Insight into Dickinson

October 07, 2017

Screening first in this weekend’s double bill is A Quiet Passion (PG).

This is the story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early contrary youth to her later years of bitterness.

The sharpness of her prose damages her romantic prospects, but deep down Emily knows that marriage would restrict her creativity.

This tension is Emily’s main preoccupation: the blunt exhausting pain of living alone.

The second film is the funny and whimsical Neruda (MA15+), set in Chile in 1948.

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country for joining the Communist party.

As Neruda (who likes the good life) escapes the authorities it becomes a suspenseful game of cat and mouse through the slums and salons of Chile.

These films will be shown at the daylight saving screening time on October 6 and 7 at 7pm and on October 8 at 6pm.

On the weekend of October 13, 14 and 15 is the delightful true story from the 1800s of a former slave, Chocolat (M) who becomes a circus performer.

He impresses established performer George and they develop a routine that makes them famous.

However, this satisfaction can only last until Chocolat’s desire for equality takes hold.

The second film screening, Churchill (M), stars Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

Ninety-six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations about Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalised role in the war effort.

Only the support of Churchill’s brilliant, yet exasperated wife Clementine can halt the PM’s physical and mental collapse. Seniors week

There will be a Seniors Week Matinee at 1.30pm Monday, October 9, screening The Apartment (PG), with afternoon tea/coffee to follow.

The $10 ticket includes a delicious Swanpool Catering team afternoon tea.

Celebrate Seniors Week at Swanpool Hall on Sunday, October 15, with the Grand Opening of the Amphitheatre in the park adjoining Swanpool Hall.

This is a free community event with Jazaratta performing during the afternoon.

Stay on in the evening to view Monsieur Chocolat and Churchill at Swanpool Cinema.

Hot pastries, hot chocolate and real coffee can be enjoyed by the open fire at interval and before the films in the Swanpool Candy Bar.

●For more information, go to or phone the cinema on (03)57682415.

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