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September 2022

What’s On This Week + Summer Season Sneak Peek

27th September, 2022

It’s the penultimate week of our Spring season, which sees the return of the God of Thunder (THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER), Idris Elba versus a lion (BEAST), an Aussie sex comedy (HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN) and not one, but two terrific películas españolas (aka Spanish films, THE GOOD BOSS and OFFICIAL COMPETITION).

• TUE 27 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE GOOD BOSS (M, 120 MINS)

The charismatic and seemingly benevolent owner (Javier Bardem) of a factory in provincial Spain attempts to resolve all of his employees' grievances before an inspection by a committee that could give his company an award for excellence. Presented in partnership with Embassy of Spain.

• THU 29 SEP @ 7:30 PM: BEAST (MA, 93 MINS)

A recently widowed doctor (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters travel to a South African game reserve, but their journey of healing soon turns into a fight for survival when a ferocious and massive lion – a survivor of poachers – begins stalking them.

• FRI 30 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (M, 119 MINS – NO GUESTS)

When Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) quest for inner peace is interrupted by a killer seeking the extinction of the gods, he must return to action and embark on a cosmic adventure with the help of old allies, including ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).

• SAT 1 OCT @ *5 PM**: HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN (M, 107 MINS)

Stuck in a passionless marriage and soon to be unemployed, a woman decides to take control of her own life and turns her all-male housecleaning business into a service that helps women experience pleasure, in this feel-good (pun fully intended) Aussie comedy.

• SAT 1 SEP @ 7:30 PM: OFFICIAL COMPETITION (M, 114 MINS)

When an ageing billionaire impulsively decides to add a prestigious work of cinema to his legacy, he recruits a renowned filmmaker (Penélope Cruz) and a self-absorbed actor (Antonio Banderas) to adapt an award-winning novel into his masterpiece.

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SNEAK PEEK AT NEW SUMMER SEASON
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With our current programme coming to an end, it’s time to look ahead to our upcoming Summer season, which will run from October 11 all the way through to February 11, 2023.

We can’t wait to share the full line-up with you later this week, but for now, here’s a sneak peek at our first week of screenings, which includes TWO free screenings in celebration of World Mental Health Day that will be open to anyone and everyone in need of some cinematic stress relief.

• TUE 11 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE CASTLE – 25th anniversary screening with an ANU Law Reform & Social Reform discussion into the legal aspects of this beloved Aussie comedy.

• THU 13 OCT @ 7:30 PM: FULL TIME – a single mother races against the clock to attend a crucial job interview in this award-winning French thriller.

• FRI 14 OCT @ 7:30 PM: TICKET TO PARADISE (FREE SCREENING) – Julia Roberts and George Clooney play a divorced couple who team up to stop their daughter’s Bali wedding.

• SAT 15 OCT @ **5 PM**: DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS (FREE SCREENING) – Krypto the Super-Dog and a group of shelter animals jump into action when the Justice League are kidnapped in this animated comedy.

• SAT 15 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE OUTFIT – Mark Rylance plays an English tailor to the mob in 1950s Chicago who gets caught up in a deadly mole hunt.

Plus, many, many more films coming up throughout the season, including AMSTERDAM, DON’T WORRY DARLING, BLACK ADAM, SEE HOW THEY RUN, THE QUIET GIRL, BLUEBACK, BLACK PANTHER 2, DECISION TO LEAVE, THE WOMAN KING and a special 100th anniversary screening of 1922’s ROBIN HOOD starring Douglas Fairbanks.

What’s On This Week: BULLET TRAIN, CRAWDADS, LUNANA and more

20th September, 2022

This week at the ANU Film Group, you can take an action-packed trip with Brad Pitt to Japan (BULLET TRAIN), head to a school in the Himalayan mountains (LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM), travel back to 1950s North Carolina (WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING), discover the life of a music legend (HALLELUJAH) and explore India’s storied history through the eyes of an extraordinary man (LAAL SINGH CHADDHA). The choice is yours!

• WED 21 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM (PG, 109 MINS)

A young teacher who aspires to move to Australia and become a singer is reprimanded for shirking his duties and reassigned to a poorly equipped school in the remote Himalayan mountains, in this heartfelt, Oscar-nominated drama from Bhutan.

Presented in partnership with the Royal Bhutanese Embassy.

