News Archive

June 2017

South Korea's Oscar Entry, ALIEN, BUFFY This Week + Win Tickets to MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT

23rd June, 2017

The Best Foreign Language Film Festival heads to South Korea this week for an acclaimed and stylish spy thriller. Plus, Ridley Scott returns to the ALIEN universe, and a retro ‘90s cult classic – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – back on the big screen!

• Fri 23 June @ 7:30 PM: THE AGE OF SHADOWS

In the late 1920s, a group of Korean resistance fighters embark on a cat-and-mouse game with Japanese covert agents as they try to bring in explosives from neighbouring Shanghai to destroy key enemy facilities in Japanese-occupied Seoul. South Korea's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Oscars.

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

• Sat 24 June @ **7 PM**: ALIEN: COVENANT + BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

In ALIEN: COVENANT, the crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, inadvertently discover the crash site of the doomed Prometheus expedition. There, they find what they believe is an uncharted paradise – but is actually home to a dark, dangerous threat beyond their imagination.

Then, in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (at approx. 9:15 PM), a popular cheerleader at an American high school discovers her true calling as her generation’s Slayer – tasked with protecting the world from vampires – in this cult classic that spawned a successful TV series.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: ALIEN: COVENANT **

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ANUFG QUIZ NIGHT @ THE PHOENIX – LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH!
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After a successful – if sporadic run – of ANUFG-hosted quiz nights at the Phoenix Pub, we’re very excited to announce that this will be now be a regular event going forward on the last Tuesday of every month.

If you haven’t come along yet, be sure to join us next Tuesday on June 27th for a casual evening of movie-themed trivia, fun and games, hosted by none other than our very own committee members – so you know they’ll be asking some fun and wacky questions!

As always, there will be prizes up for grabs, including free drinks, bar tabs and passes to ANUFG screenings (for the non-members amongst you).

DATE: Tuesday 27 June, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM (until approx. 9 PM)
VENUE: The Phoenix Pub, 21 East Row (in the Civic Bus Interchange, near Platform 3)

So if you’re looking for something fun to do next Tuesday night (and every last Tuesday of the month after that) come along and support our event at the Phoenix Pub. Entry is free for all, and everyone is welcome to attend!

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WIN TICKETS TO ‘MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT’ – IN CINEMAS JUNE 29
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Thanks to Transmission Films, we’ve got tickets to give away to MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT, the fascinating French drama that has taken France’s box office by storm.

During the late 1800s, a former slave named Chocolat (Omar Sy, THE INTOUCHABLES) makes a living playing a cannibal in a provincial French circus. While there, he impresses established performer George Footit (real-life circus performer James Thierrée), who takes him under his wing. Together, they develop a routine which catapults them to stardom, glamour and riches. But the satisfaction of success can only last so long as Chocolat’s desire for equality begins to take hold.

To find out more about the film, or to check out its trailer, click HERE

To win one of ten in-season double passes to see MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT in cinemas, simply reply to this message – or email info@anufg.org.au – with your name, your membership number (under the barcode on your card) and your answer to the following question: ‘Real-life circus performer James Thierrée is the grandson of which famous actor?’

Entries close on THURSDAY 29 JUNE with winners to be contacted via email and prizes to be collected at future ANUFG screenings. Good luck!

What's in a name? STEFAN ZWEIG, JASPER JONES and PATERSON screen this week!

16th June, 2017

Continuing our Best Foreign Language Film Festival this week is Austria's submission to the category at this year’s Oscars. Plus, an iconic Australian coming-of-age novel brought to life, and Adam Driver in American indie director Jim Jarmusch’s latest.

• Fri 16 June @ 7:30 PM: STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE

In 1936, illustrious author Stefan Zweig – one of the most-read authors of the 20th century – leaves Austria for South America. Being Jewish and hating the inhumanity that prevails in Germany, he struggles to understand the events in war torn Europe as he searches for a new home amidst the political turmoil.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Austria **

• Sat 17 June @ **7 PM**: JASPER JONES + PATERSON

JASPER JONES tells the coming-of-age tale of Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller), who finds his life changed forever when his small town’s mixed-race outcast – Jasper Jones (Aaron McGrath) – shows him a dead body of a young girl. Believing Jasper to be innocent, he sets out to find the true killer amidst dangerous racial tensions in 1960s Australia. Also starring Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving.

