Maldon Movies Success Despite the Heat

Created: Tuesday, 10 February 2015

MGM Success despite the heat

The 2015 opening night of Maldon Movies Film Society (MMFS) was a great success despite the heat of a hot January night. The ice cream sellers, purportedly from Alliance Française, considerably enhanced the evening.

Mademoiselle Laura and Monsieur David not only charmed the audience by selling cold treats and Fantales, but also introduced Mon Oncle in their delightful French accents. Scripted by our President Mr Pitts, they paid tribute to local philosophers like Dave at the Hardware store, and Mary at the IGA, as well as outlining the premise behind the film.

Membership has grown exponentially since our first night in 2014 and now stands at just over 70, which is fantastic. We are planning to rearrange the seating for the February screening. The screen will be rehung on the end wall to allow more rows of seats and an aisle down the middle for ease of movement. We will have a surprise short film prior to interval, which may feature something of our Patron John Flaus.

The February feature is Black Orpheus, a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play ‘Orfeu da Conceição’ by Vinicius de Moraes, adapted from the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, but set in the modern context of a favela (slum) in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film is also noted for its classic soundtrack, particularly as two songs from the movie have become bossa nova standards.

Come along at 7:15 for a 7:30 pm start in the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. Bring a plate of finger food to share at interval, and a cushion, or a chair if you prefer. We look forward to another great night at the movies on Thursday 19 February.

Nancy Whittaker, MMFS Secretary

 

YOUNG WEST SUMMER FILM WORKSHOPS

Created: Monday, 22 December 2014

Free film production course for 13-18 year olds

8 - 9 January: story, script, character development and locations

15 - 16 January:  shooting the script

22 - 23 January: editing, sound tracks and screening

Workshops are free of charge and is flexible and inclusive.

Register your interest by Monday 5 January

email youngwest@maldonnc.org.au or call Lisa 0402337814

 

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MALDON MARKET TURNS ONE

Created: Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The hugely popular Maldon Market will celebrate one year of successful operation on Sunday 9 November, with more than $20 000 raised at the market for volunteer groups in town, and local traders enjoying the monthly boost to business.

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SUMMER NEWSLETTER - SNEAK PEAK

Created: Monday, 22 December 2014

Get a sneak peak of what is in store for 2015 at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. We have a range of new courses and workshops coming up and we are still offering some of our favourites such as Italian language and sewing.

We hope you enjoy the read and that something takes your fancy! We are always open to new ideas and suggestions for courses and workshops.

Summer Newsletter available here

 

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TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Created: Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Starting in Term 4, Phillippa Schuster will be returning from Maternity Leave to work part-time at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre in a job share role with Amy Atkinson who has filled the Coordinator role since July 2013.

Amy Atkinson and the Committee of Management support her return and look forward to having her back - bringing all her skills and experience with her.

Baby Harriet, who turned one last week, will be in safe hands at the Occasional Childcare service at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and in long day care in Castlemaine.

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