• THU 22 SEP @ 7:30 PM: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (M, 125 MINS)

Abandoned by her family in the 1950s, a resourceful young girl (Daisy Edgar-Jones) raises herself in the marshlands of North Carolina. When her former boyfriend is found dead, she is engulfed in a murder trial and branded by the locals as a prime suspect.

(NOTE: Thursday 22 September has been declared a public holiday, but our screening will still be proceeding as originally scheduled.)

• FRI 23 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LAAL SINGH CHADDHA (M, 159 MINS)

Defining events in India's storied history unfold through the perspective of Laal Singh Chaddha (Aamir Khan), a simple but kind-hearted man who embarks on extraordinary journey, in this official Hindi-language remake of 1994’s Oscar-winning FORREST GUMP.

• SAT 24 SEP @ *5 PM**: HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG (M, 118 MINS)

A charming documentary which offers a definitive exploration of the life of late singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his renowned and enduring hymn, "Hallelujah," weaving together a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials.

• SAT 24 SEP @ 7:30 PM: BULLET TRAIN (MA, 126 MINS – NO GUESTS)

An unlucky assassin (Brad Pitt) is ordered to collect a briefcase on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto but his mission puts him a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the world – all with connecting, yet conflicting, objectives.

What’s On This Week: LEO GRANDE, STRICTLY BALLROOM, NOPE and more

15th September, 2022

Put on your dancing shoes because we’re bringing back Baz Luhrmann’s STRICTLY BALLROOM to the big screen this week, gloriously restored for its 30th anniversary! Also screening is Emma Thompson’s latest acclaimed turn (GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE), director Jordan Peele’s mysterious sci-fi thriller (NOPE) and a multi-narrative Japanese drama from the Oscar-winning director of DRIVE MY CAR (WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY).

• THU 15 SEP @ 7:30 PM: WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY (M, 121 MINS)

In modern day Japan, three women in different situations – an unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction and a chance encounter – follow the trajectories between their choices and regrets, in this award-winning romantic anthology.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Japan, who will be offering complimentary Japanese wine and sake to attendees outside the cinema prior to the start of the screening.

• FRI 16 SEP @ 7:30 PM: NOPE (M, 130 MINS – NO GUESTS)

After their father is killed by random objects falling from the sky, two siblings living in the Californian desert attempt to capture video evidence of what they believe is a UFO, in the latest thriller from acclaimed writer-director Jordan Peele (GET OUT, US).

• SAT 17 SEP @ *5 PM**: STRICTLY BALLROOM (PG, 94 MINS)

When his unorthodox style results in the loss of his longtime partner, a maverick ballroom dancer (Paul Mercurio) sets out to succeed with an unlikely new dance partner, in this 30th anniversary screening of Baz Luhrmann’s film debut – fully restored and back on the big screen!

• SAT 17 SEP @ 7:30 PM: GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE (M, 97 MINS)

Having led an unfulfilling life, a recently-widowed retiree (Emma Thompson) hires an attractive young sex worker in the hopes of enjoying a night of pleasure and self-discovery, but instead finds herself making an unexpected human connection.

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SCREENING UPDATE: ‘WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING’ ON THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
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As you may be aware, Thursday 22 September was recently declared a national public holiday in light of the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

We wish to advise that our scheduled screening for that evening, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, will still be proceeding as planned at 7:30 PM. There will be no change resulting from the public holiday.

Chinese Film Week: September 7 – 12

7th September, 2022

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – and the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Australia and China – with six recent film hits screening over the next six days. In recent years, China has become the world’s largest film industry, and selections include an award-winning tearjerker (HI, MOM), a look at the early days of COVID-19 (ODE TO THE SPRING), a historical war epic (THE EIGHT HUNDRED) and a heartfelt tale of sisterly love (SISTER).

All screenings are FREE to attend and open to the public – no membership or registration is required. Sessions commence at 7:30 PM, with the exception of Sunday’s screening, which starts at 3 PM.

Films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

1. WED 7 SEP @ 7:30 PM – HI, MOM (PG, 128 mins, 2021)

After her mother is killed in a car accident, a young woman finds herself transported back in time to the 1980s where she befriends her mother in her youth. (Please note that this film replaces the previously advertised I AM WHAT I AM at the same date and time.)

2. THU 8 SEP @ 7:30 PM – ODE TO THE SPRING (M, 122 mins, 2022)

Five intertwined tales exploring ordinary heroes – doctors, patients, volunteers – as they face the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.

