Theatre & Film
The Art Society is proud of its Upstairs Playhouse that opened in May 2018 and has a seating capacity for 100 guests. Plays and concerts are held regularly in the theatre with the facilities being available for hire. A recent addition is the movie cinema that promises, through the MDHAS Film Club, to encourage interest in film as an art form.
FILMS @ THE PLAYHOUSE
In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic played havoc with our plans for monthly movie screenings upstairs in the Playhouse. But finally, and only 11 months behind our original schedule, we are excited to announce that the first ‘Films @ The Playhouse’ evening will be on Friday 12 February. We will have more details for you very soon! Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Drinks available (donation). Bring your own picnic tea. This is a MDHAS ‘members only’ event.
FILMS @ THE PLAYHOUSE
... to the Playhouse ....... . . . . .
Friday April 9 2021
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm screening
RSVP essential by Wednesday 7 April to firstname.lastname@example.org
2 hr 13 minutes with sub-titles
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is a wonderful Swedish musical film directed by Kay Pollak and starring Michael Nyqvist and Frida Hallgren. It was a box office hit in Sweden and several other countries and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Hollywood 77th Academy Awards.
Daniel Daréus (Michael Nyqvist) is a successful and renowned international conductor whose life aspiration is to create music that will open people's hearts. His own heart, however, is in bad shape. After suffering a heart attack on stage at the end of a performance, he retires indefinitely to Norrland in the far north of Sweden, to the village where he endured a terrible childhood of bullying. Daniel buys the old elementary school in the village, and soon after is asked to come along one Thursday night and listen to the local choir. He is only asked to listen, and maybe offer some helpful advice, but their intentions of persuading him to help are obvious. He eventually agrees to help, albeit reluctantly. Daniel approaches the parish minister to help the choir grow and rediscovers along the way his own joy in music while changing the lives of all in the choir.
This will be a COVID compliant and members only event. All attending will be required to sign in with details. Under the Federation of Victorian Film Societies rules members can bring one guest.
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is provided courtesy of Amalagamated Movies.
Drinks available (donation). Bring your own food.
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