Whether you’re a fan of insect-sized superheroes, British actresses, thought-provoking docos or Spike Lee joints, there’s bound to be something for everyone at the ANU Film Group this week!
• MON 24 SEP @ 7:30 PM: PLASTIC CHINA (82 min)
An 11-year-old girl from rural China lives with her family next to a recycling plant, as they process the millions of tonnes of plastic waste dumped there each year by the citizens of more developed countries – at great cost to the health and lives of all involved.
** Presented in partnership with ANU Learning Communities – Sustainability **
• THU 27 SEP @ 7:30 PM: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (PG, 118 min)
As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, he is tasked with an urgent new mission by former allies that finds him once again becoming Ant-Man to fight alongside the Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Also starring Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.
• FRI 28 SEP @ 7:30 PM: TEA WITH THE DAMES (M, 83 min) + FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (M, 105 min)
In TEA WITH THE DAMES, four legendary British actresses – Dames Maggie Smith, Elieen Atkins, Judi Dench and Joan Plowright – come together on screen together for the first time as they reminisce on their careers and lives over a long summer weekend.
Then, in FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (at approx. 9 PM), a vibrant affair between legendary actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and her young lover (Jamie Bell) quickly grows into a deeper relationship, but their passion is tested by events beyond their control.
• SAT 29 SEP @ **7 PM**: BLACKKKLANSMAN (MA, 135 min) + DO THE RIGHT THING (R, 119 min)
In the 1970s, an African-American police officer from Colorado sets out on the undercover investigation of a lifetime: to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and take down the extremist hate group from the inside. Directed by Spike Lee, and based on an incredible true story.
Then, head back to 1989 for the night’s second Spike Lee joint, DO THE RIGHT THING (at approx. 9:45 PM), in which simmering racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighbourhood boil over during the course of a hot summer’s day.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, BLACKKKLANSMAN **
BONUS FREE SCREENING: ‘APOCALYPSE NOW’ ON MON 8 OCT @ 6:30 PM
On Monday October 8th at 6:30 PM, we'll be co-hosting a FREE screening of the classic 1979 war film APOCALYPSE NOW with our friends at ANU Learning Communities – History.
In the film, at the height of the Vietnam War, a burnt-out Special Forces officer (Martin Sheen) is sent into the jungle with top-secret orders to find and kill a renegade Colonel (Marlon Brando) who has set up his own army among a local tribe. As he descends further into the jungle on his mission, he finds himself slowly succumbing to the horrors and hypocrisy of war.
Entry is open to everyone, and no membership is required. All you have to do is secure your spot by registering at this EventBrite link.
Doors will open for entry at 6 PM, for an earlier 6:30 PM film start. Snacks will also be provided by Learning Communities prior to the screening, so don't miss out on this chance to see director Francis Ford Coppola’s American war epic as it should be seen... on the BIG screen!