Monday, April 30, 2012


Rated M 115 mins

ABC At the Movies review of "The Descendants"

Hi all Members .......A reminder to all of you ...

Call out to all our loyal members from the Port Fairy Film Society…
Come along and join us to help raise funds for our film society
so that we can keep showing great movies in Port Fairy into the
future. Much needed funds raised will go towards new technology
and improvements now needed to show movies in the future.
Tickets purchased for these fundraisers are not from usual PFFS
memberships but just a ticket purchased at the door.

$9 concession and $15 full price.

Two great extra screenings in Port Fairy ....

This Friday May 4th at both the 1pm matinee session and 7:30pm in the evening
“The Descendants” staring George Clooney.

“Funny, moving, and beautifully acted, The Descendants captures
the unpredictable messiness of life with eloquence and uncommon
grace.” **** stars

George Clooney stars in the new film from Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS, ELECTION) as an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.  

Friday June 8th at both the 1pm matinee and 7:30pm in the evening
“The Artist” the Academy award winning romantic comedy ******stars
“A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The
Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and
visual style to spare.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Acclaimed Cold War spy thriller screens in Port Fairy


A CLASSIC tale of espionage and intrigue comes to south-west screens for the first time tomorrow.
Port Fairy Film Society will host two screenings of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy at the Reardon Theatre, with a matinee at 1pm and a night showing from 7.30pm.

The film is an adaption of John le Carré’s Cold War thriller about a Soviet mole in the British secret service and spy George Smiley’s efforts to uncover the mole.

Turned into a successful mini-series in 1979 starring Alec Guinness as Smiley, this big-screen version maintains the Cold War setting and stars Gary Oldman as Smiley.

Oldman was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for his turn — one of three Oscar nominations Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy received.

The film also stars Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones and John Hurt.

Port Fairy Film Society is screening the 1944 musical Meet Me In St Louis as part of its classic matinee series on Tuesday from 1.30pm.

Other future screenings for the group include fund-raiser showings of the Oscar-winning movie The Descendents on May 4 and the romance Letters To Juliet on May 15.

Corangamite Film Society continues its season on May 3 with a double bill featuring Australian drama Eye Of The Storm and French thriller Hidden. They screen from 7pm at the Killara Centre.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spies in Port Fairy this Friday!

                                                     Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy trailer

This month's screening happens this Friday, 20th of April, at 1pm a matinee and at 7.30 pm an evening screening.

It is the brilliant Spy thriller  Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy
**** Margaret ***** David, ATM ABC

Based on John Le-Carre’s  novel , Tomas Alfredson has brilliantly remade spy thriller set in the 1970’s at the height of the Cold War. George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government - which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.   Could it be Alleline (Toby Jones), Haydon (Colin Firth), Bland (Ciarán Hinds), Estherhase (David Dencik) – 5 Stars,
Phillip French & Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Oldman is superb as the ever-present Smiley (portrayed by Alec Guinness in the 1979 TV series), while Colin Firth shows great presence as the elegant, confident Bill Haydon, code-named Tailor. The fact that the physicality of
the actors is so different works in the film's favour with Toby Jones as good as ever as the smarmy Percy Alleline (Tinker) and Ciaran Hiands's large features are imposing as Roy Bland (Soldier). But they are not the only rotten apple contenders. For maximum enjoyment, do not expect a run-of-the-mill thriller with linear storytelling and a simple resolution. There is far more complexity to absorb.

Le Carré is a master of the genre and under Alfredson's dense direction, the revitalisation of this classic is elevated to new heights as well as a new audience. (Louis Keller cited in Rotten Tomatoes)

Please note our two PFFS  fundraisers on your calender.
The Descendents - Friday May 4th 1.00pm &7,30pm
The Artist - Friday June 8th  1.00pm &7,30pm
next regular PFFS screening
Burning Man - Friday May 18th 7.30 pm only

next Tuesday's classic matinee
Meet me in St Louis - Tuesday April 24th 1.30pm

Three Community Fundraisers
Letters to Juliet - Tuesday May 15 12 Noon  Port Fairy Hospital Aux with Lunch
Hugo  in 2D - Sunday June 10 1.30pm   Port Fairy Consolidated School
Chocolat  Friday  July 6 7.30pm PF Winter Weekends

NEWSLETTER  generally
We need new commitee members. Please contact Trudy 55697358 if you would
like to discuss joining the committee. - it involves turning up about an
hour and 1/2 before the movie to help set up and discuss the usual bits and
pieces that community group commitees discuss.

Trudy Rickard Pres PFFS