Hollywood stars like Hugh Jackman, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley mingle with acclaimed foreign films from Lebanon and Turkey at the ANU Film Group this week. Plus, we’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on our new programme for Winter 2019 – so stay tuned for more exciting details on that next week!
• MON 8 APR: BEAUTIFUL BOY (MA, 120 mins)
A desperate father (Steve Carell) does all that he can to help his teenage son (Timothée Chalamet) combat his damaging addiction to methamphetamines and keep their family from falling apart. Based on a true story.
• WED 10 APR: THE INSULT (M, 113 mins)
A Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee are forced to reconsider their differences after a minor incident turns into an explosive court case in one of 2018’s Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film.
** Presented in partnership with Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine **
• THU 11 APR: COLETTE (M, 112 mins)
In the early 20th century, an author (Keira Knightley) agrees to ghost write a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband, but its success inspires her to fight for creative ownership that challenges the social norms of the time.
• FRI 12 APR: THE WILD PEAR TREE (M, 188 mins)
A young aspiring writer returns to his native village, where his estranged father's gambling debts quickly catch up with him, in this Turkish coming-of-age drama from acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (WINTER SLEEP).
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey **
• SAT 13 APR: THE FRONT RUNNER (M, 113 mins) + SEARCHING (M, 102 mins)
In THE FRONT RUNNER, a U.S. Senator (Hugh Jackman) finds his 1988 presidential campaign derailed when the media begins reporting on his extramarital affair. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Then, in SEARCHING (at approx. 9:30 PM) after his teenage daughter goes missing and the police investigation proves futile, a father (John Cho) decides to search her laptop for clues.
** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE FRONT RUNNER **