News Archive

October 2017

What's On This Week: KINGSMAN, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, HITMAN'S BODYGUARD and more!

18th October, 2017

This week at the ANU Film Group, we’ve got a star-studded spy sequel, a family friendly superhero film, an awesome assassin double feature, an Israeli drama about fatherhood, and Chris Evans as a hero of a different kind. Fun for all ages!

• WED 18 OCT @ 7:30 PM: OUR FATHER

A formidable Tel Aviv night club bouncer dreams of one day becoming a father, and accepts an offer to work for a gangster so that he can afford a fertility treatment for his wife. But when she gets pregnant, he finds that getting out is not as easy as it seems.

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

• THU 19 OCT @ 7:30 PM: GIFTED

After his sister passes away, Frank (Chris Evans) takes in his spirited young niece, who turns out to be a mathematical prodigy. But Frank's intention to give his niece a normal life are threatened when his domineering mother intervenes and tries to separate them.

• FRI 20 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD + THE VILLAINESS

The world's top bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) accepts a job to escort a notorious assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) to the International Court of Justice in a race against time, with a merciless dictator (Gary Oldman) on their trail – as long as they don't kill each other first.

Then, in THE VILLAINESS (at approx. 9:30 PM), a young girl being trained as an assassin flees to South Korea to start a new life after the death of her mentor. Years later, when figures from her past threaten to reveal her secrets, she sets out to take matters into her own hands.

• SAT 21 OCT @ **5 PM**: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

Two overly imaginative pranksters take things too far when they accidentally hypnotize their principal into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero. Based on the bestselling children’s book series.

• SAT 21 OCT @ **7 PM**: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and the surviving Kingsman agents head to the US to join forces with their American counterparts. Also starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.

** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE **

IT, LOGAN LUCKY, Canberra Premiere of THE CIRCLE + Swiss Sweet Treats on Saturday!

10th October, 2017

The global box office phenomenon – Stephen King’s IT – floats into the ANU Film Group this Friday the 13th for a horror film double feature with IT COMES AT NIGHT. Will you float too?

Plus, Steven Soderbergh’s latest crime caper on Thursday and our exclusive Canberra premiere screening tonight of THE CIRCLE, a new sci-fi thriller starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan and the late Bill Paxton in his final film role.

And we’ve got an extra special treat for you on Saturday too: prior to our screening of MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI, our friends at the Embassy of Switzerland will be serving Mövenpick ice cream, Lindt chocolate, and other light refreshments and drinks to everyone in attendance!

Join us from 6 PM in the foyer opposite the theatre’s main entrance to meet their new Ambassador and enjoy some sweet treats before our screening of the moving Swiss animated film – Oscar nominated this year for Best Animated Feature Film.

Note that doors for entry into the theatre will only open at 6:30 PM, for a 7 PM film start. Our canteen will also be operating from this time, as well as during the interval, for your fix of popcorn, hot dogs, snacks, hot drinks and more.

• TUE 10 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE CIRCLE

A young woman (Emma Watson) lands a dream job at a powerful technology company. As she rises through the ranks, she is tasked by the company's founder (Tom Hanks) with an experiment pushing the boundaries of ethics. Exclusive Canberra premiere screening!

• THU 12 OCT @ 7:30 PM: LOGAN LUCKY

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery – with the help of an unhinged convict (Daniel Craig) – during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

• FRI 13 OCT @ 7:30 PM: IT + IT COMES AT NIGHT

In IT, when a shapeshifting demon taking the appearance of a clown named Pennywise begins hunting children in their small town, a group of bullied kids must band together to face their biggest fears and attempt to defeat him. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Then, in IT COMES AT NIGHT (at approx. 10 PM), a man (Joel Edgerton) and his family have taken refuge in a desolate house as an unnatural threat terrorises the outside world. But their domestic order is thrown into chaos when a young family arrives seeking refuge.

