Due to a sellout of the 3rd October screening of this documentary, Pics and Flicks is presenting an encore performance of this wonderful film about the life of local boy, Orry Kelly, Oscar-winning Hollywood costume designer.
Orry-Kelly behind the scenes with Ava Gardner for One Touch of Venus, 1948
are $10 from Pics and Flicks at its screening on 2nd Oct, or at the door on the night, unless sold out.
Flicks supporters with annual memberships can attend this 9th Oct
screening at no extra cost - just bring your membership card. An extra film for your $60 annual price - how good is that!
Revered Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong
has unearthed a fascinating story with her profile of Orry-Kelly (Orry
George Kelly), costume designer to the stars during Hollywood’s golden
age. Australians love to claim a celebrity as their own, so
it’s intriguing that Kelly’s story has not been told before now.
A boy from Kiama, Kelly made the move first to New York and then Los
Angeles, trying his hand at acting before settling on costume design and
finding a home with Warner Bros. He dressed everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, earning three Oscars in the process.
The film is worth it for the archival footage of gorgeous gowns
alone, but Armstrong makes it clear that Kelly’s talent was not just for
glitz. His long partnership with Bette Davis is a case in point – Kelly
worked with Davis to hold back the studio’s attempts to blandly
glamourise her. The outfits he designed both tailored to her body shape
and said something about her characters. Julia Scott-Stevenson SBS
WHEN: First Friday night of each month (except Jan)
WHEN: 7.20pm for 8pm
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!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Gerringong Pics and Flicks
Clouds of Sils Maria
Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set in the scenic splendour of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.Rating: R (for language and brief graphic nudity) Genre: Drama Directed By: Olivier Assayas Written By: Olivier Assayas
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads, Clouds of Sils Maria is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with impressive depth and intelligence.