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September 2016

What's On This Week: SAUSAGE PARTY, FREE STATE OF JONES, PAN' S LABYRINTH and more!

28th September, 2016

Have you got your tickets to our Trivia Night yet? There’s just over two weeks to go until the night, with big things in store for our 10th edition of everybody’s favourite annual movie trivia night.

And just in case you were wondering – there are no Film Group screenings scheduled for that night, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything important!

Tickets are available for purchase in person at any screening from the laminator’s desk, as well as online with payment via direct deposit by emailing info@anufg.org.au

Get your tickets and get excited! Find out more at www.anufg.org.au/trivia

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Animated sausages get naughty, Matthew McConaughey fights in the Civil War, Blake Lively faces off against a shark, and some true cinematic gems from Spain, France and Japan round up the selection of films screening this week at the ANU Film Group.

• Wed 28 Sep @ 7:30 PM: OUR LITTLE SISTER

Abandoned by their parents, three sisters live and grow up together in their late grandmother’s house. When their father passes away, they half-heartedly attend his funeral and are surprised to discover that they have a 13-year-old half-sister, who they invite to come live with them.

• Thu 29 Sep @ 7:30 PM: PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006)

In the last of our Back to the Film Group retrospective screenings, revisit Guillermo del Toro’s triple-Oscar-winning fantasy masterpiece for its 10th anniversary.

In 1944, in post-Civil War Spain, a young imaginative girl is sent to live with her new stepfather, a sadistic and cruel army officer, in the countryside. There, she meets a mysterious faun who tells her that she is in fact a princess but must first complete three tasks in order to see her real father, the King, again.

• Fri 30 Sep @ 7:30 PM: FREE STATE OF JONES + THE STUDENT AND MR. HENRI

In FREE STATE OF JONES, as the Civil War divides America in 1863, a defiant Southern farmer (Matthew McConaughey) from Mississippi leads a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in turning against and seceding from the Confederacy in an extraordinary uprising.

Then, in French comedy-drama THE STUDENT AND MR. HENRI, an elderly curmudgeon lets out a room in his large apartment rent-free to a young female student on one condition: that she does everything in her power to ruin his son’s marriage, whose wife he is bitterly opposed to.

• Sat 1 Oct @ **7 PM**: SAUSAGE PARTY + THE SHALLOWS

In the riotous and raunchy – and definitely not suitable for children – animated comedy SAUSAGE PARTY, one brave sausage leads a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave their home at the supermarket.

Then, in THE SHALLOWS (at approx. 8:30 PM), a young woman (Blake Lively) surfing on a secluded beach finds herself being targeted by a great white shark. Though less than 200 metres from shore, surviving the ordeal proves to be the ultimate test, requiring all of her ingenuity and resourcefulness.

Annual Trivia Night on Friday 14 October

20th September, 2016

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COMING SOON: ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT ON OCTOBER 14
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It’s the event you’ve all been waiting for: the ANU Film Group’s legendary Annual Trivia Night is returning for its 10th year on Friday 14 October!

If you’ve been to any one of our past 10 trivia nights, then we don’t need to convince you that it’s a trivia night unlike any other. And if you haven’t, then you have our condolences for missing out (so far) on the hottest ticket on town.

Featuring a range of individual Q&A, audio-visual and table rounds on all things movies and beyond – not to mention prizes galore – our Trivia Night is open to all members and non-members alike. In fact, you don’t even need to be a film buff, as we always ensure we have questions for everyone.

Most importantly, the Trivia Night is also our major fundraiser for the year, so any support you can provide to keep us running for another 50 years will be greatly appreciated.

WHEN: Friday 14 October @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden

Tickets are $20 a person. You can come as an individual, in small groups, or in tables of up to 10. Either way, pre-purchasing is highly recommended as tickets are strictly limited – and usually sell out early!

