Friday 5 August 2011
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Fish Creek Hall | Category: Cinema
‘Rosemary’s Baby’ – 1968 – US – Genre: Drama, horror, mystery – ‘M’ Rated
Directed by Roman Polanski, who also wrote the screenplay based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin, the film stars Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon.
A young couple, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, move into an apartment in a building with a bad reputation. They discover that their neighbours are a friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a lot of time with them.
Strange things start to happen: a woman Rosemary meets in the washroom dies a mysterious death, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbours have special plans for her child.
It has been said that the film, concerned with the presence of evil surrounding us in the alienated, every-day, mundane city environment, inspired and was partly imitated by one of the greatest horror films of all time – The Exorcist (1973), and numerous other films about demonic children and impregnation including It’s Alive (1974), the TV movie The Stranger Within (1974), The Omen (1976) and Demon Seed (1977).
The Prom Coast Film Society shows films at 8pm on the first Friday of each month. Subscriptions are $75 for the year or $28 for 3 consecutive months.
Members can bring a friend using a guest pass. New members are most welcome.
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Further details about the Prom Coast Film Society can be found at the FAMDA website, www.famda.org.au
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