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February 2013

Semester One kicks off on Monday with free SKYFALL!

9th February, 2013

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or just not receiving our emails), Semester One 2013 of the ANU Film Group’s 47th year kicks off on Monday with a screening of the latest James Bond film, SKYFALL, at 8 PM.

It’s an absolutely free screening that’s open to anyone and everyone, so bring along all of your family and friends -- particularly those who have always been curious about the Film Group, but have never actually been to a screening! Not to be overly narcissistic, but we think what we do is pretty awesome, and we hope that you do too. So why not share the ANUFG experience with as many people as possible?

Semester One booklets and posters have just arrived too, so be sure to come along and grab one -- or a few -- on your way into any screening. Put one up at work, at home, or even in the toilet (some people do)... Why not?!

One thing in particular to note about our new programme is that ALL SATURDAY SCREENINGS now being at the earlier starting time of 7 PM, in response to feedback we’ve received over the past few semesters. These will be regular double features, with the second film of the night following the first after a 15-minute intermission. Our new website has also been updated with full programme details, and will now give you the approximate start time of the second film of a double feature should you only wish to see that.

Last but not least, we’ve got a great semester of screenings planned for the next six months and couldn’t be more excited about our new programme. To get you similarly excited, here’s a brief rundown of the line-up for the first week:

• Mon 11 Feb @ 8 PM: SKYFALL (Free Screening)

Kick off the screening year with Bond… James Bond as he finds his loyalty to M tested when a threat from her past comes back to haunt her in this critically acclaimed, record breaking 23rd entry in the series.

• Thu 14 Feb @ 8 PM: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

A troubled, introvert 15-year-old is shown a new way of life by two seniors he meets at his high school. Based on the critically acclaimed novel.

• Fri 15 Feb @ 8 PM: BACHELORETTE followed by SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

It's a double feature of two different kinds of psychos! Kirsten Dunst leads a group of three spiteful bridesmaids in a night-long quest to fix a wedding they’ve unintentionally ruined in BACHELORETTE, and in SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, an all-star cast of madmen find themselves in hot water after the beloved Shih Tzu of an infamous gangster is kidnapped.

• Sat 16 Feb @ 7 PM: FRANKENWEENIE followed by THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

A Tim Burton stop-motion animation extravaganza! The night begins with his latest film, the Oscar-nominated FRANKENWEENIE, which tells the story of a boy who decides to bring his deceased dog back to life. Then celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, in which Jack Skellington, king of Halloween town, discovers Christmas for the first time. Note the 7 PM start time!

January 2013

Semester One 2013 Programme

24th January, 2013

It’s finally here! We’re very proud to present to you our brand new Semester One 2013 programme, which will be kicking off on February 11 with a FREE screening of SKYFALL.

Our line-up for the first half of 2013 includes all of the nine films nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards, as well as a carefully selected assortment of the biggest blockbusters, new releases, cherished classics and indie favourites.

You can view the full programme in PDF format HERE (324 Kb).

Finally, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to pre-purchase your membership online now by clicking HERE. This will allow you to jump the queue once screenings start by simply picking up your ready-made card on your way in. Plus, as an added incentive, if you sign up ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, you’ll even receive $5 off our Annual memberships, so what are you waiting for?

COMPETITION: Win tickets to THE IMPOSSIBLE!

24th January, 2013

Thanks to Hoyts Distribution, we have tickets to see THE IMPOSSIBLE, the powerful new drama starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.

Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the astonishing account of a family torn apart by the mayhem of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. As they embark on a journey to reunite with one another, the family experience remarkable compassion, courage and kindness during the darkest hours of their lives.

THE IMPOSSIBLE is in cinemas today (January 24). Check out the film’s trailer HERE.

To be in the running for one of five in-season double passes, simply email us at info@anufg.org.au with your name and mailing address, along with the answer to the following question: ‘On what date is THE IMPOSSIBLE screening at the ANU Film Group?’

Entries close on Monday 28 January at 5 PM, with winners to be drawn from all correct entries received and prizes to be sent out by mail.

Happy New Year + New Website!

1st January, 2013

Everyone at the ANU Film Group would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of our valued members for their support throughout the past year. It's been a big year with a lot going on: from competitions galore to our biggest Trivia Night ever, a number of Canberra premieres, the Diversity Week Film Festival and, to top it all off, a pretty fantastic year in film too.

That said, 2013 is shaping up to be even bigger and better and we're kicking things off by launching a brand new ANUFG website today!

With online joining, programme listings, a handy FAQ, and a new, simplified design, we hope you'll find the new revamped site easy to use and navigate. Be sure to head over to www.anufg.org.au to check it out as we begin to reveal our exciting new Semester One 2013 programme in the lead up to the start of screenings on February 11.

Along with the new site, we've also moved our newsletter host over to a new server. To ensure that you are able to receive all of the latest news about screening changes, events and competitions, please ensure that you re-subscribe to our new mailing list by either clicking on the link in our latest message, or re-subscribing on the front page.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and here's to a great 2013. Happy new year!