Then, in PATERSON (at approx. 8:45 PM), a bus driver named Paterson (Adam Driver) in the city of Paterson, New Jersey adheres to a simple routine each day. But his outlook on life gradually begins to change when he discovers the poetry evident in the smallest details, triumphs and defeats of daily life. Directed by Jim Jarmusch (ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, DEAD MAN).

Our Best Foreign Language Film Festival Continues + MAHANA and LOVING on Saturday

9th June, 2017

After getting off to a great start last week, our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film festival continues with a riotous entry from Greece. Plus, a double feature of dramas about forbidden love in two very different times and settings.

Please note that New Zealand drama MAHANA replaces the originally scheduled A MONSTER CALLS as the first film on Saturday 10 June at 7 PM.

• Fri 9 June @ 7:30 PM: CHEVALIER

This multi-award-winning Greek comedy follows six men stranded on a yacht in the Aegean Sea who decided to play an increasingly-absurd game of one-upmanship to prove their masculinity in this scathing unpicking of manhood. Greece’s submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Oscars.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Greece **

• Sat 10 June @ **7 PM**: MAHANA + LOVING

In MAHANA, two Māori sheep-shearing families on the rural East coast of New Zealand are sworn enemies battling for supremacy in the 1960s. But when the youngest son of the Mahana family sets out to unravel the truth behind the longstanding feud, he inadvertently risks the fragile cohesion of their tight-knit society. Directed by Lee Tamahori (ONCE WERE WARRIORS).

Then, in LOVING (at approx. 8:45 PM), discover the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) who were arrested for their interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia, leading to a legal challenge that would go all the way to the Supreme Court. Oscar nominee for Best Actress (Ruth Negga).

Screening Change: WONDER WOMAN + THE CIRCLE on July 15

5th June, 2017

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SCREENING CHANGE: 'WONDER WOMAN' + 'THE CIRCLE' ON SATURDAY 15 JULY
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Due to a last-minute change in its availability, we regret to inform you that WONDER WOMAN can no longer be screened as scheduled on Saturday 15 July. The night’s second film, THE CIRCLE, is unfortunately also no longer available due to its Australian theatrical release date being pushed back to late July.

In their place, we will instead be screening two new films: KING: ARTHUR LEGEND OF THE SWORD followed by TRESPASS AGAINST US.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD puts an action-packed and epic new spin on the medieval legend, in which Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is robbed of his birth right by his uncle (Jude Law) and raised on the streets of London. But when he pulls a magical sword from a stone, his true legacy catches up to him – whether he likes it or not.

Then, in British crime drama TRESPASS AGAINST US, the son and presumptive heir (Michael Fassbender) of a British criminal clan comes into conflict with his father (Brendan Gleeson) when he tries to break away from the outlaw life after three generations of torment.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD will close out our Semester One programme on Saturday 15 July at 7 PM, followed by TRESPASS AGAINST US at approximately 9:15 PM.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused, and will endeavour to screen both WONDER WOMAN and THE CIRCLE as part of our Semester Two programme as soon as they are available to us.

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WANT TO WRITE REVIEWS FOR SEMESTER TWO?
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Much like the running of the ANUFG itself, the film reviews in our members’ booklets and on our website each semester are contributed solely by volunteers. And we’re now on the lookout for people to contribute reviews for our upcoming Semester Two 2017 programme.

Reviews will need to be between 200 and 250 words in length and must be completed over a period of about a week in mid-June. This is a tight turnaround, so please only volunteer if you are able to complete them in this time.

If successful, volunteers will be then sent a list of films from which they can nominate ones they’d like to write reviews for. You’re welcome to write just one review or as many as you’d like, but please note that:

1. We do not provide reviewers with payment or a copy of films.
2. Some of the films we are seeking reviews/previews for have not been released yet, and some creativity/research may be required.
3. Unsolicited reviews will not be accepted.

