4 January 2011
INSIDE I’M DANCING
By Damien O’Donnell
This film is a gems ... Much like last year’s in America, the film goes from being extremely funny, to distressing, upsetting, and truly moving without once seeming saccharine sweet.
11 January 2011
MY FAIR LADY
By George Cukor
Audrey Hepburn is great in the role. It would be unfair to say that she didn’t deserve the role just because her voice was dubbed. The supporting cast is first rate as well. This film is more than just good, it is great. If you have not seen it yet you certainly should.
18 January 2011
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE
(All About My Mother)
By Pedro Almodovar
What Almodovar makes to this movie is just incredible. He makes us cry and laugh- specially in the scenes where the transvestive Agrado is. But, in fact, the film is a deep drama, studying carefully the female universe with strength and realism, and also explaining the importance of a mother.
25 January 2011
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
By Lewis Milestone
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ remains one of the must-see movies of its decade, and it’s easy to see why, after all this time, it still has such a firm hold on that classic
status - it may have arrived on the scene as far back as 1930,
but its emotive edge is timeless.
7 December 2010
By John Milius
This truly is Hollywood’s “perfect waves”, the only time the surf culture was portrayed accurately in a studio film. The surf community consistently refers to this film with reverence, citing it’s depiction of the “soul” of surfing as being worthy of their hallowed endeavors in the water.
14 December 2010
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
By Frank Capra
The message in this film is one of courage and sacrifice for the greater good. The second message is that each life important. No matter how insignificant we feel we are, we are all inextricably linked to each other and play an important part in the fabric of one another’s lives.
21 December 2010
By Pedro Almodovar
Almodovars movies display a wide range of emotions, where a person is a Saint and a Whore, where people laugh and cry at the same time, achieving a sense of truth that other movies seldom touch.
28 December 2010
By Terry Zwigoff
The performance of Billy Bob
Thornton, makes the film
what it is. His foulmouthed, cynical, suicidal character
might look two-dimensional on paper, but he finds just
the right blend of humor and reality. It’s a masterpiece of
dark comedy and the best holiday film of the last 5 years.
“JAIL IN A(U)CTION”
Give them soul nourishment to live…
It isn’t usual to see art coming out of a prison but it is happening at our Kerobokan jail! This follows the creation of an Art and Crafts Department by Myuran Sukumaran. One of the Bali Niners and three Australians currently on death row for a heroin smuggling plot some five years ago. He was arrested on his 24th birthday… a now more matured Myuran lives in remorse for his actions and is working towards contributing to others.
Our intentions are to raise money to help continue and create a self-sustaining concept for re-habilitation projects including painting, design and sculpture workshops. Other initiatives are, silversmithing, kick boxing, graphic-art, sewing and T-shirt printing facilities. The guys are making limited edition T-Shirts and silverworks customized for the event! Some of them will even attend.
Watch for details of this Auction of Paintings and other art products made by the inmates presented by Gaya Art Space in Sayan, Ubud.
A show of works is planned from 25th November until the Auction on 2nd December 2010.
During the event, Gaya Art Space will be set up to host a Gala Dinner starting at 7pm.
Entry fee IDR 200.000 including buffet.
The bookings will be closed on November 30th, 2010 at 05 pm.
Charles Orchard and John O’Sullivan (re-knowned Poet-Painter and painting donor for this auction) have been invited to host the Gala Dinner event coupled with a screening of a documentary shot at the prison by Caroline Thomas of Global Village Films.
Other projects in the making, is involving the development of a mural by the inmates plus a photo-story. These events are made up of contributions by so many who believe in conservation of life and creating purpose towards new hope for those deserving second chances.
Painters & Silversmiths:
Si Yi Chen (Silversmith)
Ida Bagus Hadeh Tinggal
Sponsors & contributors:
* Art materials by Bali Art Media
* Art lessons and painting donors, Theos Sijrier and Nico Vrielink
* Silversmith lessons, Joanna Witt of Studio Perak
* MC, Charles Orchard and John O’Sullivan (painting donor)
* Documentary by Caroline Thomas of Global Village Films
* Live music performance by Anello “Lalloji” Capuano
* Help in promotion, Juice Ja Café
* Gallery space, Gaya Fusion Art Space
For more details and booking please contact:
Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud, Indonesia 80571
P. +62 (0) 361 979252 / 979253
F. +62 (0) 361 975895
Potato Puree with Rosemary and Toast
Penne mixed with Tomato, Red Chili, Black Olive, Basilica and Olive Oil
Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperoncino
with Garlic, Chili and Olive Oil
Roasted Rosemary Potato
Roasted Potato with Garlic and Rosemary
Mixed Boiled Vegetables
Carrot, Broccoli and Green Bean
Sweet Sour Fish
Fried Sward Fish with Sweet Sour Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Barbeque Sauce
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gravy Sauce and Vegetables
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Honeydew Melon, Pineapple and Watermelon
Water / Berry Juice
A time and place to remember how to move with the melodies of creation.
