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Canopy one week exclusive theatrical run at the Lincoln Center in New York

When: Friday, Friday, 29 Aug - Thursday, 4 Sep
Where: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

In war-torn Singapore of 1942, an Aussie fighter pilot (Khan Chittenden) is shot down and must battle for survival among the natural dangers of the jungle while avoiding the invading Japanese army. With virtually zero backstory for its hero, or much in the way of dialogue (not unlike Robert Redford’s man at sea in All Is Lost), the minimalist drama of Canopy is immediate and immersive, and a triumph of visual and aural storytelling.An auspicious debut from Australian writer/director Aaron Wilson that screened at Toronto and Rotterdam. (more)

Canopy is a Monterey Media release.

LIVING LARGE in your small new york space

When: Wednesday, 3 September 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Décor Aid: 594 Broadway, Suite 907
Tickets: AAA Members $15, Non-Members $20
 

New interior design firm Décor Aid is joining forces with Australian-American interior designer Barbara Gates to share their design tips on making the most out of living in a small New York apartment.

Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking in the unique design space of the Décor Aid studio. (more)

Richard Flanagan to launch The Narrow Road to the Deep North in New York City

When: 3 September, 7:00pm
Where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry) New York City, NY 10012

Join Richard Flanagan to launch The Narrow Road to the Deep North, his Booker-nominated novel based on the experience of an Australian man in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp on the 1943 Thai-Burma death railway. Oscillating between scenes of relentless violence and the desolations of war’s aftermath, the novel preserves, improbably, the possibility of redemption—in love, in friendship, in literature. (more)

 

American Australian Association's Wine Tasting Dinner 2014

When: Monday, 15 September, Reception from 6:30pm, dinner at 7:00pm
Where: Anassa Taverna, 200 East 60th Street, New York
Tickets: AAA Members $135, Non-Members $155, Corporate table $1750

Enjoy a three-course dinner and wine tasting featuring Australian and American wine presented by wine experts Anthony Allport (Fine Wine Agency) and Seth Datz (Downtown Cellars).

The evening will begin with a reception featuring an Australian sparkling courtesy of Negociants USA and continue with a side by side comparison of Australian and American wine across five different varietals. (more)

An introduction to Australia's Kimberley Rock Art

When: Wednesday, 17 September, 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture and Q&A
Where: World Monuments Fund, The Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412,
34th St. Entrance
RSVP by September 15, 2014 to Dunch Arts at (212) 877-0500 or info@afnga.org

Cas Bennetto, Chief Executive Officer of the Kimberley Foundation Australia will be giving a lecture on the ancient rock art of the Kimberley region of Australia. The Kimberley Foundation Australia supports integrated scientific research into the rock art and funds researchers to work in partnership with aboriginal communities to uncover Australia’s earliest untold settlement history through rock art. The Foundation is committed to sharing and using this knowledge to ensure the rock art is recognized for its national and international significance and protected accordingly.

Australian powerhouse vocalist ALFIO in concert at The Cutting Room in New York City

When: Thursday, 18 September, 7:30 pm
Where: The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, New York, NY
Tickets: (866) 468-7619

ALFIO has one of the great voices in contemporary music today. An Australian native of Italian descent, ALFIO is tenor-trained though he maintains his smooth and powerful popular vocal style, while effortlessly delivering the perfect blend of Pop and Opera music. ALFIO brings passion to his performances and draws constant comparisons to superstars Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé. Known as “The Voice From Oz,” this charismatic singer/songwriter and musician takes you on a sentimental journey performing much-loved classics, pop standards and his acclaimed originals. (more)

The Australian Ballet world premiere of "Ostinato" at the New York City Center

When: 16 – 17 October, 8:00pm
Where: New York City Center, 131 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY 

The Australian Ballet dancers Daniel Gaudiello, Ty King-Wall and Robyn Hendricks will feature in Tim Harbour’s new work, Ostinato, at the New York City Center as part of the Fall for Dance Festival.

The two-week Festival at City Center will consist of five unique programs (each program is repeated twice). The Australian Ballet are on the festival's "Program 4" which features:

Brian Brooks Moving Company with Juilliard Dance: Torrent by Brian Brooks
THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET: Ostinato, (World Premiere) by Tim Harbour
BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal: Closer by Benjamin Millepied
Rennie Harris Puremovement: Students of the Asphalt Jungle by Dr. Rennie Harris
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Five Australian films screening at the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

When: 23-26 October 2014
Where: The American Museum of Natural History

The theme for the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival is “Past Forward,” and features a broad spectrum of creative storytelling, including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media installation. This year, the festival’s selections, more than 40 films from 30 countries, will focus on the tension between tradition and its relevance in a contemporary context. (more)