We’re kicking off the month of May by opening up film suggestions for our Semester Two 2018 programme!
Do you have a film that you think we should show between mid July and late November this year? Whether it’s a new release, an up-and-comer, or a classic favourite, let us know by completing a suggestion form at www.anufg.org.au/suggestions
We encourage you to submit your suggestions online, but if you wish to fill out a printed form, these can also be made available on request at the front desk at any screening.
Next semester could very well be the last programme in our current digs, so be sure to make your suggestions count!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Get ready for week of epic journeys, fights for survival and secret pasts at the ANU Film Group. And we haven’t even gotten to the films that we’re showing yet…!
• WED 2 MAY @ 7:30 PM: THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (M, 108 min)
An elderly woman residing in a mental institution in Ireland is visited by a psychologist who finds himself intrigued by her. As he delves deeper into her mysterious past, he uncovers a life filled with romance, turmoil and injustice. Starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave and Eric Bana.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland **
• THU 3 MAY @ 7:30 PM: TOMB RAIDER (M, 118 min)
Young Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is determined to solve the puzzle of her adventurer father’s mysterious disappearance seven years ago. Leaving everything she knows behind, she embarks on a search for his last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island near Japan.
• FRI 4 MAY @ 7:30 PM: JUNGLE (M, 111 min) + THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (MA, 88 min)
Captivated by stories of lost tribes and treasure, a backpacker (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends accompany a mysterious guide on an expedition into the Bolivian jungle. Before long, their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of the jungle – and human nature – force them to fight for survival.
Then, in THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (at approx. 9:30 PM), an ordinary day at the office becomes a horrific quest for survival when more than 80 employees are trapped in their office building and ordered by a mysterious voice on the intercom system to participate in a deadly game: to kill or be killed.
• SAT 5 MAY @ **5 PM**: EARLY MAN (PG, 89 min)
In Aardman’s latest stop-motion animated adventure, a caveman must unite the rest of his tribe in an epic quest to defeat a power-hungry tyrant who wishes to take their land and transform it into a mine for precious metals. Featuring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall and Maisie Williams.
• SAT 5 MAY @ **7 PM**: THE MERCY (M, 102 min)
In 1968, an amateur sailor (Colin Firth) sets out to become the first person in history to single-handedly sail around the globe. Soon realising that he is out of his depth, but refusing to admit defeat, he makes a brutal and difficult choice. Also starring Rachel Weisz and David Thewlis. Based on a true story.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT INCLUSIVENESS
Membership of the ANU Film Group is open to everyone. We don’t discriminate against who is allowed to be a member, and we expect our members to do the same in making the ANU Film Group an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone – regardless of race, sex, sexuality or gender identity – can enjoy films free from discrimination or harassment.
As such, we take this opportunity to remind our members and their invited guests that we have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment of any sort, and on any basis. As per our Constitution, we also reserve the right to suspend the membership of any person that is found to have engaged in conduct or action that is contrary to the interests of the Group, or harmful to our reputation or activities.
So please be nice to each other and help us maintain a culture that is inclusive, respectful and enjoyable for all. Thank you!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
We've got all the coloured animals at the ANU Film Group this week – from Marvel’s ground-breaking blockbuster BLACK PANTHER to Jennifer Lawrence’s sultry spy thriller RED SPARROW.
Plus, a very special double feature of not just one, but two, of this year's Oscar winners, presented in collaboration with the ANU Ally Network for LGBTIQ* inclusion – with some yummy treats courtesy of the Embassy of Chile!
• THU 26 APR @ 7:30 PM: RED SPARROW (MA, 140 min)
When a ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) suffers an injury that ends her career, she is recruited by a Russian intelligence service and trained to use her body as a weapon. As she comes to terms with her new skills, she is tasked with seducing a CIA agent (Joel Edgerton) to uncover a mole.
• FRI 27 APR @ 7:30 PM: BLACK PANTHER (M, 134 min)
After the death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) takes his place as King of the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. But his claim to sovereignty is challenged by a vengeful outsider (Michael B. Jordan) who conspires to overthrow the throne.