Tickets will go on sale at screenings shortly, but if you’d like to get in first, email us at info@anufg.org.au now to reserve your tickets now and arrange payment via direct deposit.

What's On This Week: SUICIDE SQUAD, JASON BOURNE, TANNA Q&A

19th September, 2016

Come along to the ANU Film Group this week to enjoy the company of supervillains, spies and sweet bean pancakes. Plus, director Martin Butler joins us for a Q&A following our screening of his award-winning film TANNA.

TANNA was the first film entirely shot in Vanuatu, and was recently selected as Australia’s contender for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars. Featuring a cast populated entirely by local tribe members, the film is an incredible achievement – with an even more incredible behind-the-scenes story to boot. Not to be missed!

• Tue 20 Sep @ 7:30 PM: AN (SWEET BEAN)

The manager of a pancake stall meets an odd elderly woman looking for work, whose homemade sweet bean jelly convinces him to hire her. But what begins as a working relationship soon becomes about much more than food in this feel-good Japanese drama.

• Thu 22 Sep @ 7:30 PM: SUICIDE SQUAD

A secret government agency recruits a group of imprisoned criminals – each with their own dangerous set of skills and powers, and nothing to lose – to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis.

• Fri 23 Sep @ 7:30 PM: JASON BOURNE + CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

Several years after his disappearance, JASON BOURNE – the CIA’s most lethal former operative – is unexpectedly drawn out of the shadows when explosive truths about his past come to light. Starring Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Julia Stiles.

Then, in CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (at approx. 9:45 PM), a mild-mannered accountant (Kevin Hart) is lured into the world of international espionage when he reunites with an old friend at his high school reunion: a formerly bullied geek who has now become a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson).

• Sat 24 Sep @ **7 PM**: TANNA + Q&A W/ DIRECTOR MARTIN BUTLERi

On the remote Pacific island of Vanuatu, two lovers are torn apart when one of them is forced into an arranged marriage to broker peace with a rival tribe. The young couple defy their elders and their ancient laws by escaping into the forest, an act which puts them – and their entire village – at risk.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: SUICIDE SQUAD, JASON BOURNE **

Screening Change: THE FOUNDER on October 6

15th September, 2016

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SCREENING CHANGE: ‘TRAIN TO BUSAN’ REPLACING ‘THE FOUNDER’ ON OCTOBER 6
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Due to a release date change to position the film in a more Oscar-friendly release period, THE FOUNDER is unfortunately no longer available for us to screen on Thursday 6 October as originally scheduled. In its place, we will instead be screening the South Korean action-thriller TRAIN TO BUSAN at the same date and time.

In TRAIN TO BUSAN, a father and daughter board a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan but find themselves in a fight for survival when the train becomes overrun by zombies during the course of the journey. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews for its impressive action, social commentary and strong characters, and has since gone on to become one of the most buzzed-about films of the year.

TRAIN TO BUSAN will screen on Thursday 6 October at 7:30 PM.

On another note, we also regret to inform you that BLUE WORLD ORDER will not be screening as scheduled on Wednesday 19 October due to a delay to the film’s release plan. We are in the process of finding an alternative film for that slot and will announce a replacement as soon as it has been confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by these screening changes, and will endeavour to screen both THE FOUNDER and BLUE WORLD ORDER as soon as they are available to us.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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This week at the ANU Film Group, the plot thickens in the final three episodes of SECRET CITY on Friday. Then, prepare for a night of party antics on Saturday as Patsy and Edina return in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE and Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza and Adam Devine meet their match in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES.

• Fri 16 Sep @ 7:30 PM: SECRET CITY: EPISODES 4 – 6

As China and Australia come closer to the brink of war, political journalist Harriet Dunkley (Anna Torv) must forge difficult allegiances to unveil the truth behind the conspiracy lurking within the secret city of Canberra, in the final three episodes of Foxtel’s acclaimed television series.

