Have you got your trivia night tickets yet? Our big night – and the ANU Film Group’s primary fundraiser of the year – is coming up in just TWO WEEKS!
We’ve been cooking up fun questions and rounds for months and can’t wait to share it with you on FRIDAY 31 AUGUST at the Hellenic Club in Woden! Plus, we have so many incredible prizes courtesy of some very generous sponsors around town.
So get your tickets now – and check out our ever-growing sponsor list – at www.anufg.org.au/trivia. Tickets are $20 per person, with tables of up to 10 available. You don’t need to be a member to come along. You don’t even need a team – we can find one for you!
Tickets will also be available from the laminating desk below the screen at all upcoming ANUFG screenings.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
After last week’s lengthily-titled THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, we’re keeping it simple with just single-word-titled films all week long!
This week’s offerings include an acclaimed Russian drama from the director of LEVIATHAN, Dwayne Johnson’s ode to the disaster thrillers of the 70/80s, a twist-filled crime comedy with an all-star cast, and an Aussie zombie horror-thriller starring Martin Freeman.
• THU 16 AUG @ 7:30 PM: LOVELESS (MA, 127 min)
A Russian couple going through a brutal divorce want nothing more than to start over with new lives – until their 12-year-old son disappears and they must work together to find him in this highly acclaimed, Russian Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Russian Federation **
• FRI 17 AUG @ 7:30 PM: GRINGO (MA, 110 min) + CARGO (MA, 104 min)
In GRINGO, a mild-mannered salesman (David Oyelowo) is sent to Mexico to deliver an experimental marijuana pill, but is kidnapped by a drug cartel, forcing him to cross the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Also starring Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton.
Then, in Australian zombie thriller CARGO (at approx. 9:30 PM), a father (Martin Freeman) stranded in the outback embarks on a desperate search for a new home for his infant child after he becomes infected by a virus that has already afflicted most of the world.
• SAT 18 AUG @ **7 PM**: SKYSCRAPER (M, 102 min) + EARTHQUAKE (PG, 122 min)
In SKYSCRAPER, a former FBI agent (Dwayne Johnson) is employed as a security consultant for the world’s tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong – and is forced into action when the building is attacked by terrorists and his wife and young daughter become trapped inside.
Then, in the 1974 disaster classic EARTHQUAKE (at approx. 8:45 PM) a group of Los Angeles residents struggle to survive after a catastrophic earthquake hits their city, causing chaos and destruction. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner.
THE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES
The 14th Latin American Film Festival continues at the ANU Film Group this week. Don’t forget to come along and check out these next five films screening from this Saturday to next Wednesday. All screenings are FREE and open to all!
• SATURDAY 18 AUGUST @ 4 PM – GONZAGA: FROM FATHER TO SON (GONZAGA: DE PAI PRA FILHO)
Brazil, 2012, 120 mins. Director: Breno Silveira
Young musician Luiz Gonzaga leaves his wife and new son behind to take his music on the road – a decision which results in an ongoing, complicated relationship with his son, who grows up to also become one of Brazil's most popular musical icons.
• SUNDAY 19 AUGUST @ 4 PM – MOTHER (MAMÁ)
Colombia, 2015, 80 mins. Director: Phillipe van Hissenhoven
Lonely Victoria receives an unexpected visit from her estranged daughter, asking her to take care of Nicole, her seven-year-old granddaughter, for a few days. Victoria agrees, and what follows is a life-changing experience for both grandmother and granddaughter.
• MONDAY 20 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – MIRAGE (ESPEJISMO)
Costa Rica, 2014, 81 mins. Director: José Miguel González Bolaños
An insecure painter finds his fragile world rocked by devastating news. Desperately seeking comfort, he is guided by his subconscious on a surreal journey through madness and illusion to overcome his childhood traumas and retake control of his life.
• TUESDAY 21 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – BENNY (EL BENNY)
Cuba, 2006, 120 mins. Director: Jorge Luis Sánchez
A look at the eventful life of Cuban musician Benny Moré, beginning in the 1950s with the mambo king at the top of his game. When he parts ways with his longtime orchestra to form a new group, he soon finds himself struggling to cope with his stratospheric fame.
• WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – A SECRET IN THE BOX (UN SECRETO EN LA CAJA)
Ecuador, 2016, 71 mins. Director: Javier Izquierdo
Crossing the line between fact and fiction, this documentary explores the life and works of Marcelo Chiriboga, the internationally renowned Ecuadorian writer and member of the "boom" generation – who remains unknown in his own country due to censorship.