Tracks (plus Q&A session)

Let's go and see "Tracks" at the Como (South Yarra). Tracks is based on the inspirational and iconic survival story of Robyn Davidson. Davidson trekked through 2700km of some of the harshest Australian terrain with only camels and her dog for company. 

This pre-release screening is accompanied by a Q&A session by author Robyn Davidson and photographer Rick Smolan. 

This is a pre-release screening, so please make an effort to decide on your RSVP and buy your tickets (preferably at the same time) as soon as possible as the session may sell out. If I become aware that this session has sold out, I will close RSVP's for this event.

Please purchase your ticket(s) when you RSVP. This is important as this session may sell out ahead of the date - or you may not be able to get the seat(s) you want.

I realise that I have opened this a long way ahead of the date (because of the need to book tickets in advance), so I will send out a reminder a few days before just in case anyone forgets. 

Tickets are available online at the following link: 

http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/events/tracksqaandintroductionpreviewscreeningswithrobyndavidsonricksmolan/

Please note that in order to purchase tickets you MUST use the above link. Please only RSVP if you will attend as no shows are recorded. 

Date: Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 

Time: Meet at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm session. 

(We will enter the cinema at approximately 6:15pm.)

Place: Meet at the fancy-looking black seats opposite the box office. As it may be busy at this time of night, I will be carrying a red "meetup" badge to help you identify me. Please try to be on time.

Notes: There is Allocated Seating for this session and my seat allocation is G1.  I chose this location as it's about halfway between the front and back and there are seats available near it.  However, closer to the date, seats near this location may sell out.  If you can't get near there or don't want to sit on the side of the cinema, don't worry as we will meet up before and after.  

Please purchase tickets online when you RSVP, as the session may sell out. Palace Movie Club members receive a small discount (usually around $5) from the ticket price. When you book online, you receive a voucher, and you have to pick up the tickets by presenting the voucher and the credit card you used to book the tickets. 

Duration: 110 minutes 

Rating: M (Moderate impact coarse language)

Genre: Drama

Director: John Curran
Writer: Marion Nelson
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth

Reviews: Metacritic (83% "Universal acclaim"); Rotten Tomatoes (79% critic; 88% audience)

Links: Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tracks_2013/
Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/tracks
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2167266

Synopsis:
Starring Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Stoker) and Adam Driver (HBO's Girls, Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis), directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore) and from the Oscar ywinning producers of The King's Speech, TRACKS is based on the inspirational and iconic true story of Robyn Davidson. Robyn's phenomenal solo trek from Alice Springs to Uluru and on to the Indian Ocean saw her traverse 2700km of spectacular yet unforgiving Australian desert accompanied only by her loyal dog and four unpredictable camels.

Charismatic young New Yorker and National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan travelled from the other end of the earth to capture, at intervals, this epic and remarkable journey into one of the world's last great wildernesses. Robyn reluctantly agreed to a visiting photographer in return for much needed trip funding and could only see Rick's visits as intruding on her solitude and compromising everything the journey meant to her. However, this uneasy relationship between two very different people would slowly develop into an unlikely and enduring friendship.

Set against one of the wildest, most dangerous and most breathtaking backdrops on the planet, this unprecedented journey pushed Robyn to her physical and emotional limits and taught her that sometimes we have to detach from the world to feel connected to it. In witnessing this extraordinary journey we realise that the impossible is within reach of us all.

Post-film discussion: This session will finish at about 8:50pm. When you RSVP please indicate any preferences you have for post-film discussion venues.

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  • Ruth K.

    Great film and winderful to see the author of the book andthe phphotographer for the Q&A session. Thanks Simon.

    March 4

  • Simon

    This film was both visually spectacular and emotionally quite involving for me. I really felt for the Robyn character's need to get away, be alone and conquer her fears, and then later for her as the story developed (don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen by elaborating). I really enjoyed the Q&A as well. Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you all again soon.

    March 2

  • Elise

    I went to the jam factory and wondered why I couldn't recognise anyone from meetup, thought I had the day/date wrong. Came home and saw you were all at the Como. Anyway, watched the movie, hope to see you all next time at the correct venue :)

    March 2

    • Simon

      Hi Elise, ahhh - was wondering where you were :) Anyway, thanks for letting me know what happened. Hope to see you next time :)

      March 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the film and Q&A. Must read the book now! Thanks Simon for organizing.

    1 · March 2

  • Simon

    We're in the cinema but will meet up again in the same area afterwards, for those who haven't arrived yet.

    March 2

  • Ruth K.

    Oh. Looks like I'd better get there early and get a ticket.

    March 1

    • Simon

      I'd definitely recommend buying a ticket as soon as you can, tonight online if possible. Last I checked there were still a few reasonable seats left, but the later you leave it, the more likely it is you will end up in the front row...

      March 1

  • Ruth

    I highly recommend this film!

    March 1

    • Ruth K.

      Great. Can't wait to see it.

      March 1

    • Ruth K.

      Hey. We have the same name. Looking forward to meeting you.

      March 1

  • Simon

    Hi all,

    The chairs opposite the box office are no longer black - apparently my memory failed me, or perhaps they were black and aren't anymore. They're now gold-coloured. So, just to confirm, I still mean the chairs opposite the box office, not the black ones near the cinema entrance. :-)


    See you all there,

    Simon.

    February 27

  • Simon

    Hi all,

    Just a quick reminder about this event, as there are some who RSVP'ed a while ago. Can you please make sure you have purchased your ticket, as it's likely that no seats, or at least no decent ones, will be available on the night for last minute purchase. Look forward to seeing you all there,

    Simon.

    February 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi, for those of you that are not familiar with Como Palace seating policy - unlike Kino Palace, all seats are pre-allocated. cheers Ruth

    February 24

    • Simon

      Hi Ruth, thanks for the thought here. Hopefully everyone noted the seat allocation info in the meetup description, though I realise it is a lot of info to absorb. I haven't checked which seats are still available but I'd encourage everyone to book as early as possible to get a good seat. Look forward to seeing you and others there. Regards,

      Simon.

      February 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am seat G3

    February 17

    • Katherine

      I am seat M10. I need to sit near the back!

      February 17

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