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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
FROM BACH to BING performed by Tenor, David Hobson and Soprano Georgia Wilkinson Friday 9 December, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
'SHREK' the MUSICAL presented by Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School Monday 12 December, 7pm - Tuesday 13 December, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
PEACE TRAIN - Remember The Days, Celebrating 50 years of Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan Friday 5 May, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
JUSTICE CREW CONCERT 'POP DAT BUCKLE' Tour Tuesday 17 January, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
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Welcome to 2016 and another year of fabulous, thought provoking films.
We look forward to seeing you all for our Thursday evening sessions or else 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 - 2016 Screenings

TRUMAN (MA 15+) SPAIN 108 mins sub-titles
Thursday 8 Dec at 7.30pm
Friday 9 Dec at 2pm
Christmas Drinks and nibbles before each screening
Director: Cesc Gay

A quiet humour suffuses this tender insight into the importance of friendship.
The Spanish film Truman is a beautifully modulated interior drama about male friendship and it’s also a showcase for two very fine actors, Javier Camara (who first came to international attention in Pedro Almodovar’s Talk to Her) and Argentina’s Ricardo Darin.
Tomas (Camara), who has been living in Canada for many years, makes an unannounced flight to Madrid to reconnect with his old friend Julian (Darin), an actor dying of cancer. Julian’s cousin Paula (Dolores Fonzi) has alerted Tomas to the fact Julian has decided to terminate his treatment and hopes Tomas will persuade his friend not to do this.
But soon after Tomas’s arrival it becomes clear that Julian’s mind is made up and he has no wish to prolong his suffering. He’s quite resigned about it, and his main concern is the fate of his beloved boxer dog, Truman.
From these basic ingredients co-writer and director Cesc Gay has created a gentle, wise and beautiful film.
The structure consists of sequences in which Julian, accompanied by the supportive Tomas, sets out to settle his affairs. He has a son studying in Amsterdam, and the two men take an impromptu flight to the Dutch city to meet him — with Tomas always paying the bills (Julian is cheerfully broke). There are visits to dog lovers who might possibly adopt Truman and to a vet to inquire about the problems of canine grief.
There are two encounters in restaurants with old friends — one who ignores Julian because he doesn’t know what to say to a man he knows is dying, and the other who forgives him for having sex with his wife, an act of faithlessness that led to divorce.
One of the most incisive sequences involves a visit to a very smart funeral parlour where an unctuous salesman explains the various types of urns and coffins available.
Although Truman is about a man nearing the end of his life, it’s never overly melancholy. A quiet humour suffuses this tender insight into the importance of friendship.
David Stratton The Australian August 2016

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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)


FROM BACH to BING performed by Tenor, David Hobson and Soprano Georgia Wilkinson

From Bach to Bing……A glorious fusion of traditional and modern Christmas music.

Come and join David Hobson, Australia’s most acclaimed classical tenor and coloratura soprano, Georgia Wilkinson, fresh from starring operatic roles in Italy and Germany for a night of delight, smiles and Christmas spirit for all ages.

Make this a Christmas to remember. Book now!!!

A little about the artists:
Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic, concert and stage performers, with a repertoire that spans the gamut of musical styles from Baroque through to Pop.
David began his operatic career with Victoria State Opera as Rodolfo in La Bohème and Frederic in the Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance. The following year he debuted with The Australian Opera as Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof) and Lawrence in the world premiere of Brian Howard's Whitsunday. In the same year he was awarded the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship. He debuted internationally in 1994 with San Francisco Opera.
Much in demand as a concert performer and recitalist, he frequently appears in oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and orchestral works like Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Horn and Zender’s powerful interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise. Solo concerts include A Little Closer (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall/2008) and Am I Really Here? (Adelaide Cabaret Festival/2010).
He is an impressively versatile artist and composer, awards include Operatic Performer of the Year/MO Awards, Sydney Critic’s Circle Award for Rodolfo and Orphée, The Age Performing Arts Award (Best Performer in Opera) and an ARIA award.
Recent albums include You’ll Never Walk Alone (with Teddy Tahu Rhodes), Singing for Love (with Yvonne Kenny), Best of David Hobson (ABC Classics), My Baby Just Cares for Me (with Rachel Beck) and Broadway to La Scala (with Greta Bradman, Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes).

