During the holiday season starting on Boxing Day, the Village theatre in Launceston will be screening a number of films that may interest you. Note that films that have a season at the theatre will not be screened in our program.
Remember that the Village offers a concession to Film Society Members, so bring your membership card along to take advantage.
The Film Society’s 2013 program starts on February 4th.
See you then,
Les Miserables (Opens 26 December 2012)
The long-running musical (first performed in Paris in 1980) from which this film is based is a sung-through production containing almost no spoken dialogue. Hooper, knowing where his baguette is buttered, honors this. The challenge is that with the story and lyrics unchangeable unchangeable, his decisions on tone and scale are crucial in making us care about the characters, especially since this material easily slips into grandiloquence
Life of Pi (Opens 1 January 2013)
Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery. Inspired by a worldwide best-seller that many readers must have assumed was unfilmable, it is a triumph over its difficulties. It is also a moving spiritual achievement, a movie whose title could have been shortened to "life."
Hitchcock (opens late January 2013)
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.
The master of suspense, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, was a tad bit cooky, a mad genius, in a creative way, and as any highly talented man in history there was a woman in the shadows to help him. In Hitch's case (call him Hitch, forget the cock), it was his wife Alma. Hitchcock who tells two parts of Hitch's story while making the movie Psycho, the hard road to get the picture made and the marital woes he experienced with Alma during production.
Django Unchained (Opens 24 January 2013)
Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.
Quentin Tarantino's brilliant and brutal revenge western is a wildly exciting return to form: a thrilling adventure in genre and style climaxing in a bizarre and nightmarish scenario in a slave plantation in 1858.