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Posted in city of fremantle, culture, entertainment, festival, local government, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on April 27, 2019



The Fremantle Suburban Film Festival is on in May on the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, to show that Freo is bigger and more than just the CBD, so make sure to support the great initiative.

It starts in the North Fremantle Community Hall on May 10 with the screening of Odyssey of the Half Safe, followed on the 17th in Sullivan Hall, White Gum Valley with the showing of Doing it Scared and Lowest to Highest.

On May 24 Seaside Donkey will be shown at the Samson Recreation Centre, and on May 31 Dugout is on at the Hilton PCYC.

Tickets can be booked at and more info is available on the Facebook page.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, disability, festival, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on September 25, 2018


A deaf mugger takes along his sign interpreter if he wants his victims to understand that they are being mugged. A woman with a prosthetic leg loves shoe shopping. A dog relays the experience of involuntary admission to a public psychiatric ward.

These are some of the compelling stories from around the world that will feature in The Other Film Festival in Fremantle in October. DADAA has teamed up with Arts Access Victoria to bring The Other Film Festival to Western Australia for the first time.

A trailblazing event that features film, presentations and industry panels by, with and about people with disability, this festival has screened powerful and provocative Australian and international films in a fully accessible program since 2004.

DADAA will present The Other Film Festival in the recently renovated cinema at the DADAA Fremantle Hub (Old Boys’ School) on 6 & 7 October.

Along with the curated program of films from the Melbourne festival, DADAA is proud to present the inaugural Act-Belong-Commit WA Stories showcase of the best WA short films made by DADAA artists.

DADAA arts partner Screenwest will present two engaging panels in the festival to discuss and debate aspects of disability screen culture, with leading representatives from the film sector.

The Other Film Festival is changing how the community thinks about disability. The accessible program features audio-description, captioning and Auslan interpretation – and it’s all free to the public! The WA tour of The Other Film Festival is supported by Act-Belong-Commit with Screenwest presenting the panel sessions.

Tickets are free but bookings at Eventbrite please!



Posted in culture, fremantle, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2017

VINTAGE ADVENTURES is a Travel Film Series held in Fremantle from June 1-4.

It is held at Darkstar Coffee at 5/4 Pritchard Street in O’Connor. Tickets are $ 15 and concession $ 12. Bookings:

On Thursday June 1 at 8 pm they will show Double Journey a film shot between 1939 and 1945 by Ella Maillart of her journeys driving across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Idia.

On Friday June 2 at 8 pm 1 Map For 2 shows two Italian buddies on 175 cc Ducatis travelling the unspoilt 1950s.

Saturday June 3 will be Pillock Conquers the World at 8 pm, about a folk group buying n old bus and driving around India, Australia and across the USA.

And on Sunday June 4 at 7.30 pm Grass is on show. It shows the migration of the Bakhtiarti Tribe of Persia.

Roel Loopers




Posted in fremantle, fremantle festival, movies by freoview on October 26, 2015

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Local band Viola Dana will be presenting the Perth premiere of their new soundtrack for the silent horror film Nosferatu live at Luna on SX as part of this year’s Fremantle Festival.

Fremantle Festival-goers would remember Viola Dana’s sold out performance in 2013 of their live soundtracks for two Buster Keaton silent films and that of local student filmmaker, Oscar Cook, at Fremantle Prison.

Returning to the Festival for 2015, Viola Dana will present the Perth premiere of their new soundtrack for Nosferatu for one screening only, not coincidently chosen for the evening following Halloween.

Despite being made 93 years ago, Nosferatu seems as spooky as ever and even fairly thematically relevant today. The rich and soulful combination of the cello, viola, guitar and drums that makes up Viola Dana’s sound naturally lends itself to illuminating Nosferatu’s dark and brooding imagery.

 Sunday 1 November, 7pm Venue: Luna on SX, Essex St, Fremantle Tickets: $30 standard /$20 student, senior or concession card holder plus $1.50 booking fee available for purchase at 


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