Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NO | Sunday 1st December 2013

APPLETON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS
NO

Sunday 1st December 2013 at 7.30pm

Director: Pablo Larraín | 2012 | Chile | 118 mins | 12a


In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile freeReview: (c) Sony Classics  

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Friday, November 01, 2013

The Sapphires | Sunday 3rd Nov 2013 at 7.30pm

APPLETON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS
The Sapphires

Sunday 3rd November 2013 at 7.30pm

Director: | 2012 | Australia | 103 mins | 12a


As a lover of Australian film who was lucky enough to be at the Cannes premiere, I was filled with pride at the accomplishments of The Sapphires. Not only does the film tackle a huge story- it does so with heart, humor and a stellar soundtrack. It's exciting to see an Australian film diverge from suburban monotony and celebrate our countries vibrant culture and history. Deborah Mailman made me cry, Chris O'Dowd made me laugh and the superb Jessica Mauboy had me singing in my seat. The Sapphires is a timely dose of optimism that had me falling in love with soul music all over again.
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 Review: (Australia) 

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