Monday, December 12, 2016


Screening THURSDAY 22nd December 2016
Note: 4th Thursday

Finished the Christmas shopping?  Then come to REELS Film Society screening of the hilarious and heart warming "What We Did On Our Holiday" at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre and end 2016 with a laugh.

A hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce a secret from their extended family.  Doug (David Tennant) and his wife take their 3 children to the Scottish Highlands for his father's (Gordie-Billy Connolly) birthday party, where it is soon clear that when it comes to keeping their divorce under wraps their children are their biggest liability.

"You will laugh, you'll will cry and you'll probably end up booking a holiday to the beautiful Scottish Highlands.'

IMDb rating: 6.9
Starring: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: English
Rated: PG

Please note: What we did On our Holiday screens on the 4TH THURSDAY this month.
Doors open at 6:30 and we begin our holiday movie at 7pm.

This month's wines are brought to you by Jonathon and Heather Kidman of Coonawarra, so come along, relax with a comedy and a glass of Banks Thargo wine.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


South Korea 2008

Three outlaws - One map - No prisoners

Set in the 1930's Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules, three strangers fatefully meet each other on a train.  One is a bounty hunter who tracks down dangerous criminals, one is a leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits and the other is a train robber with nine lives.  The trio engage in a chase across Japanese occupied Manchuria to take possession of a treasure map.  Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese Army and a horde of marauding bandits.

In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand as the winner in the end?  Forget Indiana Jones and The Man With No Name and experience the Incredible, the Original, the outrageously Unpredictable "The Good, The Bad, The Weird".

Director: Kim Jee-Woon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy and Western.
Language: Korean, Mandarin (With ENGLISH sub-titles)
Running time: 124 minutes
Ratings: Rotten Tomatoes 84%

November's feature winery is the iconic LECONFIELD from the heart of the Coonawarra.

Doors to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre open at 6:30 pm, wine tasting available and a selection of nibbles provided to members.  The Good, The Bad, The Weird will screen at 7 pm.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thursday 20th October 2016 Reels screens

aka "Se Dio Vuole"

Italy's Number 1 comedy in 2015

"A comedy of manners"

Thursday 20th October 2016

A wildly entertaining and a multi award winning story about a battle of wills that pits a man a with a God complex against the local hip priest.  Tommaso is an esteemed and defiantly confident cardiac surgeon and an unabashed atheist.  But the veneer of his perfect life is cracked when his only son, Andrea brings the family together for an important announcement.
Featuring delicious performances and a series of set pieces that are mined for explosive laughs it has a sly sub-text about how change can be triggered by personal introspection but also by a good shock to the system.

Starring: Marco Giallini, Enrico Oetiker, Alessandro Gassman
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 85 minutes
Language: Italian - This movie has English sub-titles.
Rated: PG
DVD's Australian release: 5th October 2016

Doors open at 6:30, Everything going well and God willing we will screen at 7pm.

We are thrilled that the majestic Majella Wines of Coonawarra will join us as our special guests in October.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SON of SAUL (Hungary)

"Formally daring and narratively gripping."

Screening Thursday 8th September
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier

It is October 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Saul is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis.  While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes to be his son.  As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task.

Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film
Grand Prix Winner at Cannes

Ratings: Rotten Tomatoes 89%  IMDb 76%
Starring: Geza Rohrig
Genre: Searing Drama, Thriller
Running time: 103 minutes
Language: Hungarian - This movie is sub-titled.
Rated: M for Mature audiences

Doors open at 6:30 pm and "Son of Saul" will screen at 7pm.

This month we are delighted to have RYMILL WINERY of Coonawarra as our featured winery.

Sunday, July 31, 2016


18th August 2016 at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier.

"Outstanding.  A film that makes you laugh, think and cry.  Bravo!"
"The Feel-Great Movie of the Year"

France's Number 1 Film of 2015

In the Bel'ier family everyone is deaf except Paula, their 16 year old daughter who acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and her younger brother.  But the strong ties to her beloved family are tested by the discovery of her extraordinary talent for music.  Building to a heart soaring and emotional finale, The Belier Family has been a cinema phenomenon across Europe.

Starring: Louane Emera, Karin Viard, Francois Damiens, Eric Elmosnino
Genre: Comedy Drama, Music
Classification: M
Running time: 102 minutes
Language: This movie is sub-titled.

Doors open at 6:30pm and La Famille Be'lier will screen at 7pm.

