Barossa Film Club’s screening for April is the British film “The Station Agent”, which will show on 21st April at 7.30 pm at the Faith College Wine Centre. Written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, the film stars Peter Dinklage (of “Game of Thrones” fame), Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale, and won a BAFTA award plus numerous other nominations
“The Station Agent” is a slice-of-dwarf-life character study which takes a long, hard look at little person Fin (Dinklage), a train buff who inherits an old, inactive train depot where he takes up residence and then becomes involved with the locals. This poignancy packed flick spends its full 88 minute run with a sometimes cheeky, sometimes plaintive and always human, development of a handful characters who all have problems of their own. An extraordinary first outing for writer/director McCarthy, this little indie received raves from critical corners and applause from the public at large making it an almost sure thing for potential viewers. A wonderful film which makes the point that size does matter when it’s size of character and not stature. (2004 review by George Parker).
The evening will open with a short film at 7.30 followed by a break for refreshments and then the feature. Membership is available at the door and a trailer of the film is available on the Barossa Film Club website. Enquiries to Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.