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Port Fairy Film Society Inc.

Monthly movie screenings at the historic Reardon Theatre in Port Fairy. ​

With Christmas coming up ...

... why not consider a

Port Fairy Film Society

2024 Membership as a Christmas gift.

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Upcoming Films

SURFAID      -      Fundraiser - 

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Calypte
December 1st. 7:30 pm

‘Calypte – a sailing and surfing journey’ is a story of taking risks and embarking on new challenges.  It’s about learning to become a sailor and being shaped by the sea. The sort of experiences that can only be gained by throwing yourself in the deep end and having a crack.

Trailer:  'Calytpe'

The Port Fairy Film Society Inc. acknowledges the people of the Peek Whurrong (Dhauwurd Wurrung) of the Gunditjmara (Maar) Nation on whose unceded lands we present our screenings.  We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors, and we pay our respects to the original storytellers of this land and Elders past, present and emerging.

News & Updates

Reardon Theatre works - Moyne Shire

The Moyne Shire has scheduled re-stumping works for the Reardon Theatre.  The closure has impacted our winter screenings.  Re-stumping works are to be completed in August / early September.  

 

The Port Fairy Film Society will re-open with the screening of 'Barbie' on Friday, September 22nd. 7:30 pm and Wednesday, September 20th. 2:00 pm matinee.

 

This will be followed by 'Oppenheimer' (Friday, October 20th. 7:30 pm), and 'The Miracle Club' (Friday, November 17th. 7:30 pm).

See below for further information.

  

Moyne Shire Council hosts free event to mark IDAHOBIT  

Wednesday, May 17th is IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia).  The Moyne Shire Council will be hosting a free screening of ‘The Adventures of Priscilla Queen, of the Desert’ at Reardon Theatre to mark this day.   It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community and to acknowledge the challenges that they still face. 

 

Moyne Shire Council be collecting for Minus 18, an Australian youth-led organisation that supports and advocates for LGBTQIA+ young people.  You'll be able to donate on the evening by bringing cash or donating online through the Minus 18 website.  Your donation will help support their vital work in creating safe spaces, providing resources and support, and advocating for the rights of LGBTQIA+ young people.  So come along, enjoy the film, and show your support for this fantastic organisation...

2023 National Reconciliation Week
Moyne Shire Council hosts two free screening events.

As part of National Reconciliation Week - Council in partnership with Wata Waetnanda will host two free film screenings that share the stories of first nations people.  Screening will be held at Port Fairy's Reardon Theatre.

     'The Crossing'.        Sunday, May 28th.         1:00 - 3:00 pm

     -     Information and ticket booking link above.

     'BackTrack Boys'.    Wednesday, May 31st.  5:30 - 7:30 pm

     -     Information and ticket booking link above.

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Light refreshments will be served and those attending will receive an native seedling to take home and plant.

Previous screenings

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The Miracle Club
November 17th. 7:30 pm

There's just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes.

Trailer:  'The Miracle Club'

Port Fairy Rail Trail      -      Community Fundraiser - 

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A Haunting in Venice

November 3rd.   7:30 pm

This terrifying mystery set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve.  Celebrated, but now retired  sleuth, Hercule Poirot, reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo.  When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

Trailer:   'Haunting in Venice'

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Oppenheimer

October 20th.   7:30 pm

The story of American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Trailer:  'Oppenheimer'

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Barbie
Wed, September 20th. 2:00pm

   
Fri, September 22nd. 7:30pm

 

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.  Unless you have a full-on existential crisis.  Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.  Or you're a Ken.   She's everything.  He's just Ken.

Genre:     Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy

Running Time:     1 hr 54 mins

Rating:     PG (mild crude humour / innuendo / coarse language / slapstick violence)

Trailer:  'Barbie'

'Decision To Leave' - June 16th.

From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed?  When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man's wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.

Genre:     Crime / Drama / Mystery

Running Time:     2 hrs 19 mins

Rating:     M (mature themes / coarse language / violence / a sex scene)

Trailer:  'Decision To Leave'

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- Moyne Shire Council - 
Free Film Screenings

As part of National Reconciliation Week - the Moyne Shire Council in partnership with Wata Waetnanda will host two free film screenings that share the stories of first nations people.  Screenings will be at Port Fairy's Reardon Theatre .

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'The Crossing'
Sunday May 28th.  1:00 - 3:00 pm

"The Crossing" is based on the life of Peek Wurrung Elder, Uncle Rob Lowe.  The film focuses on several important moments in the early life of Uncle Rob Lowe and is set on both the Framlingham Reserve and in the Warrnambool of the 1950s and 1960s.

