The first film up for the Williams Lake Film Club’s fall season is Mud starring Matthew McConaughey (above). The films shown by the film club are always fundraisers. All proceeds go to rebuild the Learning Disabilities Association Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities.

The first film up for the Williams Lake Film Club’s fall season is Mud starring Matthew McConaughey (above). The films shown by the film club are always fundraisers. All proceeds go to rebuild the Learning Disabilities Association Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities.

Film club season opens with Mud

The Williams Lake Film Club is happy to announce that the new season is starting this coming Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The Williams Lake Film Club is happy to announce that the new season is starting this coming Tuesday, Sept. 17.

And to make it even more exciting we have chosen a film many of you are really looking forward to see — Mud.

I know, the title is not exactly promising but the film sure is. It will be screened at the Gibraltar Room at the Memorial Complex at 7 p.m., back doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission still is $9 regular, $8 for film club members, and $6 for seniors/elders and students, TRU students included.

Memberships also are still only $10 for the whole season (September till May) and will be available at the door. Membership entitles you to one Dollar off regular admission (not for seniors, so sorry) and you will receive regular email reminders of upcoming films and events and you will have input in the choosing of the films to be screened, as it happened with this one. We normally do not look too closely at big name productions, but this one really seems to fit our club..

Mud is a film that is a pleasure to look at, and it also has a fantastic story that weaves in poverty, youth, the loss of innocence, love, and violence. It stars Matthew McConaughey as the rustic, snaggle-toothed man on the run, Reese Whitherspoon, portraying perfectly damaged goods and his lost love, Tye Sheridan, and Jacob Lofland, the two 14 year old boys and best friends, and Sam Shepard.

Set around the Mississippi River and told from the perspective of one of the boys, director Jeff Nichols’ third feature film (Take Shelter and Shotgun Stories are his first two films) taps into a romantic image of alpha male: the man in the forest with the gun, man against establishment, the vagabond who sleeps in a different spot every night, but it truly is about the complexity of man in his relationship with others.

It also is about the fragility of man, the craving to be loved and how easily that love is misplaced, taken away, cheated on or lost.

The cinematography is beautiful, the acting is near perfect, and the story will keep you involved and will stay with you.

Okay, I have not yet seen the film but from all I have been told and found in my research, I do believe that this is a perfect opener for our season.

I am really looking forward to it. Mud played to great acclaim at Cannes, Toronto and Sundance and is now finally making its way to Williams Lake.

There will be one screening only, don’t miss it.

And just to remind you, our films and events are always fundraisers. All proceeds go to rebuild the LDA, the Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities.

 

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