Palais de Pixel was started by Melissa Morris and is now run by Lynne Quick, Ying He and Elaine Uebergang. Formerly held in the Natimuk Soldiers Memorial Hall, Palais de Pixel now calls Nc2 (Natimuk Community Centre) home.
Held on the second Monday of every month from February to November, ‘Palais’ aims to deliver a program of new and old films from around the world.
Location: NC2 Natimuk
When: Second Monday of every month, Feb – Nov
Time: Refreshments from 7:00pm, Film from 7:30pm
Membership: $60 (10 films) / Trial Membership $25 (3 films)
Casual Visitor – donation
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The 2024 program
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Dzongkha)
Ugyen, a young final year trainee teacher, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, he is sent to the remote town of Lunana in northern Bhutan. He must brave the high altitude, a lack of amenities and a brutal winter. /with subtitles]March
The true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961. It was the first and (remains the) only theft in the Gallery’s history.
The Blue Caftan (El Caftan Azul)
Master tailor Halim and his wife Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. To keep up with demanding customers, they hire a talented young man as an apprentice. The ailing Mina slowly realises how much her husband is moved by his presence. [with subtitles]
Banshees of Inisherin
Set on a remote Irish island, lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. Pádraic strives to repair the relationship with the help of his sister and a troubled young islander. His repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.
Spread Your Wings (Donne-moi Des Ailes)
Thomas is sent to a secluded region of France to spend his school holidays with his father Christian, a visionary scientist who studies migrating geese. As they work together to save an endangered species of geese, they also start to rebuild their own strained relationship.[with subtitles]
In My Blood It Runs
In My Blood It Runs is an observational feature documentary that follows 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy Dujuan and his family as he grows up Alice Springs. It reveals the challenges Dujuan faces both in his school and on the streets.
A corporate defence attorney risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations. He takes on an environmental lawsuit to bring justice to a community exposed to deadly chemicals for decades.
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Aida is an English teacher in the small mountain town of Srebrenica in Bosnia, 1995. When the Serbian forces invade Srebrenica, her family are among thousands of citizens seeking refuge a United Nations camp. Aida strives to save her family from by using her skills as a translator. As an insider to negotiations with access to crucial information, what should she do when the future is at stake? [with subtitles]
Samantha Bloom breaks her back in an accident and is paralysed from the chest down. A year later, her children bring home an injured magpie they have found. As she cautiously approaches ‘Penguin’ and begins to get acquainted with it, she finds inspiration to cope with the aftermath of her accident.
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
The HBO original documentary about Sesame Street’s visionary “gang” of creators that pushed multiple boundaries while interpreting radical societal changes and innovating children’s entertainment and education. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with over twenty original cast members and creators of the most impactful children’s program in television history.
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