Wednesday 5 October 2016
10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm; 7:15pm
Maggies Plan – Wednesday 5 October 2016
Directed by Rebecca Miller
98 mins Comedy/Romance
Maggie Hardin (Greta Gerwig) is a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette Harding (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work.
With some help from Maggie's best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.
“Like the best of those American romantic comedies of remarriage from the 1930s and '40s -- and like the Woody Allen movies we wish he'd make again -- this one makes serious matters feel light”.
Rochelle Siemienowicz, SBS
“Here's a whip-smart indie rom-com blessed with sincere charm and subtle sophistication, factors which have been in short supply for such a long time now”.
Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun
“It's Gerwig who dominates the film with another incisive, funny portrait of a conflicted, vulnerable yet determined modern woman”.
David Stratton, The Australian
A big thanks to all who attended our screening of Broke, with director/writer Heath Davis on hand to talk about his film. Heath successfully crowd funded Broke, raising $50,000 of the $100,000 budget. He is now raising funds for his next film Book Week through the crowd funding platform Indiegogo. If you want to be part of this film, visit Indiegogo now to pledge your support.
Don't miss out on more short films at the J. The Shnit International Short Film Festival screens on Wednesday 12 October - for details go here
The 9th Heart of Gold International Film Festival takes place in Gympie from 6 to 9 October. NFS has chartered a bus for SATURDAY 8 October to
take short film lovers to Gympie for a day of fabulous short films! The bus departs from The J, Noosa Junction at 9:30am and arrives back in Noosa
approx. 3:45pm. This gives you the chance to go to two sessions, 'Australian Festival Highlights' and International Festival Highlights..
Cost of the bus trip is only $10 (return) (excluding entry to HOG screenings). To book please call Susan Nyman on 0408 299 303. Seats are limited so
get in early.
Currently screening at Noosa 5 Cinemas is Sully, an American biographical drama directed by Clint Eastwood starring Tom Hanks - a thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, re-enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in 2009. And ‘The Beatles – Eight Days a Week’– a British-American documentary directed by Ron Howard opens in mid September. Contact Noosa 5 for further details.
An informal film discussion group meets once a month the Thursday after the last Film Society screening (of that month) at 2:30pm at Padstows, Noosa Junction. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 29 September. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and telephone number and we will give you any further updates.
Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Noosa International Film Festival (3rd – 6th November). This is an event not to be
missed, with an extensive program including the world premiere of Ryder Country, a locally produced feature length film and 5 Australian
premiers. There is also a very strong short film component. The Festival screens over 4 locations around Noosa. Visit the NIFF website for further updates.
Remaining screening dates for 2016: October: 5, 19; November: 2, 16; December: 7.