SATURDAY, 1st December 2018

last film of the year – bring a plate
socialising from 6:30 PM at C4


please click here to download a Poster (in pdf Format) or watch the Trailer

2017 Italy, France, Brazil, USA

Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
  Luca Guadagnino

Drama, Romance – 2 hours 12 minutes

Review by Louise Keller:
There is something idyllic about the double storey house with green shutters surrounded by shady fruit trees. It is the summer of 1983 and the film feels as fresh as the spray of the nearby waterfall. For Elio, everything changes when the self-assured Oliver (Hammer) arrives and charms everyone – young, old, male and female. The mood is leisurely as Elio reads, transposes music and plays the piano. In other years Elio might have been waiting for summer to end, but this year everything is different.

The sexual tension between Elio and Oliver begins from the outset. A glance, a casual touch, a neck massage… then the first lingering kiss in the grass. The open door of their shared bathroom is a window of opportunity. Part of the mating ritual. Guadagnino’s film aptly captures Elio’s inner voice and innermost desires. If there is one scene that may shock, it is the one that features a ripe peach. The American Pie equivalent. Watch for the wonderful scene in which Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg) opens the communication lines with his son. As for the ending – that lingering scene in which all the action is internal – it is hugely moving. Just like the film.

Cinema Paradiso is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested please contact us.

Program for 2019 out soon.

About Us

The club is part of the Federation of Queensland Film Societies and operates under the umbrella of the Mission Beach Community Arts Centre Inc. which is a not-for-profit organisation. Cinema Paradiso is run by volunteers.

Once a month we will bring the cinema to Mission Beach, offering a wide range of films for all tastes, from Hollywood to Bollywood, from mainstream to art house. We have themed months throughout the year.

Films are shown on Saturday evenings at the C4 Theatrette in North Mission Beach next to the yellow-i-logo. Screening starts at 7 pm, socialising (doors open) from 6.30 pm. We often get together at the Village Green for an after-movie chat.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please let us know what you would like to see on the big screen!

Our committee members are:

Kerry Green  — President & Movie Librarian
Gitta Yelds — Treasurer & Advertising (Sound of Music Meets the Beach)
Cynthia — Facebook



We are a not-for-profit organisation and operate by membership only. If you wish to see our films, please become a member. Annual, quarterly and short-term memberships are available in advance or at the door on screening nights. Visitors are welcome and can join us for any screening with a small donation to Cinema Paradiso.