The Drill Hall Film Society

Sunday 25th March, 2pm

The good news for film lovers is that Michael Lines-Kelly’s Left Bank Film Club has been re-invented in the guise of the Drill Hall Film Society (DHFS).

The film society’s aim is to screen classic cinema at low cost to members in the convivial atmosphere of the historic Drill Hall Theatre Mullumbimby with its tiered seating and air-conditioning. Refreshments will be available and critical discussion after the film is encouraged. Occasionally with featured artists involved with the presented film.

The premiere screening will be Phillip Noyce’s, Newsfront. This wonderful film will be introduced by local resident, Lissa Coote, the film’s production designer. Lissa will provide insights into the creation of this 1978 Australian classic. The screenplay was written by David Elfick, Philippe Mora, Phillip Noyce and former Lismore boy, the late Bob Ellis.

Newsfront is the critic David Stratton’s all-time favourite Australian film. It features a stellar cast including Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Gerard Kennedy, Chris Haywood, John Ewart, Angela Punch McGregor, Bryan Brown, Drew Forsythe, Bruce Spence and Tony Barry, who just happens to be the patron of the Drill Hall Theatre CompanyNewsfront opens Sunday 25 March at 2pm at the Drill Hall Theatre.  Doors open at 1pm. 

Our initial season screens on the last Sunday of the month from 5 March to 24 June and will present a short season of Australian films.  Beginning with Newsfront, the premiere season will show two more examples of Tony Barry’s work, Shame, and Road to NhillTony will take part in the post-screening discussions. Walkabout, starring David Gulpilil, is the added bonus to complete the inaugural DHFS season on 24 June.

The Drill Hall Film Society is offering a three month membership to see the four films for just $24. For insurance purposes film society membership also includes associate membership of the Drill Hall Theatre Company for 2018. To become a member of the Drill Hall Film Society contact Sonia on 66842112 or email on Sonia will provide information on how to join and how to pay the $24 inaugural season membership fee. The ‘online’ booking deadline is 10 March. Because seating is limited to 100, you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment as the DHFS is quietly confident that the season will sell out.

See you at the Drill Hall Film Society’s initial season opening with the screening of the classic Australian film, Newsfront and later Road to Nhill, Shame and Walkabout.

Sonia Borenstein
Administrator for the Drill Hall Film Society