We’re back with a whole lot of screenings this week, including the long-awaited return of The Incredibles, and the acclaimed Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary followed by a special panel discussion. Not to mention some terrific dramas featuring captivating performances from the likes of Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Ed Harris. See you at the movies!
• WED 19 SEP @ 7:30 PM: RBG (PG, 98 min)
At 84 years of age, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues fighting for equal rights – a lifetime of work that has led her to become an icon of justice around the world. Followed by a discussion on women in the legal profession with guests Margaret Thornton, Heather Roberts and Prue Bindon.
** Presented in partnership with ANU Law Reform and Social Justice **
• THU 20 SEP @ 7:30 PM: DISOBEDIENCE (MA, 114 min)
After the death of her father, a woman returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that exiled her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to a female friend. Now reunited, the two women find themselves reigniting their burning passion. Starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.
** Presented in partnership with the ANU ALLY Network **
• FRI 21 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE WIFE (M, 100 min) + KODACHROME (M, 105 min)
In THE WIFE, the faithful wife (Glenn Close) of a famous novelist (Jonathan Pryce) finds herself questioning her life choices as they travel to Stockholm where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, unearthing dark and long-held secrets along the way.
Then, in KODACHROME (at approx. 9:15 PM) a man (Jason Sudeikis) is convinced by his estranged photographer father (Ed Harris) to drive across the country to deliver four undeveloped rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can process them, before it closes for good.
• SAT 22 SEP @ **5 PM**: INCREDIBLES 2 (PG, 125 min)
When Elastigirl is called into action to save the day, Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet: staying home and taking care of their three children and the problems of the household, in this acclaimed and long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s 2004 superhero family film.
** Note: this film contains several sequences of flashing lights which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities **
• SAT 22 SEP @ **7:15 PM**: THE DARKEST MINDS (M, 104 min)
After a disease kills 98% of children and grants the surviving 2% powerful abilities, the government declares them a threat and locks them in detainment camps. Seeking to reclaim control of their future, a group of teenagers form a resistance group to fight back.
** Please note the slightly later 7:15 PM start time for this film, due to the 125-minute running time of INCREDIBLES 2 **
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: INCREDIBLES 2 **
WIN TICKETS TO ‘MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART’ – IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 27
Thanks to Icon Film Distribution, we have in-season double passes to give away to MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART, a new documentary that chronicles the life story of Sir Ian McKellen.
Ian McKellen has played many roles, both on screen and off, and this feature-length documentary sees the legend himself playing the role of storyteller as he takes us on an intimate and intriguing journey throughout his life. He shares personal stories – from his childhood to the present day – as well as a wealth of never-before-seen material, including photo albums, diaries, and behind-the-scenes footage from theatre productions and film sets.
MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART is in cinemas from September 27. To go into the running to win one of five double passes to the film, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card) and tell us what your favourite film starring Ian McKellen is.
Entries will close on Wednesday 26 September, with winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.