Screenings for October 2020:
Thursday October 1st at 6pm
Roxane (2019, Comedy, France - English subtitles, rated PG, 88 mins)
Raymond, a chicken farmer in Brittany, faces financial ruin when the big supermarkets cut out the local farms as suppliers. Inspired by his favourite play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Raymond hits on a plan to save his farm by creating online videos with his chicken, Roxane as the star.
Thursday October 1st at 8pm
Happy New Year Colin Burstead (2018, Comedy, UK, rated M, 95 mins)
Cast: Neil Maskell, Hayley Squires, Sam Riley, Doon Mackichan. Director: Ben Wheatley
Colin hires a lavish country manor for his family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately, Colin's position of power is under threat as his sister has secretly invited his estranged brother, David.
Thursday October 8th at 6pm
Photograph (2019, Comedy, India/USA, rated PG, 105 mins)
Rafi, a poor photographer, convinces a shy student, Miloni to pose as his fiancée to fool his meddling grandmother. A richly comic film that touches on issues of class, tradition and family.
Thursday October 8th at 8pm
Roxane - See above
Thursday October 15th at 6pm
Show Me Shorts Sampler - One Night only! (2020, International, rated M, 90 mins)
Whangarei Film Society is proud to partner yet again with Show Me Shorts to screen some of the best short films from NZ and around the world, This batch includes a stroll through Naples, paragliders in Nepal, a living statue, a couple of young hustlers and a rugby-obsessed little girl.
Thursday October 15th at 8pm
Show Me Shorts Sampler - See above
Thursday October 22nd at 6pm
The Booksellers (2020, Doco, USA, rated PG, 99 mins)
Book stores, once an essential part of life in New York, have had their day. Now only a select few survive, populated by an assortment of eccentrics and dreamers. This doco explores how they're reinventing themselves to find new audiences for the printed word in an online world.
Thursday October 22nd at 8pm
Photograph - See above
Thursday October 29th at 6pm
The Last Full Measure (2019, Drama, USA, rated M, 110 mins)
Cast: William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda. Director: Todd Robinson. William Pitsenbarger was a US Air Force Pararescueman who flew helicopter rescue missions during the Vietnam War to aid and rescue downed soldiers. This story follows a group of Vietnam veterans who lobby the government to see Pitsenbarger awarded the Medal of Honor.
Thursday October 29th at 8pm
The Booksellers - See above