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Lady Penh: what to do in Phnom Penh?

Lady Penh is the founder of Phnom Penh and tells you about what's going on in Phnom Penh!

not to miss!
D+0  Wed. 04/03, 12:00 - Khmer Rouge Tribunal Tour @ S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
D+0  Wed. 04/03, 18:30 - Power Meditation Workshops @ Wisdom Park
D+2  Fri. 06/03, 18:30 - Wine Tasting by the Poolside @ Circa 51 Boutique Residence
D+2  Fri. 06/03, 18:30 - Thank God It's Friday with Mike's Burger @ Kingdom Breweries
D+3  Sat. 07/03, 13:30 - Still Life Oil Painting @ Phnom Penh Community College
Wednesday, March 04
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not to miss! 12:00 Khmer Rouge Tribunal Tour @ S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
 
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Julie Masis organizes a tour to bring people to visit the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Thursday, February 12 from noon to 5 pm.

The tour includes transportation to the tribunal, which is about 40 minutes outside of Phnom Penh, as well as an introductory talk about the tribunal.

Registration is required at greenelephant888@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Visit-the-Khmer-Rouge-Tribunal/343135469147687

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16:30 Exclusive: CAMBODIAN SON (new) @ The Flicks 1+2
 
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CAMBODIAN SON, features the almost incredible story and spoken-word poetry of Kosal Khiev, from prisoner in America to world-class poet in Cambodia.

For this movie is a separate admission of $3.50 per screening.

Cambodian Son documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior; first, as a 1-yearold refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and, then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011.

The film follows a volatile yet charming and talented young man who struggles to find his footing amongst a new freedom that was granted only through his deportation. Kosal’s London representation is a triumphant moment for many people in his life, both in America and Cambodia.

The film traces the impact and significance of this moment for Kosal, his friends, family, mentors and a growing international fan base.

Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet. After the performances end and the London stage becomes a faint memory, Kosal is once again left alone to answer the central question in his life: “How do you survive when you belong nowhere?”

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj3iN2jaSHA

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18:30 THE BETTER ANGELS (new) @ The Flicks 2+3
 
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Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln’s world.

Spanning three years of the future president’s childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality.

Written and directed by A.J. Edwards, The Better Angels delves into visual and narrative poetry to express the Lincolns’ world.

The stark wilderness they inhabit comes alive in stunning black-and-white cinematography, and the story follows the lyrical course of the characters, who struggle physically and emotionally. They are forced to take on new additions to the family, learning what acceptance and empathy really mean.

With an elegant touch and extreme attention to historical accuracy, Edwards shows the austerity of the era and reveals what shaped one of history’s most distinctive leaders.

The narrative is gentle and sparse. The beautifully photographed imagery, shot in elegant, deep-focus black-and-white, is exceptional. The music is richly classical. - MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

A gorgeous look at the raw, wooded Indiana of the early 1800s and a dreamy study of the boy Lincoln who was destined to leave it behind. - GLOBE AND MAIL

Shot in gorgeous, breathtaking black and white and edited in a documentary-like style, The Better Angels has a timeless sensibility to it. - UNDER THE RADAR

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS-5G5X9BFE

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18:30 Best Picture Oscar Winner: BIRDMAN (2014) @ The Flicks 1
 
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Winner of 4 Oscars, of which BEST PICTURE 2014.

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Birdman is a one-trick pony of a movie, but what a trick. The technical achievement alone is immense. - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Hugely ambitious, rambunctious, loud and thrilling; it takes risks at every step, and while not all pay off, most do in spades. It’s not always funny but when it is, it’s hilarious. It is also highly original – and that always deserves credit. - ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA

Birdman is an overwhelming experience, a satirical assault on the senses that’s hard to believe even as it’s seen. - BBC AT THE MOVIES

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJfLoE6hanc

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not to miss! 18:30 Power Meditation Workshops @ Wisdom Park
 
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After our successful Power Meditation Workshops held in February, you now have the opportunity to attend and practice techniques that you can quickly incorporate into your busy schedule, to feel more energetic, focused, healthy, relaxed, and peaceful.

Registration : Send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details. 50% deposit required to confirm registration.

See more details: http://phnompenhcommunitycollege.com/post/111356094436/power-meditation-wed-04-march-2015

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19:00 Cyclo Diaries (2011) @ Meta House
 

CYCLO DIARIES (2011, 54 min) by M. Sharples and T. Norton’s is a humorous and irreverent documentary about a month long journey by cyclo (Vietnamese Rickshaw) from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) by two Australians. The film documents a unique and extremely physically demanding cycling odyssey along Vietnam’s infamous Highway 1, often regarded as the most dangerous highway in the world.

