Free Screening of The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness

Published on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 at 9:51:00 AM

Join us at the Perth film screening of Matt Ottley's latest work, The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness.

The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness is a groundbreaking, large-scale multi-modal project weaving together the worlds of literature, music and visual art in the poignant story of one boy’s journey into mental illness. A lifetime in the making and five years in the creating, this astonishing new work by award-winning author/artist/composer Matt Ottley is a magnum opus in every conceivable way.

The film invites viewers to slow down, reflect, and immerse themselves in a world of beauty and wonder.

At the heart of the film is a 50-minute orchestral work performed by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno and tenor Ben Reynolds. The music has been written/orchestrated by Matt Ottley with guest composition by Alf Demasi.

Introduced by Jennie Orchard, and a Q&A with Matt Ottley by Sarah Dyson following the film.

Books are available for purchase/signing prior to the screening, thanks to Campion Education.


This is a free event but bookings are essential. Reserve your free ticket via trybooking.

Time and Date

Sunday 21 May from 7.00PM to 9PM Film Screening and Q&A with Matt & Sarah Dyson.


Luna Palace Cinemas
155 Oxford Street, Leederville WA 600

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