Screening first on Friday, June 15, and Sunday, June 17, is the winner of the Palme d’Or 2017 from Sweden, The Square (MA15+).
Claes Bang Christian is a prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator.
He finds himself in a personal and professional crisis, as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit called The Square, which reminds passers-by of their role as responsible human beings.
But as Christian discovers, it is sometimes difficult to live up to your ideals.
The second film is also from Sweden, Force Majeure (M).
This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family — handsome business man Tomas, willowy Ebba and their two blond pre-teen children — on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but an avalanche turns everything upside down.
Environmental Film Festival 2018
Screening on Saturday, June 16, is the Swanpool Environmental Film Festival starting at 1 pm.
Three thought-provoking films; Living in the Futures Past, Paper Trail and Living the Change are screening.
Highly regarded speakers and an interactive panel session are also part of the program.
For more details see the Cinema website.
Afternoon tea and dinner are included with catering by Swanpool Catering Team.
Tickets are just $30, but bookings are essential, so phone 0498 007 988.
Screening on June 22, 23 and 24 is the thought-provoking and funny, The Death Of Stalin (MA15+).
This audacious, irreverent satire delves deep into the bowels of Russian politics and picks off scabs.
When tyrannical Joseph Stalin dies in dictator 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader.
This cleverly made British made film is ultimately about character, and how human nature can be twisted by the combination of fear and greed.
The second film is described as, ‘‘a joyful celebration of life’’ from France, Faces Places (G).
Renowned film maker Agne`s Varda and photographer JR form a delightful creative friendship through art as they work together to shoot a film in rural France.
Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reach out to others, listening, photographing, and sometimes putting people on posters.
Throughout the shoot Agnes and JR’s friendship develops as they tease each other and laugh about their differences.
On June 29 at 1.30 pm there will be a Friday afternoon matinee of Phantom Thread (M) starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
In 1954 London, renowned fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock creates dresses for members of high society.
His charisma and genius are matched by his obsessive controlling personality.
Tickets are $10 afternoon tea.
The open fire is alight at the Swanpool Community Cinema and include Candy bar for cinema goers to warm up by as they enjoy coffee or hot chocolate. Hot pastries can be ordered for an interval snack and there are always the delicious handmade choc-top ice-creams.
For more information, visit www.swanpoolcinema.com.au or phone the cinema on (03) 5768 2415.
Afternoon matinee: The Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day Lewis, will screen at Swanpool Cinema on June 29.