A Gun in Each Hand

  • July 14, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Only RSVP if you are genuinely interested in attending. No shows and late drop outs will be recorded.

Date: Sunday 14 July 2013

Time: Meet at 10.00am for the 10.15AM session. Look out for my Meet Up badge on a table opposite the ticket booth.

A note to our new members: We buy our tickets individually at the desk (or online if you wish). We're in Cinema 1 (the big one - but this could change between now and then) and there is no reserve seating. We may not be able to all sit together and usually end up in clusters. I encourage you to join the group after the film as our discussions are fun, interesting and insightful.

Post Film Discussion:Cafe Excello at 99 Spring Street. Please bring cash

If you don't answer the lunch question when you RSVP, I'll assume you won't be joining us. "Maybe" will also be considered a no.

Could you please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come to lunch as it is unfair to the restaurant if less people turn up than expected. Last minute drop outs on Saturday night and Sunday morning, and not showing up is not very nice, so please be considerate (I keep a list of offenders!). 

You are most welcome to join us for the film only, but please let me know so I can adjust our restaurant booking.

Review: ABC's At The Movies: Margaret (4/5) and David (4/5)

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Duration: 95 mins

Rating: M (Sexual reference and strong language)

Synopsis: "Featuring one of the most star-studded (and talented) casts assembled in modern Spanish cinema, including the phenomenal Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Eduardo Noriega, Candela Peña and Leonardo Sbaraglia, A GUN IN EACH HAND (Una pistola en cada mano) is a witty and scathing portrait of forty-something manhood, and its shifting role in contemporary Barcelona.

Chance encounters between old friends, acquaintances, ex-spouses and potential lovers form an engrossing series of six intertwined tales of love, lost and found. Whether it’s Javier Camara’s character’s sorry efforts to win back his ex-wife, Eduardo Noriega’s misguided attempts to woo a co-worker, or Ricardo Darin’s confusion as to why his wife would be having an affair, each meeting starts off with men humbly attempting to secure what they want, and invariably winding up completely bewildered as the women in their lives mercilessly flip the situations around.

This superbly accomplished battle-of-the-sexes comedy was a sleeper breakout success at the Spanish box office last December, celebrated its Australian Premiere at the Gala Openings of the recent 16th Spanish Film Festival and confirms writer/director Cesc Gay as one of the country’s brightest talents."

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  • Tess

    Very interesting, especially the discussions and conversations afterwards. Thanks Karen for all your organising, it's very much appreciated. Cheers Tess

    3 · July 15, 2013

  • Julia

    It was nice :)

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Kaye

    Loved this film found it a very amusing subtle comment on relationships - nice not to have over dramatisation with the obligatory shouting couples - an interesting change of pace. The cringe bits were sadly real -poor guy :)

    3 · July 14, 2013

  • Karen

    Ah ha! That's what middle aged men are up to?! I was pleased that the male characters were talking, not to their loved ones who needed it most, but at least getting it off their chest. I quite enjoyed the film, real hard work with all that dialogue, and I cringed a few times with the awkwardness and rawness. Thank you for making the effort to attend such an early session. Hope to see you next time :)

    4 · July 14, 2013

  • Cindy H.

    "All the happy families are similar, all unhappy ones have their own stories" - that's what I see today - an exhibition of dysfunctional relationships, breadth but no depth, n hard for me to connect to the characters.

    I am still glad I went, as it's a totally different angle of telling stories, n met so many movie lovers too :) Thanks again, Karen!

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    I had a great time :)

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    I would recommend those who like a film with a lot of talking and like intense film viewing. My thoughts are that it was difficult to stay awake...but im sure that it will be a better experience for all those french lovers.

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Denis M.

    A talk fest with angst ridden men who couldn't face some personal truths, or were but poorly. The women in the film were the only positive characters who "just got on with it". Hopefully not a statement about the condition of Spanish men. What would Almodovar have done with it? I am sure the women would still have come out on top. It would have worked better as a play.

    4 · July 14, 2013

  • Laura

    Great film - sorry could stay for lunch - was feeling v dizzy ..

    July 14, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    Im in the cinma ill see you all after it

    July 14, 2013

  • Sarah

    Running late. Meet you inside the cinema

    July 14, 2013

  • Cindy H.

    Hi Karen, I joined at last minute, hope it's OK? Don't want to cause trouble for your lunch booking, but my hiking tomorrow was just cancelled. Thanks.

    July 13, 2013

    • Cindy H.

      Hi Nadine, thanks. Happy to see you here :) Take care n hope to see you soon.

      1 · July 13, 2013

    • Karen

      We may need to squish together at lunch as I only booked for 8 but I hope they'll put us at our regular table so we'll have more room; otherwise we'll need to spilt into 2 tables.

      July 14, 2013

  • Nadine

    Sorry to cancel late.I've been sick the past few days & was hoping I'd feel better,but I'm not & don't want to ruin people's movie exp with coughing.

    July 13, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Nadine, thank you for this note and email. Sorry you're not feeling well and hope to catch up soon. Warm hugs :)

      July 14, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    Hello :)

    July 12, 2013

    • Matthew M.

      Thank you :)

      July 12, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Matthew, thanks for letting me know you're running late. We'll head in at around 10.10am, if you miss us, look for the circle of people hogging the entrance after the film concludes.

      July 14, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi Karen, I would love to come along but am working until after midnight so I won't reply 'yes' officially (just in case work goes on a little longer).
    Thank you... Julie

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Rhonda

      I am with you Julie, this is a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Karen I am hoping to attend and expect to be able to RSVP tomorrow if that is not too late.

      1 · July 12, 2013

    • Karen

      Thank you Julie and Rhonda for your lovely comments! Of course Rhonda, never too late, hope you'll be able to make it on Sunday :)

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Hello All

    It's Friday nag time! Please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come (by Friday COB). The group shouldn't have to wait for you so please be considerate. No shows AND late drop outs will be recorded.

    Cafe Excello it is! Please be mindful that reservations have been made for lunch - a lot of restaurants don't open on Sundays because of staffing costs. It's not very nice if less people turn up when a bigger table have been reserved. Meet Up is about community - not just the Melbourne Film Club but community as a whole.

    Cafe Excello lets us split bills, they only accept cash so please bring sufficient funds.

    Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

    July 12, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    Hey everyone i"m new to this...so yea...:D

    July 11, 2013

  • Karen

    Hello everyone! Do you have any ideas as to where we should go for lunch??? I could book us a table at Cafe Excello if we're not bored with it; but I welcome your suggestions :)

    July 11, 2013

    • Julie

      Yes Cafe Excello is fine, good breakfast and lovely staff...................­. I would love to try Meatball and Wine bar another time. They have all kinds of tasty meatballs and sauces and ice cream between giant macarons for dessert! Karen I know a deposit was required to make a booking when you checked with them before so I am happy to contribute to that if we decide to give it a try in the future. :)

      July 11, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Happy to go with the crowd. i am a fan of Beer Deluxe but flexible.

      July 11, 2013

  • Julia

    Sorry for last week. I am sure I will be there this week. ;)
    Many thanks for Karen.
    See you soon guys!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Alicia C

    I won't be able to make it this time, family event on. I'll be there next time though! Enjoy :)

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Mary

    Looking forward to it, excellent!

    1 · July 9, 2013

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