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2012 Program

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Screening 1 - Friday 4 May at 7:00 pm
(Double session)

FRIDAY: Session 1

Welcome and Guest Speaker: John Flaus, actor, film reviewer and raconteur, who featured in Lemonade Stand (7 mins), the winner of this year's Tropfest, will discuss the film prior to its screening.

The Hunter

Australia 2011 102 mins (M)
Dir: Daniel Nettheim

The Hunter

A German biotech company sends a hunter (William Dafoe) to secretly track down a Tasmanian tiger. His stay in a remote house, burdened by sadness, adds human and psychological dimensions. Intensely atmospheric and always gripping, this thriller soars into unexpected places.

Scott Murray, The Age

Reviews: Margaret & David, At the Movies

FRIDAY: Late Session, 10:30 pm

The Skin I Live In

Spain 2011 117mins (MA) Subtitles
Dir: Pedro Almodovar

The Skin I Live In

A mad scientist (Antonio Banderas) uses a beautiful young woman for his experiments on a new kind of artificial skin. Almodovar's genius is to explore intricate themes concerning the human condition, in hugely entertaining and technically skilful cinematic packages.

David Stratton, The Australian

Reviews:Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald


Screening 2 - Saturday 5 May at 9.15am

The Human Resources Manager

Israel 2011 99mins (M) Subtitles
Dir: Eran Riklis

The Human Resources Manager

When a foreign worker is killed in a suicide bombing, her PR-conscious HR manager reluctantly agrees to escort the body back to her homeland, Romania. The director (of 2008's The Lemon Tree) treads a well-judged line between comic absurdity and pathos.
ACMI programme notes

Reviews: Margaret, At the Movies


Screening 3 - Saturday 5 May at 11:15am

The Illusionist

France/UK 2010 80mins (PG) Animation Silent
Dir: Sylvain Chomet

The Illusionist

An aging magician finds work to be elusive in the 1950s. Travelling to Scotland, his gloom lifts when he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl who will change his life. This hand-drawn feature is based on an unproduced screenplay by famed mime and filmmaker, Jacques Tati. Apparently, it also reflects some of his own experiences.

Nova Cinema programme notes

Reviews: Margaret & David, At the Movies
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

LUNCH BREAK (approx 1:15 to 2:15)

Yummy home-cooked soup, sandwiches, cakes and slices will be available in the Town Hall for $15.
Be sure to book this on the booking form. Complimentary tea/coffee.

Historic Walk (2:15 to 3:00)
Meet at the Town Hall at 2.10.

Screening 4 - Saturday 5 May at 3:45pm


Canada 2010 130mins (MA) Subtitles
Dir: Denis Villeneuve


Canadian twins discover, in their late mother's will, that their lives have unknown implications and connections. These take them to the Middle East on a journey of reversals, twists and shocks - to ultimate revelations which carry a terrible force.

Philippa Hawker, The Age

Reviews: Jim Schembri, The Age

DINNER BREAK (6.00 to 8.00)

A delicious Dinner will once again be available in the Town Hall Supper Room for $25 per person. Be sure to book this on the booking form


Screening 5 - Saturday 5 May at 8.00pm


USA 2011 88mins (PG) Documentary
Dir: Cindy Meehl


"Buck" is the story of Buck Brannaman, the inspiration for the film "The Horse Whisperer". It follows Buck as he travels across America teaching riders how to get on with their horses. This engaging, enjoyable and uplifting film also has plenty to reveal about people's lives and needs as well.

Halls Gap Film Festival programme notes

Reviews: Clem Bastow, The Vine


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