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Outdoor cinema for Devonport


07.12.12 4:12 am

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In celebration of the opening of the national exhibition Tidal 12 at the Devonport Regional Gallery, a free outdoor cinema will be held at the Sound Shell, Mersey Bluff before Christmas.

Two tidal inspired films will be screened over two nights in December starting between 8 and 8:30pm depending on light. We encourage people to make themselves comfortable, so please bring along cushions, blankets or even a picnic.

First up on the program is Pirates of the Caribbean- The Curse of the Black Pearl (M) directed by Gor Verbinski starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will’s life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made.

The second film is called Ponyo (G) a Japanese aname film created by Hayao Miyazaki. Starring Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon.

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father’s magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo’s father sends the ocean’s mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human.

Both films are free and open to all, parents should take note of film ratings before the event.

When:    Friday 14th December - Pirates of the Caribbean- The Curse of the Black Pearl (M)
When:    Friday 21st December - Ponyo (PG)
WHERE:  Sound Shell, Mersey Bluff
TIME:      Between 8 and 8:30 pm (depending on light)

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