Good mu­sic and laughs

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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), screen­ing this week­end.

The film 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 De­cem­ber 7 at 1.30 pm. Tick­ets are just $10 and in­clude af­ter­noon tea fol­low­ing the film.

In the dou­ble bill the sec­ond film is a nail­bit­ing story of political in­trigue Beirut (MA).

Set in 1980s Beirut, Ma­son Sk­iles is a for­mer United States 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 the mis­sion is a suc­cess.

The two films will screen in a dou­ble bill on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, at 7 pm. There is no cinema on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, as Swan­pool hosts the ever-pop­u­lar Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

Film fes­ti­val

Come along to the Wide-An­gle Film Fes­ti­val to­mor­row, 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.

Com­ing soon

Screen­ing on the week­end of De­cem­ber 17 and 18 is a film full of bub­bly, frothy fun filmed in a French Chateau, C’est La Vie! (M).

This charm­ing French com­edy is about a dis­grun­tled caterer work­ing his last wed­ding event.

Max is just try­ing to get through the night, but has to deal with a cast of off-beat char­ac­ters and a girl­friend who is flirt­ing with a young server.

C’est La Vie! will screen as a Sun­day af­ter­noon mati­nee on De­cem­ber 18 at 1.30 pm. Tick­ets are $10 and in­clude a cuppa and bis­cuit fol­low­ing the show, which starts at 1.30 pm.

The sec­ond film screen­ing in the dou­ble bill on Satur­day and Sun­day evenings is a quirky com­edy from New Zealand, The Breaker Up­per­ers (M).

Fif­teen years ago, Mel and Jen dis­cov­ered that they were be­ing two-timed by the same man.

Bit­ter and cyn­i­cal, they be­came friends and formed a small busi­ness called ‘‘The Breaker Up­per­ers’’: break­ing up cou­ples for cash.

Now in their late 30s and with a boom­ing busi­ness, Mel de­vel­ops a con­science when they run into an old vic­tim.

This is a fun romp de­scribed as be­ing ‘‘made by women for women’’ in­clud­ing the ‘‘uc­cents ‘n’ ull!’’

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 http:/ /www.swan­pool­cin­ or phone the cinema on (03) 5768 2415.

●Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, 2 pm: Sit and Knit. Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, 10.30 am: Spe­cial Story Time Phon­ics Ses­sion. Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, 10.30 am: Tod­dler Tales. Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, 1.30 pm: ‘‘On the Same Page’’ Book Club. Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, 10 am: Bookspace. Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, 2 pm: Sit and Knit.

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

●Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, 8 amtill noon: Be­nalla Lions Club Car Boot Sale at the Fawkner Dve car park.

For more de­tails, phone Ge­orge on 5762 2612.

Funny film: Aus­tralian ac­tress Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke star in Juliet Naked, screen­ing at Swan­pool Cinema this week­end.

Lead­ing man: Jon Hamm stars in Beirut, screen­ing at Swan­pool Cinema this week­end.

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