The Queensland Committee for Oxfam Australia is excited to invite you and your guests to join us for an opening night benefit screening of the film Rosewater, at 6pm at Palace Centro James Street, New Farm on Thursday February 2015. The ticket price of $25 ($18 concession or $35 additional donation) includes a champagne (or juice), film entry and a donation to Oxfam Australia.
Rosewater is the directorial debut by popular American satirst Jon Stewart of 'The Daily Show'. Based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by the BBC Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, this true story tells of the harrowing events surrounding the arrest, interrogation, torture and eventual release of 42 year old broadcast journalist Bahari, accused of being a spy. Starring Gael García Bernal, the star of Amores Perros and The Motorcycle Diaries, the film delves into timely issues of freedom of speech and human rights.
Your support of this event is greatly appreciated and funds raised at the event will be donated in support of Oxfam Australia.
We look forward to seeing you at the film.
"An impressive and important piece of storytelling" - Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
"'Rosewater' doesn't hector, nor does it giggle about the issue of press freedom. It's an impressive and important piece of storytelling." - Michael O'Sullivan , Washington Post
"Gripping" - Entertainment
"A finely tuned political instinct & an impressive sense of psychological nuance. Jon Stewart...turns out to be a real filmmaker" - The New York Times
When do ticket sales close?
Tickets are available for sale via eventbrite until 5pm Monday, 16 February 2015.
What does my ticket price include?
Supporter admission price includes a ticket to the film, a glass of champagne or juice, raffle ticket as well as a donation that will support Oxfam Australia.
Can tickets be purchased on the night?
To allow catering to be booked for the event it is preferable that tickets are pre-purchased via eventbrite. However, if this is not possible or convenient please contact Julie Toussaint at the Queensland Committee for Oxfam Australia via email firstname.lastname@example.org and an effort will be made to organise ticketing for the event.
Are there any other payment method options?
It is preferable that tickets are pre-purchased via eventbrite using a credit card. However, if this is not possible or convenient please contact Julie Toussaint at the Queensland Committee for Oxfam Australia via email email@example.com and an effort will be made to organise alternate payment for the event.
Where can I find out more information about Oxfam Australia?
Oxfam is an independent, secular, community-based aid and development organisation that works to free people from poverty and injustice in more than 23 countries around the world, including Australia.
Where can I find parking & general cinema information?
Where can I view the film trailer?
What is the film rated?
R, language including some crude references, and violent content, the film is not suitable for children under 18