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Aunties and Uncles Queensland - The Dressmaker Movie Night

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Make it a girls night out to see a great Australian film
It's amazing how many associations are or have been formed for a long time, yet we can sometimes be unaware of them and what they are about. "Aunties & Uncles" is one of those associations. The Aunties and Uncles association was pioneered in 1974 by founder of the NSW Aunties and Uncles Programme Rose White. Her vision was to build a better life for children.

In 1992 Aunties and Uncles Queensland was founded by Ann Thew although closing down for a short period in 2002 and re-opening again in 2003 under the umbrella of a special concept Lions Club. The programme is totally self-funded through the fundraising efforts of its members, through grants and donations.

The association's vision is to make a positive difference to the lives of children and offering vulnerable and socially isolated children in Queensland opportunities to shape their future and potential.

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Aunties & Uncles Queensland, non-profit Organisation

Aunties and Uncles Queensland are inviting you to an opening night screening of the movie "The Dressmaker" starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Australia's own Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving at Dendy Portside Cinemas on Thursday 29th October 2015.

If you are attending a movie at Portside, Dendy will give you four hours free parking in the Basement level car park when you present your ticket for validation at the Dendy Box Office.

Dendy Portside is a comfortable and relaxed way to see a movie and you can become a member for us $11.50 at adult with club discounts all year round. All member information can be found on their website.

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Photo courtesy of Dendy Website

The Dressmaker is an M rated film and runs for 119 minutes. Set in the 1950s, The Dressmaker is a comedy/drama film about a glamorous young woman Tilly (played by Kate Winslet) who returns to her small home town of Dungatar in rural Australia after spending many years in Europe. She reconciles with her ailing and mentally unstable mother and her sewing machine and goes onto transforming the women of the town with her couture creations in such a way that she gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Her mother sent her away from the town at age 10 as she was accused of wrongly accused of murder.

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The Dressmaker - courtesy of Aunties & Uncles Queensland website

Of course all good movies have a love theme and Tilly falls in love with local Teddy McSwiney (played by Liam Hemsworth). The film is directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and is based on the novel of the same name by author Rosalie Ham.

The movie has a good role up of Australian actors with names like Judy Davis who plays Tilly's mother Molly Dunnage, as Teddy McSwiney, Hugo Weaving as Sergeant Horatio Farrat, Sasha Horler as Una Pleasance, James Mackay as William Beaumont, Shane Bourne, Barry Otto as Percival Almanac, Julia Blake as Irma Almanac, Alison Whyte as Marigold Pettyman, Gyton Grantly as Barney McSwiney, Genevieve Lemon as Mac McSwiney, Tracy Harvey as Lois Picket and Terry Norris as Septimus Crescent makes you very proud of the acting talent we have in the film industry Worldwide.

Cost is $25.00 per person and includes the movie, a complimentary drink on arrival and lucky door prize. Tickets will also be on sale for great raffle prizes, so make sure you bring along your loose change.
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Why? Enjoy a night out with the girls
When: Thursday 29th October 2015
Phone: 07 3367 8002
Where: Dendy Portside
Cost: $25.00 / person
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