Follow up on last movie “The First Grader ”
Very good attendance this months with over 20 members and quite a few guests .
This film was very well received by all members that I talked to with one in particular mentioning it was one of the best movie over the last few months.
I thought it was quite an amazing story and to a degree an eye opener about some of Kenya’s history.
Also the photography was just stunning.
Our next film on the 6th of March is the 2015 Drama from Iceland
“Rams” directed by G.Hakonarson .
In a secluded Icelandic valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi are warring neighbours, competing with each other for the best ram prize that has become a symbol of their family feud. But when the spectre of the fatal scrapie disease threatens their remote farms, both brothers are faced with the prospect of a cull.
Can these long-term enemies find common purpose when their ancestral stock and way of life are threatened? A minimalist score lends a solemnity to the proceedings, accompanying the cinematographer’s imposingly chilly vistas.
Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 6th of March
Follow up on last movie “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest ”
Not a very big attendance for our first movie of the year, only 7 members.
There is not a lot I can say about it as I was away as well and missed the movie. I really wanted to see it again particularly in today’s time with mental health having been in the news a lot over the last 12 months.
The few members I talked to who were there on the night did enjoy the film again.
We had a committee meting last week and are starting to look at films for the second half of the year, will keep you posted here on any future news about it.
Our next film on the 6th of February is the 2010 Biog/ Drama/ Romance
(UK/US/Kenya) “The First Grader” directed by J Chadwick. .
When the Kenyan Government introduces free education for all, Kimani Maruge, an 84 year old village elder and Mau Mau veteran, sees the opportunity to have the education he has so long been denied, even if it means sitting alongside 6 year olds. Having fought and suffered to liberate his country, Maruge feels his country owes him. Together with head teacher Jane Obinchu, he faces fierce opposition from parents and officials reluctant to see a precious school place wasted on an old man. Full of vitality and humour, The First Grader tells the uplifting story of one man’s struggle to overcome the demons of his past through the power of education. Based on a true story.
Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 6th of February
Follow up on last movie “Good Ol Freda ”
Good attendance with 24 members for our last movie of 2017.
This was a great documentary about Freda Kelly and her time as the secretary of the Beatles right from the start. There were lots of old original photos from the early days of them starting as an unknown band in Liverpool and footage of their very first performances. Every member I talked to after the movie mentioned how much they did enjoy Freda’s very personal stories about the Beatles.
It was also quite a coincidence that Paul McCartney was touring Australia at the same time.
Our next film on the 2nd of January is the 1975 drama “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest ” directed by . Milos Forman.
When Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicolson) is transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be to a less restrictive environment. But Nurse Ratched runs the ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication, and sessions of electroconvulsant shock therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all of the patients in the ward. The film is based on the novel written in 1962 by Ken Kesey, which explores the ways authorities control individuals, and in particular likens the mental ward to a prison as a means of oppression.
The film won 5 Academy Awards.
So all the best for the festive season and hope to see you all on the 2nd of January for our first movie of the year.