** Note: each episode runs for approximately 60 minutes. There will be a 10-minute intermission in between each episode, during which our canteen will be open for you to purchase snacks and drinks. **

• Sat 17 Sep @ **7 PM**: ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE + MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES

In ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, Britain’s most infamous socialites make their way to the big screen – and into big trouble – when they cause a major incident at a star-studded party and are forced to go on the run to make a new start in the French Riviera.

Then, in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES, two hard-partying brothers (Zac Efron, Adam Devine) set out to find polite dates for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding, but instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by a female duo (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) even more uncontrollable than they are.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE **

What's On This Week: SECRET CITY, Danish Film Double + Support ANUFG @ Grill'd!

8th September, 2016

The ANU may be in the middle of their non-teaching break at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some very special treats lined up for this week’s screenings…

First up on Friday, we take a break from our regular programming to screen Foxtel’s new political thriller SECRET CITY, which features none other than our very own Canberra in a starring role alongside the likes of Anna Torv, Jackie Weaver, Alan Dale and an all-star international cast.

Come along and check out the acclaimed mini-series on the big screen in a special presentation screening across two consecutive Fridays – only at the ANU Film Group! Episodes 1 to 3 will screen this Friday (September 9), followed by episodes 4 to 6 screening next Friday (September 16).

Then, on Saturday, it’s a double feature of Danish delights with two films presented by the Embassy of Denmark. On this night, not only will you get a chance to see two exemplary examples of Danish cinema, but the Embassy has also been kind enough to cater for complimentary Danish cookies, coffee and tea for everyone in attendance in the interval between the films!

Our wonderful canteen run by the Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak will also be commemorating the occasion with special Danish hot dogs available only on the night. Only a limited number of these hot dogs will be made, so be sure to get in quick for one of these special treats.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Just in case seeing Canberra on the big screen and feasting on Danish treats isn’t enough to entice you to come along to this week’s screenings, here’s a rundown of what’s on this week.

• Fri 9 Sep @ 7:30 PM: SECRET CITY: EPISODES 1 – 3

Amidst rising tensions between China and America, the body of a young man washes up on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin under mysterious circumstances. Beginning to suspect that a number of seemingly disconnected events may be part of a larger conspiracy, intrepid political journalist Harriet Dunkley (Torv) works to uncover the truth hiding beneath the placid façade of the nation’s capital.

** Note: each episode runs for approximately 60 minutes. There will be a 10-minute intermission in between each episode, during which our canteen will be open for you to purchase snacks and drinks. **

• Sat 10 Sep @ **7 PM**: THE ABSENT ONE + A SECOND CHANCE

In THE ABSENT ONE, after an ex-cop desperately appeals to them to look into the unsolved murder of his teenage children, a pair of cold case detectives embark on a twisted mission to discover what really happened at one of Denmark’s top boarding schools in the 1990s. This follow up to 2013’s THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES is next instalment in the Department Q franchise.

Then, in A SECOND CHANCE (at approx. 9:15 PM), two police officers leading very different lives have vastly conflicting reactions to their latest case, involving a junkie couple that they suspect has been abusing their baby. Directed by Oscar-winner director Susanne Bier (AFTER THE WEDDING, IN A BETTER WORLD).

** THE ABSENT ONE and A SECOND CHANCE are proudly presented by the Embassy of Denmark **

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SUPPORT THE ANUFG AT GRILL’D THIS MONTH!
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If you’ve ever had an awesome gourmet burger from Grill’d, you’ll know that they run a Local Matters initiative each month, aimed at supporting community organisations.

We’re very excited to announce that your very own ANU Film Group is currently featured as one of the organisations being supported as part of the Local Matters initiative during the month of September. So be sure to head on down to Grill’d on the ground floor of the Canberra Centre before the end of the month, grab a delicious burger, and pop your provided token into the Film Group’s designated jar.

Not only will you be getting a scrumptious meal, but you might even be able to get us some extra funding in the process too. It’s a win-win!