3. FRI 9 SEP @ 7:30 PM – SISTER (M, 127 mins, 2021)

When her parents are killed in an accident, a young woman must choose between independence or raising her 6-year-old half brother.

4. SAT 10 SEP @ 7:30 PM – NICE VIEW (PG, 106 mins, 2022)

A tech-savvy 20-year-old orphan sets out to do whatever it takes to earn enough money to pay for his 6-year-old sister's heart surgery.

5. SUN 11 SEP @ 3 PM – MOZART FROM SPACE (PG, 136 mins, 2022)

The lives of a father and his rebellious 14-year-old son are changed forever by the mysterious arrival of a musical alien named Mozart.

6. MON 12 SEP @ 7:30 PM – THE EIGHT HUNDRED (MA, 149 mins, 2020)

In 1937, during the Battle of Shanghai, a group of Chinese soldiers are ordered to defend a crucial warehouse from invading Japanese forces

What’s On This Week + September Highlights

1st September, 2022

This week, you can head to infinity and beyond with the origins of Buzz Lightyear in LIGHTYEAR, discover the cost of fame in multi-award-winning French drama LOST ILLUSIONS, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of sci-fi classic GATTACA. Plus, a special screening of WHERE THE WATER STARTS, followed by an ANU Law Reform and Social Justice panel discussion with experts on the topic of environmental justice.

• THU 1 SEP @ 7:30 PM: WHERE THE WATER STARTS (PG, 71 MINS) + PANEL DISCUSSION

The importance and fragility of the Snowy Mountains is examined by Aboriginal community leaders, scientists, farmers and more who share a connection to the alpine region. Followed by an ANU Law Reform & Social Justice panel discussion featuring Richard Swain, Dr Isa Menzies and Peta Bulling. Find out more about the expert panellists here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220901.html#film-4877

• FRI 2 SEP @ 7:30 PM: GATTACA (M, 107 MINS)

In a future where DNA determines the course of one’s life, a genetically-inferior man (Ethan Hawke) assumes the identity of a superior – but paraplegic – athlete (Jude Law) to pursue his dream of space travel, in this sci-fi classic that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Please note that the pre-screening panel discussion presented by the ANU School of Cybernetics will no longer be going ahead as previously advertised, with the film starting as scheduled at 7:30 PM.

• SAT 3 SEP @ *5 PM**: LIGHTYEAR (PG, 105 MINS – NO GUESTS)

During an intergalactic mission gone wrong, young astronaut Buzz Lightyear and his crew find themselves marooned on a hostile planet, where they must learn to work together as a team to find their way back home and finish the mission.

• SAT 3 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LOST ILLUSIONS (M, 150 MINS)

In 1820s France, after failing to make a name for himself in his provincial hometown, an ambitious poet relocates to glamorous Paris. Determined to make the literary world take notice of him, he instead discovers the dark cost of achieving fame.

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SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
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As we head into the month of September, we bid farewell to the Latin American Film Festival for another year and prepare to welcome our first Chinese Film Week next week. Screening in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival are six free films over six nights, running the gamut from heartfelt dramas to historical epics. Check out the full list of films here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220907.html

Other highlights for the month include:
• STRICTLY BALLROOM – Celebrate 30 years of Baz Luhrmann’s stunning film debut (Sat 17 Sep, 5 pm)

• GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE – Emma Thompson delivers one of her best performances in this sex-positive comedy (Sat 17 Sep, 7:30 pm)

• LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM – this heartfelt drama became Bhutan’s first ever Oscar-nominated film (Wed 21 Sep, 7:30 pm)

• WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – the best-selling literary phenomenon gets a big-screen adaptation (Thu 22 Sep, 7:30 pm)

• LAAL SINGH CHADDHA – 1994’s Best Picture winner FORREST GUMP receives an Indian remake (Fri 23 Sep, 7:30 pm)

• BULLET TRAIN – Brad Pitt faces off against international assassins on a high-speed train (Sat 24 Sep, 7:30 pm)

• THE GOOD BOSS – Javier Bardem plays a meddling not-so-good boss in this corporate satire (Tue 27 Sep, 7:30 pm)

• THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER – Chris Hemsworth returns as Marvel’s God of Thunder (Fri 30 Sep, 7:30 pm)

August 2022

What’s On This Week + Latin American Film Fest Concludes

25th August, 2022

Screening this week at the ANU Film Group is the incredible true story of a golfing folk hero, a forbidden romance In Cold War Estonia, and Ethan Hawke as a terrifying horror film baddie. Plus, the Latin American Film Festival concludes for 2022!

