A great movie for a great cause
THE Mansfield Lions Club will be having a fundraising evening on Monday, February 17 with all proceeds donated to the Bindaree Auxiliary.
Supper will be included in the cost of $20 per person and tickets are available from the Mansfield Armchair Cinema – bookings preferred.
Based on Eric Lomax’s best-selling memoirs, The Railway Man is an extraordinary and inspiring true story of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
The special treat for those attending will be the chance to meet with director of the movie Jonathan Teplitzky (
The Mansfield Courier had the opportunity to talk with Mr Teplitzky in Los Angeles about the movie.
The Courier began by asking him what he wanted people to take away from the movie.
“I hope the film reminds people what human beings are capable of, for good or bad,” he answered.
“It gives people a sense of a choice of actions.
“They can reconnect with what humanity can do.”
It was a different experience for Mr Teplitzky making a movie about a real person he had met.
“It carries a different responsibility and ideas on how you go about it,” he said.
“When you are dealing with the living you want to do the story justice.
“However, at times you get so swept up in the daily issues of making a movie you put it behind you.”
Colin Firth has spoken a lot about how the movie has affected him, and Mr Teplitzky agrees.
“There is no doubt that any movie, regardless of the subject, changes the actors and the directors,” he said.
“Something as powerful as this changes the way you regard humanity.
“There are a million revenge stories, but not many like Eric Lomax’s.”
Go along to the fundraising night to see this incredible movie and chat with the director.
MEET UP: Krissy Nicholson, author and world traveller, will visit the Mansfield Library on February 21 to talk about her humanitarian aid work and her latest book.