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Film fundraiser - The Square

  • Regent Cinema 49 Lydiard Street North Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350 Australia (map)

The Guardian gives it four stars, and The Square is the "archly entertaining swipe at the art world" and a perfect fundraiser for the Ballarat Arts Foundation. A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

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“The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring,” reads the rubric for the art installation of the title: a floor-level, illuminated outline of a space in which altruistic behaviour is compulsory. “Within its bounds we all share equal rights and obligations.” Such aspirations are noble but hardly headline-grabbing – until two youthful PR creatives conjure up a shockingly offensive promo video (think Wag the Dog meets Michael Bay) that promptly goes viral. Meanwhile, suave museum director Christian (Claes Bang) is too distracted by the whereabouts of his stolen wallet and mobile phone (ringtones constantly interrupt the drama) to pay proper attention to his job, or the people with whom he works.

Tickets are only $25, and show your ticket after the show to secure 15% off your first drink at The Lost Ones Basement Bar.

Need a night out to see some pithy humour and help the arts community of Ballarat at the same time?

Buy your tickets now!

Earlier Event: June 17
Greta Bradman is live in concert