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MALENY FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS—AMMONITE
April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Matinee – Doors Open 2:30 pm for cash bar, tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 3:00 pm
Evening – Doors Open 6:30 pm for cash bar, tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 7:00 pm
Mary Anning, the first woman palaeontologist, was born in 1799 in Lyme Regis on the Dorset Coast. As a child she fossicked with her father in the cliffs above the sea, and sold fossils to tourists in the family shop – which Jane Austen visited, requesting a quote for cabinetmaking. Remarkable Creatures and The Fossil Hunter are well-known works describing Mary’s work in the 1820s-1840s and her notable discoveries of Ichthyosaurs and Plesiosaurs; as well as the barefaced theft of her research and samples by the male geologists of the day – treasures now protected in the British Natural History Museum. Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) directs this fictional account of Mary (Kate Winslet)’s mentorship of a distressed young woman called Charlotte Murchison (Saorise Rohan), which develops into something more personally intense.