Danny Deckchair has one of those storylines that are so outlandish you know it must have been based on a true story as no-one would make up something so unlikely.
Based on an American man’s flight in 1982, the Australian movie made in 2003 is Council’s final free offering for the year. It will be screened in the Tebbutt Room in the Windsor Library building on Thursday, December 14 at 10am and again at 6pm.
The comedy is the story of Danny Morgan, unlucky in love, who escapes his boring life by tying a deck chair to weather (helium-filled) balloons. When he reinvents himself in a new location, hilarity ensues.
In his new setting, Danny thrives and the locals are very appreciative of the newcomer. Starring Rhys Ifans and Miranda Otto, the quirky tale highlights how a little confidence can change things for the better.
Tea and coffee will be available and everyone is also welcome to bring snacks and drinks.
The movie, from the National Film and Sound Archives, runs for 100 minutes and is rated PG. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Suitability for viewing is at the discretion of the parent/carer.
It’s at the Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor. Entry is free but bookings are essential via Eventbrite or call 4560 4460.