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Coffs Harbour: Film: The Good Lie
18 June 2015 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
What: Jetty Memorial Theatre will be screening the film “The Good Lie” starring Reece Witherspoon
When: Thursday, 18 June 2015
Where: Jetty Memorial Theatre
Time: 10.30am & 1.30 pm
Tickets available from the Jetty Theatre.
Coffs Harbour City Council, in partnership with Council’s Multicultural Reference Group & the Coffs Harbour African Social Club, invites all members of the community to mark Refugee Week 2015 – See more at: http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/our-community/projects/Pages/Refugee-Week.aspx#sthash.Qno5uma1.dpuf
In The Good Lie, Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars as a feisty American woman who helps a group of newly arrived Sudanese refugees settle into their new life in the US. Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan, Mamere, his sister Abital, and friends Jeremiah and Paul are brought to America in the humanitarian effort that would see 3600 lost boys and girls resettled in the USA. Carrie (Witherspoon) is contracted to secure them jobs. But deeply affected by their hopes, dreams and extraordinary resilience, she soon finds herself swept up in their struggle for a better life. Like The Blind Side and Erin Brockovich, The Good Lie is an inspiring story of survival, triumph and compassion.
‘A touching, generous-hearted movie. A feel-good film imbued with a rich sense of empathy.’ Hollywood Reporter
‘This is powerful stuff, with affecting cinematography by Ronald Plante to emphasise both the vulnerability and resilience of these orphans, cast adrift amid landscapes of imposing beauty and danger (South Africa doubling for Sudan).’ The Guardian