Congratulations to all of the winners at the 90th Annual Academy Awards! Here's a list of all of the Oscar winning films that are coming up at the ANU Film Group, starting with THE SHAPE OF WATER and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI this week:
• Thu 8 March @ 7:30 PM: THE SHAPE OF WATER (Free Screening) – Winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture
• Fri 9 March @ 7:30 PM: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI – Winner 2 Oscars, including Best Actress (Frances McDormand)
• Sat 10 March @ 7 PM: THE SHAPE OF WATER – Winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture
• Fri 16 March @ 7:30 PM: DARKEST HOUR – Winner for Best Actor (Gary Oldman)
• Sat 17 March @ 7 PM: PHANTOM THREAD – Winner for Best Costume Design (and a jet ski)
• Thu 22 March @ 7:30 PM: I, TONYA – Winner for Best Supporting Actress (Allisson Janney)
• Sat 28 April @ 7 PM: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay
• Sat 28 April @ 9:15 PM: A FANTASTIC WOMAN – Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
The ANU Film Group’s Oscar Week continues with not one, but two screenings of Best Picture Winner THE SHAPE OF WATER, as well as the double Oscar-winning THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. Plus, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in director George Clooney’s SUBURBICON and the thrilling finale to the MAZE RUNNER trilogy.
Please note that tonight’s screening of THE SHAPE OF WATER is free and open to the public as part of the Enlighten festival and ANU Enlighten Minds | Thinking Spaces. ANUFG members are welcome to attend the free screening, but may wish to attend the members-only screening on Saturday instead to avoid missing out, as it is likely to be very popular.
• THU 10 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THE SHAPE OF WATER (Free Screening) (MA, 123 min)
Set in 1960s Baltimore, director Guillermo del Toro's magical film follows a mute and lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) at a high-security government laboratory who finds her life changed forever when she discovers and befriends a captured sea creature. Winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture.
• FRI 11 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (MA, 115 min) + SUBURBICON (MA, 104 min)
In THREE BILLBOARDS, a vengeful mother (Frances McDormand) personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Winner of 2 Oscars for Best Actress (McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell).
Then, in SUBURBICON (at approx. 9:30 PM) a seemingly-perfect family finds their lives imploding when they become victims of a home invasion after an African-American family moves into their all-white neighbourhood. Starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, and directed by George Clooney.
• SAT 12 MAR @ **7 PM**: THE SHAPE OF WATER (MA, 123 min) + MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (M, 142 min)
In THE SHAPE OF WATER, a mute and lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) at a high-security government laboratory in 1960s Baltimore finds her life changed forever when she discovers and befriends a captured sea creature. Winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Then, in MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (at approx. 9:15 PM), Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet: to break into a legendary labyrinth in order to save their friends and cure a deadly disease once and for all.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THREE BILLBOARDS, THE SHAPE OF WATER (Saturday) **
SUPPORT ANUFG @ GRILL’D THIS MARCH!
If you’ve ever had an awesome gourmet burger from Grill’d, you’ll know that they run a Local Matters initiative each month, aimed at supporting community organisations.
We’re very excited to announce that your very own ANU Film Group is currently featured as one of the organisations being supported during the month of March (that’s this month!).
So be sure to 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. Not only will you be getting a scrumptious meal, but you might even be able to get us some extra funding in the process too. It’s a win-win!
As any ANU Film Group member will no doubt know, the 90th Annual Academy Awards will be taking place on Sunday evening in the US, which is Monday afternoon here in Australia. Whether they end up winning or losing, we’ve got a whole heap of this year’s Oscar-nominated films coming up on our Semester One 2018 programme. Check out the full listing of nominated films below:
• Fri 2 March @ 7:30 PM: THE DISASTER ARTIST – Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
• Sat 3 March @ 5 PM: COCO – 2 nominations, including Best Animated Feature
• Wed 7 March @ 7:30 PM: THE FLORIDA PROJECT – Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe)
• Thu 8 March @ 7:30 PM: THE SHAPE OF WATER (Free Screening) – 13 nominations, including Best Picture
• Fri 9 March @ 7:30 PM: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI – 7 nominations, including Best Picture
• Sat 10 March @ 7 PM: THE SHAPE OF WATER – 13 nominations, including Best Picture
• Thu 15 March @ 7:30 PM: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD – Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)
• Fri 16 March @ 7:30 PM: THE DARKEST HOUR – 6 nominations, including Best Picture
• Sat 17 March @ 7 PM: PHANTOM THREAD – 6 nominations, including Best Picture
• Mon 19 March @ 6 PM: ANUFG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Ok, not really, but worth a try!
