We’ve got another jam-packed line-up of films as we head into the second week of Semester Two. From last loves to Jersey Boys, cowboys, and the ultimate chick flick double feature, there’s bound to be something for everyone at the Film Group. Don’t miss out!
• Wed 30 July @ 7:30 PM: MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE
A cynical widower (Michael Caine) living in Paris sees no meaningful future for himself, until he meets a free-spirited dance instructor (Clémence Poésy) who changes his outlook on life.
• Thu 31 July @ 7:30 PM: JERSEY BOYS
The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Based on the hit musical and directed by Clint Eastwood.
• Fri 1 Aug @ 7:30 PM: A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST + HORSE FEATHERS
In A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, a cowardly farmer (Seth McFarlane) who falls for a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) must put his newfound courage to the test when her notorious outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge.
Then, for more farcical fun, check out the classic Marx Brothers film HORSE FEATHERS (at approx. 9:30 PM), in which a university goes to extreme lengths to beat a rival school at a football game.
• Sat 2 Aug @ 7 PM: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS + THE OTHER WOMAN
In THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group are swept away on an unconventional journey as they explore what it means to be alive and in love. Bring your tissues!
Then, in THE OTHER WOMAN (at approx. 9:15 PM), a woman (Cameron Diaz) who discovers that her boyfriend is actually married, teams up with his scorned wife (Leslie Mann) to plot mutual revenge.
SPECIAL EVENT: ‘ALLIES’ ON WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST
Our special event screening of ALLIES is coming up fast in exactly two weeks’ time. One of Australia’s great documentaries directed by Walkley award-winning journalist Marian Wilkinson, it has rarely been seen until its resurrection this year by Canberra’s own Ronin Films.
Andrew Pike of Ronin Films will be introducing the film and then afterwards ANU’s Professor Des Ball, who has a significant role in the film, will join us for a discussion. We’re also pleased to announce that Alex Sloan, 666 ABC Canberra’s afternoon presenter, will be coming along to host the post-film Q&A.
The documentary looks at diplomatic relations between Australia and the USA since the Second World War. In the 1960s Australia had committed troops to the Vietnam War and was a staunch ally of the USA. Australia went ‘all the way with LBJ’, and secret US surveillance bases were established. When the Whitlam Government withdrew troops from Vietnam, relations between Australia and the USA became strained.
Be sure to come along to support this unique and special event, and one of the rare chances to see ALLIES on the big screen -- only at the ANU Film Group!