• SAT 28 APR @ **7 PM**: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (M, 132 min) + A FANTASTIC WOMAN (M, 104 min)
In CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, a precocious 17-year-old (Timothée Chalamet) spends his summer vacation at his family’s summer villa in northern Italy, where he forms an unexpected bond with his father’s older research assistant (Armie Hammer). Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Then, in A FANTASTIC WOMAN (at approx. 9:30 PM), a transgender woman (Daniela Vega) finds her world thrown into disarray when her older boyfriend suddenly dies and the unconventional nature of their relationship is called into question. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film (Chile).
** Presented in partnership with the ANU Ally Network. Plus, in celebration of Chile’s first-ever Oscar win, the Embassy of Chile will be serving complimentary empanadas in the intermission between the two films (while stocks last). **
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: BLACK PANTHER, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME **
If you attended our Annual General Meeting last month, you would have received some exciting news about the future of the ANU Film Group. If you didn't attend our AGM, shame on you, but we figured it was about time to let you in on the news too…
The ANU Film Group will be moving to a new theatre in early 2019!
The ANU is in the process of building us a new home – a purpose-built cinema with all-new cinema-style seating and projection equipment – that will be located in the heart of the Kambri precinct, the redeveloped area formerly known as Union Court.
In addition to our new theatre, the Kambri precinct will also be home to new teaching and learning spaces, student accommodation, health and recreational facilities, a swimming pool, a concert and performing arts auditorium, restaurants, fast food outlets, a book store, a supermarket, and underground car parking – with the ANU Film Group in the middle of it all!
The current plan is for us to move into the new theatre in time for the start of screenings in Semester One 2019. We’ll be sure to keep our members updated on the progress of the construction, as well as any significant new developments, going forward.
With that in mind, we anticipate that many of you will have a lot of questions about the new theatre, so we have prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) that will hopefully address most of your initial enquiries. You can find this at www.anufg.org.au/newtheatre
If you have any questions that weren’t answered in the FAQ, please feel free to get in touch – email us, call us, message us on Facebook – and we’ll do our best to address them, bearing in mind that we may not have all the answers at this early stage either.
Needless to say, the next few months will be an exciting time for us and we look forward to taking all of you along on this journey!
We’re back to a full line-up of screenings this week, with some terrific films, including a Best Picture nominee (THE POST), a highly acclaimed family film (PADDINGTON 2), a powerful firefighting drama (ONLY THE BRAVE), director Woody Allen’s latest (WONDER WHEEL), and a hilarious comedy/mystery starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams (GAME NIGHT).
Plus, don’t miss our exclusive Canberra premiere screening of Jake Gyllehaal’s newest film – the acclaimed and inspirational true story of STRONGER – on Thursday. Only at the ANU Film Group!
• WED 18 APR @ 7:30 PM: GAME NIGHT (MA, 100 min)
A group of friends get their weekly game night kicked up a notch when one of the group arranges a murder mystery party – complete with a very realistic kidnapping. But as the competitors set out to solve the case, they soon discover that neither the game nor their friends are what they seem to be. Starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.
• THU 19 APR @ 7:30 PM: STRONGER (MA, 119 min)
In this exclusive Canberra premiere screening, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who loses both of his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. As he embarks on the long journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation, he unexpectedly finds himself becoming a symbol of hope around the world.
• FRI 20 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE POST (M, 116 min) + WONDER WHEEL (PG, 101 min)
In THE POST, America’s first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep) and her hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) race to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets spanning three decades, risking their careers – and their freedom – in the process. Directed by Steven Spielberg, and nominated for two Oscars, including Best Picture.
Then, in WONDER WHEEL (at approx. 9:30 PM), the lives of four people – an emotionally volatile former actress (Kate Winslet), her carousel operator husband (Jim Belushi), a mysterious visitor on the run (Juno Temple), and a handsome young lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) – intertwine on Coney Island in the 1950s. Directed by Woody Allen.
• SAT 21 APR @ **5 PM**: PADDINGTON 2 (G, 103 min)
Paddington takes on a series of odd jobs to earn money to buy an antique book for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. But when a cunning thief (Hugh Grant) steals the prized book and frames Paddington for the crime, the marmalade-loving bear must find a way to uncover the culprit and clear his name. Also starring Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson.
• SAT 21 APR @ **7 PM**: ONLY THE BRAVE (M, 134 min)
The Granite Mountain Hotshots, one of America’s most elite firefighting teams, find their skills and camaraderie challenged in 2013 when an unprecedented wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona, requires them to risk everything to protect a town from imminent destruction. Based on a true story. Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE POST **
This week at the ANU Film Group, experience Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed coming of age tale, downsize with Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s latest, say goodbye to the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY trilogy, and discover a scathing black comedy presently jointly by the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
THU 12 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE TEACHER (M, 103 min)
In Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, in 1983, the concerned parents of a class of young teenagers meet to decide what action to take regarding their school’s new teacher: a manipulative, corrupt woman with dangerous connections to the Communist Party.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic **
FRI 13 APR @ 7:30 PM: DOWNSIZING (M, 135 min)
When scientists discover how to shrink humans as a solution to overpopulation, a man (Matt Damon) and his wife decides to downsize – literally – to escape their stressed lives and start anew. Directed by Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS, NEBRASKA) and also starring Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig and Hong Chau.
SAT 14 APR @ **7 PM**: LADY BIRD (M, 94 min) + FIFTY SHADES FREED (MA, 105 min)
A free-spirited teenager (Saoirse Ronan) living in Sacramento, California, navigates a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf) as she comes of age over the course of her final year of high school in 2002. Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture.
Then, in the final instalment in the FIFTY SHADES saga (at approx. 8:45 PM), newlyweds Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) embark on their shared life together, but find their happy ending jeopardised by new threats and shadowy figures from their past.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: LADY BIRD **
FLASH GIVEAWAY: WIN TICKETS TO ‘CHAPPAQUIDDICK’ AND ‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’!
We’ve got tickets to give away to political drama CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the NFSA’s 50th anniversary screening of George A. Romero’s groundbreaking horror classic – but you’ve got to get in quick to win!
CHAPPAQUIDDICK examines the true events surrounding the most difficult seven days of Senator Ted Kennedy’s career when he accidentally drives off a bridge and ends the life of his passenger, a young political strategist. Kennedy doesn’t report the accident for nine hours as he sets out to protect his family’s legacy and keep his political ambitions alive, while struggling with the moral implications of his actions.
Starring Jason Clarke, Kata Mara, Ed Helms and Bruce Dern, CHAPPAQUIDDICK is in cinemas from May 10, but thanks to our friends at Transmission Films, we have 20 double passes to a special preview screening on TUESDAY 24 APRIL at 6:30 PM at Dendy Canberra.
To secure your tickets, all you have to do is go to this link – www.showfilmfirst.com/pin/379050 – and follow the prompts, but you’ll have to be quick as tickets are strictly limited!
Secondly, the National Film and Sound Archive are hosting the Australian premiere of a new 4K restoration of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, widely regarded as one of the best zombie films ever made. The screening will be held on the appropriately spooky date of Friday the 13th (of April) and we’ve got 10 double passes to give away.
If you’d like to check out NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at the NFSA tomorrow evening at 7 PM, simply be one of the first 10 people to email us at email@example.com with your full name and membership number (located below the barcode on your card).
Only winners will be notified, with names to be placed on a door list at the NFSA for entry on the night. Zombie dress ups are encouraged!
Welcome to April! This week is the first week of the ANU’s non-teaching break and we have a reduced number of screenings as a result. But there are still some terrific films showing, including the most successful Thai film of all time, the spectacular new documentary from the director of SHERPA, the return of legendary detective Hercule Poirot, and the untold story of the creation of Winnie the Pooh.
THU 5 APR @ 7:30 PM: BAD GENIUS (M, 130 min)
A brilliant high school student devises a plan to make money by selling test answers. Tempted by a massive payday, she is convinced to travel from Thailand to Sydney to sit an international university admissions exam and then deliver the answers back home before the exam takes place there.
** Presented in partnership with the Royal Embassy of Thailand **
FRI 6 APR @ 7:30 PM: MOUNTAIN (G, 74 min)
A visually stunning exploration of humankind’s fascination with scaling the world’s highest peaks. Directed by Jennifer Peedom (SHERPA) and narrated by Willem Dafoe, this spectacular documentary – with an accompanying score performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra – is a must-see on the big screen!
** Note: Jennifer Peedom was originally scheduled to join us on this night for a post-screening Q&A but unfortunately will not be able to make it to Canberra due to overseas work commitments. She has sent along a special video introduction, which will screen before the film, and a behind the scenes featurette (approx. 25 min) that will be screened immediately after the film. **
SAT 7 APR @ **7 PM**: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017) (M, 114 min) + GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG, 107 min)
Legendary detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) finds his vacation aboard the luxurious Orient Express interrupted when a passenger is brutally murdered and he is tasked with uncovering the killer amongst the train’s passengers. Also starring Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pffeiffer and Willem Dafoe.
Then, in GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (at approx. 9 PM), author A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) returns home after WWI but struggles to resume writing until his young son’s toys provide him with inspiration for what would become his most famous work. Also starring Margot Robbie.
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It’s a short week of screenings as we head into the Easter break, but that’s not to say there aren’t some interesting and varied films on the programme. Not to mention a bonus screening courtesy of our friends at the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute!
• MON 26 MAR @ 7:30 PM: 52HZ, I LOVE YOU (109 min)
Lonely people looking for love cross paths on Valentine’s Day in modern day Taipei, Taiwan in this whimsical romantic musical that blends interconnected love stories with beautiful original songs.
** Presented in partnership with the Australian Centre on China in the World **
• WED 28 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (MA, 121 min)
After he takes an orphaned teenage boy under his wing, a cardiac surgeon (Colin Farrell) finds his life starting to fall apart, leaving him contemplating an unthinkable sacrifice in this dark psychological thriller from the director of THE LOBSTER. Also starring Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Greece **
BONUS SCREENING: ‘X+Y’ ON THURSDAY 29 MARCH @ 7 PM
Our friends at the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute are hosting an alumni and friends Movie Night event at the Coombs Theatre this Thursday (March 29), and have been kind enough to extend an invitation to all ANU Film Group members to attend.
The event will begin at 6:30 PM with a reception in the Coombs Extension Lobby (directly opposite the front door of the Coombs Theatre), followed by a screening of the 2014 British maths drama X+Y at 7 PM.
X+Y tells the true story of a teenage mathematics prodigy named Nathan (Asa Butterfield) who has difficulty understanding people, but finds comfort in numbers. When he is chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the International Mathematical Olympiad, Nathan embarks on an unexpected and challenging journey. Also starring Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan.
The event is free for all ANUFG members to attend, but to assist with catering and attendee numbers, MSI has requested that everyone who wishes to attend please register beforehand by clicking HERE.
EVENT CHANGE: ‘MOUNTAIN’ ON FRIDAY 6 APRIL
Due to a last-minute overseas trip on the date of our screening, director Jennifer Peedom will regretfully not be able to attend our Q&A screening of MOUNTAIN next week on Friday April 6.
As luck would have it, Jen will be travelling to Cambodia that very day for her work on a feature film. Fortunately for us, she will be sending along a filmed introduction for us, as well as a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of MOUNTAIN that will screen following the film.
We apologise for any disappointment caused, and hope that Jen will find time to make a return visit to the Film Group in the near future.
Star Wars, magical video games, cats, Oscar-winning ice skating, and the untold story of the creation of Wonder Woman, there’s bound to be a little something for everyone at the ANU Film Group this week. Especially if you like double features with very long titles!
• WED 21 MAR @ 7:30 PM: KEDI (G, 79 min)
A fascinating look at the ancient city of Istanbul, Turkey, and its unique inhabitants as seen through the eyes of the stray domestic cats of the city, each with their own distinctive personalities, as they live their own lives and adapt to the changing times.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Turkey **
• THU 22 MAR @ 7:30 PM: I, TONYA (MA, 119 min)
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) rises amongst the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future is thrown into chaos when her ex-husband intervenes against her competition rival. Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney).
• FRI 23 MAR @ 7:30 PM: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (M, 152 min)
Resistance fighter Rey (Daisy Ridley) develops her newly discovered abilities with the reluctant guidance of self-exiled former Jedi master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who finds himself unsettled by the strength of her powers in the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga.
• SAT 24 MAR @ **7 PM**: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (PG, 111 min) + PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN (MA, 108 min)
In JUMANJI, four teenagers are transported into a magical video game – and take on the appearance of adult avatars – as they discover that the only way to escape and return home is to work together to finish the game. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.
Then, in PROFESSOR MARSTON (at approx. 9 PM), discover the untold story of psychologist William Marston (Luke Evans), and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and his mistress who would go on to inspire his creation of comic book superheroine Wonder Woman in 1941.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE **
WIN TICKETS TO ‘THE DEATH OF STALIN’ OR ‘HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?’
Another week, another double giveaway of movie tickets for our members. Aren’t you all lucky?
This week, thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have 10 in-season double passes to give away to the comedic political satire, THE DEATH OF STALIN.
It’s Moscow in 1953, and tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin has dropped dead. What follows is a frantic – and bitingly uproarious – political power struggle to become the next leader of the Soviet Union as his parasitic cronies bumble, brawl and backstab their way to the top.
Featuring an ensemble cast and directed by Armando Iannucci (IN THE LOOP, TV’s Veep), THE DEATH OF STALIN in in cinemas from March 29. Check out its trailer by clicking HERE.
We also have another 10 in-season double passes to HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?, a documentary about Australian street artist Anthony Lister, thanks to our friends at Transmission Films.
The film is a candid and personal insight into the rise of world-renowned street artist Anthony Lister as he rises up the ranks from street artist to celebrated contemporary artist in the complex world of fine art, challenging Australia’s conservative view on art.
A compelling personal portrait of both a rising star and a grounded family man, HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS? arrives in cinemas on April 5. View the film’s trailer by clicking HERE.
As with last week, all you have to do to go into the running to win a double pass to one of these films is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card) and tell us whether you wish to see THE DEATH OF STALIN or HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS? The choice is yours!
Entry will close on Monday 26 March at 5 PM, with only winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.
Just one final friendly reminder about the ANU Film Group's Annual General Meeting, which will take place TONIGHT (Monday 19 March) from 6 PM in the Coombs Theatre.
Come along and ask questions, hear about how we did last year, and even find out about our exciting plans for the future – including the very first details about our brand new cinema, which is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The AGM is also your chance to get yourself involved with the behind-the-scenes operation of the ANUFG by running for a spot on our committee. No experience is necessary – just a keen interest in what we do and a willingness to help out!
It’s all happening TONIGHT at 6 PM. Be there!
SUPPORT ANUFG @ GRILL’D THIS MARCH
And don't forget that we are one of the Local Matters community groups being supported by Grill'd in the Canberra Centre this month.
If you don't feel like cooking tonight, or looking for a bite to eat after the AGM, a gourmet burger from Grill'd will not just satisfy your appetite, but may also get us some extra funding in the process too.
So head on down to Grill’d on the ground floor of the Canberra Centre before the end of the month, grab a delicious burger, and pop your provided token into the Film Group’s designated jar. It’s a win-win!
WIN TICKETS TO ‘MARY MAGDALENE’ OR ‘HUMAN FLOW’
Plus, just in case you missed it last week, we also have tickets to give away to two new films being released in cinemas this month, and all you have to do to win is tell us which one you’d like to see!
Do you wish you could get more involved with the running of the ANU Film Group, but are disappointed you missed our AGM on February 26th? Well, lucky for you, that AGM was postponed and will now be taking place NEXT Monday!
So seize your chance to take control of your destiny – and the future of the ANUFG – by coming along to the Coombs Theatre on MONDAY 19 MARCH at 6 PM. You can find out all about our exciting plans for the future, what we’ve been up to in the past 12 months, and yes, even run for a coveted spot on the greatest committee for an ANU-based film society the world has ever seen.
It’s all happening next Monday at 6 PM. Don’t miss out!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Last week was a very busy one, so we’d like to take this opportunity to remind members and their invited guests that sitting on the stairs or in walkways during a film is NOT permitted under any circumstances. It is a tripping hazard in the dark and can prove dangerous for you and others, especially in the event of an emergency.
We keep a count of how many people are in the theatre and will only allow you to enter if there are still seats available. So if you anticipate the film to be busy or have certain seating preferences, we do recommend that you come along early to avoid disappointment.
This week, we screen Gary Oldman’s Best Actor Oscar-winning performance, a true life thriller about the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III, a look at a year in the life of former NZ PM Helen Clark, an inventive horror film that is GROUNDHOG DAY meets SCREAM, and Michael Fassbender in a serial killer thriller that is a mystery in more ways than one.
• WED 14 MAR @ 7:30 PM: MY YEAR WITH HELEN (PG, 93 min)
A behind-the-scenes look at a year in the life of former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark as she campaigns against the odds to be the first female Secretary-General of the United Nations, all while looking after her family back home.
** Presented in partnership with the New Zealand High Commission **
• THU 15 MAR @ 7:30 PM: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (MA, 132 min)
When her teenage son is kidnapped, a devoted mother (Michelle Williams) must try to convince his billionaire grandfather, J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), to pay the ransom. Directed by Ridley Scott and also starring Mark Wahlberg. Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
• FRI 16 MAR @ 7:30 PM: DARKEST HOUR (PG, 125 min) + HAPPY DEATH DAY (M, 96 min)
In DARKEST HOUR, the fate of Europe in the early days of WWII hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), as he decides whether to negotiate with Nazi Germany or fight on against incredible odds. Oscar winner for Best Actor (Oldman).
Then, in HAPPY DEATH DAY (at approx. 9:45 PM), a teenager must relive the day of her murder over and over again, dying in a different way each time, in a time loop that will end only when she is able to uncover the identity of her killer.
• SAT 17 MAR @ **7 PM**: PHANTOM THREAD (M, 130 min) + THE SNOWMAN (MA, 119 min)
In PHANTOM THREAD, a renowned dressmaker and perennial bachelor (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1950s London finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Oscar winner for Best Costume Design.
** Presented in partnership with the ANU Fashion and Beauty Society **
Then, in THE SNOWMAN (at approx. 9:15 PM), when a troubled detective (Michael Fassbender) uncovers a string of gruesome murders where the killer leaves a snowman as a calling card, he must delve into the past and a decades-old cold case to make a connection before the killer strikes again.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: DARKEST HOUR, PHANTOM THREAD **
WIN TICKETS TO ‘MARY MAGDALENE’ OR ‘HUMAN FLOW’ – THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
We have tickets to give away to two exciting new films being released in cinemas this month, and all you have to do to win is tell us which one you’d like to see!
MARY MAGDALENE is set in the Holy Land when young Mary (Rooney Mara) leaves her traditional family behind to join a new social movement headed by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). As the notoriety of the group spreads and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.
Directed by Garth Davis (LION), MARY MAGDALENE is released in cinemas from March 22. Thanks to Transmission Films, we have 10 in-season double passes to give away.
HUMAN FLOW is an epic documentary from renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, which examines the migration of over 65 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, in the greatest human displacement since World War II. The documentary explores both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact in 23 countries over the course of one eventful year.
HUMAN FLOW is released in cinemas from March 15, and we have 10 in-season passes to give away thanks to Roadshow Entertainment.
To go into the running to win a double pass to one of these films, simply email us at email@example.com with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card), and tell us whether you wish to see MARY MAGDALENE or HUMAN FLOW. The choice is yours!
Entry will close on Wednesday 21 March at 5 PM, with only winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.