Film Discussion Group

Woodend Campus, 35 Williams Street, COALFALLS

Tutor – Rob McGeehan

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm (can vary so please consult the timetable below)

 Any queries, please phone Rob on 3288 5560 (leave message if not home!)

Or you can phone the U3A office: 3282 7484 – Email: contact@u3aipswich.org.au

NEXT MOVIE: True Grit 21 July at Woodend 10am

What happened to “’Open Range”-the movie scheduled for this coming Saturday? — (also, a superior western)- well, truth to tell, we are having some difficulty locating that DVD, so in the interests of keeping to our usual high standard of movies presented, we have substituted “True Grit” -runs for 106mins-now read on: –

For a change I have seen this movie and in my (humble?) view its one of the best of its Genre (Westerns)-not the least because it is directed by that great pair of outstanding directors-the Coen Brothers.

It is an essay in realism and perhaps portrays the West as it really was-not the confected “Hollywood” “bang, bang, shoot- em- up “rubbish” that spoon-fed audiences of the 50-70’s, THIS movie tells it like it was -hard, cruel and “gritty” (the title is well chosen).

Who is in it? -NOT John Wayne nor Katherine Hepburn (1975) (perish the thought) but the redoubtable Jeff Bridges, with Matt Damon and Josh Brolin and as the “GIRL” a stunning performance by Hallee Steinfeld -the driving force behind the whole movie – (giving a tour- de- force performance) as Mattie Ross.

What a movie!!!

And the critics?

“…Terrific: tough, exciting, funny, gorgeous and bewitchingly acted, this is darn close to perfection…”Empire”

So, partner, saddle up and see you there -and mornin! chow time provided

Rob .

DATE FILM GENRE PRESENTER & DISCUSSION LENGTH
Saturday

21/7/18

True Grit WESTERN LEANNE 139MINS
Saturday

4/8/18

WHAT ABOUT BOB COMEDY CHRIS 98MINS
Saturday

18/8/18

THE MALTESE FALCON CLASSIC/DRAMA YVONNE 101MINS
Saturday

01/9/18

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD DRAMA SANDRA 114MINS
Saturday

15/9/18

BRIDGE OF SPIES THRILLER ROBERTA 141MINS
Saturday

29/9/18 (bonus movie)

VOLVER FOREIGN(SPANISH) ROB 121MINS
Saturday

6/10 /18

REPULSION THRILLER NORID 100MINS
Saturday

20/10/18

JANE EYRE CLASSIC/DRAMA CARLENE 105MINS
Saturday

3/11/18

SHAPE OF WATER DRAMA KATHERINE 123MINS
Saturday

17/11/18

TBA TBA (HORROR??) DAPHNE  
Saturday

24/11/18??

“IT” & THE KID Classic/SILENT MOVIES ROB (It)            72MINS

(THE KID) 68MINS

Saturday

1/12/18

Open Range WESTERN LEANNE 106MINS
Saturday

8/12/18

WOMEN IN LOVE DRAMA KATHERINE 131MINS
Saturday

15/12/18

TBA TBA NELLIE  

The film group is open to everyone who enjoys films. We meet at 10 am (sometimes at 11 am so see the timetable) in the Woodend Nature Centre.  We have morning tea, and, if it’s a marathon movie day, we bring lunch.

Someone presents the film and then we critique the film afterwards.  Usually to much hilarity and discussion.

I look forward to seeing some great movies in 2018 and to learning from you what it is that you feel makes films great.

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