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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 11th 2009
26 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Alive What's On 27 Hit the highway for country hits THE Highwaymen Tribute Show is coming to Burwood RSL on Valentine's Day. The Highwaymen were a country supergroup composed of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. The tribute show includes all their hits like Desperadoes Waiting for a Train, Live Forever and Highwayman along with individual hits by band members such as Luckenbach Texas, On the Road Again, Folsom Prison Blues and Ring of Fire. Tickets cost $9 and are available at reception. Call 9744 7444. Filmmakers bum around Summer Hill film maker Mick Elliott with a replica of Michelangelo's David's bottom. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~pP242425 FIONA BRADY Gluteus Maximus is a finalist in the My Queer Career short film competition at 7.30pm this Friday at the Sydney Recital Hall, Angel Place, on the opening night of the Mardi Gras Film Festival. Another festival screening is at the Palace Academy Twin at 9.30pm on Tuesday, February 24, before the feature film, The Art of Being Straight. Go to www.queerscreen.com.au for details. Gluteus Maximus is also eligible for an Inside Film Award. To vote, log onto www.ifawards.com.au DID you know that bottoms were invented in the year 23BC by a Roman sculptor called Gluteus Maximus? Before that, the human race was bumless. This is the funny and rather outrageous premise of the animated short film, Gluteus Maximus, made by Summer Hill filmmaker Mick Elliot, a production chief at Nickelodeon, and Eastern Suburbs local Brendan Cook. When Screen Australia invited filmmakers to pitch for funding for short animated comedies about real or imagined great moments in history, Elliot and Cook came up with the idea of retelling human evolution. ''Once we started to think about what life without bums might have been like, we quickly found that there was no end of possibilities for outrageous and tasteless comic scenes,'' Elliot said. ''It's also a celebration of poo jokes, which is probably what the world needs right now.'' The film uses thousands of photographs of Roman-style statues animated together to create the look of a classic documentary. ''It's similar to the old Terry Gilliam shorts in the original Monty Python series, only a lot more polished,'' Elliot said. The film was a big hit at Flickerfest where ''whole lines of dialogue were being missed due to audience laughter'', he said. He's hoping for the same reaction at Mardi Gras Festival where it's a finalist in Friday's My Queer Career short film competition. Although both Elliot and Cook are straight, the film qualified for the competition because it was thought it would appeal to a gay audience. ''We'll be happy if the audience laugh at 65 per cent of the jokes,'' 35-year-old filmmaker Elliot said. ''Anything higher than that will be a bonus.'' Don't miss concert with wind quintet ONE of Australia's leading wind ensembles, The New Sydney Wind Quintet, will be gracing the stage at the Delmar Gallery in Trinity Grammar School for the Annual Blake Concert. The concert will be held on Monday, February 16, at 7.30pm and entry will be $20. The quintet is based at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and performs Australia wide, making regular appearances for the ABC and Musica Viva. They will perform a repertoire of songs from musical geniuses including Danzi, Haydn and Reicha. The musical event will also feature a selection of William Blake's poems presented by Ron Ogier. For bookings contact Nick Vickers at Trinity Grammar School on 9581 6070 or email email@example.com Bars, Cafes Restaurants Guide VISIT connect to your community close to home matters Become a gro Find a social, or interest gro your local are
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