• SAT 14 OCT @ **7 PM**: MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI + THE COUNTRY DOCTOR

In the powerful, Oscar nominated animated film, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age after his mother disappears. There, with the help of his new-found friends, he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland. Please note: MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI will screen in its original French language version with English subtitles **

Then, in THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (at approx. 8:15 PM), the citizens of a small French country town rely heavily on their local doctor who cares for them day and night, seven days a week. But when the doctor himself falls sick, he must consider whether he is in fact replaceable.

** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: LOGAN LUCKY **

What's On This Week: AMERICAN MADE, A DOG'S PURPOSE, WIND RIVER + DENIAL Panel Discussion Details

4th October, 2017

Welcome to October! The ANU Film Group has got a powerful week in store for you to kick off the new month. Get your adrenaline pumping with an action-packed double on Saturday night, your morals challenged with our American indie crime double on Friday night, your heart strings tugged by A DOG’S PURPOSE, and be outraged by the true story of DENIAL.

And if that’s not engaging enough, we will even be hosting a special panel discussion following our screening of DENIAL on Thursday, presented by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice.

DENIAL, about a legal battle for historical truth, couldn't be more timely, and ANU Associate Professors Rosanne Kennedy and Jolyon Ford will join us to discuss parallels between the film’s true story and today’s world where the line between truth and opinion is frequently blurred. Dr Kennedy is a Holocaust studies scholar who writes on trauma, memory and witnessing, while Dr Ford is a human rights lawyer with expertise in post-conflict and transitional justice.

ANU Film Group members are invited to stay for the brief panel discussion, beginning after the film concludes at approximately 9:30 PM. For non-members, the College of Law has limited free tickets available HERE

• WED 4 OCT @ 7:30 PM: A DOG’S PURPOSE

A devoted dog looks to discover the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love over the course of several reincarnated lifetimes. Starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson and Josh Gad.

** Presented in partnership with Tenants Unions ACT in celebration of International Tenants Day 2017 **

• THU 5 OCT @ 7:30 PM: DENIAL + Post-Screening Panel Discussion

When a historian (Rachel Weisz) is sued for libel and taken to court by a renowned Holocaust denier (Timothy Spall), she and her legal team must battle for historical truth to prove beyond a doubt that the Holocaust actually occurred.

** Presented in partnership with the ANU College of Law + Followed by post-screening panel discussion with Associate Professors Rosanne Kennedy and Jolyon Ford **

• FRI 6 OCT @ 7:30 PM: WIND RIVER + DETOUR

In WIND RIVER, a wildlife tracker (Jeremy Renner) assists a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) sent to investigate the murder of a young woman found on a Native American reservation – where nature is as inhospitable as its residents.

Then, in DETOUR (at approx. 9:30 PM), a young law student (Tye Sheridan) seeking revenge blindly enters into a pact with a man who offers to kill his abusive stepfather, but quickly finds his world spiralling out of control.

• SAT 7 OCT @ **7 PM**: AMERICAN MADE + ATOMIC BLONDE

In AMERICAN MADE, a pilot-turned-drug smuggler (Tom Cruise) is recruited by the CIA in the 1980s to counter the communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert operations in history.

Then, in ATOMIC BLONDE (at approx. 9 PM) an undercover MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) is sent to Germany at the end of the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

September 2017

THE DARK TOWER, THE BIG SICK, VICEROY'S HOUSE and more this Week + Win Tickets to FINAL PORTRAIT

27th September, 2017

Be prepared to choose a side – because epic battles, political fugitives, culture clashes, race relations, and star-crossed lovers will be featuring at the ANU Film Group this week. As if real life wasn’t exciting enough!

• WED 27 SEP @ 7:30 PM: NERUDA

In the late 1940s, a police inspector (Gael García Bernal) sets out to hunt down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who has become a fugitive in his home country for joining the Communist Party, in this inventive biopic.

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

• THU 28 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE BIG SICK

Kumail, a Pakistan-born comedian, and Emily, an American student, fall in love, but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily falls into a coma, Kumail finds his competing worlds colliding as he is faced with meeting her parents for the first time in this acclaimed romantic comedy.

