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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  Sun. 23/11, 10:00 - WIG Christmas Fair @ Intercontinental Hotel
D+5  Fri. 28/11, 20:00 - Wazobia! @ Rock! Cambodia
Sunday, November 23
live_show
not to miss! 10:00 WIG Christmas Fair @ Intercontinental Hotel
 
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Over the years the Women's International Group (WIG) Christmas Fair has become a successful and much awaited for annual event in Phnom Penh.

Each year, the fair draws a huge crowd of over a thousand people who come to shop in comfort and enjoy the convenience of having many vendors under one roof. It is a fun event for the whole family. There are many different things on sale like silks, jewellery and toys, a Raffle Draw with fabulous prizes to be won, a chance to visit Santa Claus, a children's corner with many engaging activities, great entertainment and much more.

At this event, WIG raises money for their WIG Community Fund through the sale of tables to the vendors, the sale of raffle tickets, the entrance fees and the sale of items at the WIG table. Vendors who are invited to participate have been carefully selected based on the kind and quality of items they sell. WIG gives an opportunity to small NGOs to also sell their products. Many such NGOs who have started marketing their businesses at our fair have gone on to become success stories.

The fair is organized and run by volunteers from among our members. Every year, we enjoy good support from the local business community either as vendors or as sponsors.

Organized by: Women's International Group of Cambodia

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cinema
10:00 Kids Session: BABE (1995) @ The Flicks 1
 
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A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog — or, rather, sheep pig — in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and an intelligent script.

The title refers to the name bestowed on a piglet soon after his separation from his family, when he finds himself on a strange farm. Confused and sad, Babe is adopted by a friendly dog and slowly adjusts to his new home. Discovering that the fate of most pigs is the dinner table, Babe devotes himself to becoming a useful member of the farm by trying to learn how to herd sheep, despite the skepticism of the other animals and the kindly but conventional Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell).

Because technically impeccable animatronics and computer graphics allow the farm animals to converse easily among themselves, first-time director Chris Noonan can treat the film’s menagerie as actual characters, playing scene not for cuteness but for real emotions.

The result is often surprisingly touching, with Noonan and George Miller’s script, based on Dick King-Smith’s children’s book and, indirectly, a true story, seamlessly combining gentle whimsy and sincere feeling.

These same qualities are embodied by in Cromwell’s beautifully understated performance as Farmer Hoggett, which anchors the film.

Despite its unlikely premise and low profile, Babe’s inspirational story was embraced by audiences and critics, and the movie became an international sleeper that won an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

(89 mins, comedy, drama, family)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myyb4FUUMwI

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13:30 Tom Hanks is FORREST GUMP (1994) @ The Flicks 1
 
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“Stupid is as stupid does,” says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus.

Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years.

Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon.

Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest’s mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people.

Winner of 6 Academy Awards.

(142 min, drama, romance)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPIEn0M8su0

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14:00 Phnom Penh Hash House Harriers @ Phnom Penh Railway Station
 
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Cross country running and walking through fields, farms and foliage followed by Anchor beer and softies. Walkers and runners of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

$5 for expats, $3 for Khmers Fees included all bottled water, cool drinks and beer.

Meet every Sunday 2:10pm at the railway station; truck leaves at 2:30pm sharp.

Why Join?

  • to get out and see the places around Phnom Penh you haven't seen but always wondered about.
  • to visit the Cambodian rural villages, meet Cambodian rural people and breath the beautiful, fresh rural air
  • to see the humongous, towering gray clouds casting gorgeous rainbows over the sun-drenched rice paddies
  • to laugh along with the Khmer kids as they come out to shout 'Hello' to all the crazy barang runners.
  • to have a cool down afterwards with a drink and a laugh and to sing songs as dusk approaches with a bunch of likable but incredulous characters
  • and to get fit, of course.

You don't have to run, you can just have a leisurely walk, or run half and walk half. Whatever you like!

Everybody’s welcome.

Running distance is approximately 8km - 10km (Walking team 4 to 5 km). Usually we have a half point for relaxing a fews minutes or u can do the half-run and half walk!

We’re always happy to see new faces!

Organized by: http://www.p2h3.com/

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14:00 Chess Club @ Open Wine
 

Play the game, enjoy a drink.

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15:30 Ultimate Frisbee @ Northbridge International School
 
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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 CraigDGerard@gmail.com to let us know you are coming!

http://www.phnompenhultimate.com

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16:00 UNHUNG HERO (new) @ The Flicks 1
 
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Unhung Hero provides a really humorous look at comedian Patrick Moote’s struggle to deal with the angst of having a small penis. His neurosis and insecurity translates into a very humorous, entertaining and simultaneously provocative documentary.

When Patrick Moote’s girlfriend rejects his marriage proposal at a UCLA basketball game on the jumbotron, it unfortunately goes viral and hits TV networks worldwide.

Days after the heartbreaking debacle, she privately reveals why she can’t be with him forever: Patrick’s small penis.

Unhung Hero is the real life journey of Patrick as he boldly sets out to expose this extremely personal chapter of his life by confronting ex-girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists and even adult film stars. Patrick has a lot of turf to cover on his globe trotting adventure to finally answer the age old question: Does size matter?

What starts as a narcissistic endeavor becomes a larger examination of male insecurity. – LOS ANGELES TIMES

Ending on a high with one of the best last lines in a movie in years, Spitz and Moote have crafted a thoughtful crowdpleaser. - SEENSPACE

(84 mins, documentary)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsxyz_2XHZs

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16:00 SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT (2007) @ The Flicks 2+3
 
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Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan, who still live in Phnom Penh at this moment.

