What's On This Week + Win Tickets to a Preview Screening of 2040

14th May, 2019

This week at the ANU Film Group, you can find love in 1950s Poland, climb the El Capitan rock wall, battle demons – some real, some imaginary – and check out two terrific performances from Nicole Kidman and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

• WED 15 MAY @ 7:30 PM: COLD WAR (M, 88 mins)

In the ruins of post-WWII Poland, a man and a woman meet and fall in love despite their vastly different backgrounds and temperaments. Nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Director.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland **

• THU 16 MAY @ 7:30 PM: HELLBOY (R, 121 mins)

Reluctant hero Hellboy finds himself caught between two worlds as he battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge, in this reboot of the fantasy series based on the popular graphic novel.

• FRI 17 MAY @ 7:30 PM: FREE SOLO (M, 100 mins) + THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (M, 97 mins)

In this year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, Alex Honnold attempts to climb Yosemite’s 3,000-foot high El Capitan rock wall without ropes or safety harnesses.

Then, in THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (at approx. 9:15 PM), a devoted teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) discovers that one of her students may be a child prodigy and risks everything to nurture his talent.

• SAT 18 MAY @ 7:30 PM: DESTROYER (MA, 121 mins) + CLIMAX (MA, 97 mins)

In DESTROYER, a troubled LAPD detective (Nicole Kidman) is forced to face her demons when new information arises about an undercover assignment from early in her career.

Then, in director Gaspar Noé’s CLIMAX (at approx. 9:30 PM), a group of dancers find themselves trapped in a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their drinks have been laced with LSD.


Thanks to Madman Films, we have tickets to give away to a special preview screening of 2040, the latest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau (THAT SUGAR FILM).

2040 draws on the best minds from around the world to map out a pathway for change, exploring what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the solutions currently available to improve our planet. You can view the film’s trailer by CLICKING HERE.

The film is in cinemas from May 23, but we’ve got tickets for you to see it first at a preview screening next Monday at Dendy Canberra.

Date: Monday 20 May, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM film start
Venue: Dendy Cinemas Canberra, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street

To go into the running to win a double pass to attend this preview screening, all you have to do is email us at info@anufg.org.au with (1) your name, (2) your membership number, and (3) tell us what movie sequel you’d like to see in the year 2040.

Be creative and be quick – entries will close this Friday 17 May at 12 PM (noon). Winners will be notified via email with names to be placed on a door list at Dendy Canberra on the night.