August 2016

FINDING DORY, BFG, QUEEN OF THE DESERT This Week + Support ANUFG @ CSCC!

30th August, 2016

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SUPPORT ANUFG AT THE CANBERRA SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB
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The ANU Film Group has teamed up with the Canberra Southern Cross Club to take part in their Community Rewards program. The CSCC has generously committed to giving back to community groups like ours by donating 10% of all food and beverage purchases made at any of their five locations to groups nominated by their members.

If you’re a CSCC member, all you have to do is nominate the ANU Film Group as your preferred community group by filling out THIS online form, and the Club does the rest whenever you spend!

For more information about the CSCC’s Community Rewards program, click HERE.

Finally, as a token of thanks for their support, the CSCC would also appreciate your help in voting for them in the ClubsACT People’s Choice Award for Club of the Year, which closes on September 8. All entrants get a chance to win a trip for two to Hamilton Island, so it could be a win-win for all involved. To find out more, click HERE.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Lose yourself at the ANU Film Group this week for a week of films about disappearing people (and one fish), as we chase down a hiding Nazi, go on the run with thieving magicians, get lost in the desert, search the Outback for a missing person, find a fish named Dory, and get kidnapped by a giant!

• Tue 30 Aug @ 7:30 PM: REMEMBER

When an elderly Auschwitz survivor (Christopher Plummer) with dementia discovers that the Nazi soldier who murdered his family 70 years ago is living in America with an assumed identity, he goes in search of the fugitive to deliver long-delayed justice.

• Thu 1 Sep @ 7:30 PM: NOW YOU SEE ME 2

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adoration with their magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface when a ruthless tech prodigy forces them into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

• Fri 2 Sep @ 7:30 PM: QUEEN OF THE DESERT + GOLDSTONE

In QUEEN OF THE DESERT, discover the life of Gertrude Bell – traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer – along with her journeys of love and loss in the Middle East during the early 20th century. Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damian Lewis.

Then, in GOLDSTONE (at approx. 9:45 PM), an Indigenous detective arrives in the Outback town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple investigation soon unveils a web of crime that requires him to bury his differences and work with a young local cop.

• Sat 3 Sep @ **5 PM**: FINDING DORY

When friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories, she sets out on an epic journey across the ocean to find her family and reunite with her loved ones, accompanied along the way by Nemo and Marlin – if they can keep up!

• Sat 3 Sep @ **7 PM**: THE BFG

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who has been outcast by the other giants because he refuses to eat young boys and girls. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: NOW YOU SEE ME 2, FINDING DORY, THE BFG **

GHOSTBUSTERS, SING STREET, TARZAN This Week + Bonus Screening!

22nd August, 2016

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BONUS SCREENING: ‘HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE’ ON AUGUST 23
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Did you miss out on seeing the hilarious HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE earlier this month? Or did you enjoy it so much that you’d like to see it again?

The ANU Film Group is collaborating with the New Zealand High Commission on a private screening of the NZ box office smash hit – and they’ve been kind enough to extend an invite to all ANUFG members to attend!

The screening will take place TONIGHT (Tuesday 23 August) and will start at the special time of 7 PM. Doors will open for entry from 6:30 PM onwards. All members and guests are welcome.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Swing from the trees, sing from the streets, and bust some ghosts this week at the ANU Film Group – the best way to see movies in Canberra!

• Thu 25 Aug @ 7:30 PM: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left Africa behind for a quiet life in London with his beloved wife Jane. But when a corrupt businessman threatens his former home, he finds himself called back to the jungle. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.

• Fri 26 Aug @ 7:30 PM: SING STREET + THE IDOL

In SING STREET, a teenage boy growing up in Dublin in the 1980s attempts to escape his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes, and inviting her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he hasn’t got a band… yet.

