Queenstown Film Society
Tuesdays 8.30 pm at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown from 21 July 2020
Julie Dash, USA, 1991, 112 mins (PG) Set in 1902 as an African-American family prepares to leave their island home for the mainland, this groundbreaking debut remains urgent, poetic and resonant, most recently inspiring Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte, France, 2018, 103 mins (not rated) Rare audio recordings alongside animated courtroom sketches bring to life the Rivonia trial in this enthralling account of a pivotal chapter in Mandela and his co-defendants’ fight against apartheid.
Samuel Collardey, France, 2018, 94 mins (not rated) Set amidst the dazzling, otherworldly landscapes of Arctic Greenland, this richly human documentary, about the unexpected bond between a Danish teacher and an Inuit boy, celebrates our capacity for cross-cultural connection.
Emily Atef, Germany/Austria/France, 2018, 115 mins (PG coarse language) In 1981 troubled actress and cult favourite Romy Schneider gave her final interview at a French resort. “Marie Bäumer is uncanny in this black-and-white homage to the Austrian-born movie star.” – Guardian
Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1956, 98 mins (PG) Bob is a thief with a code of honour and a perfect plan to rob the casino in this crime classic. “Melville’s drollest, most likeable gangster movie…Exceedingly light on its feet” – Village Voice
Feo Aladag, Germany, 2014, 103 mins Shot on location in Afghanistan, this muscular and scrupulously balanced war film finds common ground amongst the divisions of war. “A sensitive corrective to more partisan war dramas.” – Variety
Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland, 2018, 100 mins (PG) Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller, with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir as a fearless eco-warrior juggling environmental action and foster motherhood.
All screenings at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown, at 8.30 pm. The programme is subject to change without notice. Admission is members only; we cannot sell single tickets. There are no bookings, so get there early to be sure of a seat. French films are screened in cooperation with the Institut Français and the Embassy of France. German films are screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.
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