3 December 2014
10:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
Spain 1966. John Lennon was determined to leave the Beatles to become an actor, and arrives in Almería to shoot How I Won the War, his first and only non-musical role. Antonio (played brilliantly by a heartfelt Javier Cámara I’m So Excited, A Gun In Each Hand, and Talk To Her), is a school teacher in the small Spanish town of Albacete, who uses Beatles lyrics to teach his students English. When Antonio learns that Lennon is visiting, he decides to undertake the journey to meet his hero. On his way, Antonio meets two runaways; Juanjo, a 16-year-old boy who is escaping his home and suffocating father, and Belén, a 20-year-old pregnant girl reluctantly planning to go home to her mother. Together they travel in Antonio’s Fiat across the stunning backdrop of Franco’s sun-drenched Spain to reach a destination where they will learn more about themselves and one another than they could have imagined.
Directed by David Trueba
Spain (2013) Running Time: 108 minutes
“Half a century after The Beatles, here's a Spanish film that reminds us just what that music represented to their first generation of fans - freedom, and a connection with others touched by the same songs, the world over”. Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
“The film never gets too heavy. But light as it is, it does a good job of capturing a time and place that few of us are familiar with”. Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette
"It's a lovely film, yes. I liked it so much and all the characters are so well drawn and the pacing is very good". David Strattin, At The Movies.
The Annual General Meeting of the Noosa Film Society will be held on 4th March 2015 at the Noosa Five Cinemas. At the meeting a new management committee will be elected. If you would like to nominate for the committee, please contact Susan Nyman on 5471 3131.
The National Theatre Live production A Street Car Named Desire will be screened at the Noosa Arts Theatre on Sunday 14th December at 6.30 pm and Monday 15th December at 10.00 am.
John will be screened Sunday 25th January 6.30 pm and Monday 26th January at 10.00 am. For more details and bookings go to : www.noosaarstheatre.com
The Noosa Film Society wishes all of you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a relaxing holiday period. We look forward to seeing you all on 4th February.Please check our website closer to that date to find out what is screening on that Wednesday.
And a Big Thank You We would like to thank Shaun, Dan and all the staff at Noosa 5 for their assistance and co-operation throughout the year. It certainly makes our job easier having their support.
The Metropolitan Opera continues with the very popular Carmen screening next Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th December. This is followed by The Barber of Seville screening on 31st January and 1st February 2015 - for bookings go to the Box Office.
2015 - 4th and 18th February, 4th and 18th March, 1st and 22nd April, 6th and 20th May; 3rd and 17th June.
For more information and tickets ask at the Box Office.