seniors' film festival 2006

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A festival of fine films for discerning seniors. 

Monday 2 October - Friday 6 October
> Seniors (55+) $3

Presented by ACMI and the Department of Victorian Communities as part of the 2006 Victorian Seniors' Festival.

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the queen of sheba's pearls

Set in post-war England, this moving film charts the education of young Jack in the wake of the death of his beloved mother Emily.

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seducing doctor lewis

The tale of a ragtag fishing community whose residents (in order to qualify for a new factory) must persuade a young doctor to live in their town.

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the da vinci code

Director Ron Howard casts Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou in his blockbuster adaptation of the bestselling suspense thriller by Dan Brown.


Director Lasse Hallstrom assembles an international cast including Jeremy Irons, Oliver Pratt and Australian Heath Ledger in the title role.

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on a clear day

"A heartfelt, laughter-through-tears story aimed at the folks who lapped up Calendar Girls and The Full Monty." The Telegraph

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brokeback mountain

Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie E. Proulx's short story forms the basis of Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's sensitively rendered drama.

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the world's fastest indian

Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro, a man who never lets the dreams of his youth fade.

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the door in the floor

"The best movie yet made from John Irving's fiction" The New York Times

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A memorable drama about a fourteen year-old boy's experience of war.

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ballets russes

This fascinating ode to the Ballets Russes combines rare archival footage, clips from Hollywood movies, letters, journals and interviews.

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go for zucker

Wheeler-dealer Jäeckie Zucker is up to his neck in trouble - his wife wants a divorce and the court bailiff is threatening him with jail.

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live and become

Live And Become follows the path of a nine-year old Ethiopian boy passed off as an African Jew in order to escape his war-torn homeland.

the ax

This mordant black comedy has a pointed social critique at the core of its drama.

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how much do you love me?

Balding, down-cast François (Bernard Campan) enters a 'hooker-in-the-window' joint in Paris' Pigalle to meet the voluptuous Daniela (Monica Bellucci).

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marilyn hotchkiss ballroom dancing and charm school

Frank Keane can't seem to move beyond an all-consuming grief following the death of his wife, until the course of his life finally changes.

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