Happy November, everybody! Our final month of screenings before the summer break is about to begin, and before long we’ll be beginning work on our new programme – commencing February 12, 2018!
Do you have a film that you think we should show next semester? Whether it’s a new release, an up-and-comer, or a classic favourite, let us know by completing a suggestion form at www.anufg.org.au/suggestions. If you’re feeling creative, you can even suggest themed nights or double features for us to consider.
We encourage you to submit your suggestions online, but if you wish to fill out a printed form, these are also available on request at the front desk from this week onwards.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Don’t forget that Semester Two memberships are only $25 until the end of the month, available at all screenings or online at www.anufg.org.au/join!
This week, you can take a comedic TRIP TO SPAIN, head back in time to post-WWII Poland for a powerful true tale, discover the life of famed poet Emily Dickinson, or check out Italy’s highest-grossing film in history. Plus, be sure to stick around on Saturday for the acclaimed and heart-warming Australia rom-com, ALI’S WEDDING.
• THU 2 NOV @ 7:30 PM: THE INNOCENTS
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor sent to assist the survivors of German concentration camps discovers several heavily pregnant nuns during a visit to a nearby convent. She must then find a way to provide medical assistance to the nuns without their plight being revealed. Based on a true story.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Poland **
• FRI 3 NOV @ 7:30 PM: A QUIET PASSION + WHERE AM I GOING?
In A QUIET PASSION, discover the story of American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) from her early days as a spirited schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive artist struggling with the manners and convictions of her time, and whose genius was only recognised after her death.
Then, the highest-grossing Italian film of all time, WHERE AM I GOING? (at approx. 9:45 PM) tells the story of a privileged Italian public servant whose job is guaranteed for life. But when a new reformist government comes into power, he is forced to accept worsening postings in an attempt to get him to resign.
• SAT 4 NOV @ 7:30 PM: THE TRIP TO SPAIN + ALI’S WEDDING
Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for THE TRIP TO SPAIN, the riotous third film in the series, which sees them embark on a road trip through a foreign country, sampling restaurants, eateries and sights along the way – all while offering up their trademark impersonations and banter.
Then, in Australia’s first Muslim rom-com, ALI’S WEDDING (at approx. 9 PM), the son of a Muslim cleric finds himself caught between his sense of duty and following his heart – to follow through with his arranged marriage, or be with the girl he loves. Nominated for eight AACTA awards, including Best Film.