Bookings essential

Click -  ('The Crossing' free ticket)
 

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'BackTrack Boys'
Wednesday May 31st.  5:30 - 7:30 pm

'Backtrack Boys' is an inspiring and life-affirming documentary about alternative programs to juvenile detention. The film documents the journey of the kids in BackTrack, and how this alternative program helps them to navigate their relationships, deal with personal trauma, take responsibility, gain practical job skills so they can eventually create a sustainable future for themselves.

Bookings essential

Click -  ('BackTrack Boys' free ticket)

 

Light refreshments will be served and those attending will receive an native seedling to take home and plant.

'Living' - May 19th.

Set in 1950s London.  Mr. Williams has been a bureaucrat in the Public Works office for decades. He  spends his days shuffling papers with such empty, joyless consistency that his office nickname is “Mr. Zombie,” and goes home at night to make polite non-conversation with a son and daughter-in-law who tolerate him more than love him.

Genre:     Drama

Running Time:     1 hr 42 mins

Rating:     PG (mild themes / sexualised imagery / infrequence coarse language)

Trailer:  'Living'

'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'

Wednesday May 17th.
7:00 pm

Moyne Shire Council will be hosting a free screening of ‘The Adventures of Priscilla Queen, of the Desert’ at Reardon Theatre for to mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia).  It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community and to acknowledge the challenges that they still face. ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ is an Australian cult classic film that follows the journey of two drag queens and a transgender woman as they travel across the Australian Outback in a pink bus named Priscilla, to perform a drag show in Alice Springs.  Along the way, they encounter various challenges and obstacles, but ultimately discover the power of friendship, self-love, and acceptance.

 

Moyne Shire Council be collecting for Minus 18, an Australian youth-led organisation that supports and advocates for LGBTQIA+ young people.  You'll be able to donate on the evening by bringing cash or donating online through the Minus 18 website.  Your donation will help support their vital work in creating safe spaces, providing resources and support, and advocating for the rights of LGBTQIA+ young people.  So come along, enjoy the film, and show your support for this fantastic organisation.

Genre:     Comedy / Music

Running Time:     1 hr 44 mins

Rating:     M (medium coarse language / sexual references)

Trailer:  'The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

'Tár' - April 28th.

Having achieved an enviable career few could even dream of, renowned conductor/composer Lydia Tár, the first female principal music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, is at the top of her game.  As a conductor, Lydia not only orchestrates, she manipulates.  As a trailblazer, the passionate virtuoso leads the way in the male-dominated classical music industry.  Moreover, Lydia prepares for the release of her memoir while juggling work and family.  She is also willing to take up one of her most significant challenges: a live recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5.  However, forces that even the imperious maestro can't control slowly chip away at Lydia's elaborate facade, revealing the genius's dirty secrets and the insidious, corrosive nature of power.  What if life knocks Lydia off her pedestal?

Genre:     Drama / Music

Running Time:     2 hrs 38 mins

Rating:     M (Mature themes / Coarse language / Brief nudity)

Trailer:  'Tár'

'Aftersun' - April 14th.

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum.  As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.  Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't, in Charlotte Wells' superb and searingly emotional debut film.

Genre:   Drama

Running Time:  1 hr 42 mins

Rating:   M  (Mature themes / Coarse Language / sexual references)

Trailer:   'Aftersun'

'Emily'    -     March 31st.

Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.

Genre:     Biography / Drama / Romance

Running Time:     2 hrs 10 mins

Rating:     M (Sex scenes)

Trailer:     'Emily'

'Triangle of Sadness' rescheduled screening

We will be screening 'Triangle of Sadness' this Friday, March 24th. at 7:30 pm

We hope to see you there for this satirical look at the rich and famous.

'Triangle of Sadness' is a gleefully fun, mildly sadistic and no-holds barred attack on the rich and privileged.  A largely class and social construct satire that is equal parts commentary, gross-out humour, and survivalist disaster flick.

Trailer:  Triangle of Sadness

Screening of 'Triangle of Sadness' Postponed.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, 'Triangle of Sadness' will not be screened tonight (Friday, March 17th.)

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Pre-purchased tickets will automatically be refunded.

A new screening date will be announced.

2023 Summer Movies

A big thank you to everyone who came along to one or more of our summer movies. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Nov 2022: AGM Held in October

At the recent 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Port Fairy Film Society, we said farewell to Sue Sicely (Treasurer) who has been with the PFFS for many years and the committee are grateful for all the hard work she has put into the Society. We wish her the best and "don't be a stranger".

The 2023 committee are as follows:-

David Digby - President

Marcia Lanigan - Secretary

Tony Xerri - Treasurer

Deb Digby - Head Projectionist

Acting Vice President - John Finnigan

Most importantly our Lolly Person - Andi Besford.

We ask that all our subscribers and Members bear with us as our new committee learn the ropes. 

We plan to maintain our current services and improve on them as we get "better".

Cheers for now.

PFFS Committee.

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