Out of Africa – Friday at the Flicks
Based on a true story, you can enjoy this epic masterpiece at USQ Artsworx!
About Friday at the Flicks
Toowoomba’s very own arthouse film night! Enjoy a comfy seat, a glass of bubbles and, the opportunity to enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history.
Friday at the Flicks offers a licensed cash bar, made to order cheese boards and a complimentary post show reception – giving you the opportunity to discuss the film while enjoying nibbles.
About the film
Loosely based on the life of Karen Blixen, this film is an epic romance set amongst the glorious African landscape. It is the film that cemented Meryl Streep’s status as a Hollywood Superstar, with one critic describing her performance as ‘the highest level of acting in film today.’
Boasting seven academy awards, including Best Picture, the film plays out in 20th-century colonial Kenya, where a Danish baroness, trapped in a marriage of convenience, has a passionate love affair with a big-game hunter.
Trivia bite: Meryl Streep wasn’t the first pick to play the lead role of Karen Blixen, the roll was originally offered to Audrey Hepburn as the director didn’t think Streep was ‘sexy’ enough.
*Early Bird pricing: General Admission – $13 | Members $10. Ends 27 Feb 18
2018 film season
The Big Sleep – 23 Feb
When We Were Kings – 16 Mar
Out of Africa – 18 May
Melancholia – 15 Jun
Once upon a time in the west 27 Jul
Road to Nhill – 17 Aug
Wings of Desire – 14 Sep
Little Miss Sunshine – 26 Oct
USQ Student Short Film Night – 9 Nov
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