• FRI 29 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE DARK TOWER + BATTLE OF MEMORIES

A gunslinger (Idris Elba) embarks on a quest to find the mythical Dark Tower in an attempt to save his dying world – all while being pursued by his nemesis (Matthew McConaughey) in this long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s opus.

Then, in Chinese sci-fi thriller BATTLE OF MEMORIES (at approx. 9:15 PM), a man undergoes a procedure to erase memories of his failed marriage, but soon begins having unexplained recollections relating to a series of unsolved murders.

** Presented in partnership with Conflux: The Canberra Speculative Fiction Conference **

• SAT 30 SEP @ **7 PM**: VICEROY’S HOUSE + MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT

In VICEROY’s HOUSE, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of final Viceroy of India in 1947, charged with handing the country back to its people, and must contend with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Then, in MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT (at approx. 9 PM), a former slave working in a French circus in the late 1800s is taken in by an established performer. Together, they are catapulted into stardom and riches – until racism begins to drive them apart.

** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE DARK TOWER, VICEROY’s HOUSE **

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WIN TICKETS TO ‘FINAL PORTRAIT’ – IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 5
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Thanks to Transmission Films, we have tickets to give away to FINAL PORTRAIT, a new drama starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer.

The film follows the relationship between American art critic James Lord (Armie Hammer) and legendary Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), when Lord decides to sit for a portrait with his friend. He is unprepared, however, for the eccentric painter’s demanding intensity, and the experience tests their relationship to the core. Directed by Stanley Tucci, the film is a revealing insight into the beauty, frustration and, at times, chaos of the artistic process.

To find out more about the film, or to view its trailer, go to: http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/films/final-portrait

And for your chance to win one of ten in-season double passes to see FINAL PORTRAIT in cinemas, simply email info@anufg.org.au with your name, membership number (under the barcode on your card) and the answer to the following question: ‘Name one film on our Semester Two 2017 programme that Geoffrey Rush has appeared in.’

Entries close on WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER with winners to be contacted via email and prizes to be collected at future ANUFG screenings. Good luck!

DUNKIRK, CHURCHILL, LOST CITY OF Z and More This Week + Upcoming Film Events

19th September, 2017

We’re very honoured to once again have been selected by the Canberra Southern Cross Club to participate in their Community Rewards program for the 2017-18 financial year. If you are a CSCC member, be sure to nominate the ANU Film Group as your community group of choice. In turn, the CSCC will donate 10% of what you spend on food and beverage at their venues to us. So you get to enjoy great food, and we get a contribution each time you spend. Win win!

To nominate us as your group of choice, all you have to do is fill out a simple online form by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can email us at info@anufg.org.au with your full name and CSCC membership number, or speak to reception at any CSCC venue.

To find out more about the CSCC’s Community Rewards program and the great work that they do for not-for-profit groups like ours, go to www.cscc.com.au/rewards

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Rally the troops for a WWII triple feature of DUNKIRK, CHURCHILL and THEIR FINEST, each offering unique perspectives on the British war effort across two consecutive nights on Thursday and Friday. Plus, a double of true stories about treasure hunters on Saturday with THE LOST CITY OF Z and GOLD. And the latest film from Belgium’s Dardenne Brothers, directors of TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT and THE KID WITH A BIKE.

• TUE 19 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE UNKNOWN GIRL

A doctor becomes obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died from her injuries shortly after having seeking assistance at her clinic and being denied help. She sets out to find the identity of the unknown woman in the hope of making amends.

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

• THU 21 SEP @ 7:30 PM: DUNKIRK

Christopher Nolan directs this highly acclaimed war epic chronicling the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk in the early stages of WWII from three perspectives: land, sea, and air. As the enemy closes in, the surrounded soldiers find themselves assisted by the most unlikely of allies.

• FRI 22 SEP @ 7:30 PM: CHURCHILL + THEIR FINEST

With Allied Forces poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) finds himself exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression, and obsessed with his historical legacy – supported only by his unflappable wife (Miranda Richardson).

