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The Drill Hall has added ‘re-invented’ to the mantra of re-use and re-cycle by taking Michael Lines-Kelly’s Left Bank Film Club and re-inventing it in the guise of the Drill Hall Film Society (DHFS).

The film society’s aim is to screen classic cinema at low cost to members in the convivial atmosphere of the historic Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby with its tiered seating and air-conditioning,’ said one of the organisers, Sonia Borenstein.

Phillip Noyce’s, Newsfront will be the premiere screening followed by two more examples of Tony Barry’s work, Shame, and Road to Nhill before Walkabout, starring David Gulpilil, completes the inaugural DHFS season on 24 June.

Our initial season screens on the last Sunday of the month from 25 March to 24 June and will present a short season of Australian films,’ continued Sonia.

‘Newsfront will be introduced by local resident, Lissa Coote, the film’s production designer. Lissa will provide insights into the creation of this 1978 Australian classic. The screenplay was written by David Elfick, Philippe Mora, Phillip Noyce and former Lismore boy, the late Bob Ellis.

‘It features a stellar cast including Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Gerard Kennedy, Chris Haywood, John Ewart, Angela Punch McGregor, Bryan Brown, Drew Forsythe, Bruce Spence and Tony Barry, who just happens to be the patron of the Drill Hall Theatre Company.’

The initial season screens on the last Sunday of the month from 25 March to 24 June and the Drill Hall Film Society are offering a three month membership to see the four films for just $24 that also provides you with associate membership of the Drill Hall Theatre Company for 2018.

To become a member contact Sonia on 66842112 or email on [email protected]. The online booking deadline is March 10.

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