• Thu 22 March @ 7:30 PM: I, TONYA – 3 nominations, including Best Actress (Margot Robbie)
• Fri 23 March @ 7:30 PM: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – 4 nominations, including Best Visual Effects
• Sat 14 April @ 7 PM: LADY BIRD – 5 nominations, including Best Picture
• Fri 20 April @ 7:30 PM: THE POST – 2 nominations, including Best Picture
• Sat 28 April @ 7 PM: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – 4 nominations, including Best Picture
• Sat 28 April @ 9:15 PM: A FANTASTIC WOMAN – Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
• Fri 11 May @ 7:30 PM: MOLLY’S GAME – Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
• Fri 1 June @ 7:30 PM: THE SQUARE – Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
• Sat 23 June @ 7 PM: FACES PLACES – Nomination for Best Documentary Feature
• Sat 23 June @ 8:30 PM: LOVING VINCENT – Nomination for Best Animated Feature
FREE ENLIGHTEN SCREENING: ‘THE SHAPE OF WATER’ ON MARCH 8
With a leading 13 nominations and current frontrunner status in a number of categories, including Best Picture, director Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER appears to be the film to beat at this year’s Oscars. And we’re excited to announce that we’ll be screening it not just once, but twice, next week!
Our scheduled screening on Saturday 10 March at 7 PM will be business as usual for members, but there will also be a FREE bonus screening on THURSDAY 8 MARCH at 7:30 PM that will be open to the public.
The free screening will be part of ANU Enlighten Minds | Thinking Spaces, which will see the ANU come to life over five thrilling nights with vibrant projections, food stalls and entertainment. Check out the full listing of ANU events by clicking HERE. The overall Enlighten Festival kicks off tonight and runs over 16 days until March 18, showcasing the best of what the nation’s capital has to offer. You can explore Enlighten’s full 2018 line-up at www.enlightencanberra.com
Set in Baltimore in 1962, THE SHAPE OF WATER follows a mute and lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) working at a high-security government laboratory finds her life changed forever when she discovers and befriends a captured sea creature. What follows is strange, beautiful and unexpected... which just so happens to be this year’s Enlighten theme. Not to be missed!
Tickets are not required for the free screening on Thursday 8 March and entry is on a first come, first served basis, limited to the capacity of the venue (370 seats). ANUFG members may attend both, but are advised to attend the members-only screening on Saturday 10 March where possible to avoid missing out.
Our canteen run by the Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak will also be open on both nights, serving an assortment of popcorn, snacks and drinks with all proceeds going to charity.
This week at the ANU Film Group, you can delve into a Danish mystery, get your heartstrings tugged by a feel-good drama, explore the making of the worst movie ever made, become a social media star, visit the Mexican Land of the Dead, and go on an intergalactic journey with Marvel’s God of Thunder. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours!
• WED 28 FEB @ 7:30 PM: A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH (MA, 112 min)
Two detectives investigating cold cases in Denmark discover a link between a faded letter in a bottle drifting at sea and the recent disappearance of two children from a secretive religious congregation, in this third instalment of the Department Q series.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Denmark, who will also be offering a complimentary bottle of Carlsberg beer tonight to attendees over the age of 18 (while stocks last) **
• THU 1 MAR @ 7:30 PM: WONDER (PG, 113 min)
Yearning for a normal life, a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) born with a facial disfigurement embarks on an extraordinary journey when he is finally enrolled in fifth grade at a local primary school after being homeschooled all his life. Also starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
• FRI 2 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THE DISASTER ARTIST (M, 104 min) + INGRID GOES WEST (MA, 98 min)
THE DISASTER ARTIST takes a look at the friendship between Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, as they travel to Hollywood to make their first feature film, THE ROOM, which quickly becomes regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Oscar nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Then, in INGRID GOES WEST (at approx. 9:15 PM), a troubled young woman (Aubrey Plaza) moves to Los Angeles, where she attempts to insert herself into the life of her favourite social media star (Elizabeth Olsen) at the expense of the real relationships in her life.
