Saturday 6 February, 3pm
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (G)
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang make their big screen debut. Charlie Brown, the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest to win the love of his life, while his best friend, the loveable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day.
Saturday 6 February, 7pm
Sisters (MA 15+)
When their parents place the family home on the market, siblings Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey) learn that they have one weekend to clean out the junk from their old bedroom. Unhappy with the news, the recently divorced Maura and her hotheaded sister make plans to throw one final bash to recapture their glory days with their former classmates. As the raging party begins to spiral out of control, the gals soon realise that there may not be a house left to sell once the dust settles. Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and directed by Jason Moore, this adult comedy has been one of the hits of the summer season.
Saturday 13 February, 7pm
The Big Short (M)
The true story of the investors who made millions when they figured out how to “short” the market prior to the global financial collapse in 2008. Based on the bestselling non-fiction book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” by Michael Lewis, The Big Short follows four players in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Directed by Adam McKay.
Sunday 21 February, 1.30pm
Mustangs at the James, with Steve McQueen in
The Mustang Owners Club of Australia and the Friends of the James Theatre present a special screening of Bullitt (1968) starring Steve McQueen. Mustangs will also be on display in front of the Theatre from 11am. Please come along to watch the movie and if you have a classic car, bring that along to join the cars from the Mustang Owners Club. $15 film (includes afternoon tea). Pre-book your tickets to the film by emailing Liz Hughes.
Sunday 28 February, 7pm
The first offering of the Dungog Film Society for 2016 is Carol. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novella The Price of Salt, Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. A young woman in her twenties, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free.
Directed by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), and co-starring Kyle Chandler and Sarah Paulson, Carol has been testing the critics’ superlatives. Variety declares that “even high expectations don’t quite prepare you for the film’s startling impact, an exquisitely drawn, deeply felt love story that teases out every shadow and nuance of its characters’ inner lives with supreme intelligence, breathtaking poise and filmmaking craft of the most sophisticated yet accessible order”. The Telegraph calls Carol “an exquisite work of American art, rippling with a very specific mid-century melancholy, understanding love as the riskiest but most necessary gamble in anyone’s experience”.
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