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EDIE

EDIE (M)

Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie

102 mins. UK 2017. Dir: Simon Hunter

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

After her controlling husband dies, 83 year old Edie embarks on a trip to fulfill a longtime dream of climbing a mountain in the Scottish Highlands, to rekindle childhood memories rather than submit to her daughter’s wish of moving to a rest home. The film highlights the trials of an ageing body versus the vigour of the experienced mind.

Tickets $10 includes afternoon tea following the film.

  • Sun 21st Oct 1:30PM
MARY SHELLEY

MARY SHELLEY (PG)

Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt

120 mins. Ire/Lux/UK 2018. Dir: Haifaa al-Mansour

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

Mary Wollstonecraft’s family disapproves when she and poet Percy Shelley announce their love for each other. The family is horrified when the couple elope, accompanied by Mary’s half sister. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads Mary to conceive her novel ’Frankenstein’.

Tickets $10 includes afternoon tea following the film.

  • Fri 26th Oct 1:30PM
BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB (M)

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

104 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Bill Holderman

FRIDAY MORNING MATINEE

Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their Book Club tackles the infamous ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Tickets $10 includes morning tea before the film, serving from 10.30 am.

  • Fri 2nd Nov 11:00AM
JOURNEY BEYOND FEAR

JOURNEY BEYOND FEAR (PG)

BENALLA FESTIVAL SPECIAL SCREENING

99 mins. Australia 2018.  Dir: Robyn Hughan

Told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee family in pursuit of resettlement, this emotional roller coaster takes us from despair to joy through hope, humour and love.

Includes a live performance by Alyce Platt (ex Sale of the Century) and Q&A with local filmmaker Robyn Hughan plus characters from the film.

Tickets $15. Supper provided by Rural Australians for Refugees.

  • Thu 8th Nov 7:30PM
THE WIFE

THE WIFE (M)

Glenn Close, Max Irons, Jonathan Pryce

100 mins. Sweden/UK/USA 2017. Dir: Bjoern Runge

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literacy stardom has blazed since he and his wife met in the late 50s. The story interweaves the couple’s youthful passion and ambition of nearly 40 years, leading to a lifetime of shared compromises, secrets, betrayals and mutual love.

Tickets $10 includes afternoon tea following the film.

  • Fri 16th Nov 1:30PM
LADIES IN BLACK

LADIES IN BLACK (PG)

Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice

109 mins. Australia 2018. Dir: Bruce Beresford

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

Set in Sydney in the 1950s the musical tells the story of bookish school leaver Lisa who joins the sales staff in fashionable department store F.G.Goode’s. Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful women of the women’s clothing department. Each is on the precipice of change - facing independence and working for a living.

Tickets $10 includes afternoon tea following the film.

  • Sun 25th Nov 1:30PM
WIDE ANGLE FILM FESTIVAL

WIDE ANGLE FILM FESTIVAL (G)

An hour of short films that share the perspectives of people with disability with the whole community.

This Film Festival takes its place among the other annual cultural film festivals in Australia and is supported by Benalla Rural City Council.

Free admission with afternoon tea following the screening.

  • Thu 6th Dec 2:00PM
C’EST LA VIE!

C’EST LA VIE! (M)

Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche

100 mins. France 2017
Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

This charming French comedy is about a disgruntled caterer working his last wedding event. Max is just trying to get through the night, but has to deal with a cast of off-beat characters and a girl friend who is flirting with a young server.

Tickets $10 includes afternoon tea following the film.

  • Sun 16th Dec 1:30PM
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (G)

Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummins, Hayley Atwell

104 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Marc Forster

THURSDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

Christopher Robin, the young boy who embarked on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Tickets $10 includes afternoon tea following the film.

  • Thu 27th Dec 1:30PM
NEW YEAR\'S EVE SPECIAL

NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL (PG)

Rear Window: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr Chariots of Fire: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson.

REAR WINDOW  
112 mins.  USA 1954.  Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Professional photographer LB ‘Jeff ’ Jeffreys breaks his leg while getting an action shot. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing neighbours. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife.

CHARIOTS OF FIRE
(PG) 124 mins. UK 1981.  Dir: Hugh Hudson

Based on the true story of two very different men who competed as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddel, a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testamemt to his faith. Harold Abrahams is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove that Jews are not inferior.

Tickets $25 (no concessions) includes Festive Supper following the films.

  • Mon 31st Dec 7:00PM
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