U3APP FILMS 1 PM MONDAY 21 MAY 2018


MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001) – 1 PM MONDAY 21 MAY 2018

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

The consensus of film critics is that David Lynch’s dreamlike and mysterious Mulholland Drive is a twisty neo-noir with an unconventional structure that features a mesmerising performance from Naomi Watts as a woman on the dark fringes of Hollywood.

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbZJ487oJlY
Director – David Lynch: Surrealist of Americana
IMDb – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulholland_Drive_(film)
Rotten Tomatoes – https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mulholland_dr
Review – https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/mulholland-drive-2001

Films that have been shown in 2018.

LA LA LAND (2016) – LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) – This ALFRED HITCHCOCK classic is about a psychotic socialite who confronts a professional tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder – a theory that he plans to implement.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014) – The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

GALLIPOLI (1981) – Gallipoli tells the tale of two young soldiers, Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) and Frank Dunne (Mel Gibson). Each competitive runners, their initial rivalry soon transforms into a close friendship – or, rather, mateship. They each join the Anzacs, but Peter Weir, the director, luxuriates in the daily details of their lives rather than rushing into battle. We watch as they train in sands of Cairo, as they swim in the seas of Gallipoli and, ultimately, as Archy is cut down by Turkish gunfire sprinting towards the enemy’s trenches. It is a story of mateship, of tragedy, of a young nation and the young men who sacrificed their lives in its name.

MY LEFT FOOT (1989) – This is the true story of Christy Brown, born into a large, poor, loving family in a Dublin slum and considered for the first 10 years of his life to be hopelessly retarded. He was born with cerebral palsy, and his entire body was in revolt against him – all except the left foot, with which one day he picked up a piece of chalk and wrote a word on the floor. Everyone was amazed except for Christy’s mother, who had always believed he knew what was going on. She could see it in his eyes.

DIVA (1981) – Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.

SECRETS & LIES (1996) – A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone’s secrets are exposed.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010) – Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

LION (2016) – A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

THE CONFORMIST  (1970) – A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000) – In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

STRICTLY BALLROOM (1992) – A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

LUST CAUTION (2007) – During World War II, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.