Compelling true stories

October 11, 2017

Screening first in this weekend’s double bill is the delightful true story from the 1800s of a former slave, Monsieur Chocolat (M), who becomes a circus performer.

He impresses established performer George and they develop a routine that makes them famous.

However, this satisfaction can only last until Chocolat’s desire for equality takes hold.

The second film screening, Churchill (M) stars Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

Ninety-six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations about Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalised role in the war effort.

Only the support of Churchill’s brilliant, yet exasperated wife Clementine can halt the PM’s physical and mental collapse.

These films will be shown at the daylight savings time on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, at 7pm and on Sunday, October 15, at 6pm.

Seniors Week

Celebrate Senior’s Week at Swanpool Hall on Sunday, October 15, with the grand opening of the Amphitheatre in the park adjoining the Hall.

This is a free community event with the big band sound of Jazaratta performing during the afternoon until 5pm.

Stay on in the evening to view Monsieur Chocolat and Churchill at Swanpool Cinema.

Screening on the weekend of October 20, 21 and 22 is My Cousin Rachel (M).

This is a dark romance that tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian.

But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Screening second is Wilson (MA15+), a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met.

In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

Come along to a matinee fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, at 1.30pm of My Cousin Rachel (M).

This is a fundraiser for Companions of People Living with Dementia supported by Cooinda Village.

Tickets are $18 and include a delicious afternoon tea following the screening.

The Swanpool volunteers have been busy making their famous choc-top ice-creams for the new season in a wide variety of flavours including salted caramel.

The Candy Bar opens half an hour before screening and at interval.

●For more information, go to or phone the cinema on (03)57682415.

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