Film Screening 27th April, 2019

Poster for King of Thieves

King of Thieves 

5:00 PM, 27th April, 2019

  • M
  • 108 mins
  • 2018
  • James Marsh
  • Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox

In 2015, a 76-year-old retired thief (Michael Caine) pulls together a crew for a daring heist at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London’s jewellery district. Using old school techniques, the thieves escape with over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and cash in what ends up becoming the biggest burglary in British history.

What starts off as a nostalgic last hurrah for these elderly career criminals soon becomes a nightmare, however, as the men become increasingly greedy and distrustful of each other.

Featuring a stellar roster of British screen legends – including Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Ray Winstone – King of Thieves is an old school thriller that isn’t afraid to get dark.

Poster for The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter 

7:30 PM, 27th April, 2019

  • MA
  • 185 mins
  • 1978
  • Michael Cimino
  • Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, Meryl Streep

Winner of five Oscars in 1979 including Best Picture and Best Director, The Deer Hunter is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest films ever made.

Robert De Niro, John Savage and Christopher Walken play lifelong friends from a small town in Pennsylvania who volunteer to fight in the Vietnam War. Once there, their illusions are quickly shattered by the horrors of war, and those that survive are forever changed.

A sobering portrait of the effects of war, director Michael Cimino’s ambitious epic is back on the big screen at the ANU Film Group this year in celebration of its 40th anniversary, featuring a magnificent new digital restoration of the film sourced from its original 35mm camera negative.