Just a reminder that our Annual General Meeting is coming up next Monday (March 18) in the Kambri cinema from 6 PM.
It’s been a very busy year with lots to report back on our work over the past 12 months, including changes to the Group and, of course, our new home. All members are encouraged to come along to find out how we’re doing and to ask questions to your heart’s content.
For those of you keen to contribute more, we will even be electing a new committee of 20 people to carry the ANUFG through the next 12 months, so here’s your chance to make your mark on Australia’s largest film society. Don’t miss out!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
This week at the ANU Film Group, make a splash with Aquaman, continue the Rocky saga, discover an Oscar-nominated Japanese animated film, go on a rampage with Nic Cage, meet the new Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and check out the Razzie winner for Worst Film of 2018. And then catch this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture at our GREEN BOOK re-screening on Sunday. You can’t say we don’t cater for all tastes!
• WED 13 MAR @ 7:30 PM: CREED II (M, 130 min)
Against the wishes of mentor Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), young boxer Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) decides to face off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed his father 33 years ago.
• THU 14 MAR @ 7:30 PM: AQUAMAN (M, 143 min)
When Arthur Curry (Jason Mamoa) discovers that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he must embrace his true destiny to stop his half-brother from waging an all-out war against the surface world in this DC superhero blockbuster.
• FRI 15 MAR @ 7:30 PM: HOLMES & WATSON (M, 90 min) + THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (MA, 115 min)
In this year’s Razzie winner for Worst Picture, HOLMES & WATSON, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite for a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes, in which the famed crime-solving duo investigate a deadly threat against the Queen of England. Also starring Rebecca Hall, Steve Coogan and Ralph Fiennes.
Then, in THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (at approx. 9 PM), computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) must team up once again with journalist Mikael Blomkvist after a dangerous software program is stolen in this Hollywood reboot of the Swedish crime franchise.
• SAT 16 MAR @ 7:30 PM: MIRAI (PG, 98 min) + MANDY (MA, 121 min)
In MIRAI, a young boy struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister discovers a magical garden enabling him to travel through time. This Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film will screen in its original Japanese language version with English subtitles.
Then, in MANDY (at approx. 9:15 PM), a lumberjack (Nicolas Cage) leading a peaceful existence in the serene woods is forced to embark on a brutal, bloody rampage of vengeance after his girlfriend is kidnapped by members of a crazed hippie cult kidnap.
• SUN 17 MAR @ 7:30 PM: GREEN BOOK (M, 130 min)
In the 1960s, a tough Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) is hired as a driver for an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour throughout the American South. Winner of 3 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Ali).
** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: AQUAMAN **
WIN TICKETS TO ‘DESTROYER’ OR ‘SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER’
This week, we have in-season double passes to give away to both DESTROYER and SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER – and all you have to do to win is just tell us which of the two films you want to see!
Crime drama DESTROYER stars Nicole Kidman in a transformative and acclaimed performance as an LAPD officer who is forced to face her demons when new information is brought to light about an old case. The Golden Globe-nominated film is in cinemas from Madman Films on March 21. You can view its trailer by CLICKING HERE
Bill Nighy stars in SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER as a father searching for his missing son, who stormed out one day over a game of Scrabble. With his family falling apart, he must solve the mystery of an online Scrabble player who he believes could be his missing son. The comedy-drama-mystery is in cinemas from March 14 from Transmission Films. Check out its trailer by CLICKING HERE
To go into the running to win a double pass to one of these films, all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your membership number, and tell us whether you’d prefer to see DESTROYER or SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER. The choice is yours!
Entries will close on Wednesday 20 March at 11:59 PM, with winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.