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The Canberra outdoor film festival

By johnboy - 3 March 2007 27

Canberra is having an outdoor film festival to coincide with the ten days of Canberra!

The ever so slightly tacky Stardomz website has the schedule. Interestingly The Stardomz guys have gone with the more traditional 12 days of festivities. (Didn’t the French try and bring in decimal calendars after the revolution?)

“Celebrate Canberra’s ‘Birthday’ with a 12 night ‘Festival of Films & Events’ &enjoy a truly spectacular ‘open-air’ cinema experience, & ‘a great night out under the stars’ whilst relaxing on the pristine lawns of Canberra’s favorite venue – Manuka Oval.”

Aside from the ‘fascinating’ use of quotes since when was Manuka Oval our favourite venue?

The schedule appears to be:

— 8 March – An Inconvenient Truth
— 9 March – The Wizard of Oz
— 10 March – Casino Royale – Late show – starts @ 10:03pm. & after ‘SkyFire’ finishes
— 11 March – MovieOke 1 – Double bill of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and The Beatles “Yellow Submarine”
— 12 March – Stardomz Selectâ„¢ (some sort of consumer election for the movie to be shown)
— 13 March – CACTUS Night – Double bill of Bazza McKenzie’s Adventures & Alvin Purple
— 14 March – XTACff (Xtreme Terrain Adrenaline Clips Film Festival)
— 15 March – ‘Paris, Je T’aime’
— 16 March – Happy Feet
— 17 March – Stardanz 1 (Less about movies more about dancing as far as I can tell)
— 18 March – MovieOke II – ‘Glastonbury’ (Some documentary celebrating the worlds most overblown rock festival)
— 19 March – WORGLOPOLMOV – World Global Political Movies’ “is an ‘A-List’ – Invite Only Politically Desensitised, fully catered, uniquely ‘Canberran’ event. The ‘WGPM2007’ – selection for this Movie of the Year, is the cold-war classic ‘Dr. Strangelove or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’. R U an A-Lister? Take the Test HERE.” (*SHUDDER*)

Gates open at 7 for an 8ish start except on Skyfire night.

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27 Responses to
The Canberra outdoor film festival
Hasdrubahl 5:58 pm 04 Mar 07

I think I’ll retract my retraction.

mutley 5:14 pm 04 Mar 07

I’m giggling here to myself at the vision on Stanhop e in some sort of superhero outfit as Captain Stardomz, crushing his opponents with his angry voice.

Don’t mind me…

Nemo 2:20 pm 04 Mar 07

“its FREEEEEE – because Captain Stardomz – thinks the message is important”

Perhaps ‘Captain Stardomz’ is the name Stanhope calls himself when he is home alone…

Nemo 2:10 pm 04 Mar 07

I’ve checked out the website, you are funded by the ACT Govt.
How much does it cost the ACT taxpayer for Stanhope to once again push his own political agenda.
We have a bus system that’s a shambles, schools closing, no bridge in Tharwa….but the Govt can pay for us all to see an inconvenient truth?????

Nemo 1:52 pm 04 Mar 07

I get it….its all a stunt to push a political agenda.

Captain Stardomz – has the ACT govt contributed any money towards this festival, if so, how much and what does it pay for?

