Federal Film Society

Federal Film Society


On Saturday 14 November we’ll be showing Maya the Bee for the kids and The Salt of the Earth for the adults.

Maya the Bee is a delightful animated film about a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adven- ture and finds the world too interesting to stay inside a hive! With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out for an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery, making friends with Flip the eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and Sting, a young hornet. The kids will love this beautifully crafted film.


The Salt of the Earth is an extraordinary feast for both the eyes and the soul, featuring the award winning photography of Sebastiao Salgado. His photographs chronicle major events of international conflict, starvation and exodus and the plight of a vast proportion of humanity rarely seen by western eyes. His images are not just striking but speak volumes about the reality of life for many millions in many of the forgotten parts of the world. The critical consensus is that Salgado’s work poses thorny ethical questions while providing a shattering and thought-provoking testament to his remarkable and prolific career.

Coorabell Public School will be providing a Morrocan feast for dinner as well as home- made cakes, tea and coffee.


On Saturday 12 December we’ll be presenting What We Do in the Shadows, a black comedy that chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. It was directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, who also star in the film. This hilarious horror movie send-up features an endearingly unhip quartet of friends and follows them through the difficulties of their nightly routine. They range in age from 183 to 8000, squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies and try to deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. This film received critical acclaim with the consensus stating that it’s ‘smarter, fresher, and funnier than a modern vampire movie has any right to be’. It was described as the best comedy of the year in 2014 with one critic saying it’s ‘a desperately funny must-see film for anyone with a sense of humour’. 

Pip Morrissey

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