Movies for Members
MOVIES FOR MEMBERS PRESENTS FILMS SELECTED BY MEMBERS, FOR MEMBERS
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of a film you'd like to see at GOMA and your reason why. Staff will use these suggestions to select next season's films. For each name you provide, you go in the draw to win coffee and cake for two at the QAG Cafe.
Introducing one of literature's greatest and most tragic figures, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1877) is brought to life by the beguiling Hollywood star Greta Garbo. Garbo gives a nuanced performance as a young married woman in the thrall of a forbidden love, who suffers the contempt of Russian society as well as from her our insecurities. Iconic costume designer Gilbert Adrian delivers every exquisite creation in the spirit of this epic tale.
Suggested by Val Taylor:
'I requested Anna Karenina, firstly as it is one of my favourite novels of all time, and secondly who better than Greta Garbo, the female tragedienne, to play Anna.'
In Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, renowned French comedian Jacques Tati intricately choreographs the absurd antics of the French middle class on vacation. Set in a sleepy beachside resort, the accident-prone Monsieur Hulot inadvertently creates chaos at every turn. Tati's film makes an art of anti-climactic moments, with gags that never quite play out and a series of near misses and minor disasters that no one seems to notice.
Suggested by Camilla Gold:
'As a child brought up in the middle-class splendour of Australia in the 1960s and 70s…this wonderful film seemed to not only capture the banality of the seaside holiday ritual, and the hopes and dreams that seemed to inevitably accompany this peculiar pastime, but...also...the all important lesson (that) it is so much more satisfying to laugh with life than at it!'
A stylish, criminal caper set on the Gold Coast, Gettin' Square stars Sam Worthington as Barry Wirth, who claims to have been sent to prison for a murder he did not commit. After eight years behind bars, Wirth is out on parole and ready to 'get square'. He is joined be his best friend, Johnny 'Spit' Spitieri (David Wenham), a drug addict who injects the film with a superb, show-stealing comedic performance. With his family and friends still immersed in the criminal underworld, Wirth must hatch a plan to hold on to his new job as a chef to keep everyone out of jail.