Gripping, emotional film
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.swanpoolcinema.com.au 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.