The North West Theatre Company Film Club launched in June with the announcement of their first six month program. NWTC President, John Wearne said, "we aim to engage our members with a fascinating and stimulating series of cinematic treats with added value from the culinary expertise of our members".
Subscription fee - $60.
MEMBERSHIP FORMS available from Bingara Tourist Office or by phoning 6724 1585 (John Wearne) or 6724 1613 (Ros Moulton) or Follow this link.
All films supported by shorts and features, introductory comments, group discussion and drinks and supper in the café.
North West Film Club 2013 Program
Date: 24-Feb-13 to 29-Dec-13
Considered on of the greatest movies ever made. Scooped the pool at the Academy Awards with 7 Oscars, including Best Picture. Starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sir Alec Guiness and Sessue Hayakawa. Based on the building of the bridge on the infamous Burma Railway.
Set in Bloomington, Indiana, it tells the story of four teenage boys who have just graduated from High School and are discussing their futures. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning for Best Original Screenplay.
Directed by Peter Yates, its cast includes a young Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern in his first film and Dennis Christopher. Won the 1979 Golden Globe for Best Picture. Featured this year (2012) on the Movie Show by Stratton and Pomeranz in the All-time Classic spot. The American Film Institute ranks this 8th out of 100 in their “America’s Most Inspiring Movies” list.
Won 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film – the first Iranian film to ever do so. Magnificent work.
One of the all-time romantic comedy hits , starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three for Best Actress (Hepburn, in her first film role), Best Costume Design (Edith Head, who else?) and Best Writing.
Chilling cold war suspense thriller, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury as the diabolical mother. This film was made at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. When Kennedy was assassinated , Sinatra had the film withdrawn , and it was a number of years before its re-release. A far superior version to the 2004 re-make.
In the popular vote at this year's (2012) David Stratton’s Film Festival at Sea , the fillm was voted third from 26 by 104 film buffs , after “12 Angry Men” and “The Kid”.
Needs no introduction. Huge Australian hit this year, starring Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman. Apparently this movie just rocks. - (Editor's note - it surely does!)
Based on the illegal actions in 1974 of a tightrope walker who spent one hour high wire walking between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. This highly decorated documentary tells how he illegally smuggled in the equipment, set it up and then performed his amazing stunt. “Man on Wire” won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 awards.
“The Overlanders” is a 1946 British film shot in Australia during the latter stages of the war in New Guinea and the Darwin bombings, and tells the epic tale of a cattle drive from the Northern Territory to Sydney to avoid slaughtering the herd ahead of the expected Japanese invasion. Starring Chips Rafferty, the film is part of the early Australian film industry history. Shot in black and white, it is still far superior to “Australia”.
is an all-time favourite Australian film, based on a childrens book by Colin Thiele. It stars Greg Rowe and is set in South Australia.
Last years WW1 classic directed by Stephen Spielberg about a boy and a horse. Nominated for six Academy Awards, “Warhorse” has grossed 177 million dollars.
Will be the highlight of the year. Still packing them in to the cinema , but will be released on DVD by November. This immensely popular film , which tells the (true) story of a wealthy , disabled paraplegic and his distinctly dodgy assistant is the second most-watched movie ever at home in France (after “Amelie”, and is the highest-grossing movie in a language other than English in film history (281 m.)
What a program - something for everyone, and a great list of classics!
2013 membership subscriptions – necessary for economic hiring rates – will remain at $60 for the full year of 11 films. If you include the probability of a “President’s Choice” surprise freebie in December, that’s twelve movies at $5 per film. Therein lies the advantage of becoming a member – casual members and visitors pay $10 per screening.