Adapted from Gregory Maguire's novel of the same name, Wicked re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of Elphaba and Glinda, two ofthe witches of Oz. According to this version of the famous story, the wicked witch of the west is a misunderstood character whose complex childhood and dramatic history with several of the story's beloved characters, particularly the Wizard of Oz himself, have attributed to her "wicked" reputation. Written primarily for adults, Wicked raises questions about our contemporary ethical standards.
Broods is a dream pop duo composed of Auckland, New Zealand-based artists and siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott. After making music together their whole lives and finally teaming up under their chosen moniker in 2013, the brother-sister duo established its echoing, indie synthpop style with the debut track "Bridges." Broods was quickly snatched up by Capitol and Polydor Records in the US and UK, and went on to release its debut LP in 2014.
The Japanese Film Festival brings six days of entertainment to Sydney, featuring dramatic films, thrillers, animated movies, and more. Check website for daily schedule and venue information. Most films are in Japanese with English subtitles.