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

Sunday, October 3, 2010


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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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 Cotten - JAMES TUPPER - and uptight George Coulouris - BEN CHAPLIN - and with an increasingly harried manager, John Houseman - EDDIE MARSAN - but it's Welles who is the one who opens Richard's eyes the widest...

This completely delightful film has at its core a mesmerizing performance from CHRISTIAN McKAY as Welles, he not only looks incredibly like Welles', he captures the man's knowing capricious arrogance deliciously. The film has been cleverly adapted from a novel by high school English teacher Richard Kaplow by filmmaker Richard Linklater and there is wry affection for Welles' world and for Welles' himself in the work. There is a subplot that frames the film concerning a relationship between Richard and an aspiring writer played by Zoe Kazan that is also sweet.

This coming-of-age story, compressed into one week of Richard's life, is an exhilarating ride, a witty, fascinating insight into one of the towering talents of last century, the talent that propelled him, the talent that surrounded him. It's one of the best experiences you'll have of the theatre in film.
Further comments


DAVID: Well, I'm fascinated by this period, of course, and this material. Orson Welles was such a giant figure of cinema and of theatre and of radio, as well.

MARGARET: And it's so precocious, because he's 22 in this film.

DAVID: I know. Yes. Yes. And Christian McKay gives a wonderful impersonation of Welles. I think you couldn't find better. The other one I thought they got spot on was Joseph Cotton. I thought George Coulouris, the actor who played George Coulouris, was nothing like, at all, George Coulouris but...

MARGARET: Well, they've just got to encapture, though, the reality of the character, really.

DAVID: He got the character, I think. Yes. Yes. And John Houseman wasn't so - Eddie Marsan's John Houseman...but, look, I found this totally fascinating. I really enjoyed these insights into Welles. I loved scenes like the trip to the radio station in the middle of all of this because he has to do his Shadow radio show.

MARGARET: Isn't that beautiful. It's so funny.

DAVID: So it is totally, totally fascinating and...

MARGARET: Well, I believe that this was so researched, , with photos from the time.

DAVID: Yes. Absolutely, yes.

MARGARET: ...and with people who were there at the time, it's as accurate as you can get.

DAVID: Yes. Yes. They've got everything as close as they could.

MARGARET: I loved this film. I really just loved it. I'm giving it four and a half stars.

DAVID: I liked it a lot. I'm giving it four.

Wednesday, August 11, 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 Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here. Check out the Food Inc website.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Next Screening Fri July 2: MIC MACS

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: four stars David: four-and-a-half stars




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!)