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  • The Wellington Film Society, 6.15pm Monday 10 August at the Embassy: THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI (Lina Wertmuller, Italy 1972).
    Here is the perfect [winter] tonic: a brainy, rowdy comedy of bad manners and low politics. It moves fast - in places a little too fast - and on a couple of occasions breaks into episodes of deep, wild humor. The movie is Italian, and no better fun, domestic or imported, can currently be found. Its the work of Lina Wertmuller, whose previous Love and Anarchy also investigated, albeit a little more sorrowfully, the exotic compulsions of physical and political passion. Set in Sicily, the location of much good Italian comedy and one of those places that seem to be unconditionally guaranteed laugh getters. What Wertmuller satirizes here is the peculiar Sicilian confluence of honor and hypocrisy, illegality and sanctimony. - Jay Cocks, TIME.
    Anyone can join the Film Society at any time on line.

  • Film Festivals to note:
  • The Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2020, Empire 5 - 18 November. A .pdf of the programme is available on the website now.


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    THIS TOWN - Written and directed by David White, and originally set to be released in April, it will now make its nationwide theatrical debut on August 6. Obviously no reviews yet. Described as a "comedy about love, murder and finding the one", it was filmed on location in Hawke's Bay, where White - who also takes on a lead role in the film - is from. It also features Robyn Malcolm, stage and screen veteran Rima Te Wiata and Toi Whakaari graduate Alice May Connolly. Also Penthouse, Empire, Roxy, Lighthouse, Readings, Monterey, Coastlands and Shoreline.


    u p c o m i n g   f i l m s
    FORCE OF NATURE Aug 13 Event
    IRRESTIBLE Aug 13 Event
    ROMANTIC ROAD Aug 13 Penthouse
    23 WALKS Aug 13 Lighthouse
    LOWDOWN DIRTY CRIMINALS Aug 20 Readings
    TWO OF US Aug 20 Penthouse
    A SON Aug 20 Lighthouse
    TENET Aug 27 Event
    BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC Sep 10 Readings
    WONDER WOMAN 1984 Oct 01 Event
    BLACK WIDOW Oct 29 Readings
    BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY TBA Readings
    MULAN TBA Penthouse
    A QUIET PLACE PART II TBA Event









     

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