Film Screening 5th October, 2013

Poster for World War Z

World War Z 

7:00 PM, 5th October, 2013
No Guests

  • M
  • 116 mins
  • 2013
  • Marc Forster
  • Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof
  • Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox

World War Z follows ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt) as he attempts to save the world from a zombie outbreak that threatens to result in the end of humanity. Called back into service by his former boss, Gerry is tasked with traversing the globe and using his special skill set to discover the root of the plague – in the hopes that he might be able to salvage the world for his wife and two young daughters to return to. All the while he faces that age old dilemma of working dads: does it make me a bad father to prioritise work ahead of my family?

Expect swarms of zombies moving at breakneck speed, exhilarating action sequences, studio bankrupting blockbuster special effects and dramatically intense screams of fright inducing moments – all of which are best experienced on a big screen with a full audience to giggle at your reactions.

The film is inspired by the best book ever written about zombies, Max Brooks’s “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars”.  With a focus on the humanity of the situation, wider social and political themes emerge, thereby making it an entertaining and thoughtful foray into the zombie apocalypse.  In which humans emerge victorious over the undead. Sort of.

Alastair Wilson

Poster for Lore


9:11 PM, 5th October, 2013

  • MA
  • 104 mins
  • 2012
  • Cate Shortland
  • Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee
  • Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, Kai Malina

Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions.

Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive.

Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

"Few films recently have affected me as powerfully as Lore. It's an outstanding achievement from one of our most talented filmmakers." - Margaret Pomeranz, At The Movies.