We're proud to be hosting the Canberra premiere of the award-winning comedy EVICTED! A MODERN ROMANCE this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Presented in partnership with ACT Shelter and The Story Mill, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer-director Rowan Devereux and producer Sophie Saville.
Evicted! follows four millennial housemates who are soon to be evicted from their rental house in Sydney’s inner west and must embark on a desperate hunt for an affordable new home. Winner of the audience choice award at 2022 Sydney Film Festival, the film takes a satirical and all-too-timely look at today's housing and job market and has been described as ‘THE CASTLE for a new generation’ by the Sydney Morning Herald.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Wahoo! Put on your overalls and head down your nearest warp pipe to see the biggest film of the year – THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE – at the ANU Film Group. Plus, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Viola Davis in an acclaimed true story (AIR), Woody Harrelson and a neurodiverse cast in a sports comedy (CHAMPIONS), an Aussie satire on the housing crisis (EVICTED!) and an Oscar-nominated doco about the opioid epidemic (ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED).
Please also note that ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED is rated 'R' so only persons aged 18+ will be permitted entry into the screening. Proof of age may be required, but you can consider it a compliment if we ask!
• WED 10 MAY @ 7:30 PM: ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED (R, 122 MINS)
Following a near-fatal overdose on prescription painkillers, renowned photographer Nan Goldin puts her life and career on the line to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid epidemic, in this Oscar-nominated documentary.
• THU 11 MAY @ 7:30 PM: EVICTED! A MODERN ROMANCE (M, 113 MINS) + Q&A
With eviction hanging over their heads, four housemates embark on a desperate hunt for an affordable share house, in this indie satire on the Australian housing and rental crisis. Followed by post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers.
• FRI 12 MAY @ 7:30 PM: AIR (M, 112 MINS)
In 1984, an executive (Matt Damon) at fledging start-up Nike hatches a daring – and revolutionary – plan to build an entire line of basketball shoes around just one athlete: an up-and-coming player named Michael Jordan. Based on a true story.
• SAT 13 MAY @ **5 PM**: THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE (PG, 92 MINS)
Two Italian-American plumbers are mysteriously transported to a magical world and drawn into a battle between a strong-willed princess and an evil tyrant, in this hit animated comedy based on Nintendo’s beloved video game franchise.
• SAT 13 MAY @ 7:30 PM: CHAMPIONS (M, 124 MINS)
Sentenced by a court to community service after a DUI, a hot-headed basketball coach (Woody Harrelson) is tasked with training a team of young players with intellectual disabilities who dream of becoming regional champions.