Storm in a Teacup - Margaret River Opening Night
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Storm in a Teacup - Margaret River Opening Night

PREMIERE CELEBRATION AND SCREENING
Wed
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Wed Aug 28 7:30 PM
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Margaret River HEART
General Admission
180 Mins
August
Celebrate the opening of CinefestOZ 2019 in Margaret River with Storm in a Teacup, featuring one of the region's best known and loved artists, Leon Pericles and his wife Moira.

Arrive for a pre-screening reception of canapés and a welcome drink in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Foyer, surrounded by an array of Leon's life work. There will be a special opportunity as one of Leon's works will be up for live auction in support of Dementia Australia.

The film screening follows, at the adjacent Margaret River HEART, with the captivating and deeply personal documentary Storm in a Teacup, told by their daughter Nia. After the screening hear from Nia and Leon Pericles about the making of the film, in a hosted Q&A session.

SYNOPSIS
Storm in a Teacup is an intimate portrait of Margaret River artist Leon Pericles as he embarks on his biggest challenge yet - a full retrospective exhibition of a lifetime of artworks at a time when he has the least support. Leon is one of Australia’s most renowned printmakers and painters. His wife Moira has played a huge part in his success as his creative counsel and manager. That is until now.

Told through the eyes of their daughter Nia, the film explores the role reversal of Leon and Moira, who has always been her husband's rock, but now has Alzheimer's. As Leon prepares for his exhibition, he must do so alone, juggling his roles of artist, husband and carer to Moira.


Exhibition. Film. Art Auction. Filmmaker discussion. A very special Margaret River event.


Please note: there will be two screenings of the film on the evening and guests will join a shared function and auction in between the screenings; this function commences at 7:30pm, the film screens from 8:30pm; runtime includes whole event.

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Margaret River HEART

51 Wallcliffe Road Margaret River, Western Australia, 6285