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Launceston is a city of about 88,000 people located at the head of the Tamar River about 50km from Bass Strait at the confluence of the North and South Esk Rivers.

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Welman Street Film Society

 With the coming of larger home TV screens and the increasing availability of films on DVD, Stan & Rebecca and Max & Gael thought it would be nice to share some classic cinema with each other – old favourites as well as films that we knew only by reputation. So the Welman Street Film Society was born as we alternated choices of films and enjoyed them over nibbles and a few drinks.

Soon we decided that a sort of occasional mini “film festival” would be fun, with the alternating hosts choosing the day’s theme, the films and creating appropriate meals.

 So far, we've screened 72 films, and our most recent "Film Festival" saw us looking at looking at International Caper/Heist Films of the 1950s.

Films of the 3rd Welman Street Film Festival:

International Caper/Heist Films of the 1950s





38. The Killing

Stanley Kubrick

1956 - USA

39. The Lavender Hill Mob

Charles Crichton

1951 - UK

40. Rififi

Jules Dassin

1955 - France

41. Big Deal on Madonna Street

Mario Monicelli

1958 - Italy


Click HERE for a list of the films we've screened.


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