2009 Schedule of Films

All screenings are at Rialto Cinemas on Monday nights at 6:30pm

Mon 2 March:
BASQUIAT
Dir. Julian Schnabel (USA 1996)
Mon 9 March:
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HARRY
Dir. Lech Majewski (USA/Poland 1992)
Mon 16 March:
MAUVAIS SANG
Dir. Leos Carax (France 1986)
Mon 23 March:
Special Guest: Lech Majewski!
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
Dir. Majewski (UK/Italy 2004)
Monday 30 March: No Screening - World Cinema Showcase, Members get discounted tickets!
Mon 6 April:
ANGELUS
Dir. Lech Majewski (Poland 2000)
Monday 13 April:
No Screening - Easter Monday
Mon 20 April:
MOOLAADE
Dir. Ousmane Sembene (Senegal/France 2004)
Mon 27 April:
DIVA
Dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix (France 1981)
Mon 4 May:
DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
Dir. Herbert Sauper (Austria/France/Belgium 2004)
Mon 11 May:
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES
Dir. Jennifer Baichwal (Canada 2006)
Mon 18 May:
LA SENTINELLE
Dir. Arnaud Desplechin (France 1992)
Mon 25 May:
MALA NOCHE
Dir. Gus Van Sant (USA 1985)
Monday 1 June:
No Screening - Queen's Birthday
Mon 8 June:
I WAS NINETEEN
Dir. Konrad Wolf (East Germany 1968)
Mon 15 June:
THE ARCHITECTS
Dir. Peter Kahane (East Germany 1990)
Mon 22 June:
FLANDERS
Dir. Bruno Dumont (France 2006)
Mon 29 June:
BERLIN-SCHOENHAUSER CORNER
Dir. Gerhard Klein (East Germany 1957)
Mon 6 July:
MY BELOVED HOMELAND / BRIDE OF GALILEE
Dir. Basel Tannous (Palestine 2006)
Mon 13 July:
INFERNAL AFFAIRS
Dir. Andrew Lau & Alan Mak (Hong Kong 2002)
Mon 20 July:
GASLIGHT
Dir. George Cukor (USA 1944)
Mon 27 July:
BROKEN WINGS
Dir. Nir Bergman (Israel 2002)
Mon 3 August:
NO SCREENING - International Film Festival, Members get discount tickets!
Mon 10 August:
NO SCREENING - International Film Festival, Members get discount tickets!
Mon 17 August:
YOU THE LIVING
Dir. Roy Andersson (Sweden 2007)
Mon 24 August:
NOI THE ALBINO
Dir. Dagur Kari (Iceland 2003)
Mon 31 August:
CINEVARDAPHOTO
Dir. Agnes Varda (France 2004)
Mon 7 September:
CHARLIE CHAPLIN SHORTS - WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
14-16 September:
Belladonna Short Film Festival
Filmsoc members get free entry to all screenings
Mon 21 September:
AGNES VARDA: PARIS
Shorts, Dir. Agnes Varda (France 1958-2003)
Mon 28 September:
ATTACK THE GAS STATION
Dir. Kim Sang-jin (Korea 1999)
Mon 5 October:
LEAVE ALL FAIR
Dir. John Reid (NZ 1986)
Mon 12 October:
OCCUPATION 101
Dir. Abdallah & Sufyan Omeish (Palestine)
Mon 19 October:
RAIN
Dir. Christine Jeffs (NZ 2001)

Leave All Fair

Screening: Monday 5 October, 6:30pm

John Reid | New Zealand | 1985

Starring John Gielgud and Jane Birkin

Set in France, an emotional encounter in which the life and relationships of writer Katherine Mansfield are given a new perspective.

On the 7th August 1922, Katherine Masfield wrote to her husband, John Middleton Murry, a "farewell" letter. It contained some cruel accusations against him and ended: "All my manuscripts, books, papers, letters I leave to you. Go through them one day, dear love, publish as little as possible and tear up and burn as much as possible. You know my love of tidiness. Have a clean sweep, Bogey, and leave all fair - will you?"

She deposited the letter in a bank security box with instructions that it be given to her husband in the event of her death.

Five months later, Katherine Mansfield died.

Unknown to Murry, she had also left a copy of the 'last letter' with her French publisher.

Murry went on to build a career and a fortune on releasing for publication - gradually - the huge quantity of letters and journals which were in, or came into, his possession as her literary executor. He was within his legal rights in doing so.

Over the years, the reality of Katherine Mansfield disappears from Murry's mind to be replaced by a vision he manufactures of his late wife as an enchanting and beautiful young girl, talented and tragic, the embodiment of literary romance.

At the end of his life, Murry faces the challenge of the French publisher and his friend, a young New Zealand actress who looks uncannily like Katherine herself. Has been less than scrupulous in so disregarding Katherine's wishes?

It is so long since Murry, returning from Katherine's funeral at the little communal cemetery of Avon-Fontainebleau, read for the first time that 'last letter'. Then, mourning - but relieved by - her death, he was able to justify the years they were together. It was then that, visualising the many scenes she had described to him that were the basis of her stories, he resolved that her life and work would be what he will make of them.

Facing now a challenge he had always feared, Murry justifies having released all her papers and created his vision of her by repeating what he had decided so long ago at her funeral - "...the only thing that matters to me is that she should take her place as one of the most wonderful writers of our time." - NZFC

(90 minutes, colour, 35mm)

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