As a special feature and in memory of David Bowie, The Labyrinth will be shown on 25 January. Ten per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Council of Tasmania.
Four classic films will then be shown with The Notebook on 29 January and The NeverEnding Story on 30 January. Followed by a Gold Grass Tasmanian debut of Cinema Fiasco!
After six years of mesmerising audiences with the most mediocre movies imaginable, Cinema Fiasco heads to Hobart with a season of fabulously awful films presented with hilarious live commentary. The only thing better than watching a really good movie, is watching a really bad one.
Dubbed ‘the Margaret and David of bad films’, Janet and Geoff have a finely-honed appreciation of awful acting, dreadful dialogue and not-so-special effects. Their flair for old jokes, bad puns and banter has made Cinema Fiasco ‘a truly unique film-going experience’ with ‘two hours of almost constant laugh out loud hilarity’.
They are presenting two evenings with the following films:
Hercules – 5 February
Mighty Greek hero Hercules must battle an evil princess who has kidnapped his beloved Cassiopeia. In the title role former Mr Universe and ‘Incredible Hulk’, Lou Ferrigno, flexes his pecs and lifts up a lot of heavy stuff while the supporting cast romps about in rather odd looking costumes.
Beach Blanket Bingo – 6 February
It wouldn’t be summer at Cinema Fiasco without an awful beach party movie and, although this is rumoured to be one of the best, it’s kind of hard to tell as they’re all so alike. As usual there are bikinis, bad jokes and terrible songs aplenty and the movie starts with everyone dancing the Watusi on the beach and ends with a high speed chase.
“Rosny Farm is a fantastic venue and by showing films in the grounds we get to share the lovely ambiance with a wide range of film enthusiasts,” Mayor Doug Chipman said.
“This year with Cinema Fiasco on board, we are offering an engaging cross-over between live comedy and film bringing some truly unique entertainment to the Eastern Shore.”
There is a fully licensed bar with popcorn and snacks. You can bring your own picnic but no alcohol can be brought into the venue. Screening starts as the sun sets at around 8:45pm. In the event of rain or windy weather, the screening will take place in The Barn at Rosny Farm.
Gold Grass Cinema will be held on January 25th, 29th, 30th and February 5th and 6th at Rosny Farm. Further information and ticketing is available at www.clarenceartsandevents.net