Sunday, 20 January 2013


by Leonie Rousselot

We start the film year on Tuesday, 26 February at 8pm with Ruggles of Red Gap.  Come along to the Waitati Film Society at the corner of Orokonui and Mt. Cargill Roads to our (initially) forthnightly screenings.
Membership for one year is $60 and covers 29 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, 26 February

RUGGLES OF RED GAP             USA 1935

The great Charles Laughton found one of his most iconic roles in Ruggles of Red Gap a wryly humorous tapestry of the American West at the turn of the 20th century. When the Earl of Burnstead transfers the services of Ruggles (Laughton), his immaculate English valet, to Egbert Floud, a wealthy, brash American, the repercussions prove more dramatic than anyone could have anticipated. Relocating to Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles slowly overcomes his disconcertment as he encounters new alliances, enemies, the route to independence, and, possibly, love. A riotous clash between the Old World and the New, McCarey's legendary comic instincts combine with his customary tender respect to make one of the most glorious and enduring comedies of classical Hollywood. – Masters of Cinema.

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