Settlers Film Club New Season Starts THIS Friday 17th


FRIDAY 17th APRIL at 8pm 
(doors open 7-15pm)  at Oratia Settlers Hall 569 West Coast Road Oratia.   The halls will be warm and toasty. 
‘Mr. Turner’ (M) 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes*
This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. *Led by a masterful performance from Timothy Spall and brilliantly directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner is a superior Hollywood biopic. ALSO screening on Sunday 19th at the Barnett Hall, Piha.
Rating: M (for some sexual content) Genre: Drama Directed By:Mike Leigh Written By:Mike Leigh Runtime:2 hr. 29 min.             Mr Turner Trailer here

Tickets on the door $12 Adult $10 Senior/Student. Not suitable for younger audience.