27 August 2014
10:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
Country: Australia Running Time: 119 Minutes Director: Craig Monahan Viktor Kahdem (Don Hany) is a man who has almost given up on life, sentenced to a low-security prison farm, a completely non-threatening environment where it is still felt that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry (Hugo Weaving) has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls. Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a 2 metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible. This is possibly the most sentimental prison movie I've ever seen. And I was so grateful. It's really lovely. The performances are fabulous, Don Hany who's established such a fine credibility on television productions like East West 101 and The Broken Shore, is ravaged and old here, as well as fine. Hugo Weaving has to be the most stoic and solid performer in this country, he's just always great. He plays a man with his own issues in this. But all the performances are solid, Jane Menelaus as the wildlife expert, Tony Martin as Matt's colleague, Justine Clark as a social worker and Anthony Hayes as a controlling inmate. But the real kudos here goes to Andrew Payne who was the bird handler on the film. He's a star and so are the birds. Margaret Pomeranz
There will be a Special Screening on Monday 1st September at 6.30 pm of Charlie’s Country
The membership renewals are now closed. We are in the process of inviting applicants from the Waiting List to join the Society. The new membership year starts on 1st October when we will once again be opening the Waiting List.
Please be advised that random checks of Membership Cards will be conducted at future screenings.
The series of Metropolitan Opera Winter Series continues with Otello to be screened on the weekend of the 16th & 17th August and The Enchanted Island on 13th & 14th September. Kames Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D starts on 21st August at 7.00pm. For more details ask at the Book Office.
27th August, 10th September, 8th October & 22nd October, 5th November & 19th November, 3rd December.
For more information and tickets ask at the Box Office.