Beginning her classical voice training at the age of 14, Georgia excelled at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, becoming the youngest student to be awarded the Robert Salzer Voice Award. Continuing her impressive work in musical theatre, Georgia has starred in leading roles such as Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Maria in West Side Story and Charity Barnum in Barnum. Her contribution to Victorian musical theatre has been recognised with a Guild award and four Lyrebird awards. In 2012, Georgia turned her attention towards opera and became ‘Opera Scholar of the Year’ through the Opera Scholars Australia program, making her the youngest vocalist to ever win this prestigious award. She has placed in multiple competitions since, including winning the Ringwood Aria Competition, and was awarded numerous scholarships through her university. After graduating from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2014, Georgia undertook her professional debut as Sophie in Left Bauer’s production of MasterClass, which received rave reviews and was remounted for a return season and tour in 2015. In December 2015, Georgia was featured in Sydney’s Carol in the Domain as one of 8 of Australia’s finest upcoming opera singers. Accepted into multiple opera summer programs for 2016, Georgia then travelled to Italy to study before undertaking her international operatic debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Tickets: Adult $55, Conc, *Groups 10+, U16 and *Members all $45

*Please note: group and member prices are only available at the Box Office - by phone 5573 0429 or in person.

Friday 9 December, 7pm


'SHREK' the MUSICAL presented by Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School

Come along and enjoy the end of year concert that the students will perform for you.

Tickets: Admit $7
Tickets must be purchased for children aged 1 year and over.
Unfortunately, no refunds can be given.

Monday 12 December, 7pm
Tuesday 13 December, 7pm


PEACE TRAIN - Remember The Days, Celebrating 50 years of Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan

Cat Stevens. The name brings back a thousand memories – dark eyes, a winning voice and songs which the whole world sang along to.

Back in the 70s, Cat Stevens was the ultimate rock star. Talented, charismatic, with a seemingly endless succession of beautiful melodies streaming from his imagination, the international singing star had everything. He sold more than 60 million albums, earned enough money to last several lifetimes, and enjoyed all the trappings of fame.

But he wanted more out of life. So at the height of his career he shocked the world by taking his last bow. The music stopped and Cat Stevens was no more. Whatever became of the man who wrote Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children Play? Why did he turn his back on the world?

PEACE TRAIN – A tribute to Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.

Then, of course, there is the music. Hear twenty-three hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia's most exciting young artists, backed by a high-energy band. From The First Cut is the Deepest, to Remember the Days of the Old School Yard, Lady D'Arbanville, Sad Lisa and Peace Train, Darren Coggan traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.

PEACE TRAIN – A tribute to Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan, has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more at every stop.

Tickets: Adults $55 Conc $50

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Friday 5 May, 8pm

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Coming to Hamilton!

Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are hitting the road in January 2017 bringing their new show for 15 special performances across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania on the POP DAT BUCKLE tour. Performing their biggest hits, including "Que Sera," " Boom Boom," "Everybody," " Best Night, " "Love my Life" and their hottest new material.

Since winning Australia's Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single "Boom Boom" is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles "Best Night" and "Everybody," both of which are certified 2 x Platinum. Their debut album 'Live By The Words', released in 2014, debuted at #7 on the ARIA Album charts and sparked the 5 x Platinum hit smash "Que Sera" which rewrote the Australian history books, spending nine weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart.

Justice Crew continue to solidify their place in Australian music by releasing chart topping music, as well as tour with industry heavy weights One Direction, Jason De Rulo, Chris Brown, Kesha and Pitbull. Justice Crew are very loyal to their fans and have added several new tour destinations to their Pop Dat Buckle tour, to show their appreciation. Justice Crew love nothing more than performing and touring, so buckle up, because the 'POP DAT BUCKLE' tour is coming live and direct!

***V.I.P. Soundcheck Party commences @ 5pm and the experience with run for approximately 20mins. Ticket holders must be at the venue by 4.50pm and will be able to experience the live sound check and Q & A, plus entry to concert. Attendees will be required to leave the Auditorium and return at 7pm.

Tickets: V.I.P. $85, Admit $45 Duration: 1.5hrs

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Tuesday 17 January, 7pm




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fresh coffee and soft drinks.
A great place to meet up with
friends before a show.

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