Then, in THEIR FINEST (at approx. 9:15 PM), at the height of WWII, a newly appointed propaganda scriptwriter (Gemma Arterton) is recruited to join the British Ministry of Information in production on a morale-boosting film about the Dunkirk evacuation. Also starring Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.

• SAT 23 SEP @ **7 PM**: THE LOST CITY OF Z + GOLD

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) at the start of the 20th century who develops an obsession with finding evidence of a previously unknown civilisation that may have once inhabited the Amazon region. Also starring Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland.

Then, in GOLD, an unlucky American hustler (Matthew McConaughey) who is desperate for a break sets off on a journey with an equally luckless geologist in a last-ditch effort to find gold supposedly found deep in the uncharted jungles of Indonesia. Based on a true story.

** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: DUNKIRK **

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UPCOMING LOCAL FILM EVENTS
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Just in case a packed line-up at the ANU Film Group each week isn’t enough to satisfy your cinematic cravings, we thought you might be interested in some of the upcoming film related events and activities happening right here in Canberra.

Please note that the ANU Film Group has no involvement in the running of these events, and this listing is for your information only. Contact the event organisers for more information. Admission charges may apply.

• ‘FOOD EVOLUTION’ FREE SCREENING + Q&A (Wed 20 Sep @ Coombs Theatre): an exploration of the polarising debate on the use of GMOs in argiculture. More at http://www.anu.edu.au/events/food-evolution-film-screening-and-qa-session

• DARIO ARGENTO HORROR MAESTRO (Sep 20 to Oct 4 @ NFSA Arc Cinema): a celebration of Italy’s finest horror filmmaker with a season of his most infamous films. More at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/events/dario-argento-horror-maestro

• CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Oct 26 to Nov 5 @ NFSA Arc Cinema): more than 30 retrospective and contemporary films from around the world as well as filmmaker talks over ten days. More at https://ciff.com.au

• STARSTRUCK AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS (Nov 10 to Mar 4 @ National Portrait Gallery): more than a century’s worth of portraits depicting Australian filmmaking. More at http://www.portrait.gov.au/exhibitions/starstruck-2017

• CUE THE SUN (Mondays @ 2XX): Weekly radio show discussing new releases, film screenings and film related events in Canberra, hosted by our very own Travis Cragg. More at http://www.2xxfm.org.au/programs/cue-the-sun

• ASIA AND THE PACIFIC SCREENS (Monthly @ China in the World): an ongoing monthly film series showcasing at cinematic takes on social realities from across Asia and the Pacific. More at http://ciw.anu.edu.au/events/asiapacificscreens

What's On This Week + Remember to Take Your Belongings

12th September, 2017

This week will be a short one due to the university’s non-teaching period and the Coombs Theatre being used for a conference this weekend. But we’ll be back with a full line-up next week, including a WWII triple feature – featuring DUNKIRK, CHURCHILL and THEIR FINEST – screening across two consecutive nights.

In the meantime, be sure to check out this week’s offerings: an Oscar-nominated Scandinavian comedy and an acclaimed Guatemalan drama in the vein of last year’s TANNA.

• TUE 12 SEP @ 7:30 PM: A MAN CALLED OVE

An ill-tempered retiree – who spends his days enforcing neighbourhood rules and visiting his wife’s grave – has just about given up on life when he develops an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbours. Nominated for 2 Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film.

** Presented in partnership with the Scandinavian Australian Association **

• WED 13 SEP @ 7:30 PM: IXCANUL (VOLCANO)

A 17-year-old Mayan girl who has lived her life on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala is about to enter into an arranged marriage. But she dreams of escaping to the United States and living in the big city – a desire that has significant repercussions for her family.

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

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DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR BELONGINGS!
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There have been a surprising amount of things left behind at screenings in recent weeks and our lost property cupboard is getting quite full!

If you have lost anything recently, send us an email or check with the Duty Manager at your next screening and we can let you know if we’ve found it. If the item is something of value (e.g. a wallet or mobile phone), it may have been handed over to ANU Security’s Lost and Found service for safekeeping.

