Congratulations to GREEN BOOK, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, ROMA, THE FAVOURITE and all of this year’s Oscar-winning films and filmmakers!
The Oscars may be over for the year, but the ANU Film Group’s Oscar Week is just beginning with not one, not two, but THREE Oscar-winning films screening this week. And, yes, we did once again pick the eventual Best Picture winner for our Oscar Week line-up for the third year running. You’re welcome!
• WED 27 FEB @ 7:30 PM: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (M, 106 min)
With her writing career failing, a celebrity biographer (Melissa McCarthy) turns to deception by forging letters from deceased authors and playwrights and then selling them for profit. Nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Actress (McCarthy) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant).
• THU 28 FEB @ 7:30 PM: VICE (M, 132 min)
After George W. Bush wins the 2000 U.S. presidential election, businessman Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) uses his newfound power as Vice President to reshape the world in this drama also starring Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell. Oscar winner for Best Make Up & Hairstyling.
• FRI 1 MAR @ 7:30 PM: GREEN BOOK (M, 130 min) + ON THE BASIS OF SEX (M, 120 min)
In the 1960s, a tough Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) is hired as a driver for an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour throughout the American South. Winner of 3 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Ali).
Then, in ON THE BASIS OF SEX (at approx. 9:45 PM), law student Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) faces adversity in her fight for equal rights on her way to becoming a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
• SAT 2 MAR @ **5 PM**: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (PG, 117 min)
Teenager Miles Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes Spider-Man but soon crosses paths with five counterparts from alternate dimensions in our encore screening of this critically acclaimed animated film. Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Film.
• SAT 2 MAR @ 7:30 PM: VENOM (M, 112 min)
When investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the unwitting host of an alien symbiote, he finds himself imbued with dangerous and intoxicating new abilities and must decide whether to use them for the greater good or for his own benefit.
** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: VICE, GREEN BOOK, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE **
HELP WANTED: DO YOU WANT TO BE A DOOR PERSON OR A COMMITTEE MEMBER?
We're currently on the lookout for one more door person to assist us at screenings. Door people are the smiling, friendly faces of the Group who greet you as you enter, and scan your membership card. So if you're a current member, punctual, have a sunny disposition, and are skilled in the fine art of card scanning, this may be for you!
Please note that this is an unpaid volunteer position, but all door people receive a free membership for the following programme as a token of thanks upon completion of the required number of sessions.
Interested? Want to find out more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org now!
If you'd rather help out in other ways and get involved in the day-to-day running of Australia’s largest film society, you'll want to save the date for our Annual General Meeting on MONDAY 18 MARCH at 6 PM in the Kambri cinema.
This is where we appoint our new committee of volunteers that run the Group, and we’re always keen to see some new faces. No experience is necessary – just a willingness to commit a bit of time to help us continue being the film society that you know and love. Please contact us if you'd like to know more.