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)

Moolaadé

Screening: Monday 20 April, 6:30pm

Ousmane Sembene | Senegal | 2004 | M violence, offensive language, sex scenes

This stirring final film from the master of African cinema follows a defiant wife who refuses to allow four girls to undergo traditional initiation rituals. “A rousingly political film that is a critique of traditional forms of authority and a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life.” – New York Times

Among Sembene’s strengths as a storyteller are his deceptive simplicity and apparent looseness, which allow his drama to steadily gather momentum and political force. His ambiguous, multilayered treatment of a flirtatious local merchant who partially represents the world outside the village is emblematic of his virtuosity. — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.

Moolaadé is the most powerful political film on the screen today. And its persuasiveness is rooted in the Senegalese filmmaker’s use of African folk-narrative traditions – conjuring up a great, rich hubbub as brilliant with color and characters as any drama on a less daunting subject… As the village is stirred by rebellion, Sembene allows each argument its dignity, presenting the challenge to change and adapt as an embrace rather than an admonition. — Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

(123 minutes, In Bambara and French, with English subtitles, DVD)

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