Movies for Members
MOVIES FOR MEMBERS PRESENTS FILMS SELECTED BY MEMBERS, FOR MEMBERS
Tell us what you want to see on the big screen!
Email email@example.com 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.
11.00am Saturday 30 November | Cinema A, GOMA
35MM, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, DTS/DOLBY DIGITAL, 122 MINUTES, FRANCE/ GERMANY, FRENCH/RUSSIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES), DIRECTOR: JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET
Free / No bookings required; places are limited; please arrive early to secure your seat
A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris cafe, Amélie one day makes a surprising discovery and sees her life changed drastically for the better. Amélie then dedicates herself to helping others find happiness in the most delightfully unexpected ways. But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?
Suggested by Sharyn Doyle:
Visually Amélie is like a kaleidoscope. With each rotation the scene created brings to life a bizarre, intriguing puzzle of changing events that mesh together to make a strange, sparkling, colourful and entertaining love story. The characters in the movie are rich, varied and very unusual; Amélie (Audrey Tautou) is extremely quirky. The twists in interpersonal interactions evoke feelings of empathy, retribution, laughter and hope. A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining French film.
A film from English writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994, Bridget Jones’s Diary 2001), Love Actually weaves together multiple stories that draw on the delights and trials of the Christmas period focussing on different aspects of love. The ensembles casts includes some of the UK’s best known and acclaimed acting talent such as Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightly, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson.
Suggested by Lynden Stone:
‘Christmas is not the same without a viewing of Love Actually. It's light-hearted, sweet and very funny.’
Lewis (Ben Mendelsohn), a young, unemployed actor finds himself out of his depth teaching drama to inmates in a psychiatric unit. Lewis is convinced by the exuberant inmate Roy (Barry Otto), that instead of the proposed variety show they must stage an extremely ambitious project — Mozart's Così fan tutte. No one speaks Italian or can sing particularly well but that doesn’t stop six committed performers, who include a recovering drug addict (Toni Collette), an arsonist (David Wenham) and a love-obsessed woman (Jacki Weaver). The production is carried along by the redemptive power of performance.
Suggested by Erin Hughes::
‘Così is one of my favourite Australian movies. It came out in 1996 and though it isn’t well known, it is a wonderful Australian movie that is full of laughs.’
9.30am – 12.30pm | Saturday 8 February | GOMA Restaurant & Cinema B, GOMA
DIGITAL BETACAM, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 84 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS: JASON COHN, BILL JERSEY
RSVP by Wednesday 22 January / $45 Members / $65 Members’ guests / Includes a two-course hot breakfast, tea or coffee, and private film screening. Exhibition entry not included. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278.
Enjoy a two-course breakfast in the GOMA Restaurant, followed by a private screening of Eames: The Architect and The Painter 2011, on the final weekend of ‘California Design’. Husband-and-wife team Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers, celebrated for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture. The Eames Office created a variety of other products, from splints for wounded military personnel during World War Two to photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. However, the Eames’ personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer age – have been less well known. Eames: The Architect and the Painter is narrated by James Franco, and is the first posthumous film to explore their creative genius and work.
Ashitaka is the last Emishi prince and a hunter and protector of his village, San (Princess Mononoke) was raised by wolves and runs with the wolf pack defending the forests, and Lady Eboshi is a ruthless businesswoman who embodies the greedy human consumption of natural resources. Set at a time when humans and gods walked the earth together, Princess Mononoke is told through hauntingly vivid animated sequences and characters full of passion. The film explores themes dear to master animator Hayao Miyazaki — that of civilisation’s discordance with the natural world and humanity’s choice to work with or against the environment.