Join us for a movie on International Women’s Day with screenings across Gippsland: Sale Cinema, Sun Cinema Bairnsdale and Wonthaggi, with movies that reminds us of the inequality and struggles of women who have gone before us.
Sale and Bairnsdale
Thursday 7 March – 6:30pm Colette
or via our office (03) 5143 1600, 56B Cunninghame Street, Sale. Bairnsdale event is proudly supported by the East Gippsland Shire Council and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service.
Friday 8 March – 11:00am ‘Colette’ and 2:00pm ‘On the Basis of Sex’
at Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. $15 adults, $10 concession/child.
Purchase tickets at the Wonthaggi Box Office.
This year’s theme is More Powerful Together read more at www.unwomen.org.au
Keira Knightley stars as the eponymous French novelist, whose provocative debut — falsely credited to her husband — becomes the toast of Paris, triggering a battle for identity, equality, and self-determination at the dawn of the feminist age.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Watch the trailer here.