Director: Ken Loach
The plot revolves around a football fanatic postman (Eric) whose life is descending into crisis. Looking after his granddaughter is bringing him into contact with his ex-wife and his stepson is hoarding a gun for a local gangster. At his weakest moment, when he considers suicide, his hallucinations bring forth visits from his footballing hero, the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.
Eric the postman is slipping through his own fingers... His wife has gone, his stepsons are out of control and the house was chaotic even before a cement mixer appeared in the front garden. Life is crazy enough, but it is Eric's own secret that is driving him to the brink. How can he face up to Lily, the woman of his dreams that he once loved and walked out on many years ago? Despite the comical efforts and misplaced goodwill of his mates, Eric continues to sink. In desperate times it takes a spliff and a special friend to help a lost postman find his way, so Eric turns to his hero: footballing genius, philosopher and poster boy, Eric Cantona. As a certain Frenchman says "He who is afraid to throw the dice, will never throw a six."
In competition for the Palm D'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the Opening Night film at the 2009 Sydney Film Festival
Loach looks like he's having fun here (and it's contagious), weaving a comic thread of magic realism into an otherwise familiar study of working-class characters struggling to pull together. Jason Di Rosso MovieTime, ABC Radio
Looking for Eric is likely to be as popular a film as Loach has made since he began working in 1964. They may even have to adjust the old clich: it only takes 45 years to score a goal, Ken. Jason Solomons Observer
Title: Looking for Eric
Rating: MA - 2h
Country: UK (English/French with English subtiltes)
When: Friday 27th November - 4.30pm
Saturday 28th - 7.00pm Fundraiser for Alliance Franciase de la Sunshine Coast - Members $25.00, Non Members $30.00 includes nibblies and complimentary wine. (Normal ticket prices available from kiosk as usual)
Sunday 29th November 4.30pm
Prices: Adults $13; Concessions $10; Film Club Members $8.50
We screen Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Nambour Civic Centre is a licensed venue - every person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (including movie sessions)
2009 Film Club Memberships - available now
Membership entitlements include:
*Discounted tickets to every movie -- adult tickets are normally $13, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets -- these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter -- posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights -- on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
Phone us now to join - 5475 7777 (business hours) - or bring your membership form and payment along with you to the February Film Club Function
Yearly Subscription: $38 (Year: 1 March 08 - 28 February 09)
Visit the website: http://www.nambourciviccentre.com.au/cinema/film_club.html
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