• FRI 26 AUG @ 7:30 PM: FIREBIRD (MA, 107 MINS)

In 1970s Estonia, at the height of Communist rule, a young soldier stationed on a Soviet Air Force base finds his life upended when he begins a clandestine love affair with a charismatic fighter pilot – risking their freedom and lives to be together.

Presented in partnership with the ANU LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network in celebration of Wear It Purple Day.

• SAT 27 AUG @ *5 PM**: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN (M, 106 MINS)

Unrelenting optimist Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance) attempts to gain entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship, despite having never played a round of golf before, drawing the ire of the golfing elite and becoming a folk hero in the process.

• SAT 27 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE BLACK PHONE (MA, 102 MINS)

After being abducted by a sadistic child killer (Ethan Hawke) and imprisoned in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls via a disconnected phone on the wall and discovers that he can speak to the killer's previous victims.

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LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONCLUDES
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This year’s Latin American Film Festival comes to an end with screenings from Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama. On behalf of the Latin American Embassies in Canberra, thanks to everyone who has come along and supported these screenings!

• SUN 28 AUG @ 6 PM: TROPICAL IRON (108 MINS, 2017)

COSTA RICA: A documentary exploring the life of Minor Keith and the historic yet controversial construction of the Costa Rican Atlantic Railway in the 19th century.

• TUE 30 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE MISSED ROUND (90 MINS, 2018)

COLOMBIA: An ageing, down-on-his-luck Colombian boxer must deal with the arrival of a 12-year-old boy who claims to be his son.

• WED 31 AUG @ 7:30 PM – SOMETHING BLUE (90 MINS, 2021)

PANAMA: When a wedding planner accidentally steals a dress belonging to a famous actress, she resolves to make the most of her fate before she's caught.

GRAY MAN, FALLING FOR FIGARO and More This Week + LAFF Continues

18th August, 2022

Duelling spies, opera singers, superpowered children and burger restauranteurs all feature at the ANU Film Group this week. Plus, the Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) continues into its penultimate week – more details below.

• THU 18 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE INNOCENTS (MA, 117 MINS)

Over the summer holidays, four Nordic children discover that they each possess mysterious powers and become fast friends. They set out to explore their newfound abilities when their parents aren't watching, but this soon takes a dangerous turn.

• FRI 19 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE GRAY MAN (MA, 126 MINS – NO GUESTS)

When the CIA's most skilled operative (Ryan Gosling) accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a bounty is put on his head – leading to a global hunt by international assassins and a sociopathic former colleague (Chris Evans).

• SAT 20 AUG @ *5 PM**: FALLING FOR FIGARO (M, 105 MINS)

A young woman leaves her unfulfilling life behind and moves to Scotland to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer. Undertaking lessons from a renowned opera diva, she finds herself pitted against a fellow student in a singing competition.

• SAT 20 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE (PG, 102 MINS)

The Belcher family must prevent their burger restaurant from closing after a sinkhole opens up in front of the entrance, while the kids try to solve a mystery that could save the day, in this animated comedy based on the hit television series.

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LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES
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With only six films to go, the Latin American Film Festival enters its penultimate week featuring selections from Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina. You can find the full film listing on our website here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220804.html

• SUN 21 AUG @ 6 PM: BIG HOUSE (114 MINS, 2014)

BRAZIL: A 17-year-old high schooler from a wealthy family attempts to find his place in the world as he navigates class, race and sexual awakening.

• WED 24 AUG @ 7:30 PM: UPHILL LOVE (85 MINS, 2015)

VENEZUELA: A reclusive man gets a second chance at love when he reunites with his crush at a high school reunion and sets out to win her heart.

• THU 25 AUG @ 7:30 PM: TODAY WE FIX THE WORLD (113 MINS, 2022)

ARGENTINA: When an Argentinian man discovers the son he's been raising for nine years is not his, he sets out to find the child's biological father.

What’s On This Week + Latin American Film Festival Continues

11th August, 2022

The Canberra Writers Festival is taking over the capital, and to commemorate the occasion, this week’s offerings all have their origins in the literary world – from a legendary French detective (MAIGRET) to a Graham Swift adaptation (MOTHERING SUNDAY) and a biopic about British WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (BENEDICTION).

