Grip­ping, emo­tional film

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Don’t miss the emo­tional and grip­ping film, Jour­ney Be­yond Fear (PG) made by lo­cal film­maker Robyn Hughan.

The spe­cial and unique screen­ing will be held this Thurs­day night, Novem­ber 8, at 7.30 pm.

Told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee fam­ily in pur­suit of re­set­tle­ment, this emo­tional roller coaster takes us from de­spair to joy through hope, hu­mour and love.

The evening in­cludes a live per­for­mance by Alyce Platt (exSale of the Cen­tury) and ques­tions and an­swers with Hughan, plus char­ac­ters from the film.

Sup­per pro­vided by Ru­ral Aus­tralians for Refugees with tick­ets $15.

In the dou­ble film fea­ture screen­ing this Satur­day and Sun­day will be two Euro­pean films.

From Spain comes the highly emo­tional and heart­break­ing bi­o­graph­i­cal story, Sum­mer 1993 (PG), which has won 32 film awards.

De­light­ful nat­u­ral per­for­mances are given by the chil­dren who seem to for­get the cam­era is rolling.

Six-year-old Frida looks on in si­lence as the last ob­jects from her re­cently de­ceased mother’s apart­ment in Barcelona are placed in boxes.

Al­though her aunt, un­cle and younger cousin wel­come her with open arms, Frida finds it hard to for­get her mother and adapt to a new home in the coun­try­side.

The sec­ond film is French, but set in to­day’s Beirut, The In­sult (M).

A civil­ian dis­pute blown out of pro­por­tion finds Tony, a Le­banese Chris­tian, and Yasser, a Pales­tinian refugee, fac­ing off in court.

As the me­dia sur­round­ing the case threat­ens a so­cial ex­plo­sion in di­vided Le­banon, Tony and Yasser re­con­sider their val­ues as rev­e­la­tions of trauma com­pli­cate their un­der­stand­ing of each other.

These two films will screen in a dou­ble bill on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, at 7 pm and Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, at 6 pm.

Screen­ing dur­ing the week­end of Novem­ber 16, 17 and 18 will be the out­stand­ing and grip­ping film, The Wife (M), which will screen as a Fri­day af­ter­noon mati­nee on Novem­ber 16 at 1.30 pm.

Joe is about to be awarded the No­bel prize for his ac­claimed and pro­lific body of work. Joe’s lit­er­acy star­dom has blazed since he and his wife met in the late ’50s.

The story in­ter­weaves the cou­ple’s youth­ful pas­sion and am­bi­tion of nearly 40 years, lead­ing to a life­time of shared com­pro­mises, se­crets, be­tray­als and mu­tual love.

This is an in­volv­ing and emo­tion­ally sat­is­fy­ing film with grown-up themes.

With­out ques­tion Glenn Close gives a riv­et­ing per­for­mance.

The dou­ble fea­ture of films on Satur­day and Sun­day nights in­cludes The Wife (M) and the fas­ci­nat­ing doc­u­men­tary, RBG (PG).

At the age of 84 United States Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg has de­vel­oped a breath­tak­ing le­gal legacy while be­com­ing an un­ex­pected pop-cul­ture icon.

Her per­sonal jour­ney has been largely un­known, un­til now, when her ex­cep­tional life and ca­reer are re­vealed in this doc­u­men­tary.

Those in­ter­viewed in­clude Ruth Bader Gins­burg and Glo­ria Steinem.

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.swan­pool­cin­ or phone the cin­ema on (03) 5768 2415.

●Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, 2 pm: Sit and Knit. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, 5.30 pm: Short Film Fes­ti­val Win­ners. Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8, 10 am: Be Con­nected (book­ings es­sen­tial). Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8, 2 pm: New Par­ent Group. Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8, 6 pm: Be­nalla Fes­ti­val Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Awards. Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, 10.30 am: Story Time — Our Back­yard. Mon­day, Novem­ber 12, 10.30 am: Tod­dler Tales. Mon­day, Novem­ber 12, 1.30 pm: ‘‘On the Same Page’’ Book Club. Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, 10 am: Be Con­nected (book­ings es­sen­tial). Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, 10 am: Bookspace. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, 2 pm: Sit and Knit. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, 6.30 pm: Au­thor Visit — Ros­alie Ham.

For more de­tails, phone the Be­nalla Li­brary on 5762 2069. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

●Adop­tion dogs Staffy X, Apri­cot/white, 1 year, fe­male, ‘Zara’ Staffy X, Brindle, male, 3 years, ‘Duke’ JRT x, white/fawn, fe­male, 5 years ‘Lilly’ Grey­hound, black, male, 3 years ‘Tom’ Adop­tion cats and kit­tens Short hair, Torti/white, fe­male, 1 year, ‘Tiana’ Short hair. Tabby & White. Male. 7 Months. ‘Joey’ Short hair. Black Tor­toise­shell. 1.5 years. ‘Phoebe’ Medium Hair. Black. 1 year. Fe­male. “Miss Betty Boo” Short Hair. Black Tor­toise­shell. Fe­male. 1 year. “Piper” Short hair. Tabby & White. Male. 1.5 years. “Ross” Short hair, male, tabby/white, 10 months, ‘Frankie’ Short hair, grey tabby, male, 4 years, ‘Noah’ Short hair, black tabby, male, 1.5 years, ‘Bub­bles’ Medium hair, black, fe­male, 1 year, ‘Martha’ Short hair, cal­ico, fe­male, 4 years, ‘Cal­lie’ Short hair, black/white, fe­male, 2 years, ‘Ker­rie’ Rab­bit 1.5 years, black, fe­male, ‘Wil­low’

Wan­garatta RSPCA, 1 Con­nell St, phone (03) 5722 2874.

●Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, 2 pm: Swan­pool Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion is hold­ing a high tea at Vicki and John Wood’s Gar­den, 80 Mar­tin Rd, Moorn­gag,19 km south of the Coster StSa­maria Rd round­about. To sup­port CWA drought re­lief — cel­e­brat­ing 90 years of the CWA of Vic­to­ria. Guest speaker is Robin Sadler. Stall and raf­fles, $5. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Vicki on 5767 2139, Ross­lyn on 0400 682 261.

Must-see: Film­maker Robyn Hughan (cen­tre) with Zahra (left) and friend (right). Her film Jour­ney Be­yond Fear will screen at Swan­pool Cin­ema to­mor­row night.

Tough: US Supreme Court jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­berg in a scene from RBG, which is screen­ing at Swan­pool Cin­ema on Novem­ber 16, 17 and 18.

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