Home' LOTL : December 2004 Contents LEFT TO RIGHT MOONLIGHT CINEMA; TWO OF OUT VIDEO'S TANTALISING TREATS;
AND NATALIE PORTMAN IN GARDEN STATE
Bailey's Moonlight Cinema is Australia's favourite Summer
outdoor cinema experience, showing classic and
contemporary films in some of the most beautiful parks and
gardens in the world. The Sydney season begins on Dec 8, but
visit www.moonlight.com.au for season details in your capital
city. Films we're especially looking forward to this month are
Fahrenheit 9-11, Somersault, Kill Bill and Lost In Translation.
If you were lucky enough to receive a DVD player, plasma TV
or LCD screen for Christmas, you'll be wanting to revisit all
your favourite chick flicks! Out Video, Australia's only exclusive
gay and lesbian video store, is stocked to the rafters with
lesbian themed movies. If you are a Melbourne girl, pop in and
browse their extensive collection. If not, hop online to peruse
their comprehensive catalogue which includes many hard to get
lesbian favourites like Tipping the Velvet, Better Than Chocolate,
Aimee and Jaguar and our all-time fave lesbian flicks Desert
Hearts, Bound, and High Art. Visit www.outvideo.com.au
AT THE MOVIES -- GARDEN STATE
Following the death of his mother, Andrew Largeman (Zach
Braff), known as Large by his friends, returns to New
Jersey for the first time in many years.
Large had grown up in a cold, uncaring household, with his
psychiatrist father (Ian Holm) and paraplegic mother. He escaped
to California, but now must face what's left of his family and the
possibility of a fresh start. He runs into old friends everywhere,
and it seems that little has changed since his departure. In a
doctor's waiting room, he meets Samantha (Natalie Portman).
She is a total contrast to him; funny, warm and full of life, and he
is instantly drawn to her. But of course, the path of love is never
easy! While Garden State has much to recommend it, such as the
performances from the entire cast, it is ultimately uneven. There
is insufficient development prior to a crucial scene between
Andrew and his father, late in the plot. And the subsequent
resolution just doesn't feel right. It seems there is a move in the
US, even among independent film-makers, to make films shorter
and shorter (a reflection on the attention span of audiences
perhaps?), and often, as has happened here, this is to the
detriment of the story. --- Reviewed by Belinda Hazelton
Let's use those words to
provide an opportunity for
lesbians to get to know
Fun, structured, facilitated discussion with
questions which will help you meet other women.
At ACON 9 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
on November 13, 2pm--4 pm
(then Dec l0 2004, Jan 15, Feb 12, 2005).
Coffee and cake supplied. All ages welcome.
RSVP Mahamati, Lesbian Health project worker,
02 9206 2084 or email email@example.com
"Getting to know you, getting
to know all about you.
Getting to like you, getting to
hope you like me ..."
sang Deborah Kerr
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