THERE are plenty of special movie screenings coming up in the weeks ahead for those not keen to see the latest superhero blockbuster or Tom Cruise vehicle.
A film based on John Green’s best-selling novel The Fault In Our Stars opens in Warrnambool tomorrow with a showing set aside as a fund-raiser for the local Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) branch. The screening at 7.30pm will help raise money for ABA counsellors and trainee counsellors to attend a national training conference in August.
The Fault In Our Stars is a tragic romance about terminal cancer patient Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and the boy who falls in love with her (Ansel Elgort).
It has been attracting strong reviews from critics, with review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes giving it an 80 per cent “fresh” rating.
F Project Cinema will screen the documentary Inside Job on June 11 from 7.30pm at Warrnambool’s Lady Bay Resort.
The 2010 doco details the lead-up to and fall-out from the global financial crisis and won the Oscar for best documentary.
Warrnambool’s Capitol Cinema will also hold a one-off screening of Chilean romantic comedy Gloria at 7.30pm on June 17 as a fund-raiser for the South West Community Foundation.
The acclaimed movie, which picked up awards for best film and best actress at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, tells the story of 50-something divorcee Gloria, who is searching for a romantic connection in a world where she feels increasingly neglected and invisible.
If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, June 17 will also see a screening of Bollywood rom-com Barfi at the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool from 8pm.
The film, about a deaf-mute man who happens to be a hit with the ladies, is being presented as part of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival, which shows one foreign film a month and raises money for Bethany’s many health and well-being programs and family services.