Then, in THE IDOL (at approx. 9:30 PM), a music-loving young boy growing up in conflict-ridden Gaza dream of one day singing in the world famous Cairo Opera House. Against unbelievable odds, he makes the journey of a lifetime and escapes to Egypt on a quest to pursue his dream.

** SING STREET is proudly presented by the Embassy of Ireland **

• Sat 27 Aug @ **7PM**: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) + MAGGIE’S PLAN

In the GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, two experts on paranormal phenomena team up with a nuclear engineer and a subway worker to protect the world from a mysterious and powerful demon who plans to invade New York with ghosts. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Chris Hemsworth

Then, in MAGGIE’S PLAN (at approx. 9 PM), a young woman’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with a married man. Years later, she begins to realise that life may not have gone according to plan after all. Starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: GHOSTBUSTERS **

STAR TREK BEYOND This Week + COFFEE MAN Q&A Change

17th August, 2016

We regret to inform you that Sasa Sestic will unfortunately no longer be able to join us at our screening of THE COFFEE MAN this Saturday due to a work committee that requires him to be in China this week.

In his place, we will be chatting to the film’s director, Jeff Hann, live via Skype from Melbourne after the film.

THE COFFEE MAN follows Serbian-born, Canberra-based barista Sasa Sestic as he travels the world – from Ethiopia to Honduras to Colombia – on a search for the perfect coffee bean, accompanied by director Jeff Hann and producer Roland Favral. Coffee and film lovers alike have been raving about THE COFFEE MAN, so be sure to come along for the rare opportunity to see this delightful film on the big screen and to chat to its director afterwards.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Go BEYOND at the ANU Film Group this week with the latest STAR TREK film, the next film from director Richard Linklater, a thrilling John le Carré adaptation, an acclaimed French relationship drama, and a documentary about the magical elixir that is coffee.

• Wed 17 Aug @ 7:30 PM: EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

In the 1980s, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through life on and off the field, along with the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Directed by Richard Linklater (BOYHOOD, DAZED AND CONFUSED).

** EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! is proudly presented by the Australian American Association **

• Thu 18 Aug @ 7:30 PM: STAR TREK BEYOND

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew continues their exploration of the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

• Fri 19 Aug @ 7:30 PM: OUR KIND OF TRAITOR + MON ROI

In OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, a vacationing British couple find themselves lured into a Russian mobster’s plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust. Based on the novel by John le Carré.

Then, in MON ROI (at approx. 9:30 PM), after an accident, a woman in hospital takes the time to look back reminisce about her tumultuous relationship with her former partner. Winner of Best Actress at 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

• Sat 20 Aug @ **7 PM**: THE COFFEE MAN [Q&A EVENT]

Driven by obsession, Serbian-born Canberra barista Sasa Sestic travels to Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, and Seattle to attend the World Barista Championships in search of his Holy Grail: the perfect cup of coffee. Followed by Skype Q&A with director Jeff Hann.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: STAR TREK BEYOND **

ALICE, THE CONJURING, WARCRAFT and more this week + Phoenix Quiz Night on Tuesday!

8th August, 2016

On Saturday, we conducted a random ID check at the door to confirm the identity of all members attending the screening that night. While most people were able to present photo ID matching the names on their membership cards, there were a few instances in which cards were confiscated after they were found being used by a person other than the named member.

We take this opportunity to remind members that, as per our Conditions of Membership, membership cards can only be used by the person who completed and signed the membership form. Cards cannot be lent, given, or otherwise used by any other person. Random checks may be conducted at any time to enforce this.

Please also ensure that you carry photo ID with you at all times in the event that your identity needs to be verified for any reason.

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ANUFG @ PHOENIX QUIZ NIGHT – TUESDAY 9 AUGUST
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Looking for something fun to do this Tuesday night? We've got just the thing for you: the ANU Film Group is making a return to The Phoenix Pub’s weekly quiz nights this week, and you’re all invited to come along!

Entry is free and everyone (non-members included) is welcome. There will be free passes and drinks up for grabs throughout the night, so why not round up a few friends and come along for an enjoyable evening of movie trivia?