A very warm welcome to Brands Laira this month's featured winery.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Thursday 28th July at The Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre


An unconventional, wholly original love story that will intrigue, overwhelm and at times possibly confound.

In the dystopian near future and according to the rules of The City, single people are arrested and then transferred to The Hotel.  There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days.  If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods.  A desperate man (Farrell), escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.
The Lobster is regarded as one of the most surreal and unconventional movies of our time.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly, Olivia Colman, Lea Seydoux.
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Drama, Dark Comedy and Thriller.
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Rating: MA 15+ Strong Themes and Violence
Running time: 114 minutes.

Drinks, tastings and nibbles are available from 6:30pm and we screen at 7pm.

This month we extend a warm welcome to our feature winery, HOLLICK of Coonawarra.  
See you at REELS.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thursday, 16th June 2016 

NB: 1 week earlier than previously advertised.


"Stunningly good, desperately moving"

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir of Vera Brittain, which has become a classic testimony of the Great War from a woman's point of view.  A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again.  It is a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

STARRING: Alice Vikander ("Ex Machina" and patrons may remember her from "A Royal Affair". Kit Harrington, (Game of Thrones).

Language: English
Running Time: 129 minutes
Classification: PG 13+
Director:  David Heyman, the Director who gave us "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas"

WHEN: Please note the Change of Date Now 1 week earlier Thursday 16th June 2016

REELS is delighted to welcome KATNOOK ESTATES of Coonawarra who will launch the first of many of our regional wine tastings for members. Our thanks to Michelle and Wayne Stehbens of Katnook for their generous support.

Doors open at 6:30pm lights go down and we screen at 7pm.  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

"FAR FROM MEN" Our next film to be seen at the SRHT on Thursday 19th May

(France - 2014 release)

"Unravels in spectacular landscapes as an exploration of moral dilemmas, in the guise of a Western" Margaret Pomeranz.

Based on a novel by Albert Camus, this masterful, breathtakingly shot drama bears all the hallmarks of a classic frontier western carrying strong contemporary resonances.

Far From Men (FFM) features a career best performance from the multi-talented Viggo Mortensen and a superb original soundtrack from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

A gripping tale of morality and friendship set in 1954 during the Algerian War, against an unforgiving mountainous landscape.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb
Genre: Art House & International Drama (Part drama, adventure, western & history)
IMDb rating:7.3
Running time: 109 minutes
Director: David Oelhoffen
 When: Thursday 19th May 2016 - Doors to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre open at 6;30 for pre movie nibbles and drinks.  Then the bells will ring, lights go down and film screens at 7pm.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Our Next Movie is "TRASH" (Brazil 2014)
Thursday 21st April 2016

"Action packed, thought provoking and funny."

Nothing to do with Andy Warhol’s movie from 1970.  
This is a fast-moving and likable children’s adventure with a fiercely grown up angle, mainly because the kids involved have had to grow up quickly. 
Trash follows three Rio teenagers who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistle blowers in a city rife with corruption. Who do they turn to?  I doubt it will be the police.

Starring:  Martin Sheen, Mara Rooney
Genre:  Crime/Adventure/Drama
Running Time:  114 minutes
Language: Portuguese English
Director: Stephen Daldry (Slumdog Millionaire, Billy Elliot, The Reader, The Hours.
Screening at  the Sir Robert Helpmann  Theatre (SRHT), Mount Gambier.
Thursday 21st April  2016 SRHT doors open: 6:30pm Screens at 7pm

Friday, January 22, 2016

Love is in the Air with our St Valentine's Day Special

"Ochos Apellidos Vascos"

Thursday 18th February at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier
Doors open at 6:30
Ochos screens at 7pm.

The Plot: 
Rafa has never left his native Seville, Andalusia until he meets a Basque girl who resists his moves.  Against his friends advice he follows her to her home in Euskadi and then it starts to get complicated.  Rafa's attempts to impersonate a full blooded Basque only compound his self inflicted entanglement.

Seen by over 2 million people in the fortnight following its release in Spain. This comedic tale mischievously pokes fun at cultural differences as it tracks a young southerner who tenaciously seeks to win the heart of a spirited Basque girl.

A Spanish Affair fast became a must see in Spain and it will be a sure fire audience pleaser for Reels fans and romantics.

Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish, Basque
Running time: 98 minutes
Director: Emilio Martinez-Lazara
Starring: Dani Rovira, Clara Logo