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LOVING VINCENT 1st June 2018

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​ This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks.  Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking) Genre: Animation, Drama Directed By: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Written By: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel
Loving Vincent is a beautiful curiosity. ​
You can't take your mind off the machinery behind it to concentrate entirely on the story that it's telling. Nonetheless, it's enthralling - an artistic biography of Vincent van Gogh which knits the life and the work together with a firmness which illuminates both.

Polish writer-director Dorota Kobiela,  and her co-director, Hugh Welchman, first filmed a live-action version then had teams of painters and animators overlay it with a rendition done in van Gogh's impasto style. A small army of oil painters from all over the world were recruited for the job and ma…

THE TEACHER 4th May 2018

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​ Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted behavior and one of the students' suicide attempt that could be related to that matter, makes the school Principal call the students' parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher's high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be? LevelK.dk IMDb

MOUNTAIN 6th April 2018

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Mountain : a sublime rush of adrenaline and orchestral beauty  - Janine Israel Australian Guardian
Mountain is an unashamed documentary tribute to adventurers who are willing to risk their lives climbing the world’s great heights. It provides astonishing vision of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, speedflyers, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. The documentary examines our changing relationship to mountains and to risk-taking over the past 300 years as technology and opportunity have allowed completely new approaches to adventure. Collated from more than 2,000 hours of footage shot in 15 countries, Mountain is a 70-minute rush of adrenaline; a safari into the sublime; a vertiginous voyage to the top of the world. This masterful documentary is a cinematic and musical collaboration between the director, Jennifer Peedom and Richard Tognetti's Australian Chamber Orchestra. The score was recorded in the Sydney Opera House and the film is narra…

THE SALESMAN Friday 2nd March 2018

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Director: Asghar Farhadi Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image. Length: 125 minutes The film follows a couple in Tehran involved in an amateur dramatic production of Arthur Miller’s The Salesman, who are forced to move apartments following an earthquake. But the flat into which they move has an unhappy history, compounded by an unwelcome intruder. This psychological and moral drama, investigates how anger and damaged self image can drive a man to destroying the very thing he is attempting to protect - his marriage.
"The acting is impeccable and the director’s skill at combining an analysis of a marriage with dramatic exterior conflict is second to none. The Salesman is provocative, challenging, and thoroughly gripping." David Stratton, The Australian, 4/3/2017

ALI'S WEDDING Friday, 2nd February 2018

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Pics and Flicks is beginning another great year of memorable screenings with the popular, Australian film, Ali's Wedding.



After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. An irreverent and warm-hearted comedy, ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story of love and duty.​  http://www.madmanfilms.com.au/alis-wedding/

GONE SURFING!

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Gerringong Pics and Flicks takes a break in January.
We will be back with our first film on 2nd February, 2018, which is Ali's Wedding.

Keep an eye on this blog or the Facebook page to get more details closer to the date.

In the meantime we have a little questionnaire for you.

Which films did you see at Pics and Flicks in 2017 and which ones did you like most?

Click on this link and revisit all those great films from around the world!

Pics and Flicks Films 2017 - questionnaire

Season's Greetings!

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Pics and Flicks is looking forward to a wonderful, restful and joyous summer break!

We hope your festive season brings you and yours everything you hope for.
Our next film is Ali's Wedding, to be screened on 2nd February 2018.