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.
Watanabe (Kenichi Matsuyama) and Naoko (Rinko Kikuchi) are drawn to each other through their shared experience of loss — the death of their close friend, and, in Naoko’s case, the death of her boyfriend a year earlier. A film that meditates on romantic longing and the influence of our relationships on our lives, Norwegian Wood is based on the novel by prize-winning author Haruki Murakami. Critically-acclaimed cinematographer Ping Bin Lee captures — in sensually breathtaking visuals — the couple’s dilemma of whether to live in the past or relinquish it to live in the present.
Suggested by Lyz Anderton:
‘Based on a novel by Haruki Murakami, it is a must see movie. A love story with a touch of nostalgia; memories that sit in the past come back like a dream, making you wonder if it really happened.’
Margot (Michelle Williams) and Lou (Seth Rogen) are in love and happily married, but the way they relate to one another has become a little stale. The comfortable monotony of the everyday has crept into their relationship which prompts Margot to take an interest in the artist neighbour across the street. Toronto hipster life is brought to the screen in sumptuous colour by cinematographer Luc Montpellier. Director Sarah Polley renders her troubled characters and their conflicts with great affection. What could have been self-indulgent is instead a sensitive portrait of contemporary relationships.
Suggested by Margaret Walker:
‘Williams’s performance in My Week with Marilyn was one reason I chose this film. She portrayed Marilyn’s sexuality so expertly. Margaret and David also gave this film four stars, and they don’t usually agree, so this must have some meaning.’
Enjoy a two-course breakfast in the GOMA Restaurant followed by a private screening of How to Make an American Quilt 1995. Following a marriage proposal from her long-term boyfriend, the indecisive Finn (Winona Ryder) visits her great aunt and grandmother to ponder her future. On her arrival, she finds them and their quilting group creating a quilt for her wedding with the theme ‘where love resides’. As each member of the group contributes their own unique segment, it offers an opportunity to revisit past loves, missed opportunities and mend present relationships.
Bookings required / $45 Members / $65 Members’ guests (includes a two-course hot breakfast, tea/coffee and private film screening / Please call (07) 3840 7278 or book online to RSVP by Monday 29 July (places are strictly limited).
Adapted from James M Cain’s 1934 novel of the same name, this film noir features Lana Turner (Cora), Cecil Kellaway (Cora’s husband Nick) and John Garfield (love interest Frank). As Cora and Frank fall deeper into an affair, they plot to murder Cora’s husband and take over his roadside diner. However, murder most foul never goes to plan.
Suggested by Lorene Fullelove:
‘I adore this film, as pure Hollywood greatness of the 1940s — film noir at its best! A gripping drama of evil, passion, treachery and retribution. Nothing is left out. Lana Turner is at the height of her beauty and spectacular as Cora, a woman who allows nothing to stand in her way. John Garfield gives a truly great performance as a "moth to the flame" lover. Once seen, never forgotten.