Films are screened
February to November (incl)
What is a Film Society?
|Film Discussion Group normally meets on the Tuesday following the monthly film to discuss and review the film.|
Contact: Maurice Alexander on 52542432
The following programme is correct at time of printing but may have to change if an advertised film becomes unavailable.
Feb 27: THE BEST OFFER (La Migliore Offerta)
2013 124 mins Italy RatedM
Dir: Guiseppe Tornatore. Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. He's never been close to another human being, not even Robert (Jim Sturgess), his only friend - a young, skillful restorer of mechanical devices from every era. The day he turns sixty-three, Virgil receives a phone call from a young woman who asks him to handle the disposal of some family works of art.
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland.
March 27: BLUE JASMINE
2013 98 mins USA Rated M
Dir: Woody Allen. After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Louis CK.
April 24: ABOUT ELLY
2009 119 mins Iran Rated PG
Dir: Asghar Farhadi. A group of friends leave Tehran for a long weekend on the Caspian Sea. A young nursery teacher named Elly is invited along to join the good friends and family. The reason is soon made apparent. She’s being set-up with a recently divorced man. When a party member mysteriously goes missing, cracks in the group's perfect veneer are exposed.
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti
2011 126 mins UK/USA/France Rated PG
Dir: Martin Scorsese. Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains.
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee.
1967 109mins USA Rated M
Dir: Norman Jewison. Virgil Tibbs, an African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Lee Grant.
July 18-19 FILM FESTIVAL
Program to be advised
August 28: A HIGHJACKING
2013 99mins Denmark Rated M
Dir: Tobias Lindholm. The crew of a Danish cargo ship, on route to Mumbai, is taken hostage by Somali pirates. The story alternates between the situation on board with conditions deteriorating over months as the heat and dwindling supplies take their toll and the head office of the shipping company.
Cast: Soren Mailling, Dar Salim
September 25: SATELLITE BOY
2013 110mins Aust Rated PG
Dir: Catriona McKenzie. A young Aboriginal boy struggling to maintain the traditions of his heritage in the modern world when a mining company expands into the region.
Cast: David Gulpilil, Joseph Pedley and Dean Daley-Jones.
October 30: FILL THE VOID
2013 90mins Israel Rated PG
Dir: Rama Burshtein. A devout 18-year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi's word are absolute. Cast: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein and Irit Sheleg
November 27: THE ROCKET
2013 100mins Aust Rated M
Dir: Kim Mordaunt. Ahlo is the surviving twin of a difficult birth and is believed by some to be a source of bad luck. When he and and his family are displaced by the construction of a dam, further tragedy strikes as they relocate. Along with a couple of misfits Ahlo decides that his only hope of redemption is the Rocket Festival: a riotous, and dangerous, annual competition where huge bamboo rockets are set off to provoke the rain gods.
Cast: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Thep Phongam, Loungnam Kaosainam and Bunsri Yindi.
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