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.