Members' VIP Update
Monday 13th June 2005
Next week at the Rex Cinema we will be screening four pre-release films – Dear Wendy (Metrodome Films), Evil (Metrodome), Swimming Upstream (Verve Pictures) and Kung Fu Hustle (Sony). We will also be screening a short film by Dean Chalkley on Friday which will be accompanied by both print art and their own sonic art in the bar.
DEAR WENDY (PRE-RELEASE)
||A GOOD WOMAN
Wednesday 7.30pm: SWIMMING UPSTREAM (PRE-RELEASE)
CLOSED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTION
KUNG FU HUSTLE (PRE-RELEASE
Monday 13th June
DEAR WENDY (PRE-RELEASE)
When he happens upon a small handgun one day, he finds himself strangely drawn to it, despite his fervent pacifist views. Together with his newfound partner he soon convinces the other young outcasts in the town to join him in a secret club he calls The Dandies. A club based on the principals of pacifism and guns. Despite their firm belief in the most important Dandy rule of all ‘never draw your weapons’ - they soon find themselves in a predicament where they realise that rules are made to be broken. Dear Wendy is a story about the young loner Dick who lives in the poor mining town of Estherslope.
Time Out - dear wendy is vinterberg's latest and is a stark and smart examination of American gun culture in which vinterberg plays with cultish ideas of law-making and state-building. it's once again a cheeky dane's view of america. it's stimulating and full of ideas. jamie bell gives an excellent performance.
Dazed & Confused - Brilliantly original and darkly cool...A daring Western for a new generation of misfits
Uncut - Film of the Month
2004 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Stockholm, the 1950s. After one brawl too many, Erik is expelled from his local school. To protect him from his violent stepfather’s reaction Erik's mother arranges for him to spend a year at Stjärnsberg Boarding School - the only school willing to accept him. This is Erik's last chance to graduate to Upper School.Arriving at Stjärnsberg is like stepping into another world. The school is steeped in tradition - particularly the tradition of "fraternal upbringing" which leaves discipline in the hands of the students. A school council made up of senior pupils makes the rules. Their word is law - there is no appeal and the punishments are harsh and humiliating. Erik's roommate and only friend, Pierre, advises him to follow the rules and, above all, not to draw attention to himself. But Erik refuses to submit to the arbitrary bullying by the senior boys. Knowing that if he gives way to his feelings and hits back he will be expelled, Erik begins a campaign of civil disobedience.
A gripping piece of storytelling - The Times
A remarkable tale of love, friendship and ultra-violence - Hot Dog
A powerful study of male pride and institutional lunacy, Evil is a sober, sometimes terrifying investigation of bullying and machismo Time Out
Brutal and brilliant - The Mirror
Tuesday 14th June
A GOOD WOMAN
Set in the 1930's on the beautiful Italian Riviera A GOOD WOMAN is an elegant, witty, romantic comedy based on Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan".A young couple's marriage is put in jeopardy by high-society gossip of an affair blossoming. Robert Windermere (Mark Umbers) is accused with providing a secret allowance for Mr Erlynne (Helen Hunt) a vampish older woman of ill repute, whilst his wife, Meg Windermere (Scarlett Johansson), courts the attention of Lord Darlington (Stephen Campbell Moore), a notorious playboy.In the meantime Tuppy (Tom Wilkinson) is haplessly pursuing the lady of his dreams Mrs Erlynne.When the truth begins to emerge, it becomes apparent a dark family secret lies beneath the surface.
|Wednesday 15th June
Swimming Upstream tells the compelling and inspirational true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man from a troubled family who found the inner strength to become a champion. Based on Anthony Fingleton’s novel of the same name and set in 1950s Brisbane, Australia, Swimming Upstream stars Jesse Spencer as Tony, a young man who beats the odds to become a champion swimmer in spite of his overbearing, alcoholic father (Geoffrey Rush) and long-suffering but quietly heroic mother (Judy Davis). Overshadowed in his father’s eyes by his brothers, it’s only when Tony displays an extraordinary swimming talent that he feels he has a shot at winning his father’s heart – and maybe even Olympic gold.
Heartwarming and powerful stuff - Uncut
On the surface a straight triumph-over-adversity story, it’s lifted by the performances from the excellent ensemble cast who eschew caricature and deliver emotional depth. Davis’ portrayal of the long-suffering Dora is a standout and the film captures the claustrophobia and parochialism of early ’60s Australia. Another good looking, strong Australian offering and a successful work of autobiography to boot.
Adam Rosser, Hotdog Magazine
two of Australia’s finest actors, Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis… a poignant, personal memoir… heartfelt
Anwar Brett, Film Review, Summer 2005
Thursday 16th June
CLOSED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTION
Friday 17th June
SERGE - SHORT FILM
6.15pm – 7.45pm
Dean Chalkley presents the Premier of his new short film (3 minutes)‘Serge’ an emotive and graceful study of a Physical Culturist. To coincide with the screening a selection of portraits will be exhibited in the bar further illuminating this subject. To start the night off between 6pm and 9pm 3 dj's will interpret the images through their music. (djs are Pyra Girls, Neill Villain, Rhys (Junk). The film will be repeated…
KUNG FU HUSTLE
Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, small time thief, Sing, aspires to be one of the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang whose underworld activities overshadow the city. Stumbling across a crowded apartment complex aptly known as “Pig Sty Alley ," Sing attempts to extort money from one of the ordinary locals, but the neighbors are not what they appear. Sing’s comical attempts at intimidation inadvertently attract the Axe Gang into the fray, setting off a chain of events that brings the two disparate worlds face-to-face. As the inhabitants of the Pig Sty fight for their lives, the ensuing clash of kung fu titans unearths some legendary martial arts Masters. Sing, despite his futile attempts, lacks the soul of a killer, and must face his own mortality in order to discover the true nature of the kung fu master.
one of the best all-kicking, all-punching kung fu movies ever made Jonathan Ross
spectacular Total Film
Saturday 18th June
Writer Patrick Marber adapted the screenplay from his own scathing stageplay in which a chance meeting between Englishman Dan (Jude Law) and American visitor Alice blossoms into a troubled relationship, bringing together and then affecting a second couple involving Larry (Clive Owen) and Anna (Julia Roberts). Sex and love are explored, capturing all the vulnerability and brutality of people falling in and out of love...
And … In the Bar:
Tuesday 10pm - McGoozer and guests play live acoustic music
Wednesday 10pm - Coco’s summer party
MEMBERS CHOICE – We would like to start getting your feedback on the films we are screening at the Rex with ideas of films that you want to see screened and we’ll do our best to fit them into the Rex schedule. New ideas are always welcome! Email us at email@example.com
Monday - doors open 6pm - films at 7pm and 9pm
Tuesday - doors open at 7pm - film at 9pm
Wednesday - doors open at 6pm - film at 7.30pm and 9.30pm
Thursday - closed
Friday - doors open at 6pm - short films until 7.45pm. Film at 8pm . Saturday - Doors at 8pm - film at 9.30pm
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