Films This Weekend | Ticketed, Goma

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Films This Weekend | Ticketed, Goma says
1pm SAT | True Grit 2011 M (DCP) (1hr 50mins)
3.15pm SAT | Aferim! 2015 18+ (DCP) (1hr 48mins)
11am SUN | High Noon 1952 PG (DCP) (1hr 25mins)

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Our 'The Western' program at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA offers a rare opportunity to see these films presented on the big screen as they were intended, and features many 35mm prints sourced from film archives around the world and screened in one of Australia’s last 35mm film venues.

>True Grit
Arkansas in 1872. Indian country. This is where Tom Chaney has sought refuge. He's on the run from fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross, the daughter of the farmer he has just shot dead, who has turned to Marshal Rooster Cogburn for help. Based on the titular novel by Charles Portis, True Grit was first adapted in 1969 with John Wayne as Cogburn. It has taken the Coen brothers, however, to recreate on screen the unique tone of the novel which is told through Mattie's eyes.

Aferim! is a western with a setting far removed from the old American west of classic Hollywood – Wallachia, in early 19th century Eastern Europe, to be precise. Constable Costandin travels through the forests and plains of this region with his son Ionita in pursuit of an escaped slave. The lush widescreen black-and-white cinematography is accompanied by frequently profane dialogue, often taken directly from surviving historical documents. Director Radu Jude (winner of the Best Director prize at this year's Berlinale) creates a visually stunning, darkly funny and occasionally disturbing portrait of this crossroads era in European history.

>High Noon
A small Western town fearfully awaits the arrival of a pardoned criminal who has vowed revenge on retired sheriff Will (Gary Copper). But, in deference to his new Quaker wife Amy (Grace Kelly) Will has hung up his guns on the one day he needs them. Torn between the need to defend himself, the deadly indifference of the townsfolk and the deep reserves of his wife's moral strength, Will and those around him are inexorably dragged toward a painful climax.
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art