This week we bring you not one, or two, but three very different true stories exploring the life of a Canadian folk artist, three American heroes thwarting a terrorist attack, and the unbelievable tale of an Olympic-skier-turned-poker-queen. Plus, a hearty double feature dose of monsters thrown in for good measure!
Plus, as an extra special treat for art lovers – or lovers of film about artists – tonight’s screening of MAUDIE will also feature two original paintings by Maud Lewis (the subject of tonight's film) on display at the Coombs Theatre. The paintings are courtesy of Canada’s Deputy High Commissioner, Charles Reeves, who will also give a brief introduction prior to the film on his personal family connection to Maud Lewis.
Following the screening, audience members are encouraged to stick around for another chance to look at the paintings as Charles engages in a conversation about Maud Lewis with Dr. Gino Moliterno (ANU Senior Lecturer in Film) and Ruth Waller (Head of Painting at the ANU School of Art & Design).
• MON 7 MAY @ 7:30 PM: MAUDIE (PG, 116 min)
Suffering from arthritis, Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) finds work as a housekeeper for a local fisherman (Ethan Hawke) while honing her painting skills, eventually becoming one of Canada’s most celebrated folk artists.
** Presented in partnership with the High Commission of Canada, followed by a conversation with Charles Reeves (Canadian Deputy High Commissioner), Gino Moliterno (ANU Senior Lecturer in Film) and Ruth Waller (Head of Painting at the ANU School of Art & Design) **
• THU 10 MAY @ 7:30 PM: THE 15:17 TO PARIS (M, 94 min)
Director Clint Eastwood’s latest film tells the real-life story of three life-long friends travelling through Europe, who are faced with a deadly threat when a gunman opens fire on board a high-speed train to Paris on August 21, 2015.
• FRI 11 MAY @ 7:30 PM: MOLLY’S GAME (M, 140 min)
Former competitive skier Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) moves to Los Angeles in search of a fresh start, and finds a career running high-stakes poker games for celebrity high rollers. As she becomes wildly successful, her temptation to cross the line into illegality grows.
• SAT 12 MAY @ ** 7 PM**: PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (M, 111 min) + CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (PG, 78 min)
In PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, ten years after humanity defeated the monstrous Kaiju, Earth is faced with an even deadlier threat – and the fate of the world rests in the hands of a ragtag group of trainee Jaeger pilots, led by the washed-up son of a war hero. Starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.
Then, in the 1954 classic monster film CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (at approx. 9 PM), a scientific expedition discovers a prehistoric creature in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. They attempt to capture it for study, but it escapes and kidnaps one of their own instead.
WIN TICKETS TO ‘MIDNIGHT OIL 1984’ OR ‘ON BODY AND SOUL’
Who’s up for another double giveaway of tickets? This week, thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have 10 in-season double passes to give away to MIDNIGHT OIL 1984, an up-close-and-personal look at the iconic Australian rock band as they embark on a tour around the nation.
A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the band on the big screen, MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is in cinemas for a limited time from May 10. For more information on the film, CLICK HERE.
And we also have 5 in-season double passes to see the Oscar-nominated Hungarian film ON BODY AND SOUL, a spectacular and unconventional love story between two co-workers who discover that they have been having exactly the same dreams each night.
For more information on this film, which is also in cinemas on May 10 from Potential Films and Daricheh Cinema, CLICK HERE/
To go into the running to win a double pass to either one of these films, all you have to do is email us at email@example.com with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card) and tell us whether you’d prefer to see MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 or ON BODY AND SOUL. The choice is yours!
Entry will close on Monday 14 May at 5 PM, with only winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.