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The Rock-itt : June 2011
Lord of the Dance Genre: Musical Release Date: 2 June 2011 Director Michael Flatley Main cast Michael Flatley Lord of the Dance ’tells a timeless story based on Irish folklore of good versus evil, and through the m edia of dance and music it is understood and appreciated by every culture. Lord of the Dance has been captivating audiences and critics around the globe since its inception in 1996, and during its original Australian tour, 250,000 tickets sold out within a mere ten days of going on sale. In an Australian first, you will have the opportunity to experience the magic, excitement, and passion by being part of the performance when Lord of the Dance is released in 3D to cinemas across Australia and New Zealand. Now, with unprecedent ed access to Flatley's perform ance, moviegoers will get an unparalleled sense of the scale of the show as never seen before. The spectacular new set design, lighting, special effects, and costumes will captivate audiences and fans around Australia as they behold the charismatic creator, producer, director and star, Michael Flatley, dominate the stage and experience the movie event of the year. Cane Toads Genre: Documentary Release Date: 2 June 2011 Director Mark Lewis Mark Lewis (Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, The Natural History of the Chicken) explores one of Australia’s greatest environmental catastrophes as he follows the unstoppable march of the cane toad across the Australian continent. Despised by many, venerated by some, the toad has occupied a nation’s consciousness achieving both cult and criminal status. Despite its international origin the cane toad has become uniquely Australian – yet, for a world wrestling with the idea that we have irretrievably altered our own ecosystem, its story holds universal relevance. Featuring a host of engaging characters as well as thousands of toads, Cane Toads: The Conquest is a humorous yet thought- provoking journey into the issue of invasive species. Here I Am Genre: Drama Release Date: 9 June 2011 Director Beck Cole Main cast Shai Pittman, Bruce Carter and Quinaiha Scott 'Here I Am' is driven by three generations of Aboriginal women - Karen Lee Burden, her mother Lois and her daughter Rosie. W hen Karen is released from prison, through a series of chance encounters the women learn that freedom is hard to find when hearts are still broken. Oranges and Sunshine Genre: Drama Release Date: 9 June 2011 Director Jim Loach