What's On This Week + THE CHILDREN ACT Panel Discussion Details

25th March, 2019

Close out the month of March at the ANU Film Group by witnessing the return of Mary Poppins, venturing into World Wide Web with Wreck-It Ralph, uncovering witches in 1970s Berlin, going on a road trip through Palestine and trafficking drugs with Clint Eastwood.

Plus, on Wednesday, be sure to stick around for a special panel discussion following our screening of THE CHILDREN ACT. The film explores a family’s right to refuse medical treatment on grounds of religious belief, and the discussion – presented by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice – will feature experts in the field including:

- Professor Tom Faunce, ANU College of Law and ANU College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment
- The Hon John Faulks, Australian Law Reform Commissioner and former judge of the Family Court
- The Hon Mary Finn, former judge of the Family Court and renowned law reformist, particularly in relation to the Family Law Act


A father and his estranged son embark on an unorthodox road trip to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest, as per local custom, in this award-winning Palestinian drama.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Palestine **

• WED 27 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THE CHILDREN ACT (M, 105 min)

A judge (Emma Thompson) must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion because it conflicts with his views as a Jehovah’s Witness.

** Followed by panel discussion with ANU Law Reform and Social Justice. **

• THU 28 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THE MULE (M, 116 min)

A down-on-his-luck 90-year-old war veteran (Clint Eastwood) takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel for easy money, but soon attracts the attention of the authorities. Also starring Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne and Michael Peña.

• FRI 29 MAR @ 7:30 PM: SUSPIRIA (MA, 153 min)

In 1977, an American dancer (Dakota Johnson) enrols at a prestigious dance academy in Berlin, but soon discovers that it is home to a coven of witches. Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) directs this remake of the 1970s cult horror film of the same name.

• SAT 30 MAR @ **5 PM**: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (PG, 112 min)

After Wreck-It Ralph inadvertently damages Vanellope's racing game, the two friends embark into the brave new world of the Internet on a quest to find a replacement part – a journey which tests the bonds of their friendship in unexpected ways.

• SAT 30 MAR @ 7:30 PM: MARY POPPINS RETURNS (G, 130 min)

In Depression-era London, the now-grown Banks children are once against visited by magical nanny Mary Poppins (now played by Emily Blunt) to help them rediscover the joy missing in their lives in this sequel to the magical 1964 film.