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Join us at the movie screening of RIVER – Thursday 28 July


Thursday 28 July – Nelson Bay Cinema, 23 Stockton St, Nelson Bay

RIVER, a cinematic and musical odyssey, explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers – it’s a spectacular musical experience as well as a visual journey.

The sequences photographed in six countries are breathtaking, ranging from frozen glacier rivers and magical streams flowing through caverns of ice, sharply contrasting with the unforgettable scenes of the water park in Wuhan, China, where bathers are crammed in float rings until the water surface itself is completely obliterated.

The film is a collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) and is written by Robert Macfarlane and music directed by Richard Tognetti, with sound tracks from Vivaldi and Bach as well as original music. River also features vocals from indigenous musician and performer William Barton, music by Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, and narration by Willem Dafoe. The ACO will be touring and performing the soundtrack at concert style venues.

Check out the RIVER trailer for a hint of the soundtrack and aerial visuals. And for some fascinating insights go behind the scenes

TICKETS: Adult $20; under 18s $10

includes: one free candy bar selection. And for school children, a chance at the lucky door prize of a visit to Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters for their whole class.

Book your tickets online Film commences at 6.30pm sharp, please arrive by 6pm.

A member from the Marine Parks Association will give a 5-minute talk before the screening on how the Karuah River and Myall Lakes interact with our Port – just for some local context.  EcoNetwork Port Stephens would like to acknowledge and thank the Marine Parks Association for sponsoring this viewing of RIVER, Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters for their wonderful lucky door prize and Nelson Bay Cinemas for their discounted offer.

RIVER is one of the events organised by EcoNetwork Port Stephens as part of the Sustainable Futures Festival from June to September, culminating in Festival Day on 11 September. More information