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					AMANDLA! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
Cast: Gerard Brown, Audrey Brown, The ANC National Choir
Directed by Lee Hirsch

Winner Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival 2002
Winner Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance Film Festival 2002
Winner Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) Sydney Film Festival 2003

                          Through a chronological history of the South African liberation struggle, this
                          documentary cites examples of the way that music was used in the fight for
                          freedom. Songs united those who were being oppressed and gave those
                          fighting a way to express their plight. The music consoled those
                          incarcerated, and created an effective underground form of communication
                          inside the prisons.

                          Using exclusive interviews with various expats and some rare, illuminating
                          archive footage, this edifying documentary unfolds like a potted history of
                          South Africa. It's tragic, uplifting, even funny; and the music stirs the soul."
                          DA (Time Out Film Guide 13)



Spanglish
Cast: Paz Vega, Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni
Directed by James L. Brooks

Flor (Paz Vega) is a single mother, a Mexican who has lived in LA for
years with a knowledge of English as minimal as her contact with
English-speaking Angelenos. This changes slightly when a pal
recommends her for a job cleaning the house of neurotic designer
Deborah Clasky (Téa Leoni) and her successful chef husband John
(Adam Sandler). The wealthy, welcoming couple are, it’s soon clear,
having problems of their own – which, apart from the pleasures and
pitfalls of parenthood, is about all they have in common with their
pretty, proud and fiercely private employee.

Mondovino

Cast: Albiera Antinori, Allegra Antinori, Lodovico Antinori
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter

Nossiter is a trained sommelier, and knows his stuff. His expertise and love of wine and all things
                     oenological comes across loud and clear in this fascinating dip into the world of
                     wine-making and marketing, and how it relates to wider economic, social and
                     political forces. The fidgety digital camera style can be irritating, and some of the
                     material is overly repetitive (especially for those buffs who will probably already
                     know about many of the characters and issues dealt with in the film), but it's hard
                     to imagine anyone not being fascinated by some of the colourful folk, or by the
                     conflicts and contrasts Nossiter uncovers between them.
A Very Long Engagement

Cast: Audrey Tautou, Dominique Pinon, Jodie Foster
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

                        The film is set in France towards the end of World War I and tells the story of
                        this young woman's relentless and sometimes comic search for her fiancée,
                        who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been
                        court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and pushed out of an allied
                        trench into an almost-certain death in no-man's land. What follows is an
                        investigation into the arbitrary nature of secrecy, the absurdity of war, and the
                        enduring passion, intuition and tenacity of the human heart.




Dear Frankie

Cast: Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone
Directed by Shona Auerbach


Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the
move ever since Frankie can remember. Wanting to protect her deaf
son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has
invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra, and every
weeks she writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling
of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress
around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown.
With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must
choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect
stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day.


Door In The Floor

Cast: Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges
Dircted by Todd Williams

                           Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel "A Widow for One Year",
                           the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New
                           York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's
                           book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim
                           Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Into
                           this potential minefield arrives college-bound Jon Foster, hired as Bridges’
                           assistant for the summer, hoping to learn from the master, yet surprised to
                           find a vain, self-absorbed, philandering boozer who needs a driver more
                           than a research assistant. Still, there’s even more of a learning curve for the
                           young man when his desire for the troubled yet alluring lady of the house
                           meets a surprising response.
House of Flying Daggers

Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang
Directed by Yimou Zhang


                                    HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS tells of a passionate emotional
                                    journey, in which three people suffer for love – it tears them
                                    apart, yet they are willing to sacrifice everything for it.

                                      During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret
                                      organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and
                                      opposes the government. The House of Flying Daggers operates
                                      mysteriously, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Thus,
                                      they have earned the support and admiration of the people and
                                      expanded quickly but foes of the local deputies.
                                      The deputies are enraged because, even after they fought and
                                      killed the leader of the House of Flying Daggers, the House
                                      continues to thrive. Under the leadership of a mysterious new
                                      leader, the House of Flying Daggers grows ever more powerful.
                                      Feng Tian County’s two local captains, Leo (ANDY LAU) and
                                      Jin (TAKESHI KANESHIRO) are ordered to capture the new
leader within ten days. They investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the
"Flying Daggers". Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin breaking her free in a plot to gain her trust and
lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than
they seem!




 Closer

Cast: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Nathalie Portman, Clive Owen
Directed by Mike Nichols

Set in London, England, good Samaritan Dan Wolf (Jude Law), a
struggling writer, takes Alice Ayres (Natalie Portman), a shady young
woman and part-time stripper, to the hospital when she's hit by a car,
and they fall in love. One year later, Dan meets photographer Anna
Cameron (Julia Roberts) and tries to pick her up, but she rebuffs him.

In revenge, Dan sets Anna up for an embarrassing encounter with sex-
addicted dermatologist Larry Bagley (Clive Owen), but the two end up
seeing each other. Then another year later, Dan and Anna begin an affair
of their own, and relationships between the four collapse. Over the next
year, all of them become obsessed with hurting each other and wreak
some heavy emotional damage. Will any of them be strong enough to
put this destructive sequence of events to a stop?
                                            Films at
                                      St. James Cavalier
                                         1 – 31 August



                     7.00pm         Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony (PG)
 st        nd                       Directed by Lee Hirsch
1 –2
                     9.00pm         Spanglish (PG)
                                    Directed by James L. Brooks
                     6.45pm         Mondovino (PG)                  New Release
3rd – 9th                           Directed by Jonathan Nossiter
                     9.15pm
                     6.30pm         Spanglish (PG)
                                    Directed by James L. Brooks
10h – 12th
                     9.00pm         Mondovino (PG)                  New Release
                                    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter

13th – 15th                                             CLOSED

                     6.30pm         A Very Long Engagement (16)
      th        th                  Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
16 – 19
                     9.00pm         Mondovino (PG)                  New Release
                                    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter

                     6.45pm         Mondovino (PG)                New Release
                                    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter
20th – 21st
                     9.15pm         A Very long Engagement (16)
                                    Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
                                   Mondovino (PG)                New Release
                     6.45pm
                          Directed Directed by Jonathan Nossiter
22nd –23rd                          Amandla! A revolution In Four Part Harmony (PG)
                     9.15pm
                                    Directed by Lee Hirsch

                     6.45pm         Mondovino (PG)                  New Release
                                    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter
24th – 26th
                     9.15pm         Dear Frankie (12)
                                    Directed by Shona Auerbach

                     7.00pm         Dear Frankie (12)
                                    Directed by Shona Auerbach
27th - 30th
                     9.00pm         Door in the Floor (16)
                                    Dircted by Todd Williams

                     7.00pm         House of Flying Daggers (12)
      st                            Directed by Yimou Zhang
31 August
                     9.15pm         Closer (18)
                                    Directed by Mike Nichols


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