What's On This Week + Lebanese Film Festival

1st October, 2019

We kick off the month of October and our new Summer programme with a powerful class drama, a touching and acclaimed film about family and Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in a hardboiled noir thriller. Plus, a three-day celebration of Lebanese cinema as the Lebanese Film Festival comes to the ANU Film Group!

• TUE 1 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE PUBLIC (M, 119 mins)

During a winter storm, a group of homeless people seek shelter in a public library and refuse to leave, which soon turns into a standoff with the police.

• THU 3 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE FAREWELL (PG, 100 mins)

A Chinese family decides to keep their grandmother in the dark about her terminal illness, but stages an impromptu wedding to gather before she dies.

• SAT 5 OCT @ 7:30 PM: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (R, 158 mins)

Two policemen (Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn) are suspended from their jobs after a violent incident, and must turn to the criminal underworld to survive.



Now in its 8th year, the St. George Bank Lebanese Film Festival comes to the ANU Film Group in 2019!

The Lebanese Film Festival puts the spotlight on films shot or based in Lebanon, or made by Lebanese filmmakers around the world. The Canberra leg of the festival features three films, including KAIROS, the Festival’s 2019 Film of the Year award winner. The film’s director, Paul Barakat, and star Chris Bunton will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions in a Q&A following the screening.

All screenings are FREE and open for all to attend (no membership is required). For more information about the Lebanese Film Festival, please visit their website at www.lff.org.au

• FRI 4 OCT @ 7:30 PM: KAIROS (2019, 89 mins)

A boxer with Down syndrome finds his dreams of stepping into the ring challenged, which forces him to question the very nature of his identity. Followed by Q&A with director Paul Barakat and star Chris Bunton.

• SAT 5 OCT @ **4 PM**: WANTED (2019, 90 mins)

Four elderly residents of a nursing home decide to break out and live life on their own terms in the name of love and solidarity.

• SUN 6 OCT @ **4 PM**: GOOD MORNING (2018, 85 mins)

Two war veterans meet each morning at a Beirut café to discuss the chaotic events of the region, as they attempt to preserve their minds and avoid succumbing to Alzheimer’s.