The Five Obstructions

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With "The Five Obstructions" notoriously mischievous director Lars von Trier performs yet another cinematic experiment. This time around, he tries to outwit his mentor, director Jorgen Leth, forcing him to remake his classic 1967 short, "The Perfect Human," five different times, with a series of increasingly outlandish guidelines. Miraculously, Leth uses his forced limitations to create beautiful works. The Five Obstructions is a thoughtful, entertaining meditation on the filmmaking process.

Five Obstructions - 23 August 2009
Screening: 7:00 pm
Released: Denmark 2004
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 90 mins
Director: Lars Von Trier
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

Local Film Society ready for a big third year

The Noosa Hinterland's only community Film society -- Cinema Pomona Inc- is gearing up for its third year of quality world movies.

As has become its tradition the new season will open - at 3pm on Sunday 6th September - with a double feature, free champagne and a light meal.

The opening films are two very different views of Liverpool UK by the same director -Terence Davies.

"Distant Voices, Still Lives" - made in 1989 and re-released in 2008 - is an autobiography of the Davies family and working class life. It is considered one of the most haunting "musicals "of modern cinema.

"Of time and the city - a love song and a eulogy" premiered at Cannes this year.

Davies wears his heart on his sleeve in this highly personal absorbing and sublime film which has won accolades worldwide. Time Out London in its review called it...." a poetic masterpiece...magical from start to finish...audacious, original and exhilarating..."

Hence Cinema Pomona members are in for a double treat to start their new year!

Membership is open to all and there is no waiting list to join! You can join at the door prior to any screening; via the website; or send in a membership form .

Annual membership is available for $90.00 ( $50.00 concession), which is great value for 26 films!

In response to a membership survey, we are now also offering a "10 film deal". For only $50.00 ($40.00 concession) the member can attend any 10 films in 12 months, thus giving flexibility and choice.

The 2009/10 programme promises to be as exciting ,entertaining and different as in previous years.

Covering all genres, most of the films have been shown at major film festivals during the last 18 months.

They include "Tulpan"- a Mongolian comedy; "War dance" - a Ugandan dance competition; "Sita Sings the Blues" - animated Hindu mythology set to 1920s blues music; "Gomorrah" Italian drama; "You the Living" - quirky Swedish comedy; and "The Visitor"- USA drama . In addition there are 3 classics- including a Bergmann comedy!- and 2 nights of short films.

For a full programme see the website and the membership form. The website also has archives of our past programmes. Members are also able to borrow -- at no charge - DVDs from our growing library of films shown.

The Film Society shows a film each fortnight, on Sunday evenings, at The Majestic Theatre in Pomona. Members appreciate the uniqueness of The Majestic, and have adapted by bringing body warmers and having a cuppa during the film!

Films start promptly at 7pm, so members can gather before and also after the film to chat; have a drink; or even a meal at one of the local cafes .

We have had up to 250 members - mainly from the Pomona ,Cooran and Cooroy areas, but also from as far as Caloundra and Gympie. The Society expects that with the great 12 month programme and the new 10 film deal , members both past and present will renew and join the throng of excited new members!

Log in to our website; look for the Cinema Pomona people at the Pomona Markets; and catch a programme and membership from at your local cafe or store.

So come, join ,and meet like-minded people who enjoy films for the entertainment ,the company, and the joy of seeing world class movies in your own backyard!

Other Films...

Screening: 06 September 2009
Released: 1988 / 2008
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 84 mins & 74 mins
Director: Terence Davies
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

Before the Rains
Screening: 20 September 2009
Released: India 2008
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Santosh Sivan
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

Screening: 04 October 2009
Released: USA 1972
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Bob Fosse
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

The Visitor
Screening: 18 October 2009
Released: USA 2008
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Tom McCarthy
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

You the Living
Screening: 01 November 2009
Released: Sweden2007
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Roy Andersson
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

Screening: 15 November 2009
Released: China 2007
Rated: (M) Rated
Running time: 126 mins
Director: Sergei Bodrov
At: Majestic Theatre, Pomona

Cinema Pomona :
PO Box 126, Pomona
07 3321 7788
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