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You are warmly invited to attend our first film evening of 2022, on Friday 18 February, for a viewing and discussion of The Piano (run time 2 hours 1 minute). The Piano is a 1993 release from the writer/director Jane Campion. In the mid-1800s, the young widow Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter, in an Oscar-winning performance) arrives on the wild shores of New Zealand from strait-laced Victorian Scotland. This event sets the stage for a rich exploration of themes around clashes of cultures and personalities, repressed sexuality and passion, contrasting expressions of masculinity, and feminine power in the face of oppressive patriarchy. Mute since childhood, Ada expresses her passionate nature through playing her precious piano, which also serves as vehicle for advancing and expressing the complex relationships which develop around it. The first and only film (until last year) by a woman director to receive the Palme d’Or at Cannes, The Piano also features a mesmerizing sound track by Michael Nyman and magnificent cinematography. This superbly filmed, directed, and acted movie envelops the viewer in its unique world, and builds to an unforgettable climax.
Online Participation Format
The movie is not readily available online. We have a purchased copy, which we will be sharing with you online on the evening.
The fee for the film evenings is R120. Please make payment through our convenient online booking facility below. The Zoom link will be distributed after 15:30 on the day of the event.
Everyone is invited to visit our website, where you can access our library online. In addition, the library is now open Tuesdays 10:00-14:00 and Thursdays 14:00-19:00, with all Covid-19 protocols in place. For more information on this, contact Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you on Zoom, and look forward to continuing our stimulating film discussions.
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