5:00 PM, 24th November, 2018
If you’ve ever read A. A. Milne’s stories of “Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood” – or perhaps had them read to you – Christopher Robin is worth a watch. Disney has brought Pooh Bear, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and the rest of the gang back for a live-action revisionist reboot of their classic animated films.
This film centres on an adult Christopher Robin (McGregor), who has become so lost in his work and adult responsibilities it has started to separate him from his family. Sensing that he needs their help, Winnie the Pooh and his other childhood friends pay him a visit, once again throwing him the adventure and joy of his childhood. The residents of the Hundred Acre Wood are impressively brought to life in a live-action medium while still retaining their toy-like qualities.
It’s always difficult to act against invisible CGI co-stars, and Ewan McGregor does a great job of conveying the rediscovery of childhood wonder – tempered, but not suppressed, by age and experience. Come see this film if you enjoyed Milne’s stories, the classic Disney films, or simply want a relaxing, family-friendly flick.
7:00 PM, 24th November, 2018
From Academy Award-nominated Australian director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Mao's Last Dancer) comes the feel-good comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black.
Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, shy schoolgirl Lisa (Rice) begins a holiday job at prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s.
Beguiled and influenced by Magda (Ormond), the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by her fellow 'ladies in black', Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone’s lives.