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Final 2012 Wellington Film Society screening on Monday

Final 2012 Wellington Film Society screening on Monday


The final Wellington Film Society screening for 2012 is on Monday 26 November 6.15pm. At this screening of the classic film High Society we’ll be giving away prizes (including 3 film samplers) for the Best Dressed. We’d love to see some top hats and coattails at this screening.


HIGH SOCIETY


1956 | 107 mins


Based on the play The Philadelphia Story, starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.


High Society is cinematic catnip.


“[Grace] Kelly takes center stage and creates one of the most memorable performances from the golden age of Hollywood” – Gil Jawetz, DVD Talk



“High Society shifts the setting from Philadephia's Main Line to Newport, Rhode Island. There, amidst the mansions of the filthy rich, we meet Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly), the quintessential ice goddess. Beautiful, haughty, and condescending, she ruthlessly discards men who don't live up to her expectations, including her philandering father (Sidney Blackmer) and her composer ex- husband, C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby). Now, she's about to embark upon a second marriage. This time, her intended is the irreproachable and dull George Kittredge (John Lund). On hand to cover the wedding are an ace gossip reporter, Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra), and his faithful sidekick, photographer Liz Imbrie (Celeste Holm). But the pre-wedding preparations do not go smoothly. Dexter still loves Tracy, and is determined to stop the ceremony. To that end, he enlists the help of his friend, jazz great Louis Armstrong. And things get further muddled when Mike and Tracy have a brief romantic fling.” – James Berardinelli, Reelviews


About Film Society


Wellington Film Society is the longest-standing film society in New Zealand. Formed in 1945 the Film Society is a registered charity and affiliated to the NZ Federation of Film Societies. It is run entirely by volunteer members. Full waged memberships cost $95 which equates to less than $3 per film across the year, in addition to receiving discounts at many Wellington cinemas. Memberships are valid for a year from the date of issue. Screenings are held at the Paramount on Courtenay Place every Monday from 6.15 pm. For updates about the 2013 season please visit www.filmsociety.wellington.net.nz
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