This week at the ANU Film Group, experience Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed coming of age tale, downsize with Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s latest, say goodbye to the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY trilogy, and discover a scathing black comedy presently jointly by the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
THU 12 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE TEACHER (M, 103 min)
In Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, in 1983, the concerned parents of a class of young teenagers meet to decide what action to take regarding their school’s new teacher: a manipulative, corrupt woman with dangerous connections to the Communist Party.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic **
FRI 13 APR @ 7:30 PM: DOWNSIZING (M, 135 min)
When scientists discover how to shrink humans as a solution to overpopulation, a man (Matt Damon) and his wife decides to downsize – literally – to escape their stressed lives and start anew. Directed by Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS, NEBRASKA) and also starring Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig and Hong Chau.
SAT 14 APR @ **7 PM**: LADY BIRD (M, 94 min) + FIFTY SHADES FREED (MA, 105 min)
A free-spirited teenager (Saoirse Ronan) living in Sacramento, California, navigates a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf) as she comes of age over the course of her final year of high school in 2002. Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture.
Then, in the final instalment in the FIFTY SHADES saga (at approx. 8:45 PM), newlyweds Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) embark on their shared life together, but find their happy ending jeopardised by new threats and shadowy figures from their past.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: LADY BIRD **
FLASH GIVEAWAY: WIN TICKETS TO ‘CHAPPAQUIDDICK’ AND ‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’!
We’ve got tickets to give away to political drama CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the NFSA’s 50th anniversary screening of George A. Romero’s groundbreaking horror classic – but you’ve got to get in quick to win!
CHAPPAQUIDDICK examines the true events surrounding the most difficult seven days of Senator Ted Kennedy’s career when he accidentally drives off a bridge and ends the life of his passenger, a young political strategist. Kennedy doesn’t report the accident for nine hours as he sets out to protect his family’s legacy and keep his political ambitions alive, while struggling with the moral implications of his actions.
Starring Jason Clarke, Kata Mara, Ed Helms and Bruce Dern, CHAPPAQUIDDICK is in cinemas from May 10, but thanks to our friends at Transmission Films, we have 20 double passes to a special preview screening on TUESDAY 24 APRIL at 6:30 PM at Dendy Canberra.
To secure your tickets, all you have to do is go to this link – www.showfilmfirst.com/pin/379050 – and follow the prompts, but you’ll have to be quick as tickets are strictly limited!
Secondly, the National Film and Sound Archive are hosting the Australian premiere of a new 4K restoration of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, widely regarded as one of the best zombie films ever made. The screening will be held on the appropriately spooky date of Friday the 13th (of April) and we’ve got 10 double passes to give away.
If you’d like to check out NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at the NFSA tomorrow evening at 7 PM, simply be one of the first 10 people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and membership number (located below the barcode on your card).
Only winners will be notified, with names to be placed on a door list at the NFSA for entry on the night. Zombie dress ups are encouraged!