2021 Program – Pop-Ups

Women of steel
5pm — monday 8th march

international women’s day

A rousing Australian documentary, many years in the making, that follows a group of determined local women in their 14-year fight for the right to work in Wollongong’s steel industry. Forty years ago, director Robynne Murphy, one of the leaders of Wollongong’s 1980-1994 Jobs for Women Campaign, joined hundreds of migrant/working class women to take on Australia’s most powerful company BHP – and initially they seemed to have won. But when the 1983 steel slump devastated the city’s economy, the women were forced into the courtroom and onto the streets to face a prolonged battle for equality.
Shaking things up this month, and with International Women’s Day, we’ve got a special pre-show performance from Felicity Cripps and Maggie Rigby (The Maes) and then following this inspiring film is a Q&A (with social distancing) with director Robynne Murphy. So come, celebrate another fabulous film at our local Theatre Royal and this month’s Pop-Up is also raising funds for the Centre for Non-Violence, so every ticket helps!
For more information on Women Of Steel: https://www.womenofsteelfilm.com/

7.30pm — THURSDAY 28th JANUARY

“An insider’s look at the strength, passion and impact of modern activism”
Armed only with mobile phones, this growing army of eco-warriors are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying ‘ENOUGH!’ From chaining themselves to coal trains, sitting high in the canopies of threatened rainforests or locking onto bulldozers, their nonviolent tactics are designed to generate mass action with one simple finger tap. Against a backdrop of drought, fire and floods, we witness how today’s eco activists are making a difference. Struggles are laid bare and history is made.
Following this brilliant film is a Q&A (with social distancing) hosted by writer/director Sally Ingleton with the Castlemaine students/activists whom featured in the film, where you can hear directly from Sally and our very own local activists. So come, revel in this fabulous film on the big screen and celebrate the collective power it takes to create change!
For more information on Wild Things: https://www.wildthingsdocumentary.com/

7.30pm — Wednesday 9th December

“A lost history ripe for review”
Summer is fast approaching and with theatres opening once more, there is no better way to celebrate than basking in our very own Theatre Royal with the brazen hussies who helped shaped our world.
Celebrating the legacy of the bold women of the Women’ s Liberation Movement who re-ignited the feminist revolution in Australia – and contributed to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century – writer & director Catherine Dwyer brings us a rollicking, stirring story told with much aplomb.
Struggles are laid bare, history is made and following this brilliant film is a Q&A with the filmmaking team (with social distancing), where you can learn a little more about the small group of determined women who kickstarted this huge social movement that ultimately changed the lives and opportunities of ALL women.
For more information on Brazen Hussies : https://www.brazenhussies.com.au/