Screening this weekend is the highly acclaimed Australian film, Ladies In Black (PG) starring a stellar cast of much-loved Australian talent.
Bruce Beresford has faithfully recreated a charming and amusing glimpse of Sydney in the 1950s.
The musical tells the story of bookish school leaver Lisa who joins the sales staff in fashionable department store F.G. Goode’s.
During a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful women of the women’s clothing department.
Each is on the precipice of change — facing independence and working for a living.
Screening second in the double bill is, A Fantastic Woman (M) from Chile.
Marina is a young transgender woman living in Santiago, who works as a singer and waitress.
Following the sudden death of her older male partner, her life is thrown into turmoil.
Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.
The two films will screen in a double bill on Saturday, November 24, at 7 pm and Sunday, November 25, at 6 pm.
There will be a Sunday afternoon matinee at 1.30 pm of Ladies In Black (PG). Tickets are just $10 and include afternoon tea following the film.
Screening during the weekend of November 30 and December 1 and 2 will be, The Merger (M) described as ‘‘a loveable Australian yarn’’.
Troy Carrington, a former professional football player returns to his home town, Bodgy Creek, where the drought won’t let up and jobs are scarce since the mill closure.
He is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team.
He teams up with Angie who runs a nearby refugee support centre and recruits the new arrivals to save the team.
The Merger will screen as a Friday afternoon matinee on November 30 at 1.30 pm. Tickets are $10 and include a cuppa and biscuit following the show, which starts at 1.30 pm.
The double feature of films on Saturday and Sunday nights includes The Merger and the surprisingly delightful French film, See You Up There (MA).
In this intriguing black com- edy/drama, Niels Arestrup Albert, a French Infantryman, and fellow soldier Edouard are almost buried alive in a mortar explosion during the last days of World War I.
Returning to civilian life difficult for Edouard as he gravely disfigured.
Edouard, with the help of Albert, concocts a daring scam to support themselves in a society that wants to forget the broken living ghosts of WWI. is is
Come along to the Wide-Angle Film Festival on Thursday, December 6, at 2 pm.
Be treated to an hour of short films that share the perspectives of people with disability with the whole community.
This film festival takes its place among the other annual cultural film festivals in Australia and is supported by Benalla Rural City Council.
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.