October 5th 2012
'J. Edgar' this Saturday
ABC reviewer, David Stratton writes, 'Clint Eastwood's excellent biopic of one of the most powerful of all American public figures, J. Edgar Hoover, simply confirms the strengths of this director. Without fussy camerawork or a sensationalist approach, Eastwood and his writer, Dustin Lance Black (who also wrote MILK) assume their audience to be adult and intelligent and tell the never less than fascinating story with cool elegance.' And 'J. Edgar' is this month's screening from the Magnetic Island Film Society and will be screened at the RSL Hall on Saturday (tomorrow) night.
Stratton continues, 'The events, both personal and public, don't unfold in chronological order, but it's always clear what's happening as we see the young Hoover with his mother, Judi Dench, and later creating the FBI as his own kingdom, blackmailing Presidents and other public figures. Leonardo DiCaprio is superb, as are Naomi Watts as Hoover's loyal secretary and Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson, his deputy and closest companion.'
Duration: 137 mins
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Clint Eastwood
Lead actor: Leonardo Di Caprio
Cast: Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson, Naomi Watts
Producer: Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz
Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black
Music: Clint Eastwood
Distributor: Roadshow Films
Screening at the RSL Hall, 31 Hayles Avenue, Arcadia
Dinner Service, Refreshments & Bar available from 6.30pm till 8.00pm
Screening 8 pm (Each first Saturday of the month)
Please be early so we may start PROMPTLY at 8.00 pm
Adults $10.00 Conc. $8.00 Members Free
Annual membership $50.00 Conc. $40.00 Annual membership includes admission for one calendar year (10 screenings) & discount to the Film Festival (March each year). Half-yearly also available.