Whangarei Film Society 2019


Screenings for July:

Thurs, June 13th at 6pm

Bombshell: Hedy Lamarr Story
(2017, Documentary, USA, rated M, 90 mins)

Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom.
Director: Alexandra Dean

This documentary of the life of Hollywood legend, Hedy Lamarr reveals the genius behind the pretty face and her engineering concepts that reshaped telecommunications. Lamarr devised a 'frequency hopping system to conceal allied torpedoes from Nazi locaters during WW2. A technology that underlies WiFi and Bluetooth. See the inventor behind the star revealed.


Thurs, July 11th at 8pm

Romantics Anonymous
(Comedy, French with English subtitles, rated M, 90 mins)

Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré
Director: Jean-Pierre Améris

Angélique is a gifted chocolate-maker but her anxiety prevents her from interacting with people and she works alone. Struggling chocolatier, Jean-René, whose bashfulness threatens to bankrupt his company, hires Angelique as his new sales associate. With the future of the business hanging in the balance, Angelique and Jean-Rene must find a way to work together and overcome their fears in this deliciously sweet comedy.


Thurs, July 18th at 6pm

(2018, Drama, Lebanon, Arabic with English subtitles, rated M, 126 mins)

Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Bankole
Director: Nadine Labaki

After deserting his negligent parents, committing a crime of passion and being sentenced to five years in jail, Zain, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy living in the slums of Beirut sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. A wonderful, often funny and deeply moving film which won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2018.

Thurs, July 18th at 8pm

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen - See above


Thurs, July 25th

Please Note: No screening tonight. No venue available.

Location: Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei - Everyone welcome.
Tickets: $10 for WFS members. Door sales only. Cash only please

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