What film do you want to watch during the Seniors Festival?

Published on 07 December 2022

Popcorn and books

As part of the Macleay Seniors Festival, the Kempsey Library will be holding a FREE film screening - and we need you to help us choose what to watch!

Please read through the bios of the shortlisted films in the section below and vote for the one you would like to see using the form at the bottom of the page.

The film with the most votes will be screened on 7 February 2023 at Kempsey Library, 22 Tozer St West Kempsey.

Voting will run until 31 December 2022.

Shortlisted films:

Kenny [2006]

With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, Kenny (Shane Jacobson) lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople [2016]

Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on. Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his grumpy foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heart-felt adventure.


The Book Keepers [2022]

Carol Wall's debut memoir – about cancer, friendship, and cultivating an open heart – was a breakout success. But joy turned to tragedy when the breast cancer she wrote about returned, and she died months after its publication. Carol’s husband, Dick, determined to help her life-affirming message find its audience, becomes the book’s unlikely spokesperson and embarks on a nationwide book tour. He’s joined by the couple’s filmmaker son, Phil, who captures his dad’s efforts to ensure her dream lives on. The result is an intimate portrait of love and loss – an ode to the healing power of storytelling.

Jasper Jones [2016]

In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous.

Glengarry Glen Ross [1992]

Adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross shows David Mamet at his searing, profane best. A group of Chicago real-estate salesmen-cum-con artists live on the edge. Life is good for the one on a roll. For the rest, life hangs in the balance. There is no room for losers. A-B-C: Always Be Closing, sell or go under, is the salesman's mantra. With the pressure on, so begins a rainy night of cutthroat business and shattered lives.



Vote for the film you want to see by filling in the below survey:

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