Saturday, 22 January 2011

WAITATI FILM SOCIETY

by Leonie Rousselot

We start the year again with fortnightly screenings, the first being held on Tuesday, 22 February at 8pm.  Come along to the Waitati Film Society at the corner of Orokonui and Mt Cargill Roads. Membership for one year is $60 and covers 27 nights of entertainment. We offer drama, comedy, history or just plain entertainment in a warm, pleasant environment with convivial company.  For more info ring Brigitte 482-2829 or Leonie 482-2508.

Tuesday, 22 February
THE TOPP TWINS: THE UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS            NZ 2008
Released to celebrate the 50th birthday of our very own iconic NZ comedians, this feature-length documentary has them in all their guises: country music singers, dancers, yodellers, camp mothers and all.  But the thread is their personal story, including their 'coming out' as lesbians, and Jools recent brush with breast cancer. 84min.
 
Tuesday, 8 March
TSOTSI            S Africa/UK 2005
'Tsotsi' means thug, an appropriate name for the film's protagonist with his violent lifestyle in the ghettos of Johannesburg.  Based on a novel by Athol Fugard, the story follows Tsotsi for six days during which he crashes a BMW he had carjacked, then under some unknown compulsion runs away with the driver's baby.  Knowing nothing about childcare he tries to force a young mother at gunpoint to care for 'his' baby. The film, directed by Gavin Hood, has thus far won Audience Choice awards at five of the six international festivals it has entered.   96min.

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