It seems filmmakers can’t get enough of true stories, and that’s certainly reflected in this week’s line-up with no less than three films based on real events: the inspirational romance BREATHE, the racially charged drama DETROIT, and the beautifully hand drawn Japanese animated film IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD. Plus, Disney’s latest fantasy adventure (not based on a true story) thrown in for good measure!
• THU 24 MAY @ 7:30 PM: BREATHE (M, 118 min)
Struck down by polio at the age of 28 and given only a few months to live, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) – supported by his adventurous wife (Claire Foy) – refuses to give up in the face of adversity and dares to live life to the fullest. Directed by Andy Serkis.
• FRI 25 MAY @ 7:30 PM: DETROIT (MA, 143 min)
In July of 1967, civil unrest is tearing apart the city of Detroit. In the midst of the riots, a group of rogue police officers respond to a fateful complaint at the Algiers Motel with more than justice on their minds in the latest film from director Kathryn Bigelow (ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE HURT LOCKER).
** Presented in partnership with ANU Learning Communities – History **
• SAT 26 MAY @ ** 5 PM**: A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG, 109 min)
After their scientist father mysteriously disappears, a young girl and her brother seek help from three magical beings to guide them on a journey through time and space to rescue him from a terrible evil. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine.
• SAT 26 MAY @ ** 7 PM**: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (M, 130 min)
In 1940s Hiroshima, a young woman is married off to a man she barely knows and must learn to support and fend for her new family as World War II breaks out in this critically-acclaimed, award-winning hand drawn animated film. In Japanese with English subtitles.
** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: A WRINKLE IN TIME **
WANTED: REVIEW WRITERS FOR SEMESTER TWO 2018
As we ramp up preparations for our next programme, we’re on the lookout for volunteers to help write reviews for the films we’ll be screening in Semester Two 2018.
Reviews will need to be brief at between 150 and 200 words in length, and must be completed over a period of approximately two weeks in early June. Please keep this timeframe in mind when volunteering to ensure you have sufficient spare time around then.
Volunteers that express an interest will be then sent a list of films from which they can nominate the ones they’d like to write reviews for. You’re welcome to write just one review or as many as you’d like, but please note that:
1. We do not provide reviewers with payment or a copy of films.
2. Some of the films may not have not been released yet, and some creativity/research may be required in writing your review/preview of it.
3. Unsolicited reviews will not be accepted.
So if you love movies, enjoy writing, and would like something you can do indoors as the days get shorter and colder, please let us know by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can. Thanks!