ZONE FILM CLUB - JUNE SCHEDULE
husbands, matricidal teenagers, sex offenders – just
another month at The Grey Zone.
3rd june 6.30 pm
(Australia, 2006, 2 hrs.) By Ray Lawrence
La Paglia stars as Leon, a Sydney police detective who is
cheating on his wife, Sonja with a married woman from his
dance class, even though he still loves his wife. As his affair
heats up and a murder mystery begins to consume his attentions
, he is forced to reexamine his future both as a family man
and a cop. Winner of seven Australian Film Institute Awards
including Best Film and Director.
10th june 6.30 pm
CREATURES (New Zealand, 1994, 1 hr. 39 mins.) By Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson based this film on the
true story that shocked the nation. HEAVENLY CREATURES paints
a vivid and disturbing portrait of teenage schoolgirls whose
obsessive friendship leads to an unspeakable crime. This critically
acclaimed, hypnotic ‘thriller’ chronicles the
story of both girls from the moment they meet in 1950’s
New Zealand. Unhappy with their lives the girls withdraw deep
into a bizarre fantasy world of their joint creation.
sunday 17th june 6.30 pm
SON’S ROOM (Italy, 2002, 1 hr. 38 mins.) By Nana Moretti
extraordinary drama won the Palm D’Or at the 2001 Cannes
Film Festival, tells the harrowing story
of once tight-knit, happy family having to come to terms with
a devastating loss and get on with their lives.
sunday 24th june 6.30 pm
CHILDREN: (America, 2007, 2 hr. 17 mins.)
turned -director Todd Field follows up his Oscar-nominated
drama, IN THE BEDROOM, with this adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s
celebrated novel. When a numb-to-life housewife and mother
Sarah Pierce (Kate Winslet -Academy Award Nomination Best
Actress, 2007) and gorgeous househusband Brad Adamson (Patrick
Wilson) meet at the local playground one afternoon a passionate
affair is sparked. In a further attempt to reclaim his youthful
fire Brad joins a night football league with Larry Hedges
(Noah Emmerich), a former cop who has begun to harass a convicted
sex offender, Ronnie J. McGorvey (Jackie Earle Haley –Academy
Award Nomination Best Supporting Actor, 2007).
nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, this penetrating, unflinching
yet humane film is regarded by some as a better film than
the actual Best Film winner The Departed. Decide for yourself.