Thank You + What's On This Week

2nd September, 2014

The ANU Film Group would like to express our profound thanks to everyone who came along and supported our special events over the past few weeks!

Just last weekend, we held our 8th Annual Trivia Night and a Robin Williams Tribute Screening, with phenomenal turnout and feedback at both. Our Trivia Night was once again incredibly well-received and raised significant funds, all of which will go directly towards allowing us to continue doing what we do best: providing a great and varied selection of films throughout the year.

We're still tallying up the money raised for Lifeline Canberra from the Robin Williams Tribute Screening and will update you as soon as we've finalised numbers, but the generosity of our members -- both new and old alike -- has been tremendous. For those of you who weren't able to make it along, we also screened a special Robin Williams tribute montage before the films on Sunday. Have a look at that on our Facebook page HERE.

Our special event screening of ALLIES on August 13 was also very well attended, as was the fascinating post-screening discussion with our guests Professor Des Ball, Ronin Films' Andrew Pike and 666 ABC's Alex Sloan. If you were amongst those in attendance who wanted to buy a DVD of the film but were unable to do so, please email us at to arrange your copy.


Take a trip around the world at the Film Group this week as we screen as series of acclaimed films from countries across the globe, including Japan, India, France, Italy and the UK. Plus, another chance to see Robin Williams on the big screen in the romantic drama THE FACE OF LOVE.

• Tue 2 Sep @ 7:30 PM: THE FACE OF LOVE

In this tale of lost love and second chances, a grieving widow (Annette Bening) finds herself falling for a man (Ed Harris) who looks identical to her deceased husband. Also starring Robin Williams in one of his last films released before his untimely passing.

• Thu 4 Sep @ 7:30 PM: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

When a successful business man learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose between his true son or the boy he has raised as his own in this moving Japanese drama.


In THE TRIP TO ITALY, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon once again play semi-fictionalised versions of themselves, as they take a culinary road trip around Italy, while indulging in crackling banter and countless impersonations along the way.

Then, in the acclaimed and charming THE LUNCH BOX (at approx. 9:15 PM), a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famous lunchbox delivery service serendipitously connects a lonely young housewife to an older man, who then begin exchanging daily notes.


Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, ERNEST & CELESTINE tells the beautifully-hand-animated story of an unlikely friendship between a grumpy bear and a young mouse.

Then, in the feel-good hit THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (at approx. 8:30 PM), an Indian family arrive in a small French country town where they open an restaurant directly across the road from a famed Michelin-starred eatery run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).

** NOTE: ERNEST & CELESTINE will be screened in its English-dubbed version, featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy and the late Lauren Bacall. **