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FILM  . . . . The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018, 124 Min)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 25 March 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre


London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

TRAILER . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTDNGv61-Dk

WIKIPEDIA . . https://wikipedia/The_Guernsey_Literary_Potato_Peel_Pie_Society

REVIEWS . . . https://rottentomatoes.com/the_guernsey_literary_potato_pie_society

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289403/?ref_=nv_sr_1

SOURCE . . . Lois Daley’s Video Library

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BELOW ARE FILMS SHOWN EARLIER IN 2019

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FILM . . . . Blade Runner (1982, 117 Min, 8.2 IMDb)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 18 March 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre


A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical flop upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult following that increased its stature.
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Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired cop in Los Angeles circa 2019. L.A. has become a pan-cultural dystopia of corporate advertising, pollution and flying automobiles, as well as replicants, human-like androids with short life spans built by the Tyrell Corporation for use in dangerous off-world colonization. Deckard’s former job in the police department was as a talented blade runner, a euphemism for detectives that hunt down and assassinate rogue replicants. Called before his one-time superior (M. Emmett Walsh), Deckard is forced back into active duty.
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A quartet of replicants led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) has escaped and headed to Earth, killing several humans in the process. After meeting with the eccentric Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), creator of the replicants, Deckard finds and eliminates Zhora (Joanna Cassidy), one of his targets. Attacked by another replicant, Leon (Brion James), Deckard is about to be killed when he’s saved by Rachael (Sean Young), Tyrell’s assistant and a replicant who’s unaware of her true nature. In the meantime, Batty and his replicant pleasure model lover, Pris (Darryl Hannah) use a dying inventor, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) to get close to Tyrell and murder him. Deckard tracks the pair to Sebastian’s, where a bloody and violent final confrontation between Deckard and Batty takes place on a skyscraper rooftop high above the city.

TRAILER . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/?ref_=nv_sr_2

FILM NOIR . . https://jacksfilmaddiction.com/2017/12/27/blade-runner-film-noir/

REVIEWS . . . https://rottentomatoes.com/m/blade_runner/reviews/?type=top_critics

EBERT . . . . . https://rogerebert.com/reviews/blade-runner-the-final-cut-1982

WIKIPEDIA . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/?ref_=nv_sr_2

TOMATOES . https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blade_runner

FILM TITLE . https://theverge.com/blade-runner-name

SOURCE . . . DVD from City of Melbourne Library

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FILM . . . . The Shape of Water (2017, 123min, 7.3 IMDb)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 4 March 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre


From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

TRAILER . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA

WIKIPEDIA . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shape_of_Water

REVIEWS . . . https://rottentomatoes.com/m/the_shape_of_water/reviews/top_critics

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580390/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

TOMATOES . https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_shape_of_water_2017

SOURCE . . . DVD from City of Melbourne Library

AWARD . . . . Oscar for Best Picture 2018

ENDING. . . . The Ending Explained (WARNING – This article contains SPOILERS)

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FILM . . . . ROMA (2018, 135 Min, 7.9 IMDb)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 25 February 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre

If you only have time to read one article, read this one ROMA

TRAILER . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg

WIKIPEDIA . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_(2018_film)

GUARDIAN . . https://theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/29/roma-review-alfonso-cuaron

REVIEWS . . . https://rottentomatoes.com/m/roma_2018/reviews/?type=top_critics

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6155172/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

TOMATOES . https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/roma_2018

SOURCE . . . https://www.netflix.com/watch/80240715

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FILM . . . . Muriel’s Wedding (1994, 106 Min, 7.2 IMDb)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 18 February 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre

A socially inept young woman slowly learns to overcome her insecurities in this Australian hit film. The unconventional Muriel (Toni Collette) is deeply unsatisfied with her life, stuck in the nowhere town of Porpoise Spit and feeling rejected by her friends and family. Believing herself unattractive and worthless, she seeks meager solace in ABBA songs and fantasies of gorgeous weddings, with herself as the bride. Muriel’s life takes a turn for the better, however, when she befriends the carefree Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths), who encourages her to take control of her life. Together, the two women travel to Sydney, where a series of liberating experiences help Muriel develop self-esteem and take the first steps towards maturity.

TRAILER . . .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDcevp5w5o

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110598/?ref_=nv_sr_1

TOMATOES . https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/muriels_wedding

MUSICAL . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muriel’s_Wedding_(musical)

SOURCE . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glMeFLajLU8

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FILM . . . . The Book Thief (2013, 131 Min, 7.6 IMDb)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 11 February 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre

Based on the beloved international bestselling book by Australian Markus Zusak, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

A stunning tale of adolescence in Nazi Germany, The Book Thief follows the life of Liesel Meminger as she grows up in the home of her adoptive parents. Rebellious in nature, Liesel feeds her hunger for stories by stealing books from book burnings. Liesel is shown the true stakes of the war when her father hides a young Jewish man in thier basement. The more time she spends with this man, the more she learns about the value of life and of words.

In the wake of a terrible familial tragedy, 11-year-old Liesel Meminger is taken in by the compassionate working-class painter Hans Hubermann and his stern but well-meaning wife, Rosa, in 1938 Germany. Bullied for being illiterate, young Liesel is encouraged to learn how to read and write by her foster father during perilous times, as the Nazi’s grip on Germany progressively tightens, and public ceremonial book burnings have already begun. But soon, things will take a turn for the worse when the German couple offers shelter to Max Vandenburg, a mysterious Jewish man on the verge of death, from whom the voracious reader, Liesel, will learn the essence and the interminable power of words. In the end, it is the words and an irrepressible imagination that will paint a mystical escape from Adolf Hitler’s tyranny.

TRAILER . . .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92EBSmxinus

INTERVIEW . . https://www.abc.net.au/news/one-plus-one/markus-zusak/

AUTHOR . . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markus_Zusak

AWARDS . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816442/awards?ref_=tt_awd

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816442/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

WIKIPEDIA . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_Thief_(film)

SOURCE . . . . . A DVD at the MELBOURNE CITY LIBRARY
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FILM . . . . Annie Hall (1977, 93 Min, 8.0 IMDb)
TIME . . . . 1.00 pm Monday 4 February 2019
VENUE . . Room 3 – Mary Kehoe Centre

“Annie Hall” is a comical look at the up and down relationship between Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), a New York City TV writer, and his aspiring actress/singer girlfriend, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).

At the 1978 Academy Awards this comedy/romance won 4 Oscars: Best Picture (Charles H. Joffe), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Diane Keaton), Best Director (Woody Allen), Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman). In total the film won 26 awards.

The awards that Annie Hall gained marked the beginning of Woody Allen’s career as an important filmmaker. Allen’s earlier films were funny but a bit silly. They lacked serious insights into the personalities of his films characters as did his later films.

TRAILER . . .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b2O_N6ogi8

AWARDS . . . . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075686/awards?ref_=tt_awd

IMDb . . . . . . . https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000095/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

REVIEWS . . . https://www.rottentomatoes.com/annie_hall/reviews/

EBERT . . . . . . https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-annie-hall-1977

WIKIPEDIA . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Hall

FUNNY BITS . . https://www.theguardian.com/annie-hall-at-40-funniest-moments

TOMATOES . .  https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/annie_hall

SOURCE . . . . . A DVD at the PORT PHILLIP LIBRARY
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