Captain Stardomz 12:44 pm 04 Mar 07

johnboy – thanks for your support – that’s great – didn’t like ya comment about our tacky website – that will piss my web designer off a bit – you wont like him when he is angry – he goes all green and tends to bust out of his shirts – I will pass your comment on – its our first attempt – we have a few glitches in the ‘ship'(look at that more quotation marks – how does that happen) but your entitled to your obviously well informed opinion – by the way your website looks great -congratulations – there -its so much easier and better for all of us to be nice to each other – the world would be a better place – instead of this unevolved lowest common denominator dog eat dog shit we see all the time – johnboy – do you reckon you could focus on a few +’ve things that we’re doin – its costing us $ to run Al Gores Oscar winning doco on what all us stupid humans are doing to the planet we live on – which in the Captains opinion is ‘event’ we want as many people to see as possible – thats why I have made it free – its about time we all ‘acted’ to do something and were doing it – instead of just bitching about it – are you doing that? – actions speak louder than words johnboy – we are actually doing it – its real – its happening – its FREEEEEE – because Captain Stardomz – thinks the message is important – what are you doing to do your bit Johnboy – just wondering – its okay for me I’ve got a starship I can piss off on and its well and truly warmed up – just like the planet – and I will leave you earthly beings behind to fry – which you will unless people like you act johnboy and do something – don’t think do – and we’re doin it – its free johnboy – and a very important message – so important its been voted one the worlds best doco’s its won an Oscar – what have you done – have you changed your light bulbs yet Johnboy – just curious – we all gott do something and I’m running this event for free and I challenge each and every one one of your loyal devoted riotact people to actually think about what you are doing – to warm the planet up?
Captain Stardomz Aawy – gotte get back to running my ship – its out of control – we seem to have just entered a neupoboliconicalov cluster and we gotta work out what it is ?

Hasdrubahl 12:26 pm 04 Mar 07

Oh OK, I’ll retract that comment.
Still in a bad mood after the Brumbies game…

johnboy 12:21 pm 04 Mar 07


Hasdrubahl 12:20 pm 04 Mar 07

With a clown like you running this filmfest, I think I’ll give it a miss thank you.

Captain Stardomz 12:20 pm 04 Mar 07

Dear Mess – the Fireworks show on the Lake B, finishes at 9.00pm – 9.30pm or so – 007 explodes onto the screen as a late show at 10.03 pm – that right 3 minutes past 10.00pm – no misprint – just thought we’d give people time to there – also in case you have not picked it up yet its the 10th of the 3rd month (March) of the year 2007 – get it – 10 – 03 of 007 – just a little play on the words thing y’know ?? so we are gunna start at 10.03pm – just to fit in with that – I will spell it out – Cansino Royale starts at 3 minutes past 10 pm on Saturday the 10th of March

cool banananananas

Captain Stardomz away – gotta get back to running the ship

Captain Stardomz 12:13 pm 04 Mar 07

Kerces – your an astute individual – congrats on passing our worglopolmov ‘a’ list test – are you still breathing ? – its a spoof – did ya get that yet ie; not meant to be too serious – ala the screening of Dr.Stranglove – I don’t think ya get it do ya – now that you have passed the test – you might be tempted to come and have some fun

Who’da thunkit? do you get it yet – We were a bit worried about whether the good citizens of the national capital would be able to comprehend the ‘true meaning’ (look at that more quote marks – we like them) of ‘worglopolomov’ and we will leave you to ponder that & pls be advised that your answer to the ques re; the air speed velocity of a laden african swallow is not ‘Mach 4’ – as you indicated – the correct answer is ‘no idea’ – was a tough one that one and thank you for your bravery in attempting to answer it – hope to see you at the Dr.Strangelove – Captain Stardomz Away

Meconium 3:39 am 04 Mar 07

Well, Paris, Je T’aime looks good, at least based on the huge mass of celebrity names and faces on the poster and in the trailer. Its showing here might even predate its opening in the cinema… depending on whether the most likely cinema in Canberra that would show it, will still be open for business in a couple of weeks…

Mess 12:48 am 04 Mar 07

Is that Casino Royale at 10.03PM sharp? or might it start at 10.04? Or maybe even a typo and at 10.30PM 🙂

J Dawg 12:33 pm 03 Mar 07

So I can pay as much as to go to the real movies, and not have to worry about the cold, the hard seats, or the fact that it is Maunuka Oval…

Kerces 12:21 pm 03 Mar 07

According to their Canberra A-lister test, all you have to do to qualify for access to this premium event is, breathe, know that you’re either male or female, and recognise a Monty Python joke.

Then you have to have a credit card to buy a ticket:
WORGLOPOLMOVâ„¢ – World Global Political Movies.
Congratulations Kerces, you have just secured an ‘A-List’ invitation to this event!
To redeem this invitation –
Purchase your ticket here: buy ticket
Print this page and bring it, your ticket and photo ID along on the night..

Oddly enough, if you answer “no” to every question, you still receive an invite. Who’da thunkit?

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