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October 3rd 2005
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

David Wenham and Kate Cebrano Don't miss this Saturday's movie starring one of Australia's favourite actors, David Wenham, in the title role as Father Damien. The film directed by Paul Cox is presented by Magnetic Island Film Society.

"Father Damien, a Belgian missionary, played by David Wenham, arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1870s and volunteered to work in the leper colony on Molokai.

Ignoring the advice of his Bishop, (Leo McKern), to keep his distance from the lepers, Damien dedicates himself wholly to the members of his sickly flock, attempting to restore the dignity of people abandoned to this remote and wild place by so-called civilization.

As years go by, he enlists the help of the Princess of Hawaii (Kate Ceberano), and constantly pleads with the Prime Minister (Sam Neill), and others for support.

His heroic efforts on the part of people less fortunate than himself resulted in his canonisation in 1995.

There's still a leper colony on Molokai and that's where Paul Cox and his crew filmed this inspirational story".

David Stratton - The Movie Show, SBS



Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
Time: 8.00pm
Date: Saturday 8th October
Where: Magnetic Island RSL Hall, Hayles Avenue Arcadia
Length: 111 Mins
Rated M
Admission: Adults $10.00 Conc. $8.00 (Members Free)
Bar: Open before the film (closes at 8pm when film starts)

Director: Paul Cox;
From: Netherlands; France; Spain; Australia
Starring: David Wenham, Peter O'Toole, Derek Jacobi, Kris Kristofferson, Kate Ceberano, Sam Neill, Leo McKern, Tom Wilkinson
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Language: English


Membership
The Film Societies' AGM is due and many members are due for renewal of membership.
Annual membership: $50.00 Conc. $40.00

Annual membership includes admission for one calendar year (10/11screenings) & discount to the Film Festival. Half-yearly also available.


Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
 
1 comments
 
munira
November 16th 2005
One of the most touching films ever.David Wenham's got to be the most talented actor ever,After watching him for a millionth time in Lord of the Rings-I couldn't resist this movie.The movie itself is brilliant.Kudos to the producers and directors and to David-you are the greatest ever!


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