So if you love movies, enjoy writing, and would like to help out, please let us know by replying to this email – or dropping us a line at info@anufg.org.au – as soon as possible. Thanks!

ANUFG Best Foreign Language Film Festival

2nd June, 2017

The ANUFG’s inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Festival kicks off tonight! Every Friday between June 2 and July 14, we will be showcasing seven official submissions from seven different countries to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscars category, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.

• Fri 2 June, 7:30 PM: TONI ERDMANN (Germany)

Heralded by many as the best film of 2016, this unconventional and highly acclaimed Germany comedy follows an eccentric father who creates an alter ego as a life coach to reconnect with his estranged, busy daughter.

• Fri 9 June, 7:30 PM: CHEVALIER (Greece)

The multi-award-winning Greek comedy follows six men stranded on a yacht in the Aegean Sea who decided to play an increasingly absurd game of one-upmanship to prove their masculinity.

• Fri 16 June, 7:30 PM: STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE (Austria)

This Austrian drama about the power of the written word chronicles the years in exile of the titular Jewish-Austrian author – one of the most-read authors of the 20th century – as he searches for a new home amidst political turmoil in Europe.

• Fri 23 June, 7:30 PM – THE AGE OF SHADOWS (South Korea)

South Korea’s stylish spy thriller from cult director Kim Jee-woon is a cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of Korean resistance fighters and Japanese agents in 1930s Japanese-occupied Seoul.

• Fri 30 June, 7:30 PM – MOTHER (Estonia) [AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE]

This darkly comic crime mystery about motherhood and attempted murder in small-town Eastern Estonia has been likened to a Coen Brothers film, and screens for the very first time in its Australian premiere at the ANU Film Group.

• Fri 7 July, 7:30 PM – THE SALESMAN (Iran)

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2017 is Iran’s entry, which follows a husband attempting to determine who assaulted his wife, as they both rehearse to perform in a staging of Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman.

• Fri 14 July, 7:30 PM – JULIETA (Spain)

Pedro Almodóvar directs his 20th film, which sees a middle-aged woman decide to confront her mistakes and reconcile with her adult daughter after years apart.
This screening will be introduced by Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, an expert in Spanish Film and Head of School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and will be followed by a closing night event sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, with light refreshments provided for everyone in attendance.

We hope you will come along and join us for this seven-week festival of foreign films. And don’t forget – memberships for the rest of 2017 are just $50, so if you know anyone that loves movies and a good deal, be sure to let them know!

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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The opening film of our Best Foreign Language Film Festival – and soon-to-be recipient of a Hollywood remake starring Jack Nicholson – kicks off the week. Plus, the year’s highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office to date, and an inspirational chess drama!

Please also note that, due to the running time of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Saturday 3 June, the night’s second film – QUEEN OF KATWE – will only begin at 7:30 PM and not 7 PM as initially advertised.

• Fri 2 June @ 7:30 PM: TONI ERDMANN

In the opening night film of our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Festival, an eccentric father decides to reconnect with his estranged and hard-working adult daughter by adopting an alter ego and posing as a life coach.

• Sat 3 June @ **5 PM**: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

In Disney’s hit live-action remake of their beloved animated film, a young woman (Emma Watson) is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognise the human within.

• Sat 3 June @ **7:30 PM**: QUEEN OF KATWE

In this inspirational drama, a young girl selling corn on the streets of Uganda finds her world changed forever when she is introduced to the game of chess and goes on to pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o.

** Presented in partnership with the High Commission of the Republic of Uganda **

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST **

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FILM SUGGESTIONS FOR SEMESTER TWO CLOSE ON SATURDAY
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Have you suggested films that you’d like to see on our programme for Semester Two yet? If not, be sure to do so before they close on Saturday 3 June at 11:59 PM!

Submit your suggestions for new or old films to screen next semester by going to www.anufg.org.au/suggestions. Printed forms are also available on request from the Duty Manager at screenings.

May 2017

Annual Memberships Now $50

26th May, 2017

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS NOW $50
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As screenings begin winding down to just Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of Semester One, we are discounting the cost of Annual memberships from $70 to just $50 from this week onwards.