In any event, please remember to check your seat and take all belongings – including mobile phones, wallets, keys, clothing, cushions, food/drink containers, spouses and children – with you when you leave the theatre. Thank you!

What's On This Week: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, UNA, LAND OF MINE and more

5th September, 2017

This week at the ANU Film Group, catch a double feature of powerful films starring actress Rooney Mara, Annette Bening’s latest celebrated performance, an Australian-German psychological thriller, an Oscar-nominated Danish war film, and an acclaimed Japanese anime film.

• TUE 5 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LAND OF MINE

In the aftermath of World War II, a group of young German prisoners of war are forced to clear Denmark's beaches of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017.

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

• THU 7 SEP @ 7:30 PM: A SILENT VOICE

A young girl with impaired hearing transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates until she is forced to leave. Shortly after, the male student primarily responsible for her bullying finds himself ostracised – and years later, sets himself on a path to redemption.

** Presented in partnership with the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific **

• FRI 8 SEP @ 7:30 PM: UNA + A GHOST STORY

When she was a teenager, Una (Rooney Mara) ran away with an older man (Ben Mendelsohn), a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. Fifteen years later, she tracks him down at his place of employment looking for answers about their shared past and relationship.

Then, in A GHOST STORY (at approx. 9:15 PM), a recently deceased man (Case Affleck) returns in the form of a white-sheeted ghost to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereaved wife (Rooney Mara) in this poetic mediation on love, loss, memory and time.

• SAT 9 SEP @ **7 PM**: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN + BERLIN SYNDROME

During the summer of 1979, a single mother (Annette Bening) enlists her tenants – a quirky photographer, a mellow handyman, and her son’s shrewd best friend – to serve as role models for her teenage son in a changing world. Oscar nominee for Best Original Screenplay in 2017.

Then, in BERLIN SYNDROME (at approx. 9 PM), while holidaying in Berlin, an Australian photographer (Teresa Palmer) meets and falls for a charismatic local man. But what appears to be the start of a romance takes an unexpected turn when she discovers he has no intention of letting her go.

August 2017

Screening Cancellation: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER on Friday 1 September

30th August, 2017

Due to unforeseen technical issues, we regret to inform you that we are unable to screen THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER on Friday 1 September as the night's scheduled second feature. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to source another copy of the film. As a result, THE BEGUILED will be the only film screening on Friday night.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will endeavour to screen THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER as part of a future programme should the opportunity arise.

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
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This week, check out the latest acclaimed entry in the PLANET OF THE APES prequel saga, a Woody Harrelson double feature, Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Sofia's Coppola's latest, and an award-winning Romanian drama in its exclusive Canberra premiere screening. Only at the ANU Film Group!

• WED 30 AUG @ 7:30 PM: GRADUATION

A father intends for his daughter to leave their small Romanian town behind and study abroad. But when tragedy strikes the day before her final exam, her entire future is put in jeopardy. Winner of Best Director at Cannes in 2017.

• THU 31 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE PROMISE

As atrocities of war break out during the last days of the Ottoman Empire in Armenia, a love triangle forms between a medical student (Oscar Isaac), a beautiful artist (Charlotte Le Bon) and an American journalist (Christian Bale).

• FRI 1 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE BEGUILED

During the Civil War, a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in by the residents of a girls’ school. Before long, however, the house is overrun with sexual tension and rivalries. Also starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Directed by Sofia Coppola.

** Please note that tonight's originally scheduled second feature – THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER – will no longer be screening as planned due to availability issues. **

• SAT 2 SEP @ **7 PM**: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES + WILSON

After being forced into conflict with the humans, Caesar find himself wrestling with darker instincts and embarking on a quest to avenge his kind – pitting Caesar against a sadistic Colonel (Woody Harrelson) in a battle that will determine the future of the planet.

Then, in WILSON (at approx. 9:30 PM), a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man (Woody Harrelson) reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he discovers he has a teenage daughter he has never met.

** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE BEGUILED, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES **

Last Chance for Trivia Night Tickets!

