Playing October 6-11 – CHARLIE’S COUNTRY
CHARLIE’S COUNTRY (Australia 2015; NR)
Tuesday October 6, Thursday October 8, Saturday October 10 @ 7:30PM; Sunday October 11 @ 1, 3:10PM.
Charlie (David Gulpilil, Walkabout and Rabbit-Proof Fence), an aging Aboriginal living in a small town in the Australian outback, increasingly chafes under the arbitrary rules of the white man’s bureaucracy. Eventually he becomes so disgusted that he slips away into the bush to recover a more authentic way of life; but his contentions with 21st century western civilization are not so easily escaped. 108 minutes. English and subtitles.
“A delicate but powerful film…. this eloquent drama’s stirring soulfulness is laced with the sorrow of cultural dislocation but also with lovely ripples of humor and even joy” – Hollywood Reporter.
“Gulpilil is as magnificent as ever” – Boston Globe.
“A gorgeous film, and Gulpilil is impeccable in it” – NPR.
Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival.
Direction: Rolf DeHeer; Screenplay: Rolf DeHeer and David Gulpilil
COMING NEXT WEEK:
THE SECOND MOTHER (Brazil 2015; NR)
The orderly and comfortable balance of a well-to-do Sao Paulo family, which has depended much more that anyone realizes on the love contributed by the longtime housekeeper (Regina Case), is upset by the inauspicious arrival of her free-thinking daughter (Carmila Mardila). “Muylaert does a deft job here of story and setting up her characters and their predicaments in ways that immediately invite reflection”- Hollywood Reporter.