Friday, October 12, 2018

October - AGM Time (plus a Movie)

As I have mentioned at the last couple of screenings our AGM is this month on Thursday 18th October. It will be held at 5:30 prior to the screening. All members are invited to attend and we would love to see as many as possible there. If you are interested in joining the committee, or the film selection sub-committee, please let one of our current committee members know.

Following the AGM we are off to California in the late 1970's to witness the challenges of a free-spirited woman raising a teenage son with the assistance of her like-minded Bohemian friends.

Following the AGM we will follow our usual timetable of drinks and nibbles from 6:30, movie starting at 7:00.

This month we will be enjoying a taste of Majella. I look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

This month we journey to the fascinating city of Istanbul to be see how a very particular set of locals live their lives.

Join us on Thursday the 13th of September (that's next week), to see how life in a vibrant city pans out for members of its stray cat population.

This month we have the pleasure of Banks Thargo's wines to prepare us for the adventure.

As always drinks and nibble at 6:30, screening at 7:00. And join us at the Metro after to share impressions over coffee and cake.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Not All Friendships Begin Smoothly - A Man Called Ove

Thursday the 26th sees us off to Sweden for this academy award nominated insight into human behaviour. Ove isn't letting his loss of formal status as the neighbourhood leader stop him form telling others how to live their lives and he doesn't need friends ... until Parvaneh and her boisterous family literally crash into his life.

As usual the doors will open at 6:30 for nibbles, wine (or juice) and conviviality before the screening start at 7:00. For more conviviality (accompanied by coffee and cake) make your way to Metro after the show, They're opening especially for us.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

High Aspirations on The Mongolian Steppes

This month we venture to the steps of Mongolia to learn of the the quest by a 13-year-old, nomadic Mongolian girl to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Highly acclaimed, and controversially omitted from the Oscar nominatiosn (despite being consider a front-runner) this films aerial cinematography has been described as breathtaking.
Our screening is on Thursday 21st of June, drinks and nibbles from 6:30 with a 7:00 show time.
And this month we are assured that Metro will be open for coffee cakes (or something stronger) and of course good company.

Friday, May 11, 2018

A True Island Romance - Tanna (Thursday 17th May)

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Tanna was the first Australian movie to be nominated for an Oscar in the foreign language film category. A joint venture between Australia and Vanuatu this film has attracted world acclaim.

To accompany the RSL Ladies' finger food we will have a selection of DiGiorgio Family wines to enjoy.

IMPORTANT NEWS - Thanks to our immediate past Chairman, Rick Paltridge's representations Metro Bakery will be opening on our screening nights so we have somewhere to gather and compare notes on the evening's film, while enjoying a coffee and cake, or something a little stronger from the bar. It is marvellous that Rick has been so persuasive and I hope as many members as possible will show our appreciation of Rick's endeavours and support Toni and her wonderful team by heading over after the movie.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This November - The Wind Rises

We will be entering uncharted waters (or should I say skies) this month with our first animated feature.

From the acclaimed Studio Ghibli this is a fine example of the best of Japanese anime. Telling the story of  Jiro Horikoshi a myopic flying enthusiast who turned his hand to design when his eyesight prevented him from ever becoming a pilot.

So join us on Thursday, 16th November at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre for a special experience.

As usual light finger food will be served from 6:30 with the screening commencing around 7:00.

This month our snack will be accompanied by the fine fine wine of The Blok Estate.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

French Humour to Celebrate Springs Arrival

Intrigued by a woman he is sure he has met before, Vincent Machot's predictable life becomes anything but predictable as he follows her everywhere trying to learn more.

Thursday the 19th of October, at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre we will be enjoying Vincent's travails as he becomes acquainted with Rosalie Blum.

Light refreshments and a glass of wine can be enjoyed from 6:30 with the film starting at 7:00.

This month we will be sampling the delights of Parker Estate.