Film Suggestions for 2019 Now Open + What's On This Week

25th October, 2018

It’s hard to believe that’s there only one month left until the end of screenings for 2018 – and the end of our time in the Coombs Theatre!

In case you haven’t heard, the ANU Film Group will be moving to a new purpose-built home in 2019. If you haven’t already done so, you can read more about this in an FAQ we posted back in April.

We’re working hard to have more new information to share with you about the new venue, but in the meantime, we’re now taking suggestions for films you’d like to see on our Semester One 2019 programme!

Let us know what new releases, up-and-comers or classic favourites you’d like to see at the ANU Film Group next year by filling out a suggestion form at We encourage you to submit your suggestions online, but if you wish to fill out a printed form, these are also available on request at any screening.

And be sure to mark your calendars for our Coombs Theatre Farewell event on SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER where we’ll be saying goodbye to our home for the past 50 years. More details to be announced next week!


This week, check out a very special preview screening of WOMAN AT WAR, Iceland’s submission for next year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar at 1:45 PM on Saturday, courtesy of Hi-Gloss Entertainment.

Plus, Mark Wahlberg back in action, the latest film from the director of SAW, the high school years of a serial killer, a offbeat Thai road trip movie, and the UK’s acclaimed submission for – you guessed it – the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2019.

• THU 25 OCT @ 7:30 PM: MILE 22 (MA, 94 min)

An elite team of American operatives are tasked with smuggling an Indonesian police officer with sensitive information out of the country, amidst political turmoil and hidden agendas. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais and John Malkovich.

• FRI 26 OCT @ 7:30 PM: UPGRADE (MA, 100 min) + MY FRIEND DAHMER (M, 103 min)

In UPGRADE, after his wife is murdered and he is paralysed in a brutal mugging, a man is offered an experimental spinal implant that will allow him to exact violent revenge upon his attackers. Directed by Leigh Whannell (SAW).

Then, in MY FRIEND DAHMER (at approx. 9:15 PM), take a haunting look at the early life of Jeffrey Dahmer, a shy high schooler in the 1970s whose troubled upbringing leads him to become one of the world’s most notorious serial killers.

• SAT 27 OCT @ **1:45 PM**: WOMAN AT WAR (101 min)

An Icelandic choir conductor leads a secret double life as an environmental activist. But when she discovers that her dream to adopt a child is about to be realised, she must choose between being a saviour or becoming a mother.

** Preview screening presented by Hi-Gloss Entertainment and the Australian Film Societies Federation **

• SAT 27 OCT @ **7 PM**: POP AYE (M, 102 min) + I AM NOT A WITCH (M, 92 min)

In POP AYE, a man bumps into a circus elephant from his past on the streets of Bangkok, and together they embark on a charming and unforgettable journey across Thailand in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Then, in I AM NOT A WITCH (at approx. 8:45 PM) an eight-year-old girl in Zambia is accused of witchcraft and exiled by her village to a camp in the desert, where she must decide her future in this unique, award-winning British film.