QUEENSTOWN FILM SOCIETY

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QUEENSTOWN
FILM SOCIETY

Be entertained. Be moved.
Be challenged. Be inspired.

Tuesdays at Dorothy Browns Cinema 8.15 pm from 2 May 2017

Tuesdays at Dorothy Browns Cinema 8.15 pm from 2 May 2017

23 May 2017: Persepolis


Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, France/USA, 2007, M, 98 mins

Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is an animated feature that’s more richly populated and more vigorous, succinct and shrewdly funny than many a flesh-and-blood drama. Working with comix artist Vincent Paronnaud, expatriate Iranian Satrapi has adapted her own popular autobiographical graphic novels relating how she survived childhood under the Shah, adolescence after the Islamic revolution and early adulthood in Europe where her parents sent her for a liberal education.

“A wonderful spirit – defiant, funny, tender, self-mocking – suffuses Persepolis…A bare synopsis doesn’t begin to convey the imaginative breadth of Persepolis, the richness of its characters, the wit with which it encapsulates a huge amount of historical detail or its breezy flights of fancy, which include heavenly discussions between God and Karl Marx, Marjane’s otherworldly advisers. Through all her adolescent torments, Marjane is counseled by her earthy, beloved grandmother, a wise, sophisticated and foul-mouthed mentor whose memorable, full-bodied personality belies her 2-D pen-and-ink profile…In a year that has given us such marvelous animated movies as Ratatouille…this vibrant, sly and moving personal odyssey takes pride of place.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

 

If you need to sign up or renew your membership on the night, please be sure to get there as early as you can so we have time to process your membership before the movie begins.

Queenstown Film Society is a community organisation that screens cinematic gems on Tuesday nights over winter at Dorothy Browns Cinema in Arrowtown. It’s easy to become a member and great value at just $120 for the entire season of 20 films – that’s $6 per film. We also offer part-season memberships and three-film samplers. We can't sell single tickets but if you want to get a taste of film society before joining, why not come along to one of our public screenings (see Schedule).

Don't be a couch potato this winter – enjoy top-notch cinema with Queenstown Film Society!