Film Screening 19th August, 2006

Poster for Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots 

8:00 PM, 19th August, 2006
No Guests

  • M
  • 107 mins
  • 2005
  • Julian Jarrold
  • Geoff Deane, Tim Firth
  • Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nick Frost, Linda Bassett, Kellie Bright

I saw Calendar Girls at ANU Film Group and roared with laughter. So now that the makers of Calendar Girls have returned with their newest flick, Kinky Boots, I was quite excited. Charlie Price (Edgerton) returns to his home in Northampton after the death of his father. He joins the family business, something he has not wanted to do, and quickly realises he must do something drastic to keep the business running. Working with Lola, a local drag queen, Charlie makes womens shoes...for men!Old fashioned values about family commitment, decency and unselfishness creep into the story line. The music and costumes are bright and colourful (think Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and the characters are likeable. This movie is light, fun and humorous. Definitely worth seeing.

Raechel Hughes

Poster for Rushmore


10:47 PM, 19th August, 2006

  • M
  • 93 mins
  • 1998
  • Wes Anderson
  • Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
  • Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Wes Anderson has developed a strong reputation for making eccentric and yet touching films where atmosphere is everything. Rushmore is no exception. Max Fischer (Schwartzman) is a prep-school student so intensely involved with his innumerable and often comical extra-curricular activities that he is failing school. The movie traces his attempts to woo first grade teacher Miss Cross. Unfazed by the gap in their ages, Max still has many obstacles to face, most notably Mr Blume (Murray) who is his rival for Miss Cross affections. The relationship between the two men fluctuates between comedy, tragedy and betrayal. The fine acting, quirky aesthetic and catchy soundtrack make this movie a must-see.

Nancy Winterbottom