Welcome to April! This week is the first week of the ANU’s non-teaching break and we have a reduced number of screenings as a result. But there are still some terrific films showing, including the most successful Thai film of all time, the spectacular new documentary from the director of SHERPA, the return of legendary detective Hercule Poirot, and the untold story of the creation of Winnie the Pooh.
THU 5 APR @ 7:30 PM: BAD GENIUS (M, 130 min)
A brilliant high school student devises a plan to make money by selling test answers. Tempted by a massive payday, she is convinced to travel from Thailand to Sydney to sit an international university admissions exam and then deliver the answers back home before the exam takes place there.
** Presented in partnership with the Royal Embassy of Thailand **
FRI 6 APR @ 7:30 PM: MOUNTAIN (G, 74 min)
A visually stunning exploration of humankind’s fascination with scaling the world’s highest peaks. Directed by Jennifer Peedom (SHERPA) and narrated by Willem Dafoe, this spectacular documentary – with an accompanying score performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra – is a must-see on the big screen!
** Note: Jennifer Peedom was originally scheduled to join us on this night for a post-screening Q&A but unfortunately will not be able to make it to Canberra due to overseas work commitments. She has sent along a special video introduction, which will screen before the film, and a behind the scenes featurette (approx. 25 min) that will be screened immediately after the film. **
SAT 7 APR @ **7 PM**: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017) (M, 114 min) + GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG, 107 min)
Legendary detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) finds his vacation aboard the luxurious Orient Express interrupted when a passenger is brutally murdered and he is tasked with uncovering the killer amongst the train’s passengers. Also starring Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pffeiffer and Willem Dafoe.
Then, in GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (at approx. 9 PM), author A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) returns home after WWI but struggles to resume writing until his young son’s toys provide him with inspiration for what would become his most famous work. Also starring Margot Robbie.
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