GREAT FILMS BASED ON GREAT LITERATURE
Smokescreen brings to life iconic and influential films from the history of cinema. In 2019, Smokescreen will be exploring a series of 10 films, each a masterpiece based on great, timeless literature. Smokescreen takes place at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in the Drama Room in the Community Arts Centre.
Please contact Reception for ticketing enquiries 6801 444.
Film goers are invited to meet at the Old Bank after the conclusion of Smokescreen for a lively discussion about the film and a FREE standard drink.
SINGLE FILMS: $10 (non FOWPCC) | $8 (FOWPCC)
SEASON PASS: $75
CONTACT RECEPTION (6801 4444) FOR ALL BOOKINGS
Saturday 5 October | 4.00pm
In the hands of the renowned experimental theatre director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary Lord of the Flies (1963), which explores the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of the Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters’ ideas. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material
Saturday 26 October | 4.00pm
At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast (1987)is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, it is the lovingly layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.