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FACES PLACES 2nd August 2019

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GENRE:Documentary DIRECTOR:Agnès Varda DURATION:89 Mins COUNTRIES:France

"Marking a long-awaited return to filmmaking in the year of her 90th birthday, Face Places sees iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda forging an unexpected collaboration with photographer JR as they embark on a road trip like no other. The two artists share a passion for images and how they’re created, displayed and shared; Varda through cinema, JR through his emotionally arresting outdoor installations. Inspired by this connection, they set out in JR’s photo booth-enhanced truck, exploring the villages and small towns of rural France and meeting its humble residents – all the while creating large-scale portraits plastered across unconventional locations. What follows is a heart-warming insight into unnamed communities, documented here in Varda’s typically playful and tender manner. A Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee, Faces Places is a deeply charming and life-affirming look at not only the sub…

SHOPLIFTERS 5th July 2019

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is a complex, subtle, mysterious film that builds to the most extraordinary surprise ending, a twist-reveal worthy of psychological suspense noir. Yet the film is nothing like that generically. In fact, it is another of the intricate and nuanced family dramas in the classical Japanese style, of which Kore-eda has made himself a modern master. Its significant plot shifts happen unobtrusively, almost invisibly, except for those big, heart-wrenching revelations in its final section.  Peter Bradshaw, Guardian.

NORMANDY NUDE Friday, 6th June 2019

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Rating: M Length: 110 mins Cast: François Cluzet, François-Xavier Demaison, Toby Jones The new comedy from Philippe Le Guay (The Women On The 6th Floor), NORMANDY NUDE is a warm and wise tale starring the irrepressible François Cluzet (The Country DoctorThe Intouchables) as the mayor of a proud farming community who must put aside their grievances in order to save their village.
Language: French with English subtitle

BREATH 10th May 2019

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Please note that, just for May, the Pics and Flicks film will be on the SECOND Friday of the month. This is because the Surf Life Festival will be using the Town Hall on our usual first Friday.

This wonderful Australian film will be screened by Surf Life and also by Pics and Flicks on these two Fridays.
Please note that your 10-tixs and annual memberships will only be accepted for entry to the screening on 10th May. Breath, a profound Tim Winton adaptation that swirls with soul and beauty Simon Baker’s directorial debut is poetic without being pretentious, capturing the natural beauty of the WA coast and the complexity of coming of age The natural beauty of the film’s coastal, Western Australian settings provides scope for symbolic interpretation. But like Winton’s novel, the film is unpretentiously profound, with a very Australian (and very cinematic) regard for allowing natural beauty to speak for itself. It is the rarest kind of sports movie, in that it will encourage in participants a…

THE INSULT Friday, 1st February 2019

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Pics and Flicks begins 2019 with an acclaimed film that examines Lebanese conflict and culture, in the courtroom.

Pics and Flicks 2018 films in review - your thoughts please

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We want to know which movies you enjoyed during 2018, which you didn't like as much, and what you would be interested in seeing.

Help us provide a better movie-going experience for you by completing this survey. Just 5 minutes of your time and it is anonymous.

Survey closes Tuesday 31 January 2019 - results advised at our first Gerringong Pics & Flicks screening on Friday 1st February 2019.


Click or tap on this link and rank each film that you saw.  There is also space to add extra comments too, which we would really appreciate.

Pics and Flicks films in 2018 - Survey
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2019 Study Grants now open

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Study Grants

 Whether you’re experienced or just starting out,  Pics & Flicks is offering financial assistance in 2019 to help locals develop their filmmaking, TV, radio or online production skills. 
Where?  At the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Moore Park Sydney. 
AFTRS offers great short courses in  
* Screenwriting        * Directing        * Production        *  Editing       * Animation       * Cinematography  * and much more!
Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to $500  to help cover the cost of the course of their choice. 
Grants will be available to people from the greater Kiama region, 16 years of age and older. 
Some current and coming AFTRS courses include;
○ Camera and Sound Fundamentals, 2 days  ○ Assistant Directing Fundamentals, 2 days  ○ Feature Documentary Intensive, 5 days  ○ Introduction to Screenwriting, 2 days  ○ Introduction to Directing, 2 days  ○ TV and Radio Presenting Intensive, 5 days  ○ Podcasting Fundamentals, 2 days 

For the f…