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August 31, 2016

Film Review - Still Alice - By Richard Glatzer

In Still Alice a linguistics professor is deeply challenged when she is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Her family comes to terms with it in their own way. The diagnosis proved to be even more challenging for some members due to genetic consequences. Alice decides to make the most of her remaining time to enjoy the simple things in life with the ones she loves. A heartbreaking but amazing story of strength, love and bravery. Anne

August 17, 2016

Film Review - Big Eyes - By Tim Burton

Big eyes is a drama about the life of painter Margaret Keane and her struggles for recognition as a painter.

It shows the legal difficulties and abuse she suffered at the hand of her husband who liked to claim credit for her work. It is beautiful to witness the journey of her coming into her own. Anne

August 03, 2016

Film Review - The Armstrong Lie by Alex Gibney

This documentary follows Lance Armstrong's rise and fall in the cycling world. From seven times Tour de France champion to being stripped of everything, this DVD explores through interviews the doping culture of Australian cycling.

Armstrong's former team mates were only too happy to talk and ultimately Armstrong's bullying and arrogance lead to his demise. The Armstrong Lie is eye opening, whether you love him or hate him, Armstrong is frank and direct in his interviews. Anne

August 02, 2016

Movie Club—Stand By Me

In August the Movie Club will be screening Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner and starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, and Kiefer Sutherland.

In Castle Rock, Oregon, 1959, four boys, Gordie (Wheaton), Chris (Phoenix), Teddy (Feldman), and Vern (O'Connell), come to believe that they know the location of the dead body of a boy who went missing from a nearby town. They decide to take a journey out of town and across the country to find the body and be celebrated as local heroes. While taking the journey the boys face many perils, some real, some only rumour. But what they really find along the journey is who they are and where they are going.

The film is based on a Stephen King novella, originally entitled "They Body", from the Different Seasons collection, which also contained "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", which was also made into a film in 1996. Like The Shawshank Redemption, the film has become an audience favourite, and won the approval of King, who believes it to be one of the first accurate adaptations of his work. It has become the quintessential coming-of-age film, dealing with the loss of childhood innocence, death, nostalgia, and the uncertainty of growing up.

The film will be screened on Wednesday 10 August at 6pm at Narellan Library, Corner of Queen and Elyard Street, Narellan. Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided, but BYO snacks are more than welcome. Stay after the screening to share your thoughts about the film and join in a discussion about the many intriguing insights the film explores.

July 20, 2016

Film Review - Love and Mercy By Director Bill Pohlad

Love and Mercy is set between the 1960's focusing on Brian Wilson, the leader of the Beach Boys. The movie looks at his younger years and in 1980 twenty years later. During that time he ends up being diagnosed with mental illness and is put under the constant watch of an unprofessional therapist.

The DVD shows his music genius as well as his struggle through psychotic episodes and his fight to maintain his independence in life. He finds love with a chance meeting that helps to give him hope in life again. The movie is quite an eye opening account of Brian's life, the good, bad and his amazing talent. Anne