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Down Memory Lane
Thursday, 1 September, 10 am

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Narrated by the youngest son of a South Wales mining family, How Green Was My Valley is the story of a hardworking family and the destruction of their village, natural environment and honest way of life by the inevitable social change brought by industrialisation. A strike in the local mine causes conflict within the Morgan family, and their loves and livelihoods are set to change dramatically. Winner of five Academy awards, How Green Was My Valley stars Roddy McDowell as the young Huw, Maureen O’Hara as his sister and Anna Lee his love interest. Directed by John Ford in a reconstructed ‘Welsh’ valley in Malibu, and later made into a long running stage musical, the film is a must-see.

 

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Weekend Movie
Saturday, 10 September, 4pm* & 7 pm

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie (M)

London publicist Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, when they accidentally knock supermodel Kate Moss into the River Thames. they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

STOP PRESS! *Due to popular demand we’ve decided to add a second session of Ab Fab on 10 Sep, at 4pm

 

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Film Society
Sunday, 18 September, 7 pm

Goldstone (M)

Goldstone is a crime thriller written and directed by Ivan Sen. It is a sequel to Mystery Road and stars Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham and David Gulpilil. Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple light duties investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone. Goldstone is one of the key Aussie films of the year with a tough cast, fine playing and a vivid sense of time and dusty, dangerous place.

 

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JAMES CALENDAR

September

  • 1 Thur 10 am
    Down Memory Lane
    'How Green Was My Valley' (1941)
  • 10 Sat 4 pm
    Weekend Movie
    'Absolutely Fabulous The Movie' (M)
  • 10 Sat 7 pm
    Weekend Movie
    'Absolutely Fabulous The Movie' (M)
  • 18 Sun 7 pm
    Film Society
    'Goldstone' (M)
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