Annual memberships will give you entry into all of the remaining films on our Semester One programme – including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2, ALIEN: COVENANT and our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film festival – as well as the entirety of our upcoming Semester Two programme. That’s more than 100 films for just $50!

So if you have any friends or family that for some reason aren’t already members of the Film Group, please be sure share this offer with them and get them along to experience the best way to see movies in Canberra!

Discounted Annuals can be purchased at the door prior to any screening from this week onwards, as well as online at www.anufg.org.au/join

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ASK DR. BRAD TUCKER – SCIENCE CONSULTANT ON ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’
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Did you know that the ANU’s very own astrophysicist/cosmologist Dr. Brad Tucker served as a science consultant on ALIEN: COVENANT?

The ANU Film Group is giving you the chance to ask him anything you want to know about life in space, stars, aliens, and the making of the Ridley Scott’s latest film.

Simply post your questions as a comment on the pinned post on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ANUFG – and Brad will pick the best ones to answer in a video introduction prior to our screening of ALIEN: COVENANT on Saturday June 24 at 7 PM!

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ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS FOR 2016/17 EXPIRING ON JUNE 1
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Just a friendly reminder that last year’s Entertainment Books and Digital Memberships for 2016/17 will soon be expiring on Thursday 1 June.

If you enjoyed getting great value offers and discounts all year round, don’t forget to pick up one of the new Entertainment Books for 2017/18 at any ANU Film Group screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/entbook

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Eagles, vampires, fast cars and Matt Damon’s ponytail make an appearance at the ANU Film Group this week. See all this and much more for just $50 with our discounted Annuals memberships!

• Fri 26 May @ 7:30 PM: THE EAGLE HUNTRESS + UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS

In THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl fights to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. This spellbinding documentary captures her personal journey alongside universal themes like female empowerment and the onset of modernity.

Then, in UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (at approx. 9 PM), vampire hunter Selene (Kate Beckinsale) sets out to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her once and for all – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.

• Sat 27 May @ **7 PM**: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS + THE GREAT WALL

In THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (aka FAST AND FURIOUS 8), Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) finds his peaceful life upturned when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) forces him to betray his team. Now, his closest friends must unite to take down the man who made them a family in order to prevent global catastrophe.

Then, in THE GREAT WALL (at approx. 9:30 PM), European mercenaries and Chinese warriors join forces to make a heroic stand atop the Great Wall of China to combat a horde of monstrous creatures who descend upon the wall every 60 years. Starring Matt Damon and directed by Zhang Yimou.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS **

Suggest Films for Semester Two + What's On This Week

16th May, 2017

Get acquainted at the ANU Film Group this week with an Estonian fencer, the power of Disney films, a computer virus gone rogue, a red turtle and a forbidden romance. Plus, join us for another Phoenix quiz night on Tuesday 23 May and let us know what films you’d like to see on our Semester Two programme!

• Tue 16 May @ 7:30 PM: THE FENCER

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing – until his past catches up with him and he is forced to make an impossible choice.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Finland **

• Fri 19 May @ 7:30 PM: LIFE, ANIMATED + ZERO DAYS

The Oscar-nominated documentary LIFE, ANIMATED tells the extraordinary true story of Owen Suskin. Developing autism at the age of three, Owen retreats into silence until his parents discover a way for him to interact with the world: through animated Disney films.

Then, in ZERO DAYS (at approx. 9:15 PM), the United States and Israel collaborate on a self-replicating computer virus to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility. This ultimately opens a Pandora’s Box when it spreads beyond its intended target and into cyberspace.

• Sat 20 May @ *5 PM**: THE RED TURTLE

Set adrift by a storm, a man finds himself stranded on a deserted tropical island, where his attempts to build a raft and leave the island are continually thwarted by a giant red turtle. This Studio Ghibli co-production features no dialogue, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at this year’s Oscars.

• Sat 20 May @ **7 PM**: A UNITED KINGDOM

In 1948, an African prince (David Oyelowo) meets and falls in love with a London office worker (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments, which puts their lives into political and diplomatic turmoil.

