The Wellington Film Society’s program for 2018 is about to get underway. This year the films will be screened on Monday nights, from 6.15pm on the giant Embassy screen.
I first saw Brazil in a haze (perhaps there’s no other way) – student daze – to make matters worse (or better?) I cooked up some mushrooms on toast and swallowed a cap of cannabis oil. I’m not sure what I watched, exactly. But I’ve been mesmerised by the thought of it to this very day.
Well, finally for me, the chance to see it on the big screen – the very big screen of the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.
Brazil wasn’t entirely successful when released in the mid-80s but it swiftly developed a cult following. One that continues to grow to this day.
Featuring fantastic performances by Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond and many others – and driven by the script from Tom Stoppard, Gilliam and
Charles McKeown, Brazil might even feel more prescient in this current climate.
So whether for the first time – or the first time with feet firmly planted on the ground (in my case) don’t let this chance to see the great Brazil sweep by.
To sign up for a Wellington Film Society membership (see here) is to experience classic and cult films at a price that breaks down to around $4 a film. Marvellous value with the winter months ahead.
I’ll be aiming to preview the films each week and will possibly write about some of them after seeing them too.
Click here to see the full schedule for 2018.
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