(P.S. It’s the perfect way to brush up on your movie knowledge before our big Annual Trivia Night on October 14!)

DATE: Tuesday 9 August
TIME: 7:30 PM start
VENUE: The Phoenix Pub, 21 East Row (in the Civic Bus Interchange, near Platform 3)

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This week at the ANU Film Group, Natalie Portman makes her directorial debut; a spine-tingling ghost story get an acclaimed sequel; the most successful video game adaptation of all time; Seth Rogen and Zac Efron return for more frat house antics; and a double dose of Alice in the next of our Family Films at Five. Only at the Film Group!

• Wed 10 Aug @ 7:30 PM: A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS

Natalie Portman directs, writes and stars in this tale of a young boy growing up with his mother in Jerusalem following the end of World War II, as tensions mount between Jews and Arabs in the early days of the state of Israel.

** A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS is proudly presented by the Embassy of Israel **

• Thu 11 Aug @ 7:30 PM: THE CONJURING 2

Famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to England in the 1970s to investigate the case of a single mother raising four children alone in a house that appears to be plagued by malicious spirits. Directed by James Wan.

• Fri 12 Aug @ 7:30 PM: WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING + BAD NEIGHBOURS 2

In WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING, the peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as it faces colonisation at the hands of fearsome orc invaders. From opposing sides, two heroes must work together to decide the fate of their people.

Then, in BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 (at approx. 9:45 PM), after waging an all-out war against each other, a couple and their former frat boy nemesis must join forces to combat a common enemy when a group of sorority sisters move in next door.

• Sat 13 Aug @ **5 PM**: ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010)

When Alice falls down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a magical world known as Underland, where she reunites with old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's evil reign of terror.

• Sat 13 Aug @ **7 PM**: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

After a magical looking glass sends her back to the fantastical realm of Underland, Alice must embark on a journey through time to save the Mad Hatter and protect the inhabitants of Underland from the evil Lord of Time.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE CONJURING 2 **

What’s On This Week: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT and more!

2nd August, 2016

Embark on a cinematic journey around the world this week at the ANU Film Group with films that will take you to the New Zealand wilderness, the frontlines in Afghanistan, early 20th century England, and beyond!

There’s bound to be something for everyone, including the heart-warming and quirky HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, which has become a box office smash hit and is now one of the highest-grossing New Zealand films of all time. Plus, the hilarious Tina Fey in WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, the terrifying John Goodman in 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, acclaimed sci-fi drama MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, Michael Moore’s latest controversial documentary, and Dev Patel as mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY.

• Tue 2 Aug @ 7:30 PM: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

An eight-year-old boy with unearthly abilities and his father must face their destinies and go on the run when they are pursued by a cult drawn to the child’s powers and government agents intent on capturing them. Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kristen Dunst and Adam Driver.

• Thu 4 Aug @ 7:30 PM: THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

A poor young man growing up in India with no formal education earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his British professor and mentor. Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

** THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is proudly presented by the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute **

• Fri 5 Aug @ 7:30 PM: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT + 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

In WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, an American reporter working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan must navigate the male-dominated world of journalism as well as crazy relationships with her fellow journalists. Starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

Then, in 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (at approx. 9:30 PM), a young woman awakens after a car accident to find herself in an underground bunker with two men who tell her that they have saved her from an apocalyptic event. But do they have other motives for holding her against her will?

• Sat 6 Aug @ **7 PM**: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE + WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

In HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, a rebellious young boy attempts to escape the foster childcare system by running off into the New Zealand countryside, with his new foster uncle (Sam Neill) in pursuit. Believing that the boy has been abducted, the police order a national manhunt for the two unwitting fugitives.

Then, in WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (at approx. 8:45 PM), controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man ‘invader’ to demonstrate what ideas and practices America can learn from the rest of the world.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE **