June Update

Follow up on last movie Mustang

Much better attendance this month with 18 members and 3 guests. The AGM was held, with all positions filled again by previous committee members except for a new Vice President, welcome Jenny Growden.

The film was well received by most members on the night, some comments were very favorable and I did not hear any real negative feedback. The acting of the girls just so natural.
It was an inside view into a different culture to our own and while there was some sadness it also had a sort of happy ending.

Our July film is the 2015 Swedish Comedy-Drama “ A Man called Ove”
The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book of the same name.

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door.
An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.
Nominations: Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

See you Tuesday the 2nd of July at the Port Lincoln Cinema.

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May update

Follow up on last movie Dancing the Invisible

Very pour attendance this month with only 11 members and 1 guest. As it was also supposed to be our AGM it has been postponed to next month as we did not have the numbers required.

Mixed comments about the documentary, but mostly all positive. Lots of different views about it with some members liking the technical aspect of film editing while others including myself just thought it was fascinating and liked her life story. There were some great clips of the films Jill Bilcock worked on and would be good to show on one of our movie nights.

Our May film is the 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven in her feature debut. “Mustang”

They will not be tamed.

In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters innocently celebrate the end of the school year at the beach with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their actions causes their home to progressively transform into a prison; classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages are arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed upon them.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, and anchored by sensational performances and a moving soundtrack by Warren Ellis, MUSTANG is a gripping portrait of female empowerment.

Hopefully this month we will have the numbers to hold our AGM so make an effort. See you Tuesday the 4th of June at the Port Lincoln Cinema.

April Update

Follow up on last movie The Music of Silence

Good attendance this month with 19 members and 3 guests.

Even though this film had mixed reviews with some negative comments by some of the critics it was very well received by our members and guests alike.
It told the extraordinary true story of Andrea Bocelli, a blind boy, who against all odds becomes one of the most world renowned opera singers.

I thought the biography was well done and also of course very entertaining particularly if you were a fan of opera and Andra Bocelli

Our May film is the 2017 Documentary directed by Axel Grigor
“Dancing the Invisible”

Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible is an unprecedented feature documentary about one of the world’s leading film artists – Australian film editor Jill Bilcock.

Her work on beloved films such as Strictly Ballroom, Romeo+Juliet, Muriel’s Wedding, The Dressmaker, Road To Perdition, Japanese Story, Moulin Rouge!, Red Dog and Elizabeth, has established her as one of the world’s most daring and in-demand editors, highly sought after by leading international film directors and top film studios – yet she remains relatively unknown.

Interviews include luminary directors Shekhar Kapur, Baz Luhrmann, Fred Schepisi, Jocelyn Moorhouse and Ana Kokkinos together with actor Cate Blanchett. This is combined with rare and previously unseen footage of Jill’s process in the editing suite provides an utterly captivating and unprecedented insight into the artistry of film editing.

This month is also our AGM so we hope to see all of you on Tuesday the 7th of May. It will again be at the Port Lincoln Cinema.