The power of forgiveness

March 02, 2018

Screening first this weekend is The Butterfly Tree (M) one of the most eye-catching and beautiful Australian films in some time.

Screening first this weekend is The Butterfly Tree (M) one of the most eye-catching and beautiful Australian films in some time.

Starring Melissa George as Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single dad Ali and his teenage son, Fin.

When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, old wounds are re-opened over the death of Fin’s mother.

Through the vivacious Evelyn, Fin learns the power of forgiveness and gives up his goddess in return for a family.

In this seductive and heart-warming story, both men will discover the power of selfless love.

The second film screening is Dancer (M).

Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of Ukrainian-born ‘‘bad boy of ballet’’ Sergei Polunin.

Sergei became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at the age of 19.

But two years later, at the height of his success, he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely.

The film considers how wealth and success may not be enough when it comes to finding personal and professional identity.

These films will screen on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 7pm and on Sunday, March 4, at 6pm.

Don’t miss the inspiring film, Breathe (M), starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy and Diana Rigg.

Screening on the weekend of March 9, 10 and 11 is the wonderful true story of Robin Cavendish who contracted polio at the age of 28 and was confined to a bed and given only months to live.

With help from his wife Diana, her brothers, and the ground-breaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from hospital and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.

Cavendish’s experience also led to a medical innovation now common all over the world.

The second film screening is The Secret Scripture (M) starring Rooney Mara, Theo James and Vanessa Redgrave.

The Secret Scripture is based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted 2008 novel by Irish writer Sebastian Barry and directed by his compatriot Jim Sheridan.

A psychiatrist examines Roseanne McNulty, an elderly Irishwoman living in a mental institution, and learns more about her past in the process.

Set in two time periods, there are flashbacks that detail Roseanne’s love triangle with a fighter pilot and a priest.

Swanpool Community Cinema stays cool during summer with solar energy powering the air-conditioning.

Savour a delicious cool treat when choosing from the many flavours of handmade Swanpool choc-top ice-creams.

Hot pastries, hot chocolate and real coffee are also available.

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

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