Film Club announces 2014 Program

December 13, 2013

The North West Theatre Company Film Club has announced its program of films for 2014.  About to enter their fourth year, the club has followed the usual path of putting together a wide range of films with considerable variety.

2014 will feature two historical epics, three comedies, one war classic, two dramas, one foreign language film and one “whodunit” thriller.

As in previous years, the ten films will screen from February through to November on the last Sunday of each month beginning at 4pm. The successful format of having the films introduced, and club members enjoying a snack and glass of wine after the film, will continue.

The club finishes 2013 with 42 members, and has continued to grow steadily throughout the year as people recognized the quality and variety of the various movies. Club President John Wearne told the Advocate that there are compelling reasons why the Film Club operates on an annual membership subscription basis.

“The regulations for hiring films at a rate we can afford requires us to operate with annual membership, and this in turn enables us to screen these hand-picked classics at only $6 per film,” he said. “ We also welcome temporary (monthly) members and visitors, but charge closer to normal commercial admission rates at $10 per film”, he added.

Membership is now open for 2014, and can be arranged by simply visiting the Visitor Information Centre, or by contacting North West Theatre Company Executive members such as Rick and Susan Hutton, Ros Moulton, Martin Hansford, Lee Loudon, Nick Hutton or John Wearne. Annual membership costs $60, and covers 11 films including the December Christmas Party screening.

2014 program

Sunday, February 23 – “Dr. Zhivago”.
David Lean’s 3 hour 20 minute timeless epic set in Russia during World War 1 and the Russian Revolution. Winner of 5 of the 10 Academy Award categories for which it was nominated.

Sunday, March 30 – “The Blues Brothers”.
1980 cult comedy musical starring Dan Akroyd and John Belushi. Outrageous, hilarious, with one of the best soundtracks ever.

Sunday, April 27 – “As it is in Heaven”.
2004 Swedish film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. An inspiring drama with a musical backdrop, this film broke all records for longest running film at Dendy Cinemas, and is a worthy addition to foreign films already screened by the club.

Sunday, May 25 – “Lantana”.
This 2001 film is considered one of the best-ever Australian movies, winning no less than 7 AFI Awards including Best Picture. A very strong drama directed by Ray Lawrence.

Sunday, June 29 – “Wag the Dog”.
This 1997 black comedy starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert de Niro is surely one of the best, and funniest, political satires ever filmed.

Sunday, July 27 – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”.
One of the most requested films by members, this will be one of the highlights of the year. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier, this 1967 comedy-drama was nominated for 10 Oscars.

Sunday, August 31 – “Trading Places”.
You will split your sides watching this hilarious comedy starring Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy. Released in 1983, it contains the ultimate role-reversal, and remains a comedy classic for the ages.

Sunday, September 28 – “The Dam Busters”.
Made in 1955, this is the oldest film in the 2014 program. Set in World War 2, it recreates the true story of the RAF aerial attack on 3 of Germany’s key Ruhr Valley dams. A classic war film.

Sunday, October 26 – “Gorky Park”.
A thrilling whodunit set in wintry Moscow starring William Hurt, Lee Marvin and Pian Dennehy and released in 1983.

Sunday, November 30 – “Master and Commander – The Far Side of the World”.
This hugely popular 2003 naval epic, starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany, is a great way to finish the 2014 season.

Why Not Give a Membership Voucher as a Gift This Christmas?
Gift membership certificates are now available, and are highly recommended as ideal Christmas gifts. The vouchers are in attractive certificate form, cover membership for the whole of 2014, and cost $60.