Company of Strangers

Classic Christmas Film Night at the Palais,
Sunday 6 December 2015

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Classic Xmas Movie Night at the Palais

Sunday 6 December 2015
Hi Team Movies,
Yes it is that time of the year to wear silly hats and eat and drink to excess for it is the Franklin Palais Classic Xmas Film night. Our Christmas film is one that will impress and may even change your life. Sunday 6th December, we will be screening the sensational, multi award winning, 1990 Canadian film “Strangers in Good Company’” also known as “The Company of Strangers”. I have yet to read a dodgy review of this film.
Synopsis: (courtesy IMDb).
A bus load of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script. Sounds lame, no way, trust me on this one, for it will move you. A major theme of the film is how the elderly women each face aging and mortality in their own way, and find the courage together to persevere. Could be some handy hints for us all.
5 reasons why you should head on down to the Franklin Palais Sunday 6 December 2015.
1: Rotten Tomatoes rates this film 5 Stars. Unbelievable but it is true!!!!!!
2: Rita Kempley of the Washington Post wrote: : An enchanting reverie by Canadian director Cynthia Scott, "Strangers in Good Company" sneaks up on you like your first grey hair. It's a small, unlikely treasure featuring a cast of eight mostly elderly nonprofessional actresses. It fairly shimmers with their memories and cheers us with their resilience.
3: The film won the Best Canadian film award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Grand Prize and Interfilm awards at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in 1990.
4: Opportunity to road test your signature “Christmas dish” ….. Rum (infused) balls, mince pies and the artery clogging “White Christmas” slice.
5: A small quality prize will be awarded for the most festive supper dish.
You know the drill by heart now.
Rummage through your wardrobe and find those embarrassing flashing Christmas earrings, reindeer antlers and Christmas stocking hats, drag along a friend or anything with a pulse. 
Sunday 6th December, upstairs at the Franklin Palais. Doors open 6.30pm, movie starts when someone flicks the lights…. After 7.15pm but before 7.30pm.
Gold coin donation to cover heating, bar will be running so we can wish everyone Happy Christmas over a glass of fizzy/red/white/beer/cider/ milky milo.
Please bring a Christmas flair plate (with something on it) to share for supper during the intermission. Rum balls, Mince Pies, Egg Mayo sandwiches with just a hint of holly etc.
Hope you can make it.
Deb & Classic Movie Team    
PS: Pack your glasses as I have our technical team member (David) on stand by to hit the sub titles button....hopefully.    
Our Classic Films are obtained from the National Film & Sound Archives, so we normally only request a gold coin donation to cover postage, handling, cleaning & heating. We here at Movie Command Headquarters have made a commitment to bring to the Palais “FOQ” also known as “Films of Quality”. Throughout the coming year where I source films other than from the National Film & Sound Archives, we will have to charge a $5 entrance fee to cover the distribution/copyright fee. But you will be given fair warning.
Fair warning alert: The film to kick start the New Year, the January movie will be a $5 entrance….but I assure you it will be worth it. The 5 F’s……. Fun, French, Fast cars, Full on stunts and a Fabulous leading man with “eyes like a horse”.  Watch this space, all will be revealed.
please forward this to anyone who may ejoy our Classic Movie Night
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