Bombshells, brothers, spies and superheroes make their way to the ANU Film Group this week. Plus, read on to find out about a special preview screening for our members!
• THU 11 OCT @ 7:30 PM: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (M, 89 min)
One of the most glamorous stars of Hollywood's Golden Age was also an inventive genius who revolutionised telecommunications during WWII, but her looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved – until now.
** FREE screening presented in partnership with the SAGE Athena SWAN Network at the ANU in celebration of gender equity in science **
• FRI 12 OCT @ 7:30 PM: BROTHERS’ NEST (MA, 97 min) + Q&A EVENT
When their dying mother decides to change her will to benefit her new husband before she dies, two brothers (Shane and Clayton Jacobson) go to extreme – and deadly – lengths to protect their inheritance from being signed away.
** Director/star Clayton Jacobson regretfully can no longer make a personal appearance at tonight’s screening, but will instead participate in the post-screening Q&A via Skype from Melbourne **
• SAT 13 OCT @ **5 PM**: TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (PG, 88 min)
Five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom set out to find themselves an arch enemy to prove they are worthy of getting their own shot at a big-screen movie, in this feature film based on the popular animated TV series.
• SAT 13 OCT @ **7 PM**: THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (MA, 117 min)
Two best friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers that the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
BONUS PREVIEW SCREENING: ‘WOMAN AT WAR’ ON SAT 27 OCT @ 1:45 PM
This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Australian Film Societies Federation (AFSF) will be taking place in Canberra on Saturday 27 October, and as a special treat, all members of the ANU Film Group have been invited to a preview screening of an upcoming film!
WOMAN AT WAR follows Halla, a 50-year-old choir conductor living in the Icelandic highlands, who leads a secret double life as an environmental activist waging war on corporations that threaten her beloved home. But the stakes are raised when she discovers that her dream to adopt a child is about to be realised, and she must choose between being a saviour or becoming a mother.
Directed by Icelandic auteur Benedikt Erlingsson (OF HORSES AND MEN), this warm-hearted and off-beat comedy screened at the Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals, and won a screenwriting award at Cannes earlier this year. It is also Iceland’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Oscars.
WOMAN AT WAR isn’t set for a general theatrical release yet – but thanks to Hi-Gloss Entertainment, you can be the first in Canberra to see the film at this free preview screening for ANUFG members. Don’t miss it!
DATE: Saturday 27 October, 2018
TIME: 1:45 PM (doors open from 1:15 PM)
VENUE: Coombs Theatre, ANU