Albany Film Society is offering Half Yearly Memership

Albany Film Society is offering half yearly membership, 5 films for $25
 
Screenings are at:
Vancouver Arts Centre
at 7.30pm
on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from March.
The Society schedules films in good faith however the program may change in circumstances beyond our control.
Membership is $25 for 5 films and includes light refreshments.
 
Join on any film night
New members welcome
 
For more information
Please call 9842 2157 or 9853 2685
 
August 8th
    Turtles can fly
Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand
Iraq, 2005
    Set in Kurdistan on the border between Iran and Turkey, the film focuses on the day-to-day lives of a group of orphans in the lead up to the US invasion. Featuring extraordinary performances by children, this is a masterpiece of overwhelming drama and visual beauty. It was the first film to be made Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
 
Sept 12th
    An American in Paris
US, 1951
    An American World War II veteran, is now an exuberant expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. But can he get the woman he loves?  This film won 6 academy awards, and has an all star cast.
 
Oct  10th    
     Ashes and Diamonds
Popiól i diamen
Poland, 1958
    This film  unfolds during the space of a few hours on the last day of the war in 1945, in a provincial town. On one level, the film is a Central European 'film noir', a tense and suspenseful thriller and love story. Rich with symbolism, and above all an evocative film.
 
Nov 14th
    Cosi
Australia, 1996
    A young Sydney amateur theatre director is offered his first job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients. His project is overrun by one of the patients who wants to produce the opera Cosi Fan Tutte.  Starring Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jacki Weaver, Colin Friels, Colin Hay.
 
Dec  12th
    The lives of others
Das Leben der Anderen
Germany, 2005
    Set in 1984 in East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. This film is the first feature film by director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and won an Oscar for best Foreign Language. He blends a political thriller with a very human story that is ultimately about the seductive nature of decency, honour and art.

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