THE Prom Coast Film Society’s next screening on Friday 6 September at 7.30pm at Fish Creek Hall is the highly acclaimed Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman (2018), which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film is set in the early-1970s in Colorado Springs and is based on a true story, with the plot following the first African-American detective in the city’s police department as he sets out to infiltrate and expose the local Ku Klux Klan chapter.
The film received acclaim from critics, receiving six nominations at the 91st Academy awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The American Film Institute also selected it as one of the top 10 films of 2018. We are pleased to be able to bring this film to Fish Creek.
Our August film, ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story (2017)’ rated a healthy 4 out of 5 by the audience.
And our October film ‘Woman in Gold’ starring Helen Mirren is a 2015 biographical drama film based on the story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles who fought for a decade to reclaim a Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, stolen by the Nazis.
The Prom Coast Film society is now in its 9th year and many of our members have been involved for many years, while we always welcome many new members each year. We are affiliated with the Victorian Federation of Film Societies, and people must become members to see the films which are shown on the first Friday of each month at the Fish Creek hall. There are still 5 films left in the season, and for the cost of just $35 you can purchase a membership till the end of the year, or alternatively, pay $25 for 3 consecutive films. If you are not yet a subscriber, or haven’t updated yet for this year, you can pay with cash at the door.
We serve wines before the films, and you can stay afterwards for a delicious supper. We look forward to your company. For more information go to www.famda.org.au or call 0407 543 371.
Film quote of the month:“Well, I’m not risking my life to prevent some rednecks from lighting a couple sticks on fire.”