Flix in the Wet


Flix in the Wet screens in the Playhouse Theatre at the Darwin Entertainment Centre on Sunday Afternoons between January and March.

Important Ticketing Information

Darwin Film Society Members only can get their tickets from this website (flixinthewet.com) by following the links below.

Darwin Entertainment Centre are handling all other ticketing.  Please visit www.yourcentre.com.au for all non-member tickets.

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Program

Click on the films below for more information.

A Night At The Louvre: Leonardo Da Vinci

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Ten years in the making, shot on the final night of the smash-hit sell-out exhibition, this immersive private tour of the LEONARDO DA VINCI’s Louvre masterpieces is a unique opportunity to contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close. Never before have so many Leonardo da Vinci artworks been in the same place at the same time, and never has your access to their secrets and wonders been closer.

This major retrospective devoted to his entire career as a painter shows how Leonardo’s investigation of the world – the “science of painting” as he called it – was the instrument of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his works. The insights provided by the exhibition curators during this guided journey offer a brand new understanding of Leonardo’s unparalleled artistic practice.

A Night At The Louvre: Leonardo Da Vinci

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Ten years in the making, shot on the final night of the smash-hit sell-out exhibition, this immersive private tour of the LEONARDO DA VINCI’s Louvre masterpieces is a unique opportunity to contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close. Never before have so many Leonardo da Vinci artworks been in the same place at the same time, and never has your access to their secrets and wonders been closer.

This major retrospective devoted to his entire career as a painter shows how Leonardo’s investigation of the world – the “science of painting” as he called it – was the instrument of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his works. The insights provided by the exhibition curators during this guided journey offer a brand new understanding of Leonardo’s unparalleled artistic practice.
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Brazen Hussies

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

BRAZEN HUSSIES shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change - contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century. The film interweaves freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively accounts from the bold women who reignited the feminist movement in Australia, at times at great personal cost.

Brazen Hussies

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

BRAZEN HUSSIES shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change - contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century. The film interweaves freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively accounts from the bold women who reignited the feminist movement in Australia, at times at great personal cost.
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High Ground

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.

High Ground

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.
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Lucky Grandma

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Flix opens with the NT Premiere of this black-comedy on January 17th.

In the heart of Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family.

When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future,
Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck... suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang. (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlours with a cast of richly drawn characters, Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.

Lucky Grandma

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Flix opens with the NT Premiere of this black-comedy on January 17th.

In the heart of Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family.

When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future,
Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck... suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang. (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlours with a cast of richly drawn characters, Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.
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Martin Eden

Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.

Martin Eden

Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.
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Misbehaviour

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

Misbehaviour

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
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Savage

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Inspired by stories from New Zealand's boys homes and the early history of our gangs, SAVAGE follows Danny across 3 different ages at important junctures that push and pull him towards and away from gang life.

Each chapter of Danny’s life is a complete short story set in a defining time for NZ gangs - from the abusive state-run boy’s homes of the sixties; to the emerging urban gang scene in the seventies where disenfranchised teenagers created their own families on the streets; to the eighties when gangs became more structured, criminal, and violent.

Together the three chapters combine to create a deeper lock at a boy who grows up to become the brutal enforcer of a gang; to understand how he got there.

Savage is about Danny’s search for belonging and connection, and explores the notion of family. Danny is torn between his real family and his gang family, and must choose where he belongs.

Savage

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Inspired by stories from New Zealand's boys homes and the early history of our gangs, SAVAGE follows Danny across 3 different ages at important junctures that push and pull him towards and away from gang life.

Each chapter of Danny’s life is a complete short story set in a defining time for NZ gangs - from the abusive state-run boy’s homes of the sixties; to the emerging urban gang scene in the seventies where disenfranchised teenagers created their own families on the streets; to the eighties when gangs became more structured, criminal, and violent.

Together the three chapters combine to create a deeper lock at a boy who grows up to become the brutal enforcer of a gang; to understand how he got there.

Savage is about Danny’s search for belonging and connection, and explores the notion of family. Danny is torn between his real family and his gang family, and must choose where he belongs.
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The Furnace

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Additional Language: Badimaya.

1897 Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace—the one place where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown. The film is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed and the search for identity in a new land. It illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s “Ghan” cameleers, predominantly Muslim and Sikh men from India, Afghanistan and Persia, who opened up the Nation’s desert interior, thereby forming unique bonds with local Aboriginal people.

The Furnace

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Additional Language: Badimaya.

1897 Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace—the one place where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown. The film is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed and the search for identity in a new land. It illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s “Ghan” cameleers, predominantly Muslim and Sikh men from India, Afghanistan and Persia, who opened up the Nation’s desert interior, thereby forming unique bonds with local Aboriginal people.
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

The screening on 7th February is the NT Premiere - the first time audiences in the Territory have had an opportunity to appreciate this great film on the silver screen.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Flix in the Wet screens at Darwin Entertainment Centre. DFS Members can get their tickets here, for all other tickets go to www.yourcentre.com.au

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

The screening on 7th February is the NT Premiere - the first time audiences in the Territory have had an opportunity to appreciate this great film on the silver screen.
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