V for Vendetta - Special Movie Event
‘Remember, remember the fifth of November’ is the opening line of the feature film, and yes it will be screened on 5th November 2012.
Sure to rile up those who don’t believe films should delve into politics, V for Vendetta is an explosive, timely political thriller that presents an ideology sure to provoke thoughtful conversation from an audience not normally fed such high-caliber intellectual fare.
V for Vendetta tells the tale of a near future England run by an oppressive government and a man, known only as V, who sets out to destroy it.
He’s a terrorist, but he’s not terrorising the people. Instead, his goal is to awaken and empower them, while striking fear in the heart of England’s totalitarian government. “If you want to see who is responsible, look no further than a mirror,” he tells the country’s citizens. “I understand, you were afraid,” he says by way of forgiving them. It’s the people who put Britain’s corrupt, hate-driven government in power, and it’s the people who must stop it. “People should not be afraid of their governments,” pronounces V, “governments should be afraid of their people.”
Terrorism, homosexuality, religious freedom, the right to free speech…There’s a virtual cornucopia of hot button topics addressed in V for Vendetta, being the same political paradoxes that have been plaguing man for centuries.
V for Vendetta is rebellious and risky, subversive and dangerous. But it’s not cynical. V’s naïve take on the world is one that believes in the basic strength and goodness of people as strongly as it believes in the intrinsic corruptness of big government.
It’s not a call to rise up against your rulers, but a warning about the way fear can be used to give a person or organisation too much power. It’s an old lesson, but one that bears frequent repeating. Ultimately it’s about knowing who you are and what you stand for.
There are people who are going to hate this movie; people who don’t like to think, the brain dead, the fools. It’s a purposefully uncomfortable film, one that will affect different people differently depending on what you bring in with you.
V for Vendetta is refreshingly original and stunningly effective. See it and then prepare to talk about the film for days on end. It’ll stick with you after you leave the theatre.
DOUBLE MOVIE NIGHT with The Count of Monte Christo following the feature film V for Vendetta.
Masquerade, so feel free to dress up and bring your friends.
Admission $25.00, including hot or cold drink, delicious finger food and Vendetta Mask.
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