Horsham Film Society season set to start

HORSHAM Film Society will launch its season on Monday night with the screening of the 2012 American comedy Frances Ha.

Society president Janet Heard said members chose the year’s films.

She said the society had more than 100 members, making it one of the largest film societies in Victoria.

“Towards the end of last year, we put out to our members between 30 and 40 films to chose from and they selected their top 10,” she said.

“Then we collated the response and picked our top 10 films and that’s our program for the year.”

The society shows arthouse films and focuses on thought-provoking films that are not always shown in mainstream cinemas.

Ms Heard said the society was an important part of Horsham’s social scene and allowed many people to make new connections.

“It’s very social and that’s where the strength of the society has come from,” she said. 

“We get a lot of people who are new to town and it’s a great way to meet new people.”

Ms Heard said many of the films were unexpected favourites. She paraphrased Forrest Gump by likening the films shown by the society to a box of chocolates – ‘you never know what you’re going to get next’.

“The films have an unknown quantity and that’s half the fun of film society,” Ms Heard said.

“You can be surprised and shocked sometimes and it’s great to be able to talk with other people about them.”

The film society film nights are on the last Monday of every month.

Ms Heard said people could call her on 0419 570 273 for more information.

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