Wednesday, June 12, 2024

 Our June Screening is on Thursday 20th June when we will be showing Driving Madeleine.

A simple fare for taxi driver Charles turns into an epic journey though the key points of 92 year old Madeleine's life as she moves from the suburbs to her nursing home. While her desire to meander through the parts of Paris with a significance to her life causes Charles some irritation at first, he is eventually won over by her charm and shares some of his own troubles. Described as a journey through emotions this movie features beloved French singer Line Renaud in the title role with comedic actor Dany Boon bringing a depth to his dramatic part.

This month's thematic wine selection is:

A French movie in which there is the exchange of many

personal stories

“Calvet” Grange Reserve Bordeaux Superieur 2018

Famille Bougrier “Confidences” Vouvray, 2020

(a white – chenin blanc grapes)

A classy older lady, reminiscing over her long life

“Mary Bo Peep” Sauvignon Blanc, 2023

(note classy older lady on label…… OK she’s a sheep, but a classy one)

Tread Softly “Forever Young” early pick Pinot Grigio, 2023

A drive along many roads/lanes and “around the block”

“Annie’s Lane” Shiraz, 2022

Hollick Coonawarra “Tannery Block”

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, 2021

It is Never too Late for people to join Reels and membership  renewals can me be made with ease on line.  Our front of house people will be ready to assist you with membership on Thursday night

 Doors open at 6:30pm, screening around 7:00.

Friday, May 10, 2024

 Come along and join us on Thursday 16th May at the SRHT for Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, A 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and based upon the memoir of the same name by John Callahan. The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black, and follows a recently paralyzed alcoholic who finds a passion for drawing off-colour newspaper cartoons.

Do come along to experience the pre movie wine choices made by our dedicated wine team. In keeping with our current practice the wines chosen have been themed to tie-in with our movie. This month's selections are:

A movie starring Joaquin PHOENIX
“T’Gallant” South Australian Pink Moscato

(note the “phoenixes” on the label)
A man who discovers the healing power of Art, specifically
drawing cartoons
“Barossa Ink” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021

(you draw a cartoon with ink, right?)
“First Drop Mother’s Milk” Shiraz, 2021
(note the cartoon on the label)

“Lobster Reef” Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

(note cartoon lobster)

“Portraits of Clare” Riesling, 2023

(portraiture is an esteemed form of art)

A man confined to a wheelchair

Claymore “You’ll Never Walk Alone” Grenache

It is Never too Late for people to join Reels and membership renewals can me be made with ease on line. Our front of house people will be ready to assist you with membership on Thursday night

Doors open at 6:30pm, screening around 7:00.

Monday, April 8, 2024

 A true morality tale for the 21st Century. When British intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) exposed a plot to blackmail UN member states into voting for a resolution to sanction the 2003 invasion of Iraq she found herself being charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin Bright (Matt Smith) put his career on the line and faced legal consequences to get the story published.

Join us on Thursday 18th April at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre for this highly regarded drama.

As usual doors will open at 6:30 screening at around 7:00. Covid is still stalking the land and as the temperatures drop is likely to make a bit of a comeback, so if you don't feel well please take the night off.

In keeping with the movies theme this month's wines will be:


“Whisper Rock” NZ Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

“Tread Softly” Southern Australia Pinot Grigio, 2023


“Whistle Post” Coonawarra Pinot Noir Rosé, 2021

(Whistle -blower)

“Tread Softly” Southern Australia Rosé, 2023


“Take it to the Grave” Barossa Shiraz, 2022

“Gossips” Warburn Estate, NSW Cabernet Merlot,


“Secret” de Lunés, Pays D’Oc, Les Vignobles,

Jean Jean, France, Pinot Noir, 2021

See you there.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

 Come along and join us for a cracking post Hitchcock romantic thriller on **Thursday March 21st** at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre. 

