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Film Club: A Simple Plan

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The Film Club runs at 7.30pm on the first Saturday of each month at Coledale Community Hall. 

Regularly hosted by local film expert Graham Thorburn and open to anybody interested in seeing, thinking, and having fun talking about films; each Film Club session will start with some background information about the film – the times and context of its making, the people who made it, and something notable about the content or techniques of the film – perhaps even a bit of gossip. After the film screening, there will be a chance to discuss the film. 

The June Film Club will screen A Simple Plan (1998):

Deep in midwinter Minnesota, three friends living in a small town stumble upon a crashed plane deep in the woods. Inside is a dead pilot and $4.4m in $100 bills. Each of them could make good use of just a small part of the money. What do they do? What would you do?

A Simple Plan, a neo-noir crime thriller released in 1998, is a deceptively simple and engaging story about how the road to hell is an accumulation of small understandable steps that could lure even the best of us. This moody but punchy film, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Billy Bob Thornton (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role), Bill Paxton and Bridget Fonda, is a good ride, with many twists and turns along the way.

Attendance is $7 for SCWC & Screen Illawarra Members, and $10 for general admission. Entry fee includes tea & coffee.

Film Club is a community event. We encourage people to get involved by coming early to help us set up, or staying to helping pack chairs away.

Graham Thorburn has had a very long career in film and television, as an actor, producer, writer and academic, but principally as a director. He mostly worked as a director for short-run TV drama (over 70 prime time hours), but he also produced and directed Countdown and created, produced and directed BeatBox. Graham was the third President of the Australian Screen Directors Association (now the Australian Directors Guild) and served in various other executive positions for ten years. He was Head of Directing, then Head of Teaching at AFTRS for 11 years. Before that he wrote and delivered course work in acting, writing and directing for the screen at UTS, NIDA and AFTRS, and has chaired international undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum and teaching assessment panels.

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