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PICS AND FLICKS TAKES A SUMMER BREAK!

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Pics and Flicks has no film screening in January as we take a break to enjoy the festivities with  families and friends.

We look forward to seeing you at our next film on Friday 6th February 2015.

We thank you for the pleasure of your company through 2014 and hope that some of the films you've seen have:
challenged your mind, moved your heart and lifted your spirit
 - these are the goals of Pics and Flicks.

With our best wishes to you for a happy and peaceful festive season.

STILL LIFE 5th December 2014

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Pics and Flicks is proud to present: Still Life
WINNER – 2013 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Art Cinema Prize for Best Film, Best Director (Horizons) &
Pasinetti Critics’ Prize
WINNER – 2013 REYKJAVIK FILM FESTIVAL – Best Film
WINNER – 2014 EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL – Best Actor
WINNER – 2014 VOICES FILM FESTIVAL – Grand Prix & Best Actor



Don't ignore the quiet ones; this film hides a tenderness and humanity that is extraordinarily powerfulA delightful and tender tale of a man who cares for the lonely dead, this film – which won Best Film at last year’s Venice Film Festival – is so far from the action-orientated Hollywood blockbuster that it’s an important reminder of just how wonderfully diverse filmmaking can be. Contemplative and graceful, it’s also a showcase for English character actor Eddie Marsan who plays John May, a council worker who has – for 22 years – been looking after the affairs of those who have died alone: people with no friends or family to decide …

CHARLIE'S COUNTRY screening 14th November 2014

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Join us for the third instalment of Rolf de Heer's Aboriginal film trilogy.
Winner Best Actor: Un Certain Regard at Cannes (David Gulpilil)
Rolf de Heer's latest collaboration with David Gulpilil is an honest yet uplifting depiction of modern Australian indigenous culture.
Blackfella Charlie (Gulpilil) is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kith and kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.
Charlie's Country took Cannes by storm.
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THE GILDED CAGE screening 3rd October

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"The Gilded Cage focuses on a diligent Portuguese couple, who have long made France their home. Maria Ribeiro (Rita Blanco) works as a concierge in an upmarket residential complex in Paris, while her husband, José (Joaquim De Almeida) is a respected, hard-working foreman for a nearby construction company. They live modestly with their adult daughter, Paula (Barbara Cabrita) and teenage son, Pedro (Alex Alves Pereira) in the ground-floor apartment of said complex, with Maria seemingly on call 24/7.
Advertisement Evidently, Maria and José have become indispensable to their respective bosses. So much so, that when they receive surprising news from Portugal – an unexpected inheritance has left them a sprawling family estate, which would allow them to retire early and live comfortably – the Ribeiros are faced with a dilemma. Not only must they hand in their notice, but they also face tearing Paula and Pedro – who both favour France over Portugal – away from their adopted h…

NEBRASKA screening 5th SEPTEMBER

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Review by David Stratton
Woody Grant, BRUCE DERN, is a stubborn, crotchety old man who lives in Billings, Montana. He's become convinced he's won $1 million in a sweepstake and is certain he has to front up at an office in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1,367 km away, to collect his winnings. Woody refuses to believe his wife, Kate, JUNE SQUIBB, or son David, WILL FORTE, when they tell him it's just a promotion and he hasn't won a thing. Woody is so determined to get to Lincoln that David, a salesman who recently broke up with his girlfriend, finally agrees to drive him there - but there are several detours along the way.


Bruce Dern is at the top of his game in this film.   It’s not often an actor gets the best role of his career at age 77, especially when that actor is Bruce Dern, who has more than a dozen great performances on a resume that dates back to the 1960s. But in Alexander Payne’s latest film, Dern is nothing short of magnificent. What a joy it is to …

No film screenings in May, June and July 2014

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Dear Pics and Flicks supporter,
Have you heard that Council is replacing the roof of the Gerringong Town Hall?
This means that we are unable to screen films for the next three months which is not good news however we do have one piece of great news!
Kiama Council has resolved to work with Pics and Flicks Inc to provide high quality digital projection equipment so that our 14 years of great local cinema can continue into the digital future.   We will be sharing the cost and providing our projection expertise to ensure the best outcome for us all, especially you, the cinema goer.

HUGE sigh of relief and much appreciation of Council's support!!




If you happen to know or meet any of our Councillors, you might like to thank them for this support?
However, right now there's a lot of work to be done to be ready for our next screening in August and we're looking forward to seeing you then. We'll be in touch again with our usual reminder email as soon as possible.
Members:…

BLANCANIEVES Screening 4th APRIL

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FLiCKERFEST 2014 Screening 7th & 8th March

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STORIES WE TELL Screening Friday 7th February 2014

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Come and join us for the first film of the 2014 season. **Please note that we will not be screening films for a few months, from around April-May, while the Town Hall gets re-roofed**
It looks as if we may have shown our last movie off 35mm film stock....this month’s movie, as many in the future, will be from DVD or another digital format
Gerringong Pics and Flicks presents Stories We TellA film by Sarah Polley Review from urbancinefileSTORIES WE TELL  SYNOPSIS: Sarah Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essen…