Whangarei Film Society 2020


Screenings for July:

Thursday, 18th June at 6pm

La Belle Epoque
(2019, Comedy, France - English subtitles, rated M, 115 mins)

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant

Director: Nicholas Bedos

Victor, a man in his 60s whose long marriage to Marianne is on the rocks. When Victor meets Antoine, the owner of a company which allows people to perform a version of "time travel" by visiting a stage where the company acts out a staged historical re-enactment, he revisits the moment when he first met Marianne, in the hope of rekindling his love for her.


Thursday 2nd July at 6pm

Sorry We Missed You
(2019, Drama, UK, rated M, 100 mins)

Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone

Director: Ken Loach

A family live at the mercy of the 'gig economy'. Ricky drives a van with high pressure deadlines and Abbie works in home care. Their spare time is spent providing a decent life for their son.


Thursday 2nd July at 8pm

The Biggest Little Farm
(2018, Documentary, USA, rated M, 92 mins)

Cast: John Chester, Molly Chester, Todd the dog

Directed by: John Chester

Chester and Molly, a city-slicker couple, buy a patch of land in the Apricot Lane region of California. The dream is to transform a barren orchard into a thriving, self-sufficient landscape.


Thursday 9th July at 6pm

For Sama
(2019, Doco, Syria, rated M, 100 mins)

Directors: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

We follow Waad al-Kateab's life over five years during the height of the Syrian uprising as she falls in love, marries and gives birth to Sama, all while the conflict rages around her.


Thursday 9th July at 8pm

Sorry We Missed You - See above


Thursday 16th July at 6pm

The Extraordinary
(2018, Comedy, France (English subtitles), rated M, 114 mins)

Cast: Vincent Cassel, Reda Kateb

Director: Olivier Nakache and EYric Toledano.

The uplifting, true story of Stephane and Daoud - two friends from different religious faiths who, years ago, created a pair of non-profit organizations for children with severe autism.


Thursday 16th July at 8pm

For Sama - See above


Thursday 23rd July at 6pm

Dark Waters
(2019, Legal Thriller, USA, rated M, 126 mins)

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman

Director: Todd Haynes.

A lawyer uncovers a secret that connects a series of unexplained deaths to a large corporation. But in trying to expose the truth, he finds himself risking his career, his family and his own life.


Thursday 23rd July at 8:15pm

The Extraordinary - See above


Thursday 30th July at 6pm

Master Cheng
(2019, Comedy, Finland (English subtitles), rated PG, 114 mins)

Professional chef Cheng takes a temporary job in a café in a remote village in Finland whilst searching with his son for an old friend. His Chinese cuisine begins to find favour with the locals but Cheng's tourist visa is due to expire and he has to decide to stay or return home.


Thursday 30th July at 8pm

Dark Waters - See above

Location: Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei - Everyone welcome.
Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members. Door sales only. Cash only, please.

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