Pick of the Flix


Stop take a big breathe of the wonderful fresh Tasmanian autumn air and join the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday to celebrate the best of Tasmanian food and culture, support our local film festival and meet the people who care for our children and are seeking foster homes for children in need.

There is an urgent need for foster carers in Tasmania and Baptcare are looking for people who would like to get involved. Providing a place for a child in need has many potential options depending on lifestyle and needs.  Help for a few hours, short and long term care or just being a friend to a foster carer are a few of the many different types of foster care needed today. A specialised local foster care team provides training, 24/7 support and would love to have a chat with anyone interested in being a part of this essential community. If you would like to help a child in need of foster care please contact local foster care team members at: fostercaretas@baptcare.org.au


Owen Tilbury director of the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival or Bofa gives his “pick of the flix during four days of cinema, brilliant guests, engaging discussions and enjoyment of Tasmanian life and an appreciation of food and culture in our big little city”.https://breath-of-fresh-air.com.au/films/2019-program/launceston/films-by-day/

Bofa gets underway this Thursday at the Village Cinemas. Heath Davis  the writer and director of Book Week will officially open the festival at 7.30pm with his crazy comedy, Book Week, which has just won Best Film and Best Actress (Susan Prior) at the Ozzie Indie Film Awards.

Foodies will love Fermented. Focusing on the USA and Japan, the film follows author and Chef Edward Lee, as he goes on a journey to discover the processes that are still used today.

The Seagull, the film of Anton Checkov’s classic of fading Russian aristocrats played by stars like Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss and Saoirse Ronan, is selling like hotcakes.

The Indonesian Ambassador and guests will be treated to Indonesian delicacies cooked by local culinary experts at The Indonesian Stories red carpet cocktail party (5.30 – 7pm at QVMAG Wellington Street).

If you love the idea and romance of love then don’t miss Anchor and Hope. End the festival with a laugh and a tummy tickler called Tampopo. It has lashings of food, Japanese cowboy themes (yes!!), and a lot of hilarity.

There’s fun and food at the Day on the Kingsway (Sunday 19 May) with music, dancing, food and fine beverages galore.
The blue Bofa program is available at Harvest and plenty of venues around town or go to:https://breath-of-fresh-air.com.au/films/2019-program/launceston/films-by-day/

Contact:Owen Tilbury, 0407 501 287, director@breath-of-fresh-air.com.au.

If you can help a child in need of foster care please contact local foster care team members at: fostercaretas@baptcare.org.au