Fed Films - December & January

by Pip Morrissey

On Saturday 12 December we’re showing a very clever black comedy, What We Do in the Shadows.  It’s a horror movie send-up that’s been described as fresh, funny and smart, receiving critical acclaim as the best comedy of the year in 2014. Critics and cinemagoers alike loved it.  If you’ve got good sense of humour, you’ll get a lot of enjoyment from this film, while socialising with locals and friends and enjoying a great meal. The catering this month will be provided by the Goonengerry Landcare Group and we’re going to be treated with a middle eastern feast of spiced chicken, lebanese rice, shepherds salad with croutons and sweet potato cakes as well as homemade cakes, tea and coffee. 

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In January 2016 our film will be a Welsh production titled Pride. It’s been described widely by the critics as ‘brilliant’ and ‘terrific’ which would explain why it won numerous awards on its release in 2014. It was also highly praised by BAFTA as the best debut director production seen by for many years. 

It’s the summer of 1984 and Margaret Thatcher is in power when the National Union of Mineworkers strikes.  At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the miners’ families. Finding the Union embarrassed and reluctant to accept their help, they go direct to the miners. These two very different communities come together at a time of repression to form a triumphant partnership. This delightfully entertaining and thought provoking film raises all kinds of issues about what we share, regardless of who we are. Based on a true story and set amid the beauty of a small rural village in Wales, this heart warming historical drama with its witty and intelligent interpretation of real events, provides a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Dinner is being provided in December by the Federal Hall Committee and something with a hint of Wales is being planned, with more information in next month’s VJ. 

 

At Federal Film Society we’re all about bringing community together through great food and great films. Catering is provided by a local community group each month, providing valuable fundraising for all kinds of worthwhile purposes. We look forward to seeing you at our next film night. 

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