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.