Watch: Three films (with free drinks) you canât miss at Possible Worlds
With a lineup of 20 films, from the French-Canadian slacker comedy Starbuck to the powerful, minimal drama Francine, itâs no easy task to pick which flicks to see from the lineup of Possible Worlds, Sydneyâs 7th Canadian Film Festival.
So we got in touch with the organisers and asked them to whittle the program down to three films that Music Feeds’ readers ought to know about â and best of all, tickets to each of these one-off screenings come with a free beer or wine before the film!
If you like short shorts, Roller Discos, saucy spoof comedies, internet memes, free drinks and parties, then Roller Town is the film for you. The debut feature by Canadian sketch comedy trio Picnicface (the goons behind the ‘Powerthirst’ meme, amongst other comedy genius), Roller Town is a hilariously camp homage to 1970′s âRoller Boogieâ cinema. Itâs screening at St Stephenâs Hall in Newtown, with a live burlesque performance by Tootsie Caloola, a disco party after the film hosted by DJ Golden State with prizes for best 70′s threads and best limbo, and two free drinks!
8pm, Friday, August 17 at St Stephenâs Hall, Newtown. Tickets are here.
United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop
One for fans of global hip hop – Senegalese rap star Didier Awadi travels across Africa, Europe and Northern America, recording his highly political album Presidents DâAfrique, and connecting with stars like M-1 from Dead Prez, South Africaâs Zulu Boy and Burkina Fasoâs Smockey along the way.
Much more than your average âmaking of the recordâ documentary, United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop is both a fascinating insight into Africaâs hip hop scene and a rousing look at the way hip hop is working as a tool for political consciousness and emancipation in Africa. Plus, every ticket includes a free drink before the film and an exclusive live performance by local hip hop star Kween G of KillaQueenz.
6pm, Saturday, August 18 at Dendy Newtown. Tickets are here.
Indie Game: The Movie
So much more than just a documentary about game designers, Indie Game: The Movie will resonate with anyone whoâs ever been driven by their passion to create, even when thereâs no guarantee of financial reward.
The filmmakers get intimately close to the designers of indie games Super Meat Boy, Fez and Braid as they race to get their games to market, revealing their subjectsâ hopes and vulnerabilities (both inspiring and infuriating) in a film thatâs as entertaining as the games themselves (which, by the way, youâll have a chance to play at the after-party in the lobby, where you can also score a free beer!).
6:30pm, Friday, August 17 at Dendy Newtown. Tickets are here.