Reels Film Society is the South East's official Film Society. Members enjoy viewing a variety of award winning art-house and foreign films as well as Australian and International classics at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mount Gambier. Each month lovers of cinema come together to appreciate quality movies, socialise and chat over nibbles and enjoy a pre-movie glass of fine wine from the Limestone Coast region. It's easy to become a member and new members are warmly welcomed.
The Rocket (2013) directed by Australia's Kim Mordaunt is set in the rarely seen tribal mountains of Laos, this movie is gripping, yet heart warming cinema in the vein of The Motorcycle Diaries, Slumdog Millionaire, with a touch of Little Miss Sunshine.
The Rocket was awarded Best Narrative, Best Actor and the Audience Winner at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York.
Three months after its release the Lao People's Democratic Republic banned The Rocket from its few cinemas.
feel-good success crafted with care, Kim Mordaunt's story set in
Laos is a heartfelt audience pleaser while remaining sensitive toward its
Running time: 96 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes - 98% approval rating!
To quote: James Brown, this is a "I Feel Good" movie. So good, so good.