Our March movie **"Decision to Leave"** is a gleaming treat for anyone who likes to see policemen being bamboozled and befuddled by enigmatic women 

This enthralling serpentine crime drama which was originally scheduled for June has been swapped with the French film  "Driving Madeleine" that we have experienced some difficulty in obtaining for now.

To maintain the mystery, do come along to experience the pre movie in keeping wine choi
ces made by our dedicated wine team.

It is Never too late to join Reels and membership  renewals can me be made with ease on line.  Our front of house people will be ready to assist with memberships on Thursday night

While the movie may have changed our regular hours have not.  Doors open at 6:30pm, screening around 7:00.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

 From the Bhutanese Himalayas we are moving to the west coast of Ireland for February's screening.

On Thursday the August we will be viewing "My Sailor, My Love". A joint Irish/Finish/Belgian production filmed on Achill Island. The story of a retired sea captain and his strained relationship with his daughter and burgeoning romance with his housekeeper, and he further complexities that brings to the father/daughter relationship.

In keeping with the multiple threads of the film our wine selection is based on the following themes:

a) Sailing/ sailing ships

Devil’s Corner (Tasmania) Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Ninth Island (Tasmania) Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Brand’s Laira “Blockers” Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

b) Sailors / Taylor’s (poetic licence..???)

Taylors® “Discoveries” Shiraz Cabernet 2019 & 2020*

* (note that the label does display a seahorse or binoculars for a nautical touch)

Taylors® “One Small Step” Shiraz, 2021

c) A strained family relationship

Trentham Estate “The Family“ Murray Darling Vermentino

As usual doors open at 6:30, screening around 7:00.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

 Happy New Year, welcome to 2024.

The first important reminder is that our memberships are for the calendar year, so 2024 memberships are due if you haven't already renewed - our fees remain unchanged at $75 full membership and $65 concession. To avoid getting caught up in the dreaded
Queue Conspiracy on the night you can pay online direct to our bank account:
->Account Name: Reels Film Society Inc<-
->Bendigo Bank (Mount Gambier)<-
->BSB: 633-000<-
->Account Number: 165 144 858<-
The second important reminder is that this month we are on the **fourth**
Thursday (the 25th).
Our film to kick off the year comes to us from Bhutan, Young teacher Ugyen is an aspiring singer looking to move to Australia to further his career. When his aspirations lead to him neglecting his duties he is banished to the world's most remote school, high in the Himalayas. The village of Lunana is so remote the only way to reach is an eight day hike and electricity is the stuff of science fiction.
In keeping with our "thematic" wine choices, this month's selection includes:
a) The village of Lunana in Bhutan – high in the Himalayan
Nepenthe “Altitude” Sauvignon Blanc 2023
“Moon Collective” Moscato 2023
(so high you’re closer to the Moon)
b) A teacher with ambitions to make it as a singer/musician
“The Musician” Majella Cabernet Shiraz, 2021
“Blockhead” St Hallett Barossa Shiraz, 2021
(every school class has one)
c) A yak in the classroom
Noble Fellows “Baron Betsy” Pinot Gris 2022
“Elephant in the (Class) Room” South Australia
Titanic Tempranillo 2022
(hey – it’s a big creature in the class room)
The more observant among you may notice some subtle artistic additions to some labels in support of the themes.
As always doors will open at 6:30, screening at about 7:00.
Look forward to seeing you then.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

 Our last movie for 2023 takes us to a corner of Italy where things are not necessarily as they should be, unless you're the wealthy landowner taking advantage of people's naivety.

Working as a sharecropper on a tobacco farm Lazzaro is befriended by the cruel owner's son, and is persuaded to help in a scheme to stage a fake kidnapping. The plan goes awry, but has an outcome nobody could have foreseen.

We end the year with a highly regarded Italian movie described as a fantasy drama.

As always doors will open at 6:30, screening at about 7:00. If you would like to get in early for your 2024 membership we will be more than happy to accommodate you. Our fees remain unchanged at $75 full membership ($65 concession).

Look forward to seeing you then.