Film Fundraiser for Nepal Earthquake Relief
Wild Tales, Cinema Nova, Friday, 29th May 2015.
(Please book online, in person or by phone before 27 May)
Since the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April, the images of devastation and loss in Nepal have been really moving. Let’s respond with support for Nepali people by raising funds for their recovery and rebuilding. We hope to raise $2500 through this fundraiser and the film ‘Wild Tales’ promises a good night out. Help us sell tickets by inviting your friends!
All funds raised go directly to emergency relief through the Nepal-based charity Karuna-Shechen (see info below). Thanks to lovely folks at El Patio Spanish language school and Cinema Nova for supporting this event.
Date: Friday, 29th May 2015.
Time: Session start time will be between 6.30-7.30pm, (check Cinema Nova or El Patio website a few days prior for exact session time).
Venue: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Purchase tickets via El Patio online at the link below or in person - tickets available until 27 May unless sold out prior.
About the film: Wild Tales
One of the most buzzed about films at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Argentinean director Damián Szifrón’s third feature WILD TALES is a blackly comic anthology film, with six short films looped together under an arcing themed banner of vengeance.
A plane filled with passengers who have a connection to the same failed musician. A roadside diner waitress discovers that a boorish late-night customer is the man who ruined her life. A perfectly pitched road rage fantasy roars into life. A man takes revenge on Buenos Aires’ draconian parking regulations by staging a spectacular act of protest. A wealthy man attempts to convince his groundsman to take the rap for a crime he didn’t commit. A bride discovers that her new husband has been cheating on her, and takes him and the rest of their wedding down in a no-holds-barred display of potentially hospitalising emotion.
Each story in this hilarious compendium is a cathartic exploration of the pressures of the modern day world, and together make for an experience unparalleled in sheer entertainment value.
Where the funds are going:
Karuna-Shechen is a Nepal-based charity which has already mobilised teams to provide medical care, food, water and shelter in the earthquake zone. Founded by Matthieu Ricard, the organisation has more than twenty years experience in village-based projects which respond in a culturally sensitive way to the needs of communities. They will be there for the long term to support Nepalis through the recovery and rebuilding phase.
The operating and administrative costs of Karuna-Shechen are already supported by a major donor, so 100 per cent of the funds raised can go directly to emergency relief via their secure U.S based paypal account. More information about their work and further donations can be made at: http://karuna-shechen.org
(photo credit: Getty Images)