As expatriates living in Vietnam, Marty Sharples and Adam Hurley were able to access remote areas and communities in Vietnam that are rarely seen by western tourists, making the film unique from other fly-in fly-out travel documentaries. The film documents the slow physical deterioration of both cyclo drivers and equipment due to extreme weather, terrain, traffic, and general Vietnamese chaos over the course of the month. The cyclo has traditionally been used to transport people and goods in flat, urban environments. It’s inappropriateness for a 1800km cross-country trip on Vietnam’s mountainous roads soon becomes evident in the film.

The gritty, action-packed film contains a number of cyclo crashes (and subsequent rehabilitation), plenty of interaction with both urban and remote Vietnamese communities and stunning vistas of Vietnamese landscapes. The film raises the profile of the humble cyclo and the many cyclo drivers throughout Vietnam, who are among the poorest members of Vietnamese society. Interspersed throughout are short interviews with some of these drivers. They offer insights into their lives, explain the importance of the cyclo and how it is under threat due to the emergence of affordable motorised transportation.

In the end the film is one of triumph as the riding duo overcome the extreme conditions and complete what is by far the longest journey ever undertaken on a cyclo. The film captures Vietnamese roadside life in a way that has never been done before.

The trip raised more than $20,000 for KOTO (Know One Teach One) a Hanoi-based organisation providing vocational and personal support to disadvantaged children in Vietnam. Co-director Marty Sharples wil hold a Q&A.

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20:30 IDA (2014) - Best Foreign Film Academy Award @ The Flicks 1
 
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From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation.

This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace.

Powerfully written and eloquently shot, IDA is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; IDA is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.

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20:30 THE KILLING FIELDS (1985) @ The Flicks 2
 
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Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war, in Phnom Penh.

When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

The Killing Fields is a suspenseful and exhilarating experience, a journey through an apocalyptic landscape that features one shocking image after another. Watch, and you'll see why the film is so acclaimed and a must-see for everybody in Cambodia; locals as visitors.

(141 minutes, biography, drama, history)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zK2w78J-c

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20:30 Oscar Winner: WHIPLASH (new) @ The Flicks 3
 
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Winner of 2 Oscars.

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats.

Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life.

Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

The tension does not you let go from the very first scene, especially as soon as the incredible J.K. Simmons enters. Simmons, along with Miles Teller (who’s Project X days are now long behind him) have some of the best on screen chemistry you have seen. They’re connected; one cannot act without it affecting the other.

The film is almost entirely focused on this relationship, and the simplicity definitely services the film. Fully worth many Oscar wins!

For all its overripe contrivance, you’ll leave the cinema with a spring in your step and a thump in your chest, eager to bang the drum for what deserves to be one of the year’s real word-of-mouth hits. - THE UK OBSERVER

I suggest you take a defibrillator to Whiplash, since the chances of a heart attack or spontaneous combustion during viewing are high. - THE UK TIMES

What gives the film such a kick, in spite of its improbabilities, is its raw and brutal but also very subtle portrayal of the shifting, attritional relations between teacher and student, sorcerer and apprentice. - THE INDEPENDENT

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_jQycdQGo

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12:15 Fly Fit Yoga (Alison) @ Yoga Phnom Penh
 
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Yoga Asana using yoga swing equipment for alignment, depth to postures and SAFE full inversions practice.

All Levels.

1 drop in class $ 8 10 drop in class pass $ 70

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13:30 Daily Photo Tour & Workshop @ FCC
 
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Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a casual-high learning curve photography workshop-tour in Phnom Penh.

During the 4-hour tour you will learn to set your camera for optimum results and discover Phnom Penh City with your camera.

This photo workshop is designed to make you a better photographer.

Costs:

1/2 day from 1.30pm until 5.15pm from $55 per person.

Full day from 9.30am until 5.15pm $110,- p.p.

Includes all transportation by stand-by tuk-tuk-optional, ferry ride, fees and waters.

For Bookings Call: +855 (0) 60873847

website: www.klinkphoto.com

www.facebook.com/cambodiaphototours

Organized by: Cambodia Photo Tours

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16:30 Ultimate Frisbee @ ISPP Field
 

We play Tuesdays on the 3g fields at 8pm, Wednesdays at 4.30pm on the ISPP fields (street 380 directly across from Blue Pumpkin), and Sundays from 3.30 to sundown at Northbridge.

New players (of all experience levels and genders) are welcome on any or all of these days.

Email jaredcahners@gmail.com to let us know you are coming!

http://www.phnompenhultimate.com

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19:30 Trivia in the Garden @ The Willow
 
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Probably Phnom Penh's biggest quiz (they regularly pay out over $100 in prize money) but they don't take themselves too seriously.

Oh, and you can win that money if you are smart though. Come on time because the tables get filled up pretty fast!

$2 per player

Maximum 7 people per team.

DO NEVER UPSET THE QUIZ BITCH.

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