** Presented in partnership with the High Commission of the Republic of Botswana **

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ANUFG @ PHOENIX QUIZ NIGHT – TUESDAY 23 MAY
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Another month, another night of Film Group trivia at the Phoenix Pub. Be sure to come along and join us for a fun evening of casual trivia, fun, games, and prizes – including free drinks – hosted by the ANU Film Group!

DATE: Tuesday 23 May, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM start (note the earlier start time)
VENUE: The Phoenix Pub, 21 East Row (in the Civic Bus Interchange, near Platform 3)

Entry is free, and everyone (non-members included) is welcome to participate!

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SUGGEST FILMS FOR SEMESTER TWO!
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What films would you like to see on our Semester Two, 2017 programme? Would you like to see more superheroes, sequels or subtitles? Or perhaps you’re into drama, documentaries or dumb comedies?

The choice is yours – so let us know your suggestions for new or old films to screen next semester by going to www.anufg.org.au/suggestions

Suggestions will close on SATURDAY 3 JUNE at 11:59 PM. Printed forms are also available on request from the Duty Manager at screenings.

What's On This Week + ANUFG Fundraising Initiatives

11th May, 2017

This week, you can attend a wedding nobody wants you to be at, travel to 15th century Japan in search of Liam Neeson, switch bodies with a stranger of the opposite sex, go on the run from Godzilla – or do all of the above – on the big screen at the ANU Film Group!

• Thu 11 May @ 7:30 PM: TABLE 19

Having been dumped by the best man just before her oldest friend gets married, ex-maid of honour Eloise (Anna Kendrick) decides to attend the wedding anyway – only to find herself seated with five other unwanted guests. Much to her surprise, Eloise finds herself learning a thing or two from her fellow strangers.

** Note: TABLE 19 replaces the originally scheduled film, THE WALL, which is no longer available due to a release date change **

• Fri 12 May @ 7:30 PM: SILENCE

Two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to feudal Japan in the 15th century in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

• Sat 13 May @ **7 PM**: YOUR NAME + SHIN GODZILLA

The most successful anime film in history, the highly acclaimed YOUR NAME tells the story of two high schoolers living completely different lives – until one night they discover that they have switched places. The two strangers must then cope with the bizarre occurrence happening randomly and without warning.

Then, in SHIN GODZILLA (at approx. 9 PM), the King of Monsters returns to his roots with this Japanese reboot of the long-running franchise, in which humanity’s worst nightmare comes to life when a massive monster emerges from the deep and embarks on a rampage throughout Tokyo.

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ANUFG FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
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As most of you know, the ANU Film Group is run purely 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 little extra bit helps, which is why we also run fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

One that has been ongoing for just over a year is our partnership with the Canberra Southern Cross Club, whereby CSCC members can choose to nominate the ANUFG as their community group of choice. In turn, the CSCC donates 10% of what that member spends on food and beverage at the club to that group. So you get to enjoy great food, and we get a contribution each time you spend!

Nominating us is really simple – all you have to do is CLICK HERE or speak to reception at any CSCC venue. And to find out more about the CSCC’s great Community Rewards program, go to www.cscc.com.au/rewards

Another initiative we have been running for a while are the Entertainment Books. Each year, the Entertainment Books offer over $20,000 worth of offers on the best local restaurants, cafés, shopping, attractions, travel, accommodation and more – all for just $60. You can even buy an Entertainment Digital Membership to access all of the same great offers from your mobile device.

The best part is that 20% of the cost of each book purchased through us goes towards our fundraising efforts. To order yours now, simply go to www.anufg.org.au/entbook. Or if you’d like to preview all of the valuable offers available through the Entertainment Book, CLICK HERE.

So if you’re a CSCC member or love a bargain, be sure to look into these great initiatives – and support the ANUFG while you’re at it too. Thanks in advance! ☺

What's On This Week: LOGAN, LEGO BATMAN, GHOST IN THE SHELL + Canberra Premiere of THE SPACE BETWEEN US!

