seniors' film festival 2008

seniors film festival 2008
That's Dancing
ACMI presents a selection of fine films for discerning audiences, in association with the Department of Planning and Community Development and part of the 2008 Victorian Seniors' Festival.

From a celebration of classic MGM musicals, to the 2008 musical Mamma Mia!, this special matinee program also takes in high drama, intrigue, and comedy, bringing you the very best of the big screen.

Sunday 5 October - Friday 10 October 2008
Seniors (55+) $3. Carers admitted free of charge.
Tickets must be reserved > book early for the best seats

mamma mia!

Shot on location in Greece, the musical film of the hugely successful stage show gives Meryl Streep full rein to express her inner Dancing Queen.

après lui (after him)

Screen icon Catherine Deneuve stars in a moving drama about a woman dealing with the aftermath of her son's untimely death.

the pink panther

The 1964 film that introduced the world to Inspector Clouseau screens in a gorgeous CinemaScope print.

get smart

Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway take up the mantle of television's most beloved secret agents in this terrific big screen version of the 60s series.

the page turner

Denis Dercourt's stylish, subtle and psychologically resonant drama attests to the adage that revenge is a dish best served cold.

I served the king of england

Adapted from Bohumil Hrabal's novel, this deliciously satirical film charts the wildly varying fortunes of a young opportunist in WWII Czechoslovakia.

love in the time of cholera

Javier Bardem stars in Mike Newell's handsomely staged adaptation of the epic love story by Gabriel García Márquez.

that's dancing

A big screen celebration of dance numbers compiled from scores of MGM musicals, That's Dancing is an uplifting waltz down memory lane.

into the wild

Director Sean Penn sensitively renders the true story of a young college graduate who treks into the Alaskan wilderness on a perilous spiritual quest.

death defying acts

Director Gillian Armstrong combines intrigue and suspense in this drama centring on legendary escapologist Harry Houdini at the height of his fame.


George Clooney teams up with Renee Zellweger in a 1920s-set screwball comedy that affectionately tips its hat to Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday.

flight of the red balloon

Inspired by Albert Lamorisse's 1956 short film Le Ballon rouge, Hou Hsiao- Hsien's contemporary drama makes evocative use of Paris locations.

the jane austen book club

A group of women form a book club to discuss Jane Austen's works, only to find echoes of the famed English writer's plotlines in their own lives.

lust, caution

Ang Lee's erotically charged thriller tells the story of a young actress recruited as an undercover agent during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai.

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