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Thought-provoking documentary

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November 25, 2017

Screening this weekend is a thought-provoking documentary, I Am Not Your Negro (PG).

The current Civil Rights Movement is linked to the past by use of archival material and some of writer, James Baldwin’s words.

It confronts the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of three leaders including Martin Luther King.

It is demonstrated that appalling inequality and racist attitudes continue to prevail today.

Screening second is, A Ghost Story (M) starring Casey Affleck.

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife. In his new state he is forced to watch passively as the life he knew is slowly slipping away.

Matinee

Judi Dench will star in the delightful film, Victoria and Abdul (PG), at a matinee screening on Thursday, November 30, at 1.30pm.

Abdul arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

The two forge an unlikely friendship that her staff try to destroy.

Food and Film night

Book now for the next Food and Film night on Friday, December 1, which features the film Victoria and Abdul.

A delicious two-course meal from the Swanpool catering team will be served from 6.30pm with the film screening at 8pm. Phone 0498007988 to reserve your ticket by November 24.

Screening on December 1, 2 and 3 is Victoria and Abdul.

On December 2 and 3 the second film screening will be, The Beguiled (M) directed by Sofia Coppola.

John McBurney is an injured Union Soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War.

He seeks refuge at an all-female southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help.

Hot pastries, hot chocolate, real coffee and the famous Swanpool choc-top ice-creams can be enjoyed at interval and before the double feature of films in the Swanpool Candy Bar.

●For more information go to http://www.swanpoolcinema.com.au or phone the cinema on (03)57682415.

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