Sunday, 25 November 2012

Quartet red carpet movie premiere at Dendy, Opera Quays

Quartet red carpet movie premiere; Dendy, Opera Quays, Sydney, Australia...

'Quartet' enjoyed its Sydney, Australia movie premiere at Dendy Opera Quays this afternoon, appropriately with the Sydney Opera House in the background. 

A curious Sydney crowd of both Sydney-siders and visitors gathered to see what all the fuss was about on this very warm arvo. It was all about generating publicity for this new release from movie powerhouse, Paramount Pictures. The movie is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but if your into sophisticated music, opera and that kind of thing, this movie is for you. You're either going to love or hate this movie which marks the directing debut for Dustin Hoffman. Last month Hoffman received the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Achievement Award at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards.


At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.


Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.

Director: Dustin Hoffman
Writers: Ronald Harwood (play), Ronald Harwood (screenplay)
Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly


Paramount Pictures Australia

Dendy Cinemas

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

ARIA Week begins - Sydney

The inaugural ARIA Week will see a week-long program of live music events, conferences, master classes and forums held throughout Sydney.

ARIA Week begins - Sydney
Date: Monday, November 26, 2012 to Thursday, November 29, 2012
From the discovery of new and unearthed talent to exploring the world of electronic music, hip hop and dance, to recognition of Australia's best bands and artists, ARIA Week will celebrate all that encapsulates Australian Music.

For the next four days, some of Australia's best-known and most promising up and coming artists will perform at venues across Sydney, including the Oxford Art Factory, the Beresford and the Ivy Pool Club. These artists include Jessica Mauboy, Bertie Blackman, Alpine, The Rubens, Pez, Urthboy, Seth Sentry, Oh Mercy, Timomatic, Justice Crew, Johnny Ruffo and The Trouble With Templeton.

ARIA Week will conclude with the prestigious ARIA Awards, which will be held at Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday, November 29. The awards recognise excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music, and have been held annually since 1987. Some of this year's nominees include:

Album of the Year: 360, Falling & Flying; Gotye, Making Mirrors; Missy Higgins, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle; The Jezabels, Prisoner; and The Temper Trap, The Temper Trap.

Best Group: Boy & Bear, Hilltop Hoods, Cold Chisel, The Jezabels and The Temper Trap.

Best Female Artist Kimbra, Lanie Lane, Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins and Washington.

Best Male Artist: 360, Angus Stone, Gotye, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban and Matt Corby.

Best Live Act: 360, Cold Chisel, Dirty Three, Gotye, Hilltop Hoods, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Bamboos, The Jezabels, The Living End and Hoodoo Gurus.

Best International Artist: Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, LMFAO, Michael Buble, One Direction and The Black Keys.

Sponsor: Nine Network Australia 02 9906 9999 (24 Artarmon Road, Willoughby, NSW, 2068) ID:1675