• SAT 3 MAR @ **5 PM**: COCO (PG, 105 min)
In Pixar's latest critically acclaimed film, a 12-year-old boy is banished to Mexico’s Land of the Dead after stealing a guitar from the tomb of his idol. There, he must seek the help of his ancestors in order to return to the world of the living. Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
• SAT 3 MAR @ **7 PM**: THOR: RAGNAROK (M, 130 min)
Stranded on the other side of the universe, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must seek the help of old friends and new allies in a race against time to return to his home planet of Asgard and prevent the destruction of civilization as he knows it. Also starring Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: COCO, THOR: RAGNAROK **
SUPPORT ANUFG AT THE CANBERRA SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB
As you may know, the ANU Film Group is run entirely by volunteers contributing their own time and effort to the operation of Australia’s largest film society. All of our membership fees go directly back into the running of the not-for-profit group, but every extra bit helps us do more for our members, which is why we’re always on the lookout for other avenues of funding.
One fundraising initiative that has been ongoing for two years now is our partnership with the Canberra Southern Cross Club and their Community Rewards program.
If CSCC members choose to nominate the ANUFG as their community group of choice, the CSCC donates 10% of what that member spends on food and drink at any of the club venues to us. So you get to enjoy delicious food, and we get a contribution each time you spend!
If you’re already a CSCC member, nominating us is easy – all you have to do is fill out a short online form HERE. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com with your full name and CSCC membership number, or speak to reception at any CSCC venue. And if you’re not a member, you can find out more about the great benefits that a CSCC membership offers and more about its Community Rewards program at www.cscc.com.au/rewards.
Thank you in advance for your support!
As you may have heard, the ANU campus is closed today (Monday 26 February) due to significant flooding and damage caused by rain over the weekend. Fortunately, we are happy to report that the Coombs Theatre has sustained no damage and the rest of the week's ANU Film Group screenings will proceed as scheduled.
In the interests of general safety, however, we have been advised by the ANU that we are unable to use any campus facilities this evening, and must therefore postpone our Annual General Meeting that was scheduled for 6 PM tonight.
The meeting will now take place on MONDAY 19 MARCH at 6 PM in the Coombs Theatre.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you will be able to make the new date.
Thank to everyone who came along and saw a film with us in the past week. It’s hard to believe it’s only been seven days since we started screenings for the year, but there’s plenty more to come in 2018.
One upcoming event of note is our Annual General Meeting on Monday 26 February at 6 PM in the Coombs Theatre. This is where the ANUFG committee reports back to you, the members, with how we’ve been doing in the past 12 months, and our exciting plans for the future. The AGM also includes the selection of a new administration to see us through the next 12 months.
All members are welcome to attend, and if you wish to get more involved with the running of Australia’s largest film society, we encourage you to volunteer to run for a position on the committee too. For more information on what being a committee member entails, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a Question and Answer session where members can ask the committee anything they want to know about how the group runs or its future plans. This year, we are also extending the opportunity to all members – even those not in attendance next Monday – to ask questions ahead of time by emailing us at email@example.com. Please submit your questions by no later than Sunday 25 February at 5 PM.
Submitted questions will be answered at the AGM on Monday, and select answers will also be included in next week’s mailing list message. We hope to see many of you there!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
It’s another busy week ahead with not one, not two, but three PITCH PERFECT films, a DC superhero team up, a girls' night out and a screening to celebrate the launch of the 2018 French Film Festival.
• MON 19 FEB @ 7:30 PM: THE ODYSSEY (PG, 123 min)
Ahead of his time for exploring the sea as no one had done before, Jacques-Yves Cousteau quickly became a household name in the 1950s. Over the course of the next 30 years, we explore the life of the pioneering filmmaker and researcher – a life rich in accomplishments, but teeming in turmoil.
