Over the years our club has been proud to organize several film premieres for fund raising and Rotary awareness.
The Iron Lady (with Meryl Streep)
The Premiere was held on 6 March 2012.
The Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, is a biographical British film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, portrayed by Meryl Streep. Thatcher's husband, Denis Thatcher, is portrayed by Jim Broadbent, and Thatcher's longest-serving cabinet member and eventual deputy, Geoffrey Howe, is portrayed by Anthony Head.
To watch a trailer of the movie click here: TRAILER
The film takes place over 24 hours in the life of Margaret Thatcher, and is narrated through a series of flashbacks, depiciting an elderly Thatcher remembering moments that shaped her and the effect her political life has had on her, while clearing out her dead husband's belongings.
As the film begins, we are shown Margaret Thatcher, longest serving Prime Minister of 20th Century Britain, as an old woman walking to the shop alone to get milk. Gradually, we see her struggle with old age and changing times, and the lack of power that comes with both of these things. Through the scope of old age, and afflicted by dementia, Lady Thatcher looks back on defining moments of her personal and professional life; from her youth working in her father's grocery store in Grantham, listening to his political speeches as Alderman, to her rise through the House of Commons to Leader of the Conservative Party, and eventually, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Her rise to power is juxtaposed with her relative powerlessness in the present day, and the film uses the past as a medium to deal with this.
Eat Pray Love (with Julia Roberts)
The Premiere was held on 12 October 2010 at AMC Pacific Place.
Based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert the film has a meaningful story line and is filmed in Italy, India and Bali with beautiful cinematography (watch the trailer here www.letyourselfgo.com)
Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.
A 2008 Japanese film by Yōjirō Takita, starring Masahiro Motoki and Ryoko Hirosue. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars
Premiere held on 16 March 2009.
Memoirs of a Geisha
A film by Steven Spielberg from the novel by Arthur Golden, starring Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li.
Premiere held on 9 January 2006.
The Family Man
Directed by Brett Ratner. With Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle. Premiere in 2000.
The General Daughter
Directed by Simon West. With John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell. Premiere in 1999.
The Island of Doctor Moreau
Directed by John Frankenheimer. With Marlon Brando, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Val Kilmer. Premiere in 1996.
An American computer-animated family film directed by John Lasseter and featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Premiere in 1995.