Outings to films are arranged on the first Tuesday of each alternate month. Commonly we attend the Nova Cinema, Carlton; however the Kino Palace Cinema, Melbourne, is an alternate venue. Members often stay to enjoy luncheon together to discuss the film. Films are commonly chosen by popular vote at the preceding normal Club meeting.
In October 2017, some of the group gathered at the Nova Cinema decided to see Ali’s Wedding, whilst others went to see Mountain. Both of these are excellent films. Ali’s Wedding is the true life story of the actor, Osamah Sami, who plays Ali. He is a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son and, after a “white lie” which spirals out of control, he must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian-born Lebanese girl.
Mountain contains wonderful cinematography of mountaineers and the highest peaks in the world. This is accompanied by inspirational words and music arranged by Richard Tognetti and played by the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.
For the first Film Outing for 2018, in February, some members and friends attended a screening of Sweet Country, and others went to see Phantom Thread. Sweet Country is a new film by Warwick Thornton. It is an Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defence and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.
Phantom Thread is a drama set in London’s couture world in the 1950s. Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis) is a renowned dressmaker, who lives with his sister (Lesley Manville). Women come and go through Woodcock’s life until he meets a young waitress (Vicky Krieps) who soon becomes his muse and lover. For information about these films please click on the images.
In June, some members attended the Nova Cinema to see The Book Shop. This is English film is set in a small village and is about a lady who loves books and opens a bookshop in a heritage building. The move meets with opposition as the building was intended by some people in the town as an Arts Centre. For more information about the film, please click on the image at left.
A record number of members and friends attended the film outing in August. The film, The Wife, was very thought provoking, as many of our age group could relate to women of our era staying in the background while their husband’s career flourished. Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce were outstanding in their roles. For further information about the film, please click on the image at right.
The next Film Outing will be held on the first Tuesday of October 2018.
For further information (or suggestions) about film outings, please email here.