** Presented in partnership with Alliance Française Canberra to commemorate the upcoming launch of the 2018 French Film Festival, with an introduction from Alliance Française’s director and ticket giveaways **
• THU 22 FEB @ 7:30 PM: JUSTICE LEAGUE (M, 120 min)
In an effort to defend Earth from an otherworldly enemy, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) – aka Batman – scours the globe to put together a team of newfound allies, each with their own superpowers and abilities. Together, this unprecedented league of heroes must work together to save the world from destruction.
• FRI 23 FEB @ 7:30 PM: PITCH PERFECT (M, 112 min) + PITCH PERFECT 2 (M, 115 min)
All three films in the popular PITCH PERFECT musical comedy trilogy screening across two nights!
In the one that started it all, university freshman Beca (Anna Kendrick) is cajoled into joining the Barden Bellas – a disgraced, all-girls a cappella singing group who are forced to regroup after a disastrous year. With a new lease on life, the Bellas attempts to take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Then, in PITCH PERFECT 2 (at approx. 9:30 PM), the Bellas are back and taking on a seemingly impossible task: to win an international competition that no American team has ever won. Taking to the world stage, the Bellas must work harder than ever with new friends and former enemies to save their reputations.
• SAT 24 FEB @ **7 PM**: PITCH PERFECT 3 (M, 93 min) + GIRLS TRIP (MA, 122 min)
In PITCH PERFECT 3, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering that life after university isn’t great as they hoped. When they get a chance to reunite for an overseas tour accompanying USO troops around the world, they come together to make music – and questionable decisions – one last time.
Then, in GIRLS TRIP (at approx. 8:45 PM), four lifelong friends embark on a trip to New Orleans for a music festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are discovered in this acclaimed, raunchy, no-holds-barred comedy that has been likened to a female version of THE HANGOVER.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ FILMS THIS WEEK: JUSTICE LEAGUE, PITCH PERFECT 3 **
Thank you to everyone who came along to kick off the new screening year with us on Monday. As you may have heard, the screening was packed and, because it filled up only 15 minutes after the doors opened, we’re screening it again!
So if you missed out on Monday, couldn’t make it to begin with, or simply want to see THOR: RAGNAROK again, you’ll have your second chance this SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY.
Doors will open from 6:30 PM for a 7 PM film start. Our canteen run by the Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak will be open for your fill of snacks and drinks. And, yes, entry will once again be FREE for any and all to attend.
Here’s what else we'll be showing in our first week of screenings for 2018, which features everything from Hugh Jackman to Jackie Chan, to animated bulls and immortal samurai:
• WED 14 FEB @ 7:30 PM: THE FOREIGNER
A businessman (Jackie Chan) with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed by terrorists. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.
• FRI 16 FEB @ 7:30 PM: BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
Cursed with immortality after a legendary battle, a skilled samurai promises to help a young girl avenge her parents – a mission which changes him in ways he could never have imagined. The 100th film from master director Takashi Miike.
• SAT 17 FEB @ **5 PM**: FERDINAND
Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart, but when he is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is taken away from his family and forced into bullfighting. He must then learn to overcome his fears and find a way back home.
• SAT 17 FEB @ **7 PM**: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Hugh Jackman stars in this hit, feel-good musical about P.T. Barnum, a visionary innovator who risks everything – including his family and his reputation – to create a live circus with attractions unlike anything the world had ever seen.
• SUN 18 FEB @ **7 PM**: THOR: RAGNAROK (Free Re-screening)
Stranded on the other side of the universe, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must seek the help of old friends and new allies in a race against time to return to his home planet of Asgard and prevent the destruction of civilization as he knows it.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: FERDINAND, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN **
REMINDER ABOUT MEMBERSHIPS PURCHASED ONLINE
If you have pre-purchased your membership, remember that they will be available for collection from tonight (February 14) onwards.
Upon arrival at the theatre, head to the outdoor table designated for Online Purchases to pick up your card. Please ensure that you have your membership certificate printed out and/or readily available on your phone to speed up the pick up process.