Please also note that, due to the cinema being used for another event earlier in the evening, there will be only one screening taking place this Saturday at 7:30 PM. There will be no 5 PM screening this week.

• THU 11 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MAIGRET (M, 89 MINS)

In 1950s Paris, formidable police inspector Jules Maigret (Gérard Depardieu) investigates the mystery of a murdered young woman in an evening gown, and in doing so, uncovers details about her mysterious past – which may have ties to his own.

• FRI 12 AUG @ 7:30 PM: BENEDICTION (M, 137 MINS)

After surviving the horrors of WWI, decorated British soldier Siegfried Sassoon becomes a vocal anti-war critic and one of the leading war poets of the era. Behind closed doors, however, he struggles to come to terms with his homosexuality.

• SAT 13 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MOTHERING SUNDAY (MA, 104 MINS)

In 1924, a young housemaid (Odessa Young) is given Mother's Day off by her employers and spends it in the company of her wealthy secret lover, who lives in a neighbouring manor and is already engaged to be married to another woman.

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LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES
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After a busy first week, the Latin American Film Festival continues into its second week with offerings from Cuba, Peru, El Salvador and Mexico. Find out details about all of the films on our website here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220804.html

• SUN 14 AUG @ 6 PM: INNOCENCE (121 MINS, 2021)

CUBA: In 1871, a group of first-year medical students are wrongly imprisoned – leading one man to
pursue justice and the hidden truth over 16 years.

• MON 15 AUG @ 7:30 PM: TRIP TO TIMBUKTU (100 MINS, 2014)

PERU: Two teenagers growing up in Peru during the tumultuous 1980s attempt to keep their love alive by escaping to an imaginary utopia.

• TUE 16 AUG @ 7:30 PM – PABLO'S WORD (84 MINS, 2018)

EL SALVADOR: A broken upper middle-class family in El Salvador struggle with jealousy and revenge in this thriller based on Shakespeare’s Othello.

• WED 17 AUG @ 7:30 PM – LIONESS (94 MINS, 2018)

MEXICO: A young Jewish woman in Mexico finds herself torn between her duty to her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man.

Latin American Film Festival Returns + What’s On This Week

2nd August, 2022

The Latin American Film Festival returns this year to the ANU Film Group for the third time! With 15 films screening throughout the month of August – all of them FREE and open to the public – you’ll be spoilt for choice with this 17th edition celebrating Latin American culture at its finest.

It all begins this Thursday with host country Uruguay’s offering, THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE, a gripping drama exploring class differences. Find out more about next week’s screenings below, and check out the full list of films at https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220804.html

All films will be screened at the Kambri Cinema in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by the Latin American Embassies in Canberra.

• THU 4 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE (106 MINS, 2021)

URUGUAY: On a rural farm in Uruguay, two men find their responsibilities for their work and families complicated by an unexpected tragedy.

• SUN 7 AUG @ 6 PM: SPIDER (105 MINS, 2019)

CHILE: In chaotic 1970s Chile, a trio of right-wing revolutionaries commit a political crime that continues to haunt them 40 years later.

• MON 8 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MANGORÉ: FOR THE LOVE OF ART (93 MINS, 2015)

PARAGUAY: From humble beginnings, Agustin Barrios uses his talent and passion to become the legendary musician, guitarist and poet known as Mangoré.

• TUE 9 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MARTIN & MARGOT (93 MINS, 2019)

GUATEMALA: Two writers travel through Guatemala in search of the poet who brought them together – until a pregnancy changes their perspective on life.

• WED 10 AUG @ 7:30 PM: WARMI PACHAKUTIK: TIME OF WOMEN (56 MINS, 2020)

ECUADOR: Through their activism, a new generation of indigenous Kichwa women generate changes and questions about the meaning of belonging, roles and thought.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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After getting off to big start last week, our new Spring 2022 season continues into August this week with a look at Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal’s tragic marriage (TO OLIVIA), an acclaimed Finnish train romance (COMPARTMENT NO. 6), an Oscar-nominated Indian journalism documentary (WRITING WITH FIRE) and an outrageously subtitled Kiwi comedy (NUDE TUESDAY).

