lifestyle in a way that his father simply hasn't. But he's getting to a marriageable age and when a sequence of well-intentioned lies starts hurtling out of control, he finds himself being thrust into an arranged match that he has absolutely no intention of going through with – all while simultaneously falling in love with another woman, Dianne.

Based on the real-life experience of lead actor Osamah Sami's ill-fated marriage, Ali's Wedding is the affectionate and heartfelt feature film debut from TV-directing phenom Jeffrey Walker (Jack Irish: Bad Debts, Miff 2012). Winner of Best Original Screenplay at the Australian Writers' Guild Awards, Ali's Wedding is a fast-paced comedy of manners that shines with wit, humanity and crowd-pleasing charisma.

Ali's Wedding neatly strips away the solemnity enveloping that lead balloon of a word "multiculturalism." There's a joyously comic lack of inhibition here and, even better, we're told it's largely a true story.August 30, 2017 Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald

"It explores the blend of Middle Eastern and Australian culture within this country but also tells an amusing, family-driven tale that most will appreciate and celebrate, regardless of their background."
October 23, 2017 Matthew Toomey ABC Radio Brisbane

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Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St.
usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm and MATINEE SESSION on FRIDAYS at 2pm. (please check screening dates)


Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School presents 2017 SCHOOL CONCERT

The much anticipated end of year School Concert has arrived!

Tickets: Everyone over the age of 12mths - $7 each

Available online and at the Box Office.

Monday 18 December, 7pm
Tuesday 19 December, 7pm

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PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS - Direct from Las Vegas

DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS, the Masters of Penis Origami return to shock and awe audiences by folding, twisting, bulging and scooping their junk into creations such as: "The Pelican," "The Windsurfer," "The Eiffel Tower," "The Loch Ness Monster" and their signature creation, "The Hamburger." - all projected onto a huge screen for your close-up enjoyment!

A worldwide phenomenon, this one-of-a-kind show has played to most of the Western World including all around Europe, the US and South America.

To get to the nuts and bolts of it, be ready to see some Willies, Johnsons, Peter Peckers, if you will... aka: these guys will be performing in nothing but tennis shoes... and above all it's really damn funny!

“Comedic Brilliance” Time Out New York
“shocking, ridiculous, hilarious” The Age

Tickets: Adult $49.90, Concession / *Groups 6+ $44.90
*Only available from the Box Office - 5573 0429

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Wednesday 21 March, 2018 at 8pm


THE PIANO MAN - A Tribute to Billy Joel

Celebrating 45 Years
Starring: Anthony Mara

It’s been 45 Years since the release of Billy Joel’s signature song, and in 2018 Anthony Mara returns to centre stage with his world class band to pay tribute to the PIANO MAN.

Following a sell-out Australian Theatre Tour in 2017, PIANO MAN Billy Joel Tribute Concert will rise to another level in 2018 taking the show back to major Capital Cities as well as Regional towns right across Australia.

And with an extra special touch, Anthony is also raising funds and awareness for the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis with part proceeds of ticket sales to be donated to MS Australia. Anthony was diagnosed with MS in 2016, however his passion for music and performing helps fight his battle and is looking to support the many other sufferers throughout Australia.

The full live band consists of the finest musicians around, plus state of the art sound and lighting, in a powerful tribute show that will mesmerise audiences with all the Billy Joel hits such as “Piano Man”, “New York State Of Mind”, “Honesty”, “It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me”, “Uptown Girl”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, “River Of Dreams” plus many more.

Allow us to take you right into the world of Billy Joel in a 2 hour concert event not to be missed!

EARLYBIRD TICKETS - $54 available 4 December to 10 December, 2017
Adult $59 / Concession / 56 / Groups 8+ $54 / U16 $54

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Friday 6 April, 2018

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The Umbilical Brothers - SPEEDMOUSE

It's legendary and it's live. After smashing countless countries and slaying endless audiences, the Umbies' most beloved show is back. The Sydney Morning Herald described it as "Marcel Marceau on really good drugs". 'Nuff said.

The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAs, an Emmy, the Critics' Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performers, They have performed in 37 countries with five different shows. Now they are returning home with one of their most beloved ones, Speedmouse.

Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five star reviews and numerous awards including best stage production and best international show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world.

Join them in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Speedmouse with a limited live theatrical run. If you haven't seen this show live, you should. Really.

"You're left only to shake your head and mavel" – NY Times

Tickets: Adult $49.90 Concession / *Groups 10+ $44.90
*Group price only available at the Box Office - 5573 0429

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Thursday 12 April, 8pm


Daniel Thompson and Stuie French with Happy Days Records, Presents
Johnny Cash The Concert

Award winning and highly acclaimed Australian country singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning, Telecaster picking, Australian country music legend Stuie French, along with their powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express are excited to bring you Johnny Cash The Concert - Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison.

In 1968, Johnny Cash walked on to stage at Folsom State Prison, California and for the first time ever uttered his immortal words “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”.

Already a worldwide superstar, that iconic phrase and the 45 minute live album that followed, cemented Cash as a legend of popular culture began his rise to the heights of fame over the next three years that has rarely been equalled.

Selling over 3 million copies in the US alone “At Folsom Prison” is widely regarded and one of the greatest live albums ever recorded and amongst many other accolades was named at number 88 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

After years of personal turmoil and several years of limited commercial success, Cash convinced a reluctant Columbia records to record and release “At Folsom Prison”. Essentially risking his entire career on this live album, Cash’s gamble paid off and began his rise to legendary status in popular culture where he firmly and rightfully remains to this day.

Australia’s premier tribute to the Man In Black, Johnny Cash The Concert, hits the road once more in 2018 bringing you this iconic album in it’s entirety. Since 2009, more than 50 thousand ecstatic Johnny Cash fans Australia wide have witnessed the magic of Johnny Cash and his music through Daniel Thompson and Stuie French’s authentic tribute to this iconic and beloved superstar.

In 2018, Johnny Cash The Concert gives Australian Cash fans the opportunity to relive the magic of the legendary “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison” album. The show will not only feature the Folsom Prison album in it’s entirety from cover to cover, it will also feature a set of The Man in Black’s greatest hits from throughout his entire career.

Coming to Hamilton in 2018, Johnny Cash The Concert Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive one of The Man In Black’s greatest ever albums performed by Australia’s own Johnny Cash The Concert.

Tickets: Adult $65, Concession / Groups 8+ $60

Saturday 28 July, 2018 - 8pm




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