May Update

Follow up on last movie “How Far is Heaven! ”

Again good attendance for this month, also our AGM was held prior to the film and all committee members from the previous year have renominated except for a new Vice President, welcome Gail.

This film was well received and most members enjoyed the movie even if it was a bit slow going. It was quite an insight in the life of a small Maori community filmed over a 12 month period. Also the scenery was absolutely beautiful, what an idyllic little village (could happily move there).

As one of our members put it:
The movie was delightful, Tony.
Beautiful scenery, and gentle character portraits. The Maori kids comfortable in their own environment and culture, and the dear Sisters carrying on their religious vocation while educating and living alongside the indigenous. Those feisty kids had their own proud brand of spirituality (e.g. the being ‘under the bridge’, and their Christmas song and dance). Makes you wonder what mark the church will leave, when it comes to an end.
Thanks for the choice.

Our next film on the 5th of June is the 2012 Comedy/Drama from Scotland
“The Angel’s Share” directed by Ken Loach

This British film tells the story of Robbie, a young Glaswegian father who narrowly avoids a prison sentence. He is determined to turn over a new leaf and when he and his friends, Rhino, Albert and Mo, from the same community payback group, visit a whisky distillery, a route to a new life becomes apparent. The title is from ‘the angel’s share’, a term for the 2% portion (share) of a whisky’s volume that is lost to evaporation during ageing in oak barrels. Filmed in Glasgow and Edinburgh, it has the marks of a Loach film, looking at the tough lives of the working class with poetry and humour. Ken Loach also directed the film Kes.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 5th of June.


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