Tutor/Facilitator Stanton Sharman
Date: on/from Mon 11 Feb 2019
Frequency: Monthly - dates to be advised
Class time: 1:30-3:30
We attend ACMI Seniors’ Cinema screenings, usually sitting near the back right, and then meet next door in the Chocolate Buddha café after the movie to chat and compare opinions. So come along when it suits. No apology is needed for this group if not coming.
Tickets will cost $8 for seniors and $7 for ACMI members.
Films and dates to be advised – movies are on Mondays – usually the 2nd Monday in the month.
Monday 11 February – Normandy Nude – 1:30pm (Click on the movie name to see a preview of the movie)
The charming town of Mêle-sur-Sarthe is in crisis. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports and farmers are being threatened with foreclosure.
When a famous American photographer (Toby Jones) visits the area scouting for locations and chances upon ‘the perfect field’ to serve as a backdrop for his next project, local mayor Georges Balbuzard (The Country Doctor’s Francois Cluzet) sees an opportunity to gain national exposure for the farmers’ plight. But first he has to convince the town’s residents to shed their inhibitions – and move past long-held resentments – for the greater good.
Monday 11 March – The Divine Order – 1:30pm (Click on the movie name to see a preview of the movie)
Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is happily married with two school-age boys but can’t help wistfully contemplating a life beyond housework and the village she grew up in. Inspired by a women’s rights activist who hands her a copy of The Feminine Mystique and learning that she needs her husband’s permission to work part-time, Nora sets out to challenge the law and unite the town’s women.
An uplifting drama set in the lead up to the historic referendum on voting rights for Swiss women, The Divine Order affirms the value of female solidarity but also of understanding between the sexes. In a perfectly pitched performance, Nora’s husband Hans (Maximilian Simonischek) does his best to support his wife’s quest and learns that patriarchal structures can repress men too.
The Divine Order is a warm, generous drama that won the Nora Ephron and Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, where Leuenberger also took out the Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Award.
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