Whangarei Film Society 2019


Screenings for May:

Thurs, May 2nd at 6pm
The Happy Prince
(2018, Drama, UK, Rated M, 105 mins)

Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Directed by: Rupert Everett

This follows the last days in the life of playwright, Oscar Wilde, who looks back on the joys and difficulties that beset his life with detachment and his iconic humour.


Thurs, May 2nd at 8pm
Free Solo
(2018, Documentary, USA, Rated M, 96 mins)

Cast: Alex Honnold
Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

A profile of rock climber Alex Honnold on his quest to perform a free solo (no ropes used) climb of El Capitan, the 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.


Thurs, May 9th at 6pm
Can you Ever Forgive Me
(2018, Drama, USA, rated M, 107 mins)

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant
Directed by: Marielle Heller

In 1990s New York, Lee Israel is a hard-drinking author who is broke. So she hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to collectors using a dubious friend as a front.


Thurs, May 9th at 8pm
The Happy Prince - see above


Thurs, May 16th at 6pm
Three Identical Strangers
(2018, Documentary, USA, rated M, 97 mins)

Cast: Eddy Galland, David Kellman, Robert Shafran
Directed by: Tim Wardle

Identical triplets are separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their reunion becomes a global sensation, but it also unearths an unimaginable secret.


Thurs, May 16th at 8pm
Can you Ever Forgive Me - see above


Thurs, May 23rd at 6pm
Juliet Naked
(2018, Romance, Comedy, UK, rated M, 105 mins)

Cast: Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Ethan Hawke
Directed by: Jesse Peretz

Based on Nick Hornby's novel, Annie lives with Duncan, a fan of obscure rocker, Tucker Crowe. When a demo of Crowe’s first record surfaces, it leads Annie to a meeting with Crowe himself.


Thurs, May 23rd at 8pm
Three Identical Strangers - see above


Thurs, May 30th at 6pm
Ben Is Back
(2018, Drama, USA, rated M, 105 mins)

Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges
Directed by Peter Hedges

When 19-year-old Ben returns home from drug rehab on Christmas Eve, his mum, Holly is happy but wary. During Ben's visit, secrets are revealed and a mother’s love is put to the test.


Thurs, May 30th at 8pm
Juliet Naked - see above

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

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