A Spanish Style Christmas at Araluen Arts Centre
A special Araluen Art House Cinema event
Sunday 7 December (Rated M) – Running Time 108 mins
The multi award-winning box office smash from writer/director David Trueba, Living Is Easy (With Eyes Closed) is a buoyant and heartfelt road movie set in Franco’s Spain, about a freespirited English teacher’s journey to meet his idol, John Lennon. It’s 1966, regional Spain: Antonio (played by the brilliant Javier Cámara) is a teacher and an obsessive Beatles fan – a passion that carries through to his classroom, where he uses the lyrics from “Help!” to teach his pupils English. By the rigid standards of the day, this makes Antonio a radical. When he learns that John Lennon is filming Richard Lester’s How I Won the War on the other side of the country, Antonio drops everything and sets out in in his tiny Fiat to find the production’s location, hoping Lennon can help him understand the lyrics to the newly released ‘Revolver’ LP. En route, Antonio adopts two hitchhiking runaways: Juanjo (Francesc Colomer), a 16-year-old boy fleeing his Franco-loving father, and Belén (Natalia de Molina), 20 years old, single and pregnant, reluctantly heading home to her mother. Together they travel across the sundrenched landscape towards a destination where they’ll learn more about themselves – and one another – than they could have ever imagined. Inspired by true events and fuelled by the affecting backbeat of pop euphoria, this funny and touching fable is both a farewell to an era of repression and a welcome to a new age, capturing the spirit of the ’60s and a country desperate for a better future.
Prior to the film screening a Spanish themed buffet dinner will also be available, catered for by Reality Bites, at a cost of $20 per head.
For catering purposes, tickets for the dinner must be pre-purchased from the Araluen Box Office.
To receive you complimentary member’s ticket to the film screening and / or purchase your ticket for the buffet dinner, please contact the Araluen Box Office on 8951 1122.
Sunday 7 December
Buffet dinner 5.30pm – 6.30 pm, in the Araluen Arts Centre foyer, $20.00 per head.
Film starts at 7.00pm – additional tickets at normal Art House Cinema prices.
Sunday 7 December 2014
- 5:30pm – 7:48pm
- Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs