DEEP, HEARTFELT AND UTTERLY COMPELLING. REMINISCENT OF LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE" - The Hollywood News
Just released on DVD in January this year "Captain Fantastic" has come off a strong run in cinemas in capital cities around Australia and is rated high on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes websites.
This is a funny and heartfelt journey of a devoted father raising his six children well and truly off the grid in the American wilderness. Ben (Viggo Mortensen) from the Lord of the Rings, Far From Men etc teaches his kids survival skills and home-schools them with a challenging curriculum and a healthy does of anarchy. To give you an insight they don't celebrate Christmas but instead celebrate Noah Chomsky Day.. If you don't know who Noah Chomsky is, you will have to look it up like I did.
But tragedy strikes and the family is forced to leave their self created Eden and it is then that Ben begins to question the choices he has made for his family.
Adventurous and immensely enjoyable, this is a refreshing take on the challenges of parenthood.
Starring: Viggo Mortenson and a captivating bunch of young actors (inc. an Australian talent) and watch out for an excellent supporting performance from Frank Langella.
IMDb 7.9 Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Running Time: 118 minutes
This month we are delighted to welcome the Di Giorgio Family Wines of Coonawarra to Reels Film Society. Lets be Frank, where else can you get to experience a great night amongst friends and lovers of fine cinema, over a bite to eat and enjoy some of the very best wines from our own piece of paradise.
There is a great incentive for renewing your Annual Reels Membership this month. As a treat, your film society offers you a BONUS screening in March. 2 movies in March, one at the SRHT on the 16th (Eye in the Sky) and one on the 30th March (RAMS).
Could there be a better place to show RAMS than the historic and magnificent Coola Station woolshed at Kongorong? We think not. So if you have taken out an annual membership put this in your diary immediately. If you have not, renew right now to be part of this unique experience. Reels Film Society will put on a bus from Mount Gambier to Coola and back if interest is there. Our thanks to the Ellis family at Coola for adding another dimension to the Reels experience.