This is an invitation to tap into the power of your soul. Experience inspired sound from crystal bowl, flutes, waveharp, voice and the expression of these vibrations through visual art, poetry, and movement.
4-artists will share their inspired expression through drawing and painting, projection, slackline, dance, word and song. experience and create designs of harmony through sharing from the heart.
Thursday, November 25th
from 7-9 pm
at Gaya Art Space
Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud
+62 (0) 316 979252/979253
Entry fee: Rp. 80.000
(to cover venue expenses, incl. refreshment)
Donations for the artists are welcome.
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THE STAR CHILD by Oscar Wilde
Filled to the brim with magic, the Star Child is a fairy tale for the 21st Century. It tells the story of a child obsessed by beauty and unable to accept parents who are less than perfect, but can beauty ever be skin-deep?
Join theatre fireFLY youth ensemble in this enchanting production of Oscar Wilde’s classical tale!
For contact and information:
Gaya Fusion Art Space and Gallery
Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud, Indonesia 80571
P. +62 (0) 361 979252 / 979252
2 November 2010
LADRI DI BICICLETTE
By Vittorio De Sica
This film remains one of De Sica's greatest achievements. The Bicycle Thief, is based on a very simple ideal for a story- man against the elements. In this case the elements are of a society that is often cruel and unforgiving, and that a job in post-war Rome is looked on as the luckiest of good luck charms.
9 November 2010
By Chan-wook Park
Many people accuse this film of being unrealistic. These people forget that this a film, not a documentary Films have a right to stretch out reality, don't forget the reason it does this is to be entertaining. ATTENTION, THE MOVIE CONTAINS EXTREMELY VIOLENT MATERIAL.
16 November 2010
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
By David Lean
Yes it is a long film; a very long film. But you know what? I wish it was 3 or 4 times longer. If you haven't seen it yet I envy you, because you get to experience it for the first time.
23 November 2010
By John Landis
This is the best college comedy ever made. Nothing has ever come close to comedic perfection, and never will again. The early bird director John Landis directs this film into greatness bringing stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Mark Metcalf and Donald Sutherland to the screen in brilliance.
30 November 2010
ROMEO + JULIET
By Baz Luhrmann
Beautifully choreographed and shot, wonderfully acted by both the supporting cast and the main 2 stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, and extremely sly modernization techniques to the dialogue. All the elizabethan dialogue remains intact, yet it all seems coherent in the modern atmosphere.
Embrace the Art of Tango
FREE Argentine introductory Tango classes
Every Monday from 7pm to 9pm at Gaya Fusion Art Space
Start Monday 18th October to 29th November 2010 (Not available only on 8th Nov.)
6 weeks free introductory class taught by Italian Tanguero Marco Biancardi with focus on Tango's concepts,
importance of the connection between partners and with the music.
These classes are design to teach you how to properly walk in Tango, basic Tango steps,
Tango embrace, musicality and social Tango attitude. But above all you will have fun while learning how to dance Tango.
Come and meet a community of dancers from around the world in the beautiful Art Space of Gaya Fusion.
Enjoy the food at the Italian restaurant (get 15% discount for the food only), dance, socialize.
Also you can try our canapé menu includes 1 glass of soft drink for Rp. 30.000
Marco is from Italy and have learned Tango in Hawaii, Italy and Argentina.
For more information write to: email@example.com or call 081-338-180922
or contact Gaya Fusion Art Space and Gallery
Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud, Indonesia 80571
P. +62 (0) 361 979252 / 979253
F. +62 (0) 361 975895
Due to permission issue, the screening for Q! Film Festival in Gaya Fusion is canceled.
Q! FILM FESTIVAL
Q! Film Festival was founded in 2002 by some freelance journalists. Taking up films with queer, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS theme, it is the only film festival of its kind in the predominantly muslim country.
The festival's mission is to introduce alternative films apart from the main stream ones in the cinema as well as to raise awareness on queer issues. The significant outcome is that The Human Rights Commission has added the protection towards queer people for the last 2 years. Furthermore, a non-profit organization for advocacy for queer people has been founded last year to accommodate the increasing needs.
