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.
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