• TUE 2 AUG @ 7:30 PM: TO OLIVIA (M, 94 MINS)

In 1962, children's author Roald Dahl (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife, Hollywood actress Patricia Neal, find their relationship put to the test after a tragic loss. But their shared grief soon becomes a source of redemption and strength for the unlikely couple.

• FRI 5 AUG @ 7:30 PM: COMPARTMENT NO. 6 (MA, 107 MINS)

A young Finnish woman boards a train from Moscow to Murmansk and is forced to share a tiny sleeping car with a misogynistic Russian miner. As the long journey progresses, an unexpected bond begins to form between two very different strangers.

• SAT 6 AUG @ **5 PM**: PLAYING WITH FIRE (M, 94 MINS)

In a news landscape dominated by men, a group of trailblazing journalists join forces to form India's first all-female news network, breaking traditions and redefining traditional gender roles, in this inspirational, Oscar-nominated Indian documentary.

• SAT 6 AUG @ 7:30 PM: NUDE TUESDAY (MA, 100 MINS)

A bored suburban husband and wife attempt to rekindle their marriage by heading to a new age couples retreat run by an unorthodox relationship guru, in this one-of-a-kind Kiwi comedy spoken entirely in gibberish and hilariously subtitled in English.

July 2022

Spring Season Begins: TOP GUN, MINIONS, PRINCESS BRIDE and more!

25th July, 2022

It’ll be a little while til the weather catches up with us, but Spring begins at the ANU Film Group tonight with a free Bush Week screening of MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU!

And the rest of the week includes many more terrific films, including acclaimed French WWII drama (FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMAN), a doco about the first Aboriginal filmmaker (ALBAZE), a horror film about toxic masculinity (MEN) and an awesome 80s throwback night on Saturday with a 35th anniversary screening of THE PRINCESS BRIDE at 5 PM and the record-breaking blockbuster TOP GUN: MAVERICK at 7:30 PM.

Haven’t checked out our full Spring 2022 programme yet? Head over to our website for all the exciting details now by CLICKING HERE. And don’t forget that memberships can be purchased or renewed either in person at any screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/join

• MON 25 JULY @ 7:30 PM: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (PG, 98 MINS)

Celebrate the start of our new Spring season and the beginning of Bush Week 2022 with this free screening featuring everyone’s favourite 12-year-old supervillain, Gru (Steve Carrell), as he hatches a plan with his loyal Minions to join a villain supergroup.

• WED 27 JULY @ 7:30 PM: ABLAZE (PG, 81 MINS)

Opera singer Tiriki Onus unearths 70-year-old film footage revealing that his grandfather, Bill Onus, might have been history's first ever Aboriginal filmmaker – who orchestrated a daring civil rights movement for equality through the arts in the 1940s.

• THU 28 JULY @ 7:30 PM: FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMAN (M, 116 MINS)

In 1941, when faced with the German occupation of Paris, a talented Jewish jeweller is forced to flee the city and leave his store in the hands of an ambitious French employee, beginning a Faustian bargain that will forever change their fates.

• FRI 29 JULY @ 7:30 PM: MEN (MA, 100 MINS)

After a personal tragedy, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the English countryside, but soon finds herself being tormented by strange men personifying toxic masculinity. Directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina).

• SAT 30 JULY @ **5 PM**: THE PRINCESS BRIDE (PG, 97 MINS)

Celebrate 35 years of this beloved tale of love and adventure, in which a dashing farmhand (Cary Elwes) must overcome numerous obstacles and enemies in his epic quest to be reunited with his one true love (Robin Wright). As you wish!

• SAT 30 JULY @ 7:30 PM: TOP GUN: MAVERICK (M, 130 MINS ¬– NO GUESTS)

After more than 30 years as one of the US Navy's top aviators, Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell (Tom Cruise) returns to the Top Gun program, where he must confront his past as he trains a group of younger pilots, in this acclaimed, record-breaking blockbuster.

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REMINDER: MASKS STILL MANDATORY AT ANU
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With a new season of screenings comes a timely reminder that the ANU still requires masks to be worn anytime you’re indoors on campus – including during ANU Film Group screenings. The only exceptions to the rule are if you have a medical exemption or are actively consuming food or drink.

Please remember to bring along your own mask when attending screenings. We do have a limited supply of free marks for anyone who’s forgotten theirs, but if we run out, we will not be able to allow you entry into the cinema.

Thanks to everyone who has been cooperating so far by wearing their masks and helping to keep our screenings safe – and continuing!