Q! Film Festival now is the biggest queer film festival in Asia in terms of number of film screenings and the total number of days. It has been officially acknowledged as a part of Teddy Award Section of Berlin Film Festival called 'Teddy on Tour" program since 2006
Q! Film Festival is back for its 9th edition in September – October 2010 in 6 cities (Jakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Yogyakarta, Bali and Makassar). Organized by Q-Munity, the festival in Bali will be held on 13-17 October in several venues in Kuta, Denpasar, Ubud and Seminyak. Out of 80 films, 20 films
will be screened in Bali. Q! Film Festival shows films on specific themes
like Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
Some of the highlighted award-winning films this year are:
- Elvis & Madonna by Marcelo Lafitte (Brazil)
- Soundless Wind Chime by Kit Hung (China/Switzerland)
- Piyuupiru 2001-2008 by Daishi Matsunaga (Japan)
- Cin(T)a by Sammaria Simanjuntak (Indonesia)
- The Family Complete by Imaizumi Koichi (Japan)
- The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif (South Africa)
- Children of God by Kareem Marotimer (Bahamas)
- Undertow by Javier Vuentes-Leon (Peru/Colombia)
Director: Daishi MATSUNAGA
In Japanese with English subtitles
Pyuupiru is a Japanase contemporary artis whose works are highly acclaimed in recent years. An old frined of his (hers), Daishi Matsunaga has filmed him for 8 years since 2001 when Pyuupiru frequented clubs wearing eccentric handmade costume. He went through gender identity disorder, broken heart and castration operation in his life, and then he held a performance at Yokohama Triennale in 2005 as a compilation of his life experience.
THE WORLD UNSEEN
Director: Shamim Sarif
United Kingdom & South Africa, 2008
In 1950’s South Africa, apartheid is just beginning. Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community in South Africa by running a cafe, a safe haven of laughter, music and home-cooked food; a “grey area” for those who fall outside the strict “black and white” rules of the apartheid-led government.
ELVIS & MADONA
Director: Marcelo Laeffitte
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Elvis is a talented photographer and lesbian. She gets a job delivering pizzas on her motorcycle. Madona is a drag performer who works as a hairstylist by day and performs in Rio’s drag clubs at night. The pair’s paths cross when Elvis delivers the pizza only to find Madona robbed and beaten by her sometime lover John Tripod. From this first meeting, their lives will increasingly intertwine as love and desire begin to emerge.
CHILDREN OF GOD
17 October 2010
Director: Kareem Mortimor
Children of God” is the religious expression used by Christians to refer to human divinity as being all God’s Children. Four Bahamian individuals who set out on a journey from the frenetic energy of Nassau to the slower-paced and open Eleuthera. The year is 2004 when the Caribbean world is rocked by the emergence of Rosie O’Donnell’s gay family cruise ship.
WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN! SHAKESPEARE's THE TEMPEST Educational & Fun!!!
(get 15% discount for Indonesian citizen and KITAS holder)
Take part in this fun workshop and show for kids, Shakespeare's The Tempest.
For Children from 6 to 12 y.o. ( min. 10 Students - max 15 Students)
Start on 24th October, for 6 Sunday !!!
A Shakespeare Romance, The Tempest is set in an exotic, fantastic location with themes of the supernatural and discovery.
Our workshop will culminate on 28th November in a small play to be performed all around the environment at Gaya Fusion and Art Space creating site specific performance installations in unusual and exciting environments!
This workshop is conducted and the performance directed by Rehane Abrahams and Anello Capuano.
For book and information +62 361 979252/979253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What the children will learn and do:
- They will learn the basic of playing Shakespeare - rhythm, metre and text
- They will learn stage basic acting- blocking, vocal projection and movement
- They will be led through a process of creating image theatre and visual performance
- They will be guided through a process of responding to space aesthetically to create movement sequences
Additional Learning: Team Work, Public Speaking, How To Play “Commedia Dell’arte”
Commedia dell'arte , the closest translation being "comedy of art", is a professional form of theatre that began in Italy in the mid-16th century, and was characterized by masked "types", the advent of the actress, and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.
While to be true Commedia the actors improvise around a pre-determined plot using stock characters as a guide, the works of several playwrights have been influenced by Commedia dell'arte if not directly featuring it. Perhaps the most famous of which are" Servant of Two Masters" written in 1743 by Carlo Goldoni and "The Tempest" written by William Shakespeare.
Rehane Abrahams is a performance artist from Cape Town, South Africa. She has performed several works, from Shakespeare to contemporary productions in South Africa and in the America. She was a recipient of the FNB Vita Award for Best Actress in 2001. She is a co-founder of The Mothertongue Project, a collective of women artists. She has written and performed a number of plays that have appeared in South Africa, San Francisco and London. She has also appeared in numerous television shows, including SOS on e.tv and as Zelda in Hotnotsgode on the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Anello CAPUANO is a various string and percussion instruments performer as well as a producer, a composer and an arranger in the field of ancient, oriental, fusion and impovised music. He is also a comedian trained in the Commedia dell'Arte tradition and works occasionally as a stage-director, costume-designer and make-up artist.
