This week Palace Byron invites you to warm your mid-winter with the Carlsberg Scandinavian Film Festival. The full 2022 programme has been revealed featuring a superb selection of the best new cinema from the Nordic region and will be screening at Palace Cinemas Byron Bay from 22 July to 10 August 2022.
Palace Cinemas in Byron Bay are about to celebrate the legendary Studio Ghibli’s 35th anniversary. Palace’s film program charts the development of the iconic animation studio via an expansive chronological schedule featuring some of your favourites like: My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, and many more!
Following a dazzling start to the festival at the weekend, the second half begins today, providing countless reasons to be cheerful. Not least is the re-appearance in Byron of multi-talented Joel Jackson to introduce one of this year’s most uplifting films.
Ukraine has been in the headlines more than usual lately, in a situation that would challenge even the satirical skills of its comic actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zeleniskiy, in dialogue with some other real-life clown. But there’s nothing funny about the ugly war that has been simmering in the east of the country since the height of the violence in 2014–15, and which provides the backdrop for a surprisingly gentle romance – Julia Blue – screening at this year’s festival.
As much as possible, Northern Rivers filmmakers are included in the BBFF programme, invited to talk about their work, share screenings with their friends and family, and welcomed to the rich and fertile networking events that occur over the 10 days.
Science Goes Viral
‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming
Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.
The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.