WHEN: First Friday night of each month (except Jan)

WHEN: 8pm [Doors open 7.20pm]

WHERE: The Gerringong Town Hall, Fern Street, Gerringong.

Cost: $10 per person or buy a personal subscription - 11 films for $60! 10-film multi-tickets also available for $75 - to share or use for yourself!

Any questions? Email us at picsandflicks@gmail.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

NERUDA 3rd November 2017


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Starring: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco
Director: Pablo Larrain
Summary: Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend. [The Orchard]  

Monday, September 11, 2017

LAND OF MINE 8th October 2017

Land of Mine (Under Sandet)


In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DEAN SPANLEY 1st September 2017

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After attending a talk on reincarnation by a visiting swami (Art Malik), sickly Horatio Fisk (Peter O'Toole), who is still grieving over the death of his eldest son, and his youngest son, Henslowe (Jeremy Northam), meet the charismatic Dean Spanley (Sam Neill) and the businessman Wrather (Bryan Brown). Horatio and Dean become fast friends and meet up frequently for dinner. Dean, though, is no ordinary guest. He claims to be the reincarnation of a dog, which only intrigues Horatio more.
DirectorToa Fraser
Adapted fromMy Talks with Dean Spanley
Duration100 minutes
RatingG


"Toa Fraser's sensitive direction of this deceptively challenging and surprisingly satisfying film, keeps the tone perfectly balanced in the manner of perhaps an eccentric English tale with dashes of humour and pathos." Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PATERSON 4th August 2017

Paterson



Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus:
 Paterson adds another refreshingly unvarnished entry to Jim Jarmusch's filmography -- and another outstanding performance to Adam Driver's career credits.

David Stratton SMH Dec 2016Who would have thought that a film about a week in the life of a bus driver and part-time poet named Paterson, who lives in Paterson, New Jersey, would be one of movie highlights of the year? In his new film, independent American director Jim Jarmusch returns to the kind of minimalist work with which he made his name 30 years ago — films such as Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986) and Mystery Train (1989). Paterson is a film in which conventional narrative is shunted aside in favour of detailed character observation; nothing “happens”, in a traditional sense, yet everything happens.


115minutes
comedy, drama
written and directed by Jim Jarmusch

Friday, April 21, 2017

MAHANA Friday 5th May 2017

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Pics and Flicks
is proud to present

Mahana

An engrossing narrative on a grand scale



From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.

Director:

Lee Tamahori

Writers:

John Collee (screenplay), Witi Ihimaera (novel)

Stars:

Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning
Mahana is the story of a powerful rivalry between two Maori families who make their living as shearers around Gisborne, on the east coast of the north island, in the early 1960s. In the history of Maori films, it is a landmark – it succeeds as an engrossing narrative on a grand scale about quotidian lives. It's neither paean to Maori spirituality (although there is a little of that), nor a film about the white oppression of Maori culture (although there's a little of that too). So much for what it isn't. What it is is a complete and convincing world, rooted in its own time and soil and way of thinking.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

LA BELLE SAISON Friday 7th April 2017


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Summertime (La Belle Saison) presents a well-acted, beautifully framed period romance that offers a refreshing perspective on its era in the bargain.


A young woman (Izia Higelin) moves from the French countryside to Paris and begins a passionate love affair with a feminist leader (Cecile de France) in this drama set in 1970s France. Catherine Corsini writer/director.

Rating:not yet rated

  • Genre:Art House & International, Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:Catherine Corsini
  • Written By:Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss

  • "The film is distinguished by magnificent photography by Jeanne Lapoirie and by the insightful screenplay by the director and Laurette Polmanss. It's enjoying a very limited cinema release, but is well worth checking out."
    David Stratton, The Australian 16 Sept 2016.

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    TRUMAN Fri 3rd March 2017

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    On hearing the news, ex-pat Tomás flies from Canada to Madrid to spend four days with his old friend Julián. In terms of plot there’s some bickering about the past plus a day-trip to Amsterdam to visit Julián’s son, and that’s about it. But don’t be dissuaded, Truman offers much, much more.

    This is a film about the troublesome mechanics of friendship, of ageing and the inevitability of dying. Foremost it’s about being human, about courage and generosity. And that’s what makes it so warm. At the centre of the film are two knockout performances by two of the best actors working in Spain - Javier Cámara (Talk To Her) and Ricardo Darín (Wild Tales). There’s not a moment in this film that doesn’t ring true as they reconnect the past and set about the business of the present.

    It’s not exactly easy business either as Julián finalises his will, draws a line on how much hospital intervention he wants (none), prepares funeral arrangements and most significantly, tries to find a new home for Truman the dog who will certainly outlive his owner. With Tomás looking on as non-judgementally as he can, his friend defies convention to define the terms of his own mortality. Gutsy stuff. Provocative too.

    Yet despite the rather dark world of Truman, the film beats with a surprisingly sunny and uplifting heart. Director Cesc Gay sees to that, a writer with past form revealing middle-aged men. He avoids the mawkish and the sentimental to create memorable characters who quietly deal with what needs to be done, and paradoxically find a way to enjoy themselves doing it. These are men firmly in touch with their emotions but there’s no renting of cloth and barely a tear (on screen at least) as they face the simple reality that their time – notably Julián’s – is coming to a close. Therein the courage, the generosity and power of Truman; an often funny film that shows how bitter-sweet enriches all our lives.

    // COLIN FRASER

    Previewed at Verona Cinemas, Sydney, on 28 July 2016
    STARRINGRicardo Darín
    Javier Cámara
    Dolores Fonzi
    DIRECTOR
    Cesc Gay

    WRITER
    Cesc Gay

    COUNTRY

    Spain (subtitles)
    CLASSIFICATION
    MA15+
    RUNTIME
    108 minutes
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