Evocative World Cinema & Insightful Film Documentaries
The Majestic Theatre in Pomona is screening a collection of evocative cinema from around the world and thought provoking documentaries. Over the coming months we will present you with an opportunity to attend special screenings. It's also a great opportunity to meet like minded people at these events and support our creative community.
An open mind explores new ideas, acknowledges diverse worldviews, and is willing to change and evolve.
La Pazza Gioa (Like Crazy) Italian Comedy
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse - the world of sane people.
Screening: Friday 17th November, 2017 - 7pm Online Tickets $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.
The Choir: South African Film Documentary
Shot over six years The Choir is the true story of Jabulani Shabangu and a group of fellow inmates battling to survive in South Africa’s biggest prison. Jabulani is rebellious and angry until he meets a wily old bank robber named Coleman, who recruits him for the prison choir. Jabulani rises in the ranks and leads the inmates to an extraordinary performance at the
National Prisoner Choir Competition.
Screening: Friday 1st December, 2017 - 7pm & Sunday 3rd December 2pm. Online Tickets $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.
The Coming War on China - John Pilger Film Documentary
John Pilger’s 60th film for ITV, The Coming War on China, sheds light on an issue missed by mainstream media. Two nuclear armed nations, the US and the world’s second biggest economic power, China, are on the road to war. I [Pilger] have spent two years making a documentary film, The Coming War on China, in which the evidence and witnesses warn that nuclear war is no longer a shadow, but a contingency. The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way. They are in the northern hemisphere, on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, confronting China. The great danger this beckons is not news, or it is buried and distorted: a drumbeat of mainstream fake news that echoes the psychopathic fear embedded in public consciousness during much of the 20th century.
Screening: Friday 12th January 2018 - 7pm & Sunday 14th January 2pm. Online Tickets $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.
Black Hole: Australian Film Documentary
Black Hole is an intense and riveting exposé. Revealing unseen footage of the Maules Creek coal mine blockade, police misconduct, corporate spies and the destruction of sacred Indigenous burial sites, Black Hole brings to life the power imbalance between big corporations and communities.
The ongoing battle to save the last of an endangered woodland forest from being cleared to make way for the most controversial largest open cut coal mine in production in Australia.
Screening: Friday 24th November, 2017 - 7pm & Sunday 26th November 2pm. Online Tickets $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.
The Man Who Laughs: French Gothic Film
Based on the classic best-selling book from Victor Hugo, the man who brought Les Miserables to the world; The Man Who Laughs is the story of two young orphans: Gwynplaine, a young boy who has been facially disfigured with a scar which makes him look like he’s constantly smiling, and Dea, a young blind girl. Many years later, when both are grown, the adoptive family travel together and put on a show where Gwynplaine has become a star.
Screening: Friday 15th December, 2017 - 7pm Online Tickets $10.00 or $12.00 at the door
The Gosphel of Us - Special Event Cinema Screening
Taking inspiration from one of the defining narratives of our times, this contemporary re-telling of the Passion of the Christ story took place across the town of Port Talbort with the people as its case, crew and heroes.
Screening: Easter Saturday 31st March, 2018 7pm Online Tickets $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.