22nd August, 2017

Time's up! This is your last chance to get trivia night tickets before numbers need to be confirmed with the venue in the next 24 to 48 hours.

If you're still after tickets, make sure you book them online at www.anufg.org.au/trivia right now – or get in touch with us at info@anufg.org.au if you need assistance.

WHERE: The Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden
WHEN: Friday 25 August 2017 from 7 PM for a 7:30 PM start
TICKETS: $20 per person, for individuals, small groups or tables of up to 10.

You don't want to miss out on the ultimate movie trivia night that everyone will be talking about. One night only!

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
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In addition to our biggest event of the year, this week you can also check out Pixar's latest film, a dark and modern twist on the period romance, a multi-award-winning Brazilian film, and a Japanese family drama.

• Tue 22 Aug @ 7:30 PM: AFTER THE STORM

In this Japanese family drama, a private detective struggles to reconnect with his young son and ex-wife – until a stormy night forces them to take shelter at his elderly mother's home and offers the family a chance to bond again.

• Thu 24 Aug @ 7:30 PM: AQUARIUS

A 65-year-old widow is the last remaining resident of the Aquarius, a two-story apartment building in Brazil. She engages in a war with a construction company wishing to knock it down, in this multi-award-winning Brazilian drama.

• Fri 25 Aug @ 7:30 PM: ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE HELLENIC CLUB

It's the greatest movie trivia night you'll attend this week. Or month. Or ever. Come along and experience a trivia night unlike any other to see what the fuss is all about. Fun, games, lots of prizes – you won't be disappointed!

• Sat 26 Aug @ **5 PM**: CARS 3

After enduring a terrible crash racing against the next generation of race cars, Lightning McQueen is pressured into retiring. He attempts to prove himself worthy by racing in the Florida 500 with the help of an eager young race technician.

• Sat 26 Aug @ **7 PM**: LADY MACBETH

In 19th century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into a loveless marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself when she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: CARS 3 **

What's On This Week: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, BABY DRIVER, THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE and more!

16th August, 2017

Spider-Man does whatever a spider can at the ANU Film Group this week! Plus, don’t miss two of the coolest films of a year in one killer double feature, Jessica Chastain in a Holocaust drama, Richard Gere playing politics, and Scarlett Johansson in a girls’ night out gone wrong.

• Wed 16 Aug @ 7:30 PM: NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

Norman (Richard Gere) is a con artist who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Years later, when the politician becomes Prime Minister of Israel, Norman finds his life dramatically changing – for better or for worse.

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

• Thu 17 Aug @ 7:30 PM: THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

Jessica Chastain stars in this true story of a husband and wife pair of Warsaw zookeepers who saved hundreds of human and animal lives by hiding them in animal cages during the Nazi invasion of Poland during World War II.

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

• Fri 18 Aug @ 7:30 PM: BABY DRIVER + FREE FIRE

In BABY DRIVER, when he meets the girl of his dreams, a young getaway driver sees a chance to make a new life for himself but is coerced into taking on ‘one last job’ in this highly acclaimed heist/action film from director Edgar Wright.

Then, in FREE FIRE (at approx. 9:30 PM), a group of arms dealers meet members of the IRA in an abandoned warehouse to sell them machine guns. But a disagreement turns the deal into a full-on shootout between the two parties.

• Sat 19 Aug @ **7 PM**: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING + ROUGH NIGHT

In SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, Peter Parker finds life as a high school student boring after having gotten a taste of the hero life. But when a new villain emerges, Peter finds himself desperate to prove himself worthy of being a hero.

Then, in ROUGH NIGHT (at approx. 9:15 PM), five best friends reunite for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. But their hard partying takes a dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper and are forced to cover up his death.

• Fri 25 Aug @ 7:30 PM: ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE HELLENIC CLUB

Hey, how did this get here? Just checking to see if you’re paying attention. No time like the present to get your tickets though! Available from the laminating desk at any of the above screenings, or online at www.anufg.org.au/trivia

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: BABY DRIVER, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING **