Revealing drama

April 13, 2018

Screening this weekend is Steven Spielberg’s polished and revealing film, The Post (M) starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post.

With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with the New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four US presidents.

Together they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Kevin Costner stars in the second film, Molly’s Game (M), which is based on a true story.

A beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.

Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars and business titans.

Her criminal defence lawyer comes to realise that there is much more to Molly than the media stories.

These films will screen on Saturday, April 14, at 6pm and on Sunday, April 15, at 5pm.

There will be a single screening of The Post on Friday, April 13, at 8pm as part of the food and film night. Patrons are welcome to come just for the movie.

Screening on the weekend of April 21 and 22 is a vibrant yet heartbreaking portrait of life on the fringe, The Florida Project (MA15+).

This is the story of precocious six-year-old Moonee and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure.

Living at a motel in the shadow of Disney World, Moonee is seemingly oblivious to the struggles of adults around her, including her mother Halley and motel manager/father- figure Bobby played by Willem Dafoe.

Screening second is the chilling thriller, Wind River (MA15+).

It follows rookie FBI agent Jane Banner who teams up with a local game tracker Cory Lambert with deep community ties and a haunted past.

Together they investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in rural Wyoming in the hope of solving her mysterious death.

This American film will certainly appeal to fans of Scandinavian noir — bleak stuff but riveting.

Afternoon matinee

Don’t miss the Friday afternoon matinee on April 27 starting at 1.30pm of Darkest Hour (PG).

During the early days of World War II the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight for his ideals: the liberty and freedom of a nation.

Tickets of $10 each include afternoon tea/coffee and a biscuit following the screening.

Swanpool Community Cinema Candy bar opens half an hour before screening time for cinema goers to enjoy real coffee or hot chocolate. Hot pastries can be ordered for an interval snack and there are always the delicious handmade choc-top ice-creams.

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

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