It’ll be a little while til the weather catches up with us, but Spring begins at the ANU Film Group tonight with a free Bush Week screening of MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU!
And the rest of the week includes many more terrific films, including acclaimed French WWII drama (FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMAN), a doco about the first Aboriginal filmmaker (ALBAZE), a horror film about toxic masculinity (MEN) and an awesome 80s throwback night on Saturday with a 35th anniversary screening of THE PRINCESS BRIDE at 5 PM and the record-breaking blockbuster TOP GUN: MAVERICK at 7:30 PM.
Haven’t checked out our full Spring 2022 programme yet? Head over to our website for all the exciting details now by CLICKING HERE. And don’t forget that memberships can be purchased or renewed either in person at any screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/join
• MON 25 JULY @ 7:30 PM: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (PG, 98 MINS)
Celebrate the start of our new Spring season and the beginning of Bush Week 2022 with this free screening featuring everyone’s favourite 12-year-old supervillain, Gru (Steve Carrell), as he hatches a plan with his loyal Minions to join a villain supergroup.
• WED 27 JULY @ 7:30 PM: ABLAZE (PG, 81 MINS)
Opera singer Tiriki Onus unearths 70-year-old film footage revealing that his grandfather, Bill Onus, might have been history's first ever Aboriginal filmmaker – who orchestrated a daring civil rights movement for equality through the arts in the 1940s.
• THU 28 JULY @ 7:30 PM: FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMAN (M, 116 MINS)
In 1941, when faced with the German occupation of Paris, a talented Jewish jeweller is forced to flee the city and leave his store in the hands of an ambitious French employee, beginning a Faustian bargain that will forever change their fates.
• FRI 29 JULY @ 7:30 PM: MEN (MA, 100 MINS)
After a personal tragedy, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the English countryside, but soon finds herself being tormented by strange men personifying toxic masculinity. Directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina).
• SAT 30 JULY @ **5 PM**: THE PRINCESS BRIDE (PG, 97 MINS)
Celebrate 35 years of this beloved tale of love and adventure, in which a dashing farmhand (Cary Elwes) must overcome numerous obstacles and enemies in his epic quest to be reunited with his one true love (Robin Wright). As you wish!
• SAT 30 JULY @ 7:30 PM: TOP GUN: MAVERICK (M, 130 MINS ¬– NO GUESTS)
After more than 30 years as one of the US Navy's top aviators, Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell (Tom Cruise) returns to the Top Gun program, where he must confront his past as he trains a group of younger pilots, in this acclaimed, record-breaking blockbuster.
REMINDER: MASKS STILL MANDATORY AT ANU
With a new season of screenings comes a timely reminder that the ANU still requires masks to be worn anytime you’re indoors on campus – including during ANU Film Group screenings. The only exceptions to the rule are if you have a medical exemption or are actively consuming food or drink.
Please remember to bring along your own mask when attending screenings. We do have a limited supply of free marks for anyone who’s forgotten theirs, but if we run out, we will not be able to allow you entry into the cinema.
Thanks to everyone who has been cooperating so far by wearing their masks and helping to keep our screenings safe – and continuing!