Strong women on screen
Screening this Friday afternoon will be a matinee of Mary Shelley (PG), a visually authentic period piece.
Mary Shelley is the story of how the author conceived her novel Frankenstein.
Tickets are $10 and include a cuppa and biscuit following the show, which starts at 1.30 pm.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s family disapproves when she and poet Percy Shelley announce their love for each other.
The family is horrified when the couple elope, accompanied by Mary’s half sister. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story.
Elle Fanning convincingly depicts Mary as a woman who becomes deeply affected by the total disregard that men had for their female counterparts in those times. Mary was, ultimately, recognised as an author in her own right after standing against great odds.
On the double bill on Saturday and Sunday nights are Mary Shelley (PG) and On Chesil Beach (MA), starring Saoirse Ronan and Emily Watson.
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his best selling novel, On Chesil Beach centres on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962.
Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
●These two films will screen in a double bill on Saturday, October 27 at 7 pm and Sunday, October 28 at 6 pm.
It is a treat to have Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen all starring in Book Club (M) on November 2, 3 and 4.
There will be a Friday morning matinee of this outstanding comedy. Tickets are $10 and include morning tea from 10.30 am with the film screening at 11 am.
Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey.
From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.
●In the double film feature on the Saturday and Sunday nights will be Book Club (M) and American Pastoral (M). Ewan McGregor (who also directs) and Dakota Fanning Star in this story of ‘Swede’ Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business.
Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
Mark Thursday, November 8 at 7.30 pm on your calendar and come to a significant screening of Journey Beyond Fear (PG).
This film has been made
●●in Australia by local Robyn Hughan.
Told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee family in pursuit of resettlement, this emotional rollercoaster takes us from despair to joy through hope, humour and love.
The evening Includes a live performance by Alyce Platt (from Sale of the Century) and a Q&A with local filmmaker Robyn Hughan plus characters from the film. Supper provided by Rural Australians for Refugees with tickets $15.
The candy bar always opens half an hour before screening, with hot coffee, hot chocolate and treats available for purchase.
For more information, visit www.swanpoolcinema.com.au or phone the cinema on 5768 2415.