It’s the penultimate week of our Spring programme… even though it sure feels like winter out there. We’re currently putting the final touches on our Summer programme, and will be announcing the full line-up – which will run from October 2019 to February 2020 – next week!
In the meantime, we’ve got Marvel’s latest Spider-Man blockbuster this week, along with Emma Thompson as a talk show host, a classic rom-com starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, an all-star Aussie comedy-drama, the latest directorial effort from Ralph Fiennes, and an American indie inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen.
• TUE 17 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THUNDER ROAD (M, 90 mins)
After an emotional public breakdown at his mother’s funeral, a police officer finds his entire life beginning to unravel in this award-winning indie dramedy inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen.
• THU 19 SEP @ 7:30 PM: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (M, 129 mins)
While on a school trip to Europe, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is recruited to uncover the mystery behind elemental creatures threatening the world. Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson.
• FRI 20 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LATE NIGHT (M, 102 mins) + WOMAN OF THE YEAR (PG, 114 mins)
In LATE NIGHT, a legendary talk show host (Emma Thompson) attempts to revive her career by hiring her show’s first-ever female writer (Mindy Kaling), a decision which turns both of their lives upside down.
Then, in WOMAN OF THE YEAR (at approx. 9:30 PM), Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as rival reporters who find their relationship strained when she wins a prestigious award in this 1942 rom-com.
• SAT 21 SEP @ **5 PM**: PALM BEACH (M, 97 mins)
A group of lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach, but it doesn't take long for tensions to mount and deep secrets to emerge. Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Richard E. Grant and Greta Scacchi.
• SAT 21 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE WHITE CROW (M, 127 mins)
At the height of the Cold War, top Russian ballerina Rudolf Nureyev makes the decision to seek asylum in the West, despite the efforts of the KGB to stop him. Directed by Ralph Fiennes and based on the true story.
** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, LATE NIGHT **
WIN TICKETS TO 'RIDE LIKE A GIRL' – IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 26
Thanks to Transmission Films, we’ve got tickets to give away to RIDE LIKE A GIRL, the inspirational new Australian drama based on the life of Michelle Payne.
All her life, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) has dreamt of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup. Against all odds – including family tragedy and life-threatening accidents – Michelle rides on with the love of her father (Sam Neill) and brother Stevie (playing himself) for a shot at her dream.
RIDE LIKE A GIRL is in cinemas from Thursday 26 September. You can view the film’s trailer here: https://youtu.be/XaJhEeAtCnU
To go into the running to win an in-season double pass to see the film in cinemas, all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with (1) your name, (2) your membership number, and (3) tell us the title of another film starring Sam Neill that is screening at the ANUFG this week.
Entries will close on Tuesday 24 September at 11:59 PM, with winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.