Dementia Friendly Screening: South Pacific U

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 27 February 2024

Featuring classic songs such as "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" and "Happy Talk", South Pacific is one of the most enduring Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals.

The story of Navy nurse Nellie Forbush, who must choose between love and prejudice during World War II. After falling for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), Nellie recoils upon discovering that he's fathered two mixed-race children.

When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him -- and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.

Monthly Dementia-Friendly Screenings at Showroom Cinema play on the final Tuesday of each month and offer the chance for all audiences to revisit big screen classics in a comfortable environment.


Joshua Logan
2 hours 37 minutes
John Kerr, Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi


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