May Movie Month

Lake Macquarie City Council is collaborating with Event Cinemas Glendale to bring you the second May Movie Month documentary series. Every second Wednesday night in May a guest speaker will present a documentary covering a new and interesting topic.

Program

Wednesday 3 May, 6-8.30pm, Landfill Harmonic (CTC)

Guest speaker: David Banney is a talented violinist, conductor and public music educator with a deep interest in children’s music education. He has a weekly musical discussion on Newcastle’s ABC1233 Banney’s Baton Banter and was awarded the ABC Young Conductor of the Year Award in 1995.

Film synopsis: Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create The Recycled Orchestra. Unable to afford traditional instruments they instead create all of their instruments from trash. When their story goes viral, they tour the world, finally realising their wildest dream: to play with the heavy metal band, Megadeth. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, their music director Favio Chavez must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town.  

Directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley

Please note: this film is yet to be classified. Parental Guidance is recommended for viewers under the age of 15.

Wednesday 17 May, 6-8.30pm, Just Eat It: A food waste story (CTC)

Guest speaker: Monique Maguire has been at the helm of OzHarvest Newcastle for almost seven years. She considers herself a ‘people person’ and the 13 years she spent in the NSW Police Force, as well as having worked in real estate, retail and accounting has exposed her to people from all walks of life.

Film synopsis: We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food.

Directed by Grant Baldwin

Please note: this film is yet to be classified. Parental Guidance is recommended for viewers under the age of 15.

Wednesday 31 May, 6-8.30pm, Project Wild Thing (CTC)

Guest speaker: Niki Buchan is an Educational Consultant with Natural Learning Early Childhood Consultancy. She is a strong advocate for childrens rights to a high quality childhood, including regular access to nature. She works internationally as a conference keynote speaker, facilitator, naturalistic playground advisor, mentor and author.

Film synopsis: This ambitious, feature-length documentary takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature. This is a film led movement to get more kids outside and reconnecting with nature.

Directed by David Bond

Please note: this film is yet to be classified. Parental Guidance is recommended for viewers under the age of 15.

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