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The Sentimental Bloke

Event

The Sentimental Bloke

  • Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019, 7pm
  • Venue: Carrington Hotel — 15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $48.56 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

100th Anniversary of Katoomba’s Lottie Lyell’s THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, Australia’s greatest silent movie.

THE VOLANTINSKY QUARTET will accompany the film, with their score written especially for this year’s 100th anniversary. Their performance is laced with the flavours of Russia, the Balkans, and some quirky Australian classics.

Truly an unforgettable musical & cinematic experience.

Lottie Lyell directed her movie BLUE MOUNTAINS MYSTERY in and around Katoomba’s Carrington Hotel.

Known as Australia’s First International Movie-Star, she moved her production company - at the peak of her career - to Katoomba, to secretly convalesce her Tuberculosis. With her lifetime lover, Raymond Longford, she produced dozens of films - as actress, director, writer, even did her own stunts.

Alas, Lottie died of the killer TB at the age of 35.

THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE

Australian Film Producer, Bill Leimbach, will introduce the story behind the 1919 Film, adapted from the C.J. Dennis much-loved poem

Featured non-Australian music: Flight of Bumblebee; Czardas

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 4782 1111

Featured Australian Works

Ballade : string ensemble by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Volatinsky Quartet
Bukovina odyssey : string ensemble by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Volatinsky Quartet
Flying : string ensemble by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Volatinsky Quartet
Kolo Kolo : string ensemble by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Volatinsky Quartet
Lament : string ensemble by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Volatinsky Quartet
Zakarpatsky : string ensemble by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Volatinsky Quartet

Featured artists

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