Film Club to launch this Sunday

July 20, 2011

The eagerly awaited six month season of movie experiences begins at 4pm on Sunday with a screening of ‘Citizen Kane,’ considered not only an American classic , but arguably the greatest movie ever made. 

It was not without major controversy each time Orson Wells name was read out in the nine categories for which it was nominated in the 1941 Academy Awards, the audience booed.  His sin? To take on and satarise the rise and fall of the mighty Randolph Hearst publishing empire.  Any mention of the movie was banned in all Hearst publications throughout the world , but the famous movie prevailed and these days enjoys the reputation as a timeless epic with direct relevance to corporate power and greed .

The NWTC Film Club has put in place an initial six-month season of fine and very different movies , which will screen on the last Sunday of each month except for December, which will avoid Christmas by being on December 18. Membership is by subscription only, and represents signifiant value for only $65.

In addition to the main features , membership includes an introduction to each film, extras such as newsreel footage and cartoons, a couple of ‘double headers’, and drinks and supper at the conclusion of each screening.

A number of people have already joined the club , but for those wishing to do so, they only need to attend the launch on Sunday where membership forms will be available to complete.  Anyone requiring further information can contact John Wearne (0418419684) or Ros Moulton (67241613).

Screening time on each of the six Sundays will be 4pm, which will allow an early night for members.

North West Theatre Company President John Wearne is very pleased with the early interest shown by prospective members.“ It is no longer enough in 2011 to simply screen a movie without adding any value to the experience” , he told the Advocate. 

"We are looking to build a real social occasion from a trip to the Roxy by screening the best of the best, by theming our monthly programs and by giving everyone a cuppa and an opportunity to discuss the film they have just seen”, he added.