Friday Night Movie/Boynton: Heavenly Creatures (Kate Winslet, Melanie Lanskey)

  • July 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Let's kick back in Boynton Beach and watch a movie together on this Friday night. We'll socialize starting at 7 and begin the film at 7:30 sharp.

SYNOPSIS: HEAVENLY CREATURES
Made in 1994, Heavenly Creatures is based on a true story; in real life, the character Juliet (played by the young Kate Winslet) grew up to become murder-mystery novelist Anne Perry. After winning a cult following for several offbeat and darkly witty gore films, New Zealand director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) abruptly shifted gears with this stylish, compelling, and ultimately disturbing tale of two teenage girls whose friendship begins to fuel an ultimately fatal obsession. Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) is a student in New Zealand who doesn't much care for her family or her classmates; she's a bit overweight and not especially gracious, but she quickly makes friends with Juliet, a pretty girl whose wealthy parents have relocated from England. Pauline and Juliet find they share the same tastes in art, literature, the vocal stylings of Mario Lanza, and each other; together they begin to construct an elaborate fantasy world named Borovnia, which exists first in stories and then in models made of clay. The more Pauline and Juliet dream of Borovnia, the more the two find themselves retreating into this fantastical world of art, adventure, and Gothic romance as they slowly drift away from reality. The girls' parents decide that perhaps they're spending too much time together, and try to bring them back into the real world, but this only feeds their continued obsession with each other and Borovnia, and leads to a desperate and violent bid for freedom. Featuring excellent performances and imaginative production design/special effects, Heavenly Creatures skillfully allows the audience to see Pauline and Juliet both from their own fantastic perspective and how they seem to the rest of the world. [Synopsis from Fandango and AMG.]

COST: Free

WHAT TO BRING
• Whatever you want to drink
• Fun movie snacks to share

NOTE ABOUT SEATING
If the group is very large, we’ll get cozy - some women may be sitting on the floor on pillows (leaning against furniture) due to limited couch and chair space.

KIDS
This movie has adult themes

PETS
One small friendly dog

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
A few steps to get in. Bathroom door small (25”).

PARKING
Parking in driveway and on the street. Extra parking available in clubhouse lot.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS from I-95
Gateway Blvd West
3rd right past Congress Ave.
Sunny South Estates
Gate code 663
Right @ stop sign (Sun Ray Ct)
House left side

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  • carolyn c.

    I left my rain jacket at Susan's home. I need to get in touch with her

    July 13, 2013

    • Toni Armstrong J.

      You can contact any BLAST member by clicking on her profile and then clicking on the Send Email link.

      July 14, 2013

  • Toni Armstrong J.

    We said we'd schedule the comedy But I'm a Cheerleader starring Melanie Lynskey (Pauline in Heavenly Creatures). It's on for August 30: http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/events/129384522/

    July 13, 2013

  • Diana B.

    Great movie! I had a good time!
    looking forward for to the next movie
    Thanks you.

    July 13, 2013

  • Lynn Glover, Twin V.

    Interesting movie and discussion - great to see everyone!

    July 13, 2013

  • carolyn c.

    artistic movie. wish I could have had a love relationship when a teenager

    July 13, 2013

  • Susan the t.

    Very good movie that kept my interest. I enjoy true stories. Plenty of group interaction on post discussion. (P.S. someone left their rain slicker)

    July 13, 2013

  • Snow White but I d.

    I really think it was a great movie. ..great sisters to talk about it afterwards. . Thank you Susan for sharing your home.

    July 13, 2013

  • Toni Armstrong J.

    Great movie - very intense and artistic. Thought-provoking and based on a true story. Here's a book called Anne Perry and the Crime of the Century if anyone is interested in learning more: http://tinyurl.com/onpdmw5

    July 12, 2013

  • mary w.

    Sorry, I'll get there soon. Susan

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoops! I double-booked myself for tonight. Thanks for hosting Susan. Sorry I won't make it after all.

    July 12, 2013

  • Inspector M.

    No I guess I don't have to, nevermind

    July 7, 2013

  • Inspector M.

    I need to change my RSVP but it won't let me

    July 7, 2013

  • Dale J.

    Millie Smith is my +1.

    July 2, 2013

  • carolyn c.

    looks good

    July 1, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    Maybe

    July 1, 2013

  • Lynn Glover, Twin V.

    Looking forward to meeting y'all! Sounds like fun!

    July 1, 2013

  • Toni Armstrong J.

    This is one of the most bizarre, creative, compelling lesbian movies I've ever seen. There's nothing else quite like it - and fun to see Kate Winslet as a teenager in her first big break-out film role.

    May 10, 2013

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