Out­stand­ing dou­ble fea­ture

Benalla Ensign - - Community Voice -

Don’t miss the out­stand­ing dou­ble fea­ture screen­ing this week­end.

We all know of Win­nie the Pooh, but what do we know of his cre­ator A A Milne?

In the first film we are given a rare glimpse into the au­thor’s life and re­la­tion­ship with his beloved son in Good­bye Christo­pher Robin (PG).

Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christo­pher Robin and his fam­ily are swept up in the in­ter­na­tional suc­cess of the books, bring­ing hope and com­fort to Eng­land af­ter World War I.

With at­ten­tion on Christo­pher what will be the cost to his fam­ily?

The sec­ond film is the darkly comic drama, Three Bill­boards Out­side Ebbing, Mis­souri (MA 15+).

Af­ter months have passed with­out a sus­pect in her daugh­ter’s mur­der case, Mil­dred Hayes makes a bold move, paint­ing three signs lead­ing into her town with a con­tro­ver­sial mes­sage di­rected at William Wil­loughby, the town’s revered chief of po­lice.

When his sec­ond-in-com­mand of­fi­cer Dixon, an im­ma­ture mother’s boy with a pen­chant for vi­o­lence, gets in­volved, the bat­tle be­gins.

These films will screen on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, and Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, at 7 pm and on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 18, at 6 pm.

A unique cine­matic and mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Aus­tralian Cham­ber Orches­tra and BAFTA-nom­i­nated di­rec­tor Jen­nifer Pee­dom is screen­ing dur­ing the week­end of Fe­bru­ary 23, 24 and 25.

Moun­tain (G), is nar­rated by Willem Dafoe who asks the ques­tion: Why do moun­tains hold us spell­bound, draw­ing us into their do­min­ion, of­ten at the cost of our lives?

This fea­ture doc­u­men­tary ex­plores the trou­bled and tri­umphant his­tory of our time­less fas­ci­na­tion with the high­est moun­tains in 22 coun­tries.

It is a med­i­ta­tion on na­ture that leaves view­ers with the chance to cre­ate their own mes­sage.

The sec­ond film has been metic­u­lously crafted over a sev­enyear pe­riod.

Lov­ing Vin­cent (M) is a vis­ually won­drous bi­o­graph­i­cal ode to the great im­pres­sion­ist and an an­i­ma­tion like no other, com­prised of 65 000 frames in­di­vid­u­ally hand­painted by more than 100 artists.

The screen shim­mers in this first en­tirely oil-painted an­i­ma­tion fea­ture in his­tory.

Set 12 months af­ter the death of Vin­cent van Gogh the nar­ra­tive weaves to­gether a group of dis­parate char­ac­ters who all posed for the artist in a story that ex­plores the na­ture of his death.

Swan­pool Com­mu­nity Cin­ema stays cool in the sum­mer heat with so­lar en­ergy pow­er­ing the air-con­di­tion­ing.

A back-up gen­er­a­tor en­sures that screen­ings go ahead even if the power is down.

Savour a de­li­cious cool treat when choos­ing from the many flavours of hand­made Swan­pool choc-top ice-creams.

Hot pas­tries, hot choco­late and real cof­fee are also avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http:/ /www.swan­pool­cin­ema.com.au or phone the cin­ema on (03) 5768 2415.

Award-win­ning per­for­mances: Don’t miss Sam Rock­well and Frances McDor­mand in Three Bill­boards Out­side Ebbing, Mis­souri.

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