De­light­fully wicked

Benalla Ensign - - COMMUNITY VOICE -

It is a treat to have Di­ane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Ber­gen and Mary Steen­bur­gen all star­ring in the de­light­fully wicked, Book Club (M) screen­ing this week­end.

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 Satur­day and Sun­day nights will be Book Club (M) and Amer­i­can Pas­toral (M), an adap­ta­tion of Philip Roth’s 1997 Pulitzer Prize-win­ning book di­rected by Ewan McGre­gor.

Ewan McGre­gor 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.

Th­ese two films will screen in a dou­ble bill on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3, at 7 pm and Sun­day, Novem­ber 4, at 6 pm.

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 on 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 lo­cal film­maker Robyn Hughan plus char­ac­ters from the film.

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

Two Euro­pean films are screen­ing on the week­end of Novem­ber 10 and 11.

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.

The candy bar al­ways opens half an hour be­fore screen­ing, with hot cof­fee, hot choco­late and treats avail­able for pur­chase.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.swan­pool­cin­ema.com.au or phone the cin­ema on (03) 5768 2415.

●Tues­day, Novem­ber 6: Pub­lic Hol­i­day — li­brary closed. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, 2 pm: Sit and Knit. Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, 5.30 pm: Short Film Fes­ti­val Win­ners.

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

●Adop­tion dogs Staffy X, Apri­cot/white, 1 year, fe­male, ‘Zara’ Adop­tion cats and kit­tens Short hair, torti/white, fe­male, 1 year, ‘Tiana’ Short hair, smoke tabby, fe­male, 1 year, ‘Luna’ 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” Per­sian X, fe­male, cream, 1.5 years, ‘But­tons’ Short hair, male, tabby/white, 10 months, ‘Frankie’ Short hair, fe­male, tabby/white, 1 year, ‘Sap­phire’ Short hair, tabby/white, male, 2 years, ‘Kielo’

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

●Mon­day, Novem­ber 5, 4 pmto 6.30 pm; Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, from 9.30 am to 12 pm; Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, 9.30 am to 12 pm; Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3, 4 pmto 6.30 pm: Benalla Food Co­op­er­a­tive open day — sell­ing non-per­ish­able foods. We en­cour­age the re­spon­si­ble use of our Earth’s re­sources and sup­port Aus­tralian pro­duc­ers. Benalla Unit­ing Church, Car­rier St, (op­po­site Coles) in the old kin­der­garten hall.

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone 0477 211 580.

Fun flick: Jane Fonda, Mary Steen­bur­gen and Candice Ber­gen in a scene from Book Club.

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