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THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN
Screening: Fri Nov 5 at 8pm
The New York Times says: "The poignant, startling French film “The Father of My Children” opens with a whoosh of activity. A financially struggling independent-movie producer, GrĂ©goire Canvel (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing), is driving through Paris, trying to keep the different parts of his life in play. He’s talking — he’s always talking — taking one call after another with a cellphone cradled under an ear. But what he’s really doing is juggling, a tricky proposition, given that he’s holding a cigarette in one hand, carelessly tending to the wheel with the other hand, while a stream of bad news from his creditors and various projects pours into his ear like poison..." read more
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Friday 1st October, 2010
Gerringong Pics & Flicks Inc. present
Me & Orson Welles
[Rated PG]

Tickets go on sale at Gerringong Town Hall at 7.30pm with the film starting at 8.00pm. After the film Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be available, providing a great chance to discuss the film or anything else you like in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Review by Margaret Pomeranz
After Tim Robbins' 1999 CRADLE WILL ROCK we return once more to the Mercury Theatre in New York founded by Orson Welles in 1937. And it's in that year that ME AND ORSON WELLES is set, just as Welles - played by CHRISTIAN McKAY - is putting the final touches to his production of JULIUS CAESAR. Seventeen year old high school student Richard Samuels - AC EFRON lucks into the role of Lucius. Richard has a lot to learn and Welles' assistant Sonja - CLAIRE DANES - is a mine of information...
It's a new world for Richard, backstage with other actors like the libidinous Joseph Co…
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SCREENING FRIDAY SEPT 3, 2010:In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of…
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Next Screening Fri July 2: MIC MACS

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Directed by Jean-Pierret Jeunet (Amelie) David Stratton says: "It's got a very good plot, a strong plot, a sort of almost Frank Capra like story about the underdogs who take over the big arms dealers and overcome them. It's stuff with visual invention. It's got so many great visual ideas.
"I'm one of the few people that have admired Jeunet's films from a distance but found them hard to access emotionally. And this is full of his idiosyncratic visuals, crazy characters - literally outsiders in the Parisian community. But there was real joy in this film, and fun. It is constantly entertaining, narratively more cohesive than many of his films, and naively politically palatable."
Margaret loved it and called it "cheeky".

Margaret: David:


SCREENING AT THE GERRINGONG TOWN HALL, FRI JULY 2 DOORS OPEN 7.30PM MOVIE AT 8PM
TEA AND COFFEE SERVED AFTER THE MOVIE.

BRAN NUE DAE

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A terrific night was had at Gerringong Town Hall on Sat June 4 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Picks and Flicks.
The full hall really enjoyed the rollicking road flic, Bran Nue Dae (Going Home Never Felt so Good!).
Champage and chocolate cake followed and local coffee roaster John Svinos donated his time and machine to serve some of his award winning Daily Grind coffe - thanks for your time and terrific brew John. (Buy some Daily Grind at the Gerringong Deli!)
PICKS AND FLICKS SHOWS FILMS ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 7.30PM