2nd May, 2017

Pinch and punch your way into the new month of May with a block-busting week of screenings – featuring superheroes galore, cyborg Scarlett Johansson, a terrifying horror film, an acclaimed Israeli drama, and our exclusive Canberra premiere screening of a new sci-fi romance starring Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson and Gary Oldman!

• Tue 2 May @ 7:30 PM: SAND STORM

In this acclaimed Israeli drama, when events transpire that cause their carefully constructed lives to shatter, two Bedouin women must struggle to change the way they live their lives in order to survive the battle, each in their own individual way.

• Thu 4 May @ 7:30 PM: THE SPACE BETWEEN US

See this romantic sci-fi drama only at the ANU Film Group in our exclusive Canberra premiere screening!

In the near future, a pregnant astronaut dies while giving birth to her son, the first person to be born on Mars. Sixteen years later, Gardner (Asa Butterfield) yearns to return to Earth, and begins an online friendship with a street-smart girl (Britt Robertson) from Colorado. When he finally gets the opportunity to visit Earth, he embarks on an epic journey to visit the home he has never known.

• Fri 5 May @ 7:30 PM: GHOST IN THE SHELL + THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE

In GHOST IN THE SHELL, a unique human-cyborg hybrid (Scarlett Johansson) leads an elite task force devoted to stopping the most dangerous cyber criminals and extremists. They soon find themselves facing a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage the world of artificial intelligence.

Then, in THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (at approx. 9:30 PM), a father and son duo of coroners receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young 'Jane Doe', they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

• Sat 6 May @ **5 PM**: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

As Batman contends with Gotham City once again coming under attack from his rogue’s gallery of criminals, he unexpectedly finds himself discovering the importance of teamwork and friendship when the young boy he accidentally adopted wishes to become his sidekick.

• Sat 6 May @ **7 PM**: LOGAN

Hugh Jackman puts on his claws for the last time as a weary Logan, caring for an ailing Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) as they hide out on the Mexican border. Despite both of their abilities failing, they embark on one final mission to track down a young girl who may hold the key to the future of mutants.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE GHOST IN THE SHELL, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, LOGAN **

April 2017

What's On This Week: TRAINSPOTTING 2, MISS SLOANE, LIFE and more

27th April, 2017

The week may be a short one, but there’s nothing short about the selection on offer at the Film Group this week. If you like true crime stories, you won't want to miss the shocking true tale of Argentina’s notorious Puccio family in THE CLAN on Thursday. For a far more entertaining look at American politics than reality, look no further than our Friday night double of MISS SLOANE and SOUTHSIDE BY YOU. And on Saturday, choose life and catch up with Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie 20 years on in the TRAINSPOTTING sequel, and then explore extra-terrestrial life forms in space with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds in LIFE.

• Thu 27 Apr @ 7:30 PM: THE CLAN

The Puccio family lives in a typical family home in a quiet neighbourhood of Argentina in the 1980s. But under their seemingly ordinary façade lurks a dark secret: behind closed doors, they make their living off kidnapping and murder. Based on a true story.

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

• Fri 28 Apr @ 7:30 PM: MISS SLOANE + SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

In the high-stakes world of political powerbrokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in Washington. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she discovers that winning may come at too high a price.

Then, in SOUTHSIDE BY YOU (at approx. 9:45 PM), during an eventful summer afternoon in Chicago in 1989, young law student Barack Obama tries to win the heart of Michelle Robinson, in what ends up being their first date between the eventual President and First Lady of the United States.

• Sat 29 Apr @ **7 PM**: T2: TRAINSPOTTING + LIFE

Director Danny Boyle returns for the highly-anticipated sequel to TRAINSPOTTING, in which Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Scotland to make amends with his friends – Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie – as the now-middle-aged men grapple with their past demons and present failures.

Then, in LIFE (at approx. 9 PM), a team of astronauts aboard a space station study a sample collected from Mars and discover the first evidence of extra-terrestrial life. But the lifeform quickly proves more intelligent than expected and soon proves a threat to the crew and all life on Earth.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ FILMS THIS WEEK: T2: TRAINSPOTTNG **