Hi all Film Society members and friends
A few film screening reminders and bits of information for the coming week.
1. The film society will be screening Pride (M-rated, 120 minutes) at 7.30pm at the Hall this Thursday, 6th August. Set against the 1980’s miners’ strikes in Thatcherite Britain, a group of gay activists join forces with the community in a Welsh mining village. Stars Bill Nighy (Best Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Cranford, Harry Potter) and Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire). If you liked Brassed Off and The Full Monty …
2. On Friday 7th August, as part of ‘Dying to Know’ Day, there will be a FREE screening by Tasman Health and Community Service of Love in Our Own Time at the Hall from 10.30am to 11.30pm, followed by discussion and a cup of warm soup. The film is a documentary about the extraordinariness of ordinary life, and visits those moments both simple and sublime that compose the lives we lead. Following seven ordinary Australian families we travel the length and breadth of human experience and bear witness to lives both beginning and ending. Interwoven through these powerful stories and others is a journey to the heart of what it is to be human. Funded through Australia’s premier cultural filmmaking fund at Screen Australia – Love in Our Own Time is a film that speaks directly to its audience about the nature of life and death. It is a journey to the heart of what it is to be human that gives us all pause to question the lives we lead. RSVP to Jill Pierce at the TH&CS on 6250 9000.
3. On Saturday 8th August at 4.00pm we will be holding the Film Society AGM and I hope that you can come along to discuss what films you would like the Society to screen over the next twelve months, how many and when, along with the usual need to find people to run the film society for the coming year. There will be the usual hot food and snacks available from 6.00pm before the 7.00pm screening of The Imitation Game (M-rated, 114 minutes) – Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) stars as World War II genius mathematician Alan Turing who helped crack the Enigma Code, but who was ‘destroyed’ by the British government in the 1950s when homosexuality was illegal. Also stars Keira Knightley (Bend it Like Beckham) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Nominated for 8 Oscars.
cheers and enjoy the snow!