HAMILTON FILM GROUP
For the best in Art House and limited release movies, why not join our Film Group? Movies screen once a month, usually on the third Thursday. We are not able to sell single tickets as we are a Film Society so a membership pass must be purchased. 12, 6 and 3 month film passes are available and these must be used in calendar year of issue.
Memberships are available at the door, at Hamilton PAC and on the PAC's website.
Full Year membership $95 Conc.($85)
Six Films $55 Conc.($50)
Three Films $35 Conc.($30)
Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm
A MOST WANTED MAN (M) GERMANY 122 mins Language: German
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
Thursday 4 December, 7.30pm
Christmas drinks & nibbles will be on before the film from 6.30pm
ONCE MY MOTHER(PG) AUST 75 mins
Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates why her Polish mother abandoned her and uncovers the truth behind her mother's wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness.
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helen's miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?
Thursday 29 January, 7.30pm
CHARLIES COUNTRY(M) AUST 117 mins
In years to come, the work that Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil have done together in the past dozen years will take an exalted place in the history of Australian film. There is no partnership like it in our cinema.
Through The Tracker (2002), Ten Canoes (2006) and now this beautiful, culminating film, Gulpilil and de Heer have created a patchwork of Aboriginal stories, both spiritual and temporal. The Tracker was history, Ten Canoes was pre-history and Charlie’s Country is about the present.
It is a majestic performance. Gulpilil plays shambolic old Charlie, down on his luck in an Arnhemland community. His family takes most of his welfare cheque and they’ve crowded him out of his government house. He now lives in a tin humpy, so he can get some peace. He asks the white manager if he can have a new house. The answer is no, because he already has one. "But Errol, you’ve got a house and a job, on my land," says Charlie, with implacable logic.
The film’s rich humour gives way to an increasingly nightmarish political reality. The federal government’s "intervention" is making life impossible. The police won’t let him shoot buffalo because he hasn’t paid the $60 hunter’s licence; they even impound his spear when he tries to hunt the traditional way. It’s a dangerous weapon. He goes bush to find food but his lungs pack up. In hospital in Darwin, he reflects on how far he is from home.
Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St.
usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm. (please check screening date)
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