Film Discussion Group

Woodend Campus, 35 Williams Street, COALFALLS

Tutor – Rob McGeehan

As part of our Summer School this year, we are having a

MOVIE MARATHON

On the 19th January. To the best of my knowledge this is a “first,” so some feed-back would seem to be a good idea.

We’ve just had one on 5th January.  It was quite a marathon. To put it succinctly, how did it “go”? Well, rather well considering that the hardy souls that stayed from 9.30 until 4.20(approx.) had some reservations (and praise).

  • Firstly, (and I am inclined to agree) it was a bit long (of course it was billed as a “Marathon”)
  • Secondly, the first film “Constantine (great film but its genre is “supernatural/horror) didn’t appeal to everyone.

-the other two films (The importance of being Ernest-Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece) and, (Lives of Others-east German spy thriller) – were very well received.

Now, to the point

-those that attended, voted in the majority to revamp the next Marathon (now a mini marathon?) and to show the 3rd feature film (The Dressmaker-stunningly good!) at a later date, and to RESCHEDULE THE REMAINING TWO FILMS, AS FOLLOWS

  1. In the Heat of the Night (Drama) (Sidney Poitier/ Rod Steiger-ABSOLUTELY superb movie-) start 10.30am until 12.05pm
  2. lunch break 12.05-1.00pm

3.Brigadoon (Musical) (Gene Kelly/ van Johnson and Syd Charise)-charmingly nostalgic-            start 1.00 pm until 2.48pm

Oh! -timely reminder- Movie Planning session 10.00am Woodend SATURDAY 2nd February 2019

19th January “here we come”!!!!

Ps. Morning tea included but please bring some lunch to share.

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 2019 and to learning from you what it is that you feel makes films great.

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