Saturday 25 May - evening 7.15pm
Performance ( aka A Late Quartet ) - USA – drama – M – 104mins
An unusual film by Yaron Zilbermann about harmony in music and human relationships, in which the movements of drama are echoed by the seven movements of Beethoven’s Opus 131. The harmony and ‘oneness’ of a 25 year-old established Manhattan-based classical string quartet called The Fugue is threatened by the crumbling marriage of two of the players, a burgeoning romance between their daughter and an ambitious violinist, and most crucially the diagnosis of its leader and spiritual inspiration, cellist Peter Mitchell, with the early stages of Parkinson’s. Music for the film is performed by the Brentano Quartet but the cast, headed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, convince with their musical techniques and the believable struggle between egos which underlies performance success.
screenings are now back at …
The Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple Street
... evening screening commences at 7.15pm ...
doors open at 6pm for dinner + bar
Tickets - MFS members $8 and Public $13
... no need to book as we do not take reservations ...
dinner available 6pm until 7pm - catered by Spaghetti Junction
bar and tea & coffee facilities
enquiries – Manager 5494 2882 ... firstname.lastname@example.org
AND SCREENING SOON ...
Saturday 08 June - Matinee 3pm + Evening 7.15pm
Anna Karenina - UK – drama – M – 130mins
The latest screen incarnation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a sumptuous and original portrayal of one of literature’s most tragic love stories. Determined to avoid a conventional costume drama, director Joe Wright has re-imagined this masterpiece, setting most of it inside a theatre - a fitting backdrop for Tom Stoppard’s rich script. The symbolic theatre, which merges reality and fantasy, becomes a panorama of the lives of the upper-class tsarist society, against which the tragedy plays out. Anna (Keira Knightley), the wife of a government minister, travels from St Petersburg to visit her brother in Moscow. Here the ill-fated affair with Count Vronsky begins. At the core of this grand tale of passion is a woman who gives up everything for love.
Saturday 22 June - evening 7.15pm
Hyde Park on Hudson - US - historic comedic drama – M – 95mins
Director Roger Mitchell (Notting Hill). President FDR (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America in a sort of sequel to the King’s Speech. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. The complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable and often humorous one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (based on letters found under her mattress) FDR’s neighbor and intimate (Laura Linney), the weekend produces not only a special relationship between two great nations, but also a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.
Saturday 06 July - evening 7.15pm
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognize the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Activities take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week in the first full week of July. All Australians are encouraged to participate.
North of Capricorn – G – 54mins
Australia’s great divide is not between the city and the bush. It is between the north and the south. Looking at Australia from the top down changes the whole story of our nation’s history.
The people of Australia’s deep north have lived in a multiracial frontier society, long before the south accepted non-Anglo migrants. The tropical north has different ancestors, architecture, music, fashions, food, vegetation and work ethics and has cultural ties with Asia/ Pacific. Today’s descendants revel in their difference, and celebrate being part of the ‘Asian century’.
The Lore of Love – PG – 25mins
Teenager, Jessie Bartlett Nungarrayi, takes us on a journey from Alice Springs to the ancestral homelands of her Pintubi grandmothers where the old ladies propose to teach her about relationships with men – the lore of love, traditional way.
This delightful film is rich in information and ideas about love and marriage, and reveals both differences and similarities between the values of the young generation in town and the traditional life-style “out bush”.
Big Boss – G – 25mins
Murrungga Island is at the top end of Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory. This is where we find 95-year-old Baymarrwangga, or as she is affectionately known, “Big Boss”, who was honoured as “Senior Australian of the Year, 2012”
BIG?BOSS is the story of this 95-year-old Indigenous Elder and her challenge as the remaining leader of the Yan-nhangu people to pass on her traditional knowledge to the next generation.
Saturday 20 July – 7.15pm
UK - comedy/drama – MA25+ - 101mins
This bitter sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie as he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance......While serving a community service order, he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records. Little did Robbie imagine how a visit to a whisky distillery would inspire him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Saturday 03 August – 7.15pm
Show Me the Magic
Aust – bio / documentary - G – 74mins
Show Me the Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine and his journey from a one-horse town in outback New South Wales to the heights of Hollywood, weaving historical archive with Don's own personal collection and behind the scenes footage. Directors Bruce Beresford and Gillian Armstrong recall highlights from Don’s remarkable Australian career including the iconic Breaker Morant and My Brilliant Career. We meet Paul Mazursky who gave him his big break in Hollywood with Tempest and Down and Out in Beverley Hills. Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin take us behind the scenes of their two iconic films with Don, Romeo + Julietand Moulin Rouge!.
Show me the Magic will engage and delight anyone who has ever been touched by the magic of movies.