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Free Community Screening of “The Ukes Down Under”

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Come and join us for the Tri-City Premiere of “The Ukes Down Under,” a documentary about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s first tour of Australia, produced by the independent filmmaker Robert Stern at Litmus Films.

This community screening is being held as part of the second half of the first session of the Cutie Circle’s 2016 Ukulele Workshop Series. Please arrive at 2:30pm and not earlier.

We thank Litmus Films for letting us purchase a community screening license for this film and the City of Port Coquitlam for the use of their facility to hold this event. Seats are limited.

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Synopsis

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played their first gig in 1985, and the world has been catching up with them ever since. Riding the global ukulele boom they did so much to inspire, in February 2012 the band embarked on their first World Tour, starting in Australia. Litmus Films filmed The Ukes throughout their two-week trip, capturing backstage mishaps, road trip adventures, jam sessions with local fans, guerilla gigs at unlikely venues and standing ovations across the country including Sydney Opera House. This intimate, uplifting and entertaining film shows the band as they’ve never been seen before.

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (immediately after the Cutie Circle’s Cutie Circle’s 2016 Ukulele Workshop Series in the Michael Wright Art Gallery, the Gathering Place at Leigh Square.

Location: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8, Canada

Cost: Free Admission

Free Community Screening of “The Ukes in America” Documentary

The Ukes in America

Come and join us on February 8, 2015 for the Coquitlam Premiere of “The Ukes in America”, a documentary about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s tour across the United States produced by the independent filmmaker Robert Stern at Litmus Films.

We thank Litmus Films for letting us purchase a community screening license for this film and for the generous assistance of the Glen Pine Pavilion staff and for the use of their facility to hold this event.

To reserve seats, please call 604.927.4386 and mention barcode 518262 during Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 7:00 pm.

Synopsis

Your back-of-the-tour-bus seat on The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s anarchic first coast-to-coast tour of the USA. America is The Ukes’ major musical inspiration, but what will Americans make of the cult heroes’ British humour and ukulele musicianship? The Ukes In America features barnstorming stage performances, impromptu jams and guerrilla gigs in unlikely venues, including eight previously unrecorded songs.

From Carnegie Hall to California, from the NY subway to a San Franciso cafe, The Ukes In America is bursting with unexpected encounters, genre-bending music and self-deprecating wit. Backstage, on the road and at play, unique access reveals an intimate, fun and compelling portrait of this unique band.

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Time: 11:00 am – 12:10 pm (immediately before the Cutie Circle’s Hawaiian Ukulele Workshop with Gary Cyr at Pinetree Community Centre at 12:30pm)

Location: Great Room, Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam

Parking: Free underground parking on the first level of the building

Cost: Free Admission

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