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Film Club: Little Miss Sunshine

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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. 

Our April Film Club screening is LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006), dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. A dysfunctional family piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive (Abigail Breslin) to compete in a beauty pageant. Also starring Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, and Alan Arkin.

    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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