The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.

An epic sweeping love story spanning two continents, “Same Same But Different” is “Romeo and Juliet” meets “Dr. Zhivago” meets “Pretty Woman.” Kross carries this film from opening to closing credits. Just as he startled the world in “The Reader,” the now 19-year-old enters leading man status here. The film is visually stunning with breathtaking cinematography, costume design, and art direction all beyond compare.

(107 mins, drama)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VjZSx6bjqk

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17:00 Sunday Sundowner Sessions @ Alley Cat Cafe
 
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Our weekly music jam session hosted by Joe Wrigley featuring performers from around Phnom Penh, and you if you so desire. It's open mic so bring an instrument, or just come enjoy the laid back vibe with happy hour for the first two hours, and plenty of tasty Mexican dishes and burgers to choose from on our menu.

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18:00 Life and Death at Preah Vihear @ Bophana Center
 

Directed by David Feingold, 51mins, English Version, 2014

Life and Death at Preah Vihear examines why two Buddhist countries of the 21st century are fighting over a Hindu temple from the 11th Century because of a bad French map from the early 20th Century.

Present on the night to discuss his film will be director David A. Feingold; Research Anthropologist and Filmmaker. Having conducted extensive field research in Southeast Asia for over three decades Feingold brings with him an impressive profile of award-winning films and series that have bought important contemporary social, cultural and political issues to broad international audiences. His films have found him exploring topics such as exclusive portraits of Khmer Rouge guerillas, cultural survival of classical dance on the Thai-Cambodian border, Indian archaeological conservators restoring Cambodia's ancient temple of Angkor Wat and the tragic impact of landmines.

All welcome. Free Entry

For more information see: http:// http://bophana.org/events/life-and-death-at-preah-vihear/

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18:00 THE 100-FOOT JOURNEY (new) @ The Flicks 1
 
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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France.

Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai.

That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and is expected to win big at the upcoming Academy Awards in February 2015.

“This is just food porn!” – ROLLING STONE

“Mirren’s Madame Mallory unctuously oozes her dedication to perfection from every pore — and it’s truly delicious to watch her work her magic up on the screen.” – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

(122 mins, drama)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEO1TWeM5JU

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20:30 THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) @ 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 Katie Holmes is MISS MEADOWS (new) @ The Flicks 1+3
 
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Miss Meadows is a school teacher that arrives in a new town every year. She may have impeccable manners and grace but she is not entirely what she appears to be. Underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a gun-toting vigilante. Her mission is to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary.

Katie Holmes stars as Miss Meadows, who seems to bring the 1950’s back with saddle shoes, tap dancing, classic cars, classic dress and classic values. Her past is slowly and deliberately revealed, just as she is methodical and deliberate in her hobbies of knitting, gardening and being the best dressed vigilante in film history. Her character is extremely wellformed and complex with a mind for deep philosophical thought and extreme literalism in conversation. She is fearless, flawed and emotionally damaged, yet an absolute delight on screen!

Sinister sitcomish Katie Holmes does Uzi And Harriet. Suggesting a daffy while disturbing schizoid mix in this culture – at ease with exporting a blend of Hollywood and war, and a system increasingly in bed with death squads and self-righteous torture. – NEWSBLAZE

It’s so relentlessly upbeat and deliberately artificial that it admits no cynicism or judgment, and it makes the film daringly weird. – THE ROBINSONS

(88 mins, drama)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7qAPp1v98

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party
21:00 Oga Boogie @ CODE Red
 
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A night of Afro Beat, R&B, Dancefloor Funk and Pimpin Soul for all our Brothers & Sistas every Sunday

Beats by Racky Z

Every Sunday 9pm til close

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21:00 Open Mic Night with Pavel and Guests @ Sharky's
exhibition
“In the Intimacy of Humanitarian Action” @ Bophana Center
 
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The exhibition will showcase scenes of humanitarian fields across the world, accompanied by poetical texts. A sensorial experience of looking into the inner side of humanitarian work through images, poems, film and discussion. After its great successes in Paris (December 2011 and September 2014), the exhibition is shown in the Kingdom for the first time. Especially for the Cambodian edition of the exhibition, the photos and poems will be presented in 4 languages (Khmer, English, Japanese and French).

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Regulars and reminders
sports
09:00 Pony Club @ Cambodia Country Club
 
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Participants learn more about grooming, braiding, promenades and the caring of ponies. Details 023 885 591.

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10:30 Yoga @ Samata Spa
 
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Saturday, 10.30am - 12.00pm: Yoga Focus

Sunday, 10.30am - 12.00pm: Yoga Flow

Monday to Friday, 12.20pm - 13.30pm: Yoga Revive

$9 per class or score the 10-class pass for $80.

Come and join us!

Until: December 31

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exhibition
"Happy Paintings" by Stef @ The Plantation
 
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Happy Painting is a collection of 14 large size canvases started 20 years ago when Stef moved in Cambodia. Stef’s paintings overflow with the joy of life and serenity.

He constructs worlds where bliss and kindness reign supreme, as remedy for the unhappiness surrounding us. The artist’s vision is naïve, with figurative motifs and vibrant colours.

Stef’s unique style - that one may have seen in many places in Cambodia - has supporters all around the world. Happy Painting exhibition at The Plantation will be one of the first times that such a great number of Stef’s paintings will be displaced together.

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