Palate Palette proudly presents...  
Anything Goes,Anything Shows!  

A platform for creative and passionate minds to come together and share visual stories

Are you a film junkie? Whether you like watching or making films, this is your chance to catch a variety of interesting films in the comfort of our upstairs lounge (designated TV room for the night!). Anything from today's pop culture and mushy love stories to arty pieces and documentaries; you name it, we'll show it. Come eat, drink, be merry and... watch films! We'll even provide freshly-popped curry and seaweed popcorn for your munching pleasure. We reckon dinner beforehand at PP would be a good idea :)

This May, Palate Palette lovingly presents not one but TWO free screenings. Cetacean lovers out there won’t want to miss a very special screening of Whaledreamers (11 May) and due to overwhelming response from our first screening earlier in March, a rescreening of The Cove (12 May). Both films are visually stunning, multi-award-winning documentaries that pay tribute to some of the most amazing creatures on Earth. 

Come join us! Screenings are free (although donations are welcome)! And so is our popcorn!

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Whaledreamers


9pm, Tuesday, 11 May 2010


upstairs lounge @ Palate Palette

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: Approx. 90 MINS / 2006 / Australia

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The Cove


9pm, Wednesday, 12 May 2010


upstairs lounge @ Palate Palette

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: Approx. 96 MINS / 2009 / USA

Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but to engage the human race into waking up in time.  

At a time when our collective consciousness is focused on issues pertaining to our indigenous ancestors and the fragile state of our environment, comes a powerful film, which unites four people from very different cultures. One a song man from a dispossessed aboriginal tribe, Bunna Lawrie; another, a filmmaker from a distant land, British director, Kim Kindersley; the third, musician and activist, Julian Lennon, and lastly acclaimed Australian actor and story teller, Jack Thompson.

Over fifteen years in the making, across five continents and oceans, Whaledreamers is a personal odyssey for British filmmaker, Kim Kindersley in his quest to find his spiritual roots, while experiencing the extraordinary connection, both ancient and modern, between humanity and the cetaceans.

Whaledreamers is written and directed by Kim Kindersley and produced by Julian Lennon.

“Indigenous wisdom has never been more relevant for humanity than now” - Julian Lennon

AWARDS:
  • Monaco International Film Festival (Winner Independent Spirit)
  • Monaco International Film Festival (Winner Angel Award for Best Film)
  • Wairoa Maori International Film Festival New Zealand (Winner Best International Film)
  • Fantasy Worldwide, Toronto (Winner Best Documentary Film)
  • Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia (Winner Best Film)
  • Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival, USA (Winner Best Music/Song)
  • Ibiza Film Festival (Winner Best Environmental Documentary)
For trailers, interviews and more information: http://whaledreamers.com/

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The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O’Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation “Flipper.”   But his close relationship with those dolphins – the very dolphins who sparked a global fascination with trained sea mammals that continues to this day -- led O’Barry to a radical change of heart. One fateful day, a heartbroken Barry came to realize that these deeply sensitive, highly intelligent and self-aware creatures so beautifully adapted to life in the open ocean must never be subjected to human captivity again. This mission has brought him to Taiji, a town that appears to be devoted to the wonders and mysteries of the sleek, playful dolphins and whales that swim off their coast.  

But in a remote, glistening cove, surrounded by barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs, lies a dark reality.  It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji, driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and an underhanded market for mercury-tainted dolphin meat, engage in an unseen hunt.  The nature of what they do is so chilling -- and the consequences are so dangerous to human health -- they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it.

Undeterred, O’Barry joins forces with filmmaker Louis Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society to get to the truth of what’s really going on in the cove and why it matters to everyone in the world.  With the local Chief of Police hot on their trail and strong-arm fishermen keeping tabs on them, they will recruit an “Ocean's Eleven”-style team of underwater sound and camera experts, special effects artists, marine explorers, adrenaline junkies and world-class free divers who will carry out an undercover operation to photograph the off-limits cove, while playing a cloak-and-dagger game with those who would have them jailed. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery that adds up to an urgent plea for hope. 

The Cove is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPre Pesman and Fisher Stevens.  The film is written by Mark Monroe.  The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.

AWARDS:
  • 2010 Academy Award (Winner Best Feature Documentary)
  • 2010 Critics Choice Awards (Winner Best Documentary Feature Award)
  • 2010 Directors Guild of America (Winner Best Documentary Directing)
  • 2009 Environmental Media Awards (Winner Best Documentary)
  • 2009 International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam (Winner Audience Award)
  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival (Winner Audience Award)
  • 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival (Winner Audience Award)
  For trailers, interviews and more information: http://www.thecovemovie.com/ and http://www.takepart.com/thecove 

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