Loveable Aussie yarn
Screening this weekend is the funny Australian film, 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 bill this Saturday and Sunday evening is, The Merger and the surprisingly delightful French film, See You Up There (MA).
In this intriguing black comedy/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 World War I. This is a fascinating film. The two films will screen in a double bill on Saturday, December 1, at 7 pm and Sunday, December 2, at 6 pm. is is
Come along to the WideAngle 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.
Australian actress Rose Byrne stars with Ethan Hawke and funny man Chris O’Dowd in a comic account of life’s second chances, Juliet Naked (M), on December 7 and 8.
There is no cinema on Sunday, December 9, as Swanpool hosts the traditional Carols by Candlelight.
The film, Juliet Naked (M), is filled with good music and laughs, but no nudity.
Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan, an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe.
When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.
There will be a Friday afternoon matinee of Juliet Naked (M) on November 30 at 1.30 pm. Tickets are just $10 and include afternoon tea following the film.
In the double bill the second film is a nail-biting story of political intrigue, Beirut (MA).
Set in 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former US diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family’s death.
Meanwhile a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American Embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.
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.
●Wangaratta RSPCA, 1 Connell St, phone (03) 5722 2874.
●Tuesday, December 4: Benalla Garden Club Meeting at Benalla Bowls Club. Starting 7.15 pm. Trading table opens at 6.30 pm. Guest speaker is Annette Kennedy from Bass Valley African Violets. This is also an opportunity to buy a Christmas gift for a friend or yourself. Visitors most welcome. Sunday, December 2, 7.45 pm for 8 pmstart: Thoona CWA Christmas Carols at the Thoona Hall. Entry is free and if you can, bring a plate to share. Afterwards enjoy a good country supper and chat. Local musicians will also be playing for you to sing along to. Wednesday, November 28, 2 pm: Sit and Knit. Friday, November 30, 10.30 am: Story Time. Monday, December 3, 10.30 am: Toddler Tales. Wednesday, December 5, 2 pm: Sit and Knit. Friday, December 7, 10.30 am: Story Time Session — How to read with your child.
For more details, phone Benalla Library on 5762 2069. Everyone is welcome.
Amusing: Rose Byrne stars in a comic account of life’s second chances, Juliet Naked, screening at Swanpool Cinema on November 30 and December 7 and 8.