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January 28, 2021

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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

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Bypass Blues

Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale Those who believe the Byron bypass will relieve Byron’s traffic problems can, I believe, abandon all hope. Those...

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

Response to ‘A short history of our rail corridor debate’

Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry The article A short history of our rail corridor debate is better termed a history of the...

Lismore marks Invasion/Survival Day

Hundreds of First Nations people and supporters gathered at Lismore Environment Centre this morning to mark Invasion/Survival Day.

Queensland Health issues public health alert

Queensland Health is asking anyone who has arrived from New Zealand since 14 January, including on green corridor flights, to get tested and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Trusted window

Dave Rastovich, Broken Head As someone who happily does not participate in the woeful communicative medium of social media and...

Birds of Prey

An R-rated action-adventure centred around an all-female superhero vigilante team, and written and directed entirely by women (Christina Hodson and Cathy Yan respectively), Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is certainly the first of its kind. The story comes from the original comic Birds of Prey that most casual comic fans may not have heard of, but after this film debut I’m sure they will be rushing to read the original.

The story is told, in colourful anarchic style, by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), who, alongside Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is out to find and protect a young girl called Cass – who has been targeted for execution
by Gotham’s most narcissistic villain.

The team find themselves up against Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Alongside great acting by the three leads and McGregor, the action sequences are all extremely well done in this film. They seem realistic (as much as one of these movies can be) and would certainly make The Avengers jealous. It is refreshing to see an all-female production in the Hollywood world of superheroes. Whether you are drawn in by its groundbreaking cast and crew, the R-rated action, or just because you love comic book movies, you’ll likely be very happy with what you find.


Open Screen at the BSA in Mullumbimby on Thursday 20 Feb

Open Screen: A Place for Makers

BSA, Mulllumbimby  | Thursday 20 Feb  |  7.30pm  | Entry by donation

Open Screen is a non-competitive and inclusive ‘open mic night’ for filmmakers – under the stars, and out the back of the Byron School of Art in Mullumbimby.

This is not a curated presentation, so even the organisers won’t know who or what is on the bill till half an hour before showtime. They are aiming    for a 45-minute program.

All films should be no longer than eight minutes. All genres are welcome, including documentary and experimental. Participants can have contributed to the film in any way, (as writer, director, producer, composer, actor etc.) and must attend the screening.

Doors open Thursday 20 February at 7.30pm for filmmakers to deliver video files. Showtime is 8pm.

If you’re a filmmaker, submissions are now open! For registration and all guidelines, go to Facebook, Projectall Shorts Events. There is no registration fee.

If you are a film-lover, reserve a seat via Facebook on the Projectall Shorts event page – because it is an outdoor event, on the big screen, with limited head-sets. Entry is by donation. And they do have wet weather cover!

[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/2894335250624196/


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