5 October 2010
By Stanley Kubrick
This movie is possibly the best comedy ever made, only with one fact against it: it's not very comical. Hilarious? Yes. Comical? Absolutely not. The horrors of the nuclear war caused by a simple mistake materialize before us, directed with skill by the late maestro, Kubrick.
12 October 2010
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
By Milos Forman
The second film in history to win the top five Oscars (for Best Picture, Best actor, Best actress, Best director and best screenplay) and has been praised as one of Jack Nicholson's finest roles and one of the classics of the 70's.
19 October 2010
SINGING IN THE RAIN
By Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
When Gene Kelly sings the title piece, somehow time stands still as you're swept up in one of the most memorable scenes in film history. Just reading the title in print has likely caused you to hum a few bars, or sing a few words. Or maybe, just maybe, walk out without an umbrella when you know it's raining.
26 October 2010
KRAMER VS KRAMER
By Robert Benton
Everyone in this one turned in a flawless performance in a story dedicated to showing the ugliness of divorce. This is a solid, serious movie but it also has a humorous side as Hoffman deals with fatherhood, completely, for the first time.
7 September 2010
By Charles Chaplin
Chaplin's Modern Times has influenced the 20th century as much as any other film could have. His portrayal of man vs. machine, individual vs. group, love vs. industry...is the framework of classic modern American "anti-progressive" thinking.
14 September 2010
By Ridley Scott
It's amazing that this is over 20 years old - apart from the actors looking so young, the film doesn't feel dated at all. The sci-fi visions here are still bleak and futuristic as they were then.
21 September 2010
By Michael Curtiz
Casablanca remains Hollywood's finest moment ... This is the film that played by the rules while elevating the form, and remains the touchstone for those who talk about Hollywood's greatness.
28 September 2010
NORTH BY NORTH-WEST
By Alfred Hitchcock
Its Hitch's most briskly entertaining movie, and one of his most comic, adventure-caper type movies, largely thanks to the persona of Cary Grant. But its also one of his most suspenseful - in the fact that Grant is being recognised as someone else, and that he may be put in jail for someone else's crime.
27 - 29 August 2010, 7:00 PM
Turning the Ear – the Descent of Inanna
A solo show by Rehane Abrahams at Gaya Fusion Gallery benefit performance for theatre fireFLY
theatre fireFLY presents a ritual theatre experience. This rare performance transforms an ancient Sumerian myth into a powerful journey for the 21st Century. Be transported into a shadow land of image, poetic text, movement and story.
With music by Oded Carmi, Video Projections by No.e Sakana, choreography by Jessica McCombie, directed by Sara Matchett.
Blending Body Weather Butoh, African and Indonesian dance, Classical Indian Acting Styles and Aerial Trapeze, Rehane presents a tale of desire, descent and ultimate redemption.
Rehane Abrahams is a theatreamaker and performer. She is a third generation Butoh dancer with background in theatre, African dance and Classical Solonese dance. Co-founder, co-director of Mothertongue (www.mothertongue.co.za), a woman’s theatre collective based in Southern Africa, in Bali she works with theatre fireFLY.
fireFLY productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the ARMA for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali 2009. This year fireFLY will present a new physical theatre adaptation of Farid ud Din Attar’s Conference of the Birds at the Maya Ubud Resort and Spa for the 2010 Ubud Writers Festival.
Turning the Ear – the Descent of Inanna, is an adult show and not suitable for children.
For booking information: www.theatre-firefly.com
HP: 081 353 230961
3 August 2010
LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE (The Consequences Of Love)
By Paolo Sorrentino
If you like Italian cinema and movies talking about mafia, you MUST see this one. The acting is superb; the sound track chills the spine; the camera work is truly innovative; the direction shows the maturity of a true artist.
10 August 2010
By Alfred Hitchcock
When you look up the phrase Horror Film in the dictionary a picture of Janet Leigh screaming in a shower should appear next to it. The story is incredible. The acting is near perfection. The cinematography is godly. The soundtrack is perfect. It's hard to find anything wrong with Psycho.
17 August 2010
By Martin Scorsese
Gangsters are all around us. Goodfellas based on true events--explores the lives of gangsters, chronicling the events through the eyes of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who gets involved with the mafia at a young age and continues his "career" throughout the film.
24 August 2010
IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
By Sergio Leone
This movie is hypnotic. It's operatic. It's sad. It's funny. It's gritty. It's violent. It's art. It's action. It's pure entertainment. The film is just so incredible on so many different levels that EVERYONE should see it. And it's so cool that the greatest flick ever just happens to be a spaghetti western.
31 August 2010
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
By Frank Darabont
What makes this film one of the best ever made is the message it conveys. It is one of eternal hope. Andy Dufresne, has been sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. But he never loses hope. His years of tenacity, patience and wits keep him not only sane, but it gives his mind and a spirit a will to live.