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.
ANUFG FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
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! ☺