If you have yet to receive your membership certificate, or would like us to send it again, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to assist.
For those of you who have yet to purchase your membership but wish to come to a screening in the next few days, please note that memberships purchased online will take 2-3 business days to process.
If you are hoping to attend a screening before then, we recommend that you come along on the night and purchase a membership in person instead from our friendly volunteers. We can accept payment at the door via cash and card (with a small surcharge), including EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard.
We hope you all enjoyed your last ANUFG-free weekend (as much as one feasibly can without us) because, as of tonight, we’re back! It’s hard to believe that it’s been a long two and a half months since we last saw you all, but we promise to make it up by occupying your evenings and weekends for at least the next nine months.
For those of you who have been stranded on an alien planet, we’re kicking everything off tonight with a FREE screening of Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK!
In the acclaimed film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is banished from his home world by the all-powerful Goddess of Death, Hela (Cate Blanchett). Stranded on the other side of the universe, Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Together with old friends and new allies, he must race against time to return to Asgard and prevent Hela from destroying civilization as he knows it.
Doors will be opening from 7 PM (no earlier) for a film start time of 7:30 PM. The Coombs Theatre only has 371 seats and they will fill fast, so make sure you’re there on time to secure your seat as entry is strictly on a first in, best dressed basis.
The screening may be free, but be sure to bring some cash with you as our lovely friends at the Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak will be running their canteen tonight. You can buy popcorn, drinks, snacks and more at very reasonable prices, with the best part being that all proceeds go to charity – so you can have your movie snack and feel good about eating it too!
And for those of you who like leaving things to the last minute… your time has come.
You can still purchase your membership online but it will take approximately 2-3 business days before your pre-purchased card will be ready to pick up. If you are hoping to attend a screening before then, we recommend that you come along on the night and purchase a membership in person instead from our friendly volunteers at the door. We accept payment via cash, EFTPoS, Visa, Mastercard and gold bullion (maybe not, but you’re welcome to try).
Oscar nominations announced? Check. Plans made for the long weekend? Check. New ANU Film Group programme released? Check, check, check!
It's here – the ANU Film Group's full programme for Semester One 2018. To kick off our 52nd year, we have put together a terrific line-up of 97 films that will entertain, delight, thrill and fascinate you.
As always, our programme features a little something for everyone. There are blockbusters like STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI and BLACK PANTHER screening alongside Oscar hopefuls like THE SHAPE OF WATER and LADY BIRD. There are films from countries as diverse as Thailand, Portugal, Norway, Taiwan and Canada, as well as the latest and greatest from Hollywood and Australia. There are films for all ages, including COCO and JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, plus a number of special Q&A screenings that will take you beyond the film.
While we believe that every film on the programme is worth checking out, here are some noteworthy highlights:
• Oscars Nominees: 21 of this year's nominated films, including seven of the Best Picture nominees.
• Family Films at Five: family-friendly films at family-friendly start times, including COCO, PADDINGTON 2 and A WRINKLE IN TIME.
• PITCH PERFECT Trilogy: all three films in the hugely popular musical comedy series across two nights.
• Filmmaker Q&As: post-screening discussions with the directors of MOUNTAIN, BLUE WORLD ORDER and THUNDER AND DUST.
• Annual General Meeting: your chance to find out about future plans for the Group, and even run for a position on the committee.
• Plus much, much more between February 12 and July 14!
Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself in one of three ways:
• View the full programme with reviews on our website by clicking HERE.
• Download a PDF flyer with the programme listing that you can print out or share HERE (149 Kb).
• Import the entire programme with reviews and start times straight into your calendar of choice using the iCal file available HERE.
Semester One 2018 officially kicks off with a free screening of Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK on Monday 12 February at 7:30 PM. Be sure to save the date and invite everyone you know along to check out the best way to see movies in Canberra. It’s bound to be a Thor-riffic night!
And if you were waiting on a programme before joining up, you now no longer have any excuses. Head to www.anufg.org.au/join to sign up now!
It’s time to get excited – there are less than four weeks until screenings for 2018 begin. And we’re thrilled to announce that we'll be kicking things off on MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY with Marvel’s hilarious and action-packed THOR: RAGNAROK!
Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor, the mighty God of Thunder, who is banished from his home world of Asgard by the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett). Stranded on the other side of the universe, Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his fellow Avenger, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Together with old friends and new allies, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and prevent Hela from destroying civilization as he knows it.
Directed by New Zealand’s Taika Waititi (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) and also starring Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster is one of the most fun times you'll have at the movies this year, so bring everyone you know to join us in celebrating the start of screenings for 2018.
Entry is FREE for all to attend, limited to the capacity of the venue (371 seats) and on a first come, first served basis. No RSVPs or tickets required.
Check out our Facebook event for the screening for updates. And while you’re there, keep an eye on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ANUFG – as we count down daily to the launch of our full Semester One 2018 programme next week. Not long to go now!
Haven’t purchased your membership yet? You know what you have to do: go to www.anufg.org.au/join and join up now.
FREE TICKETS TO A PREVIEW SCREENING OF ‘FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL’
Our friends at Transmission Films have invited us to a special preview screening of FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, the new British romantic drama starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell.
Based on a true story, the film follows the unlikely relationship between young actor Peter Turner (Bell) and eccentric Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in Liverpool in the late 1970s. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, as their passion and lust for life is tested by events beyond their control.
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL will be released in cinemas on March 1, but you can see it first – and for free – at this advanced screening at Dendy Canberra on TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY at 6:30 PM. For more information, and to secure your tickets, click HERE.
Tickets are strictly limited, however, so get in quick! For more information about the film, and to view its trailer, click HERE.
Thanks to everyone who has already purchased their ANU Film Group memberships for 2018. It’s such a great and reassuring show of faith that so many of you are joining up without even a single film from our new programme having been revealed.
As a token of our thanks to you this very merry Christmas, everyone who has purchased a membership so far will automatically be entered into our spectacular Christmas prize bonanza! It’s the season for giving after all, so we're giving away heaps of prizes, including:
• 10x in-season double passes to BREATHE, an inspirational British drama starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. In this true story, a charismatic man (Garfield) is struck down by polio and given only months to live, but with the help of his determined wife (Foy), continues living his life to its fullest. In cinemas December 26, courtesy of Transmission Films. Find out more HERE.
• 5x in-season double passes to THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, the darkly comic new drama from the director of IN BRUGES. After months with no progress in her daughter’s murder case, a mother (Frances McDormand) personally challenges the local authorities to solve the crime. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell also star in this 6x Golden Globe nominee, which is in cinemas from January 1 from 20th Century Fox. Find out more by clicking HERE.
• 10x season passes to the NFSA’s Fashion and Costume Week, running from January 6 to 14. The season passes will give you entry into every single film in the NFSA’s week-long exploration of fashion and costume on the big screen, including screenings of such classics as MOULIN ROUGE!, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, DOGS IN SPACE and STRICTLY BALLROOM. Find out more by clicking HERE.
• 10x in-season double passes to SWEET COUNTRY, the award-winning Australian film from the director of SAMSON & DELILAH. In 1929, an Aboriginal farmhand (Hamilton Morris) and his wife are forced to go on the run when he kills a white man in self-defence. Bryan Brown and Sam Neill joins newcomer Morris in this period Western that hits cinemas on January 25, courtesy of Transmission Films. Find out more HERE.
You could win one prize, two prizes, or even all four of the prizes – it all depends on whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year (read: prizes will be randomly drawn and posted to you; Santa Claus plays no part in the selection of the winners).
But you have to be in it to win it. Haven’t purchased your membership yet? It’s not too late. Simply go to www.anufg.org.au/join to join up before 11:59 PM on SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER to go into the running. You can even purchase memberships as Christmas gifts for friends and family to give them a chance too!
Annual memberships are just $70 for a year’s worth of films, or $40 for a Semester One membership allowing you to see everything between February and July 2018. Payment can be made via direct deposit or credit card/PayPal ($2 surcharge per membership applies). Upon successful receipt of payment, a digital membership certificate will then be emailed to the nominated email address within 3–5 business days.