This week’s ANU Film Group offerings include a sweeping musical romance (CYRANO), a buddy film about companionship and PTSD (DOG), a pulpy Polish western (MAGNESIUM), the Foo Fighters fighting supernatural forces (STUDIO 666) and an 80th anniversary screening of one of the best – and most quotable – films of all time (CASABLANCA).
We would also like to point out that STUDIO 666 is rated R18+ and we are legally only permitted to admit persons aged 18 or over to see the film. Photo ID may be required to verify your age, but please consider it a compliment if we ask you for it!
• TUE 17 MAY @ 7:30 PM: MAGNESIUM (120 MINS)
In the 1920s on the borderland between Poland and the USSR, two brothers plan to rob a rival crime family, which has recently been overtaken by a group of sisters following their father's death in this pulpy Polish Western. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
• THU 19 MAY @ 7:30 PM: STUDIO 666 (R, 107 MINS)
After the Foo Fighters move into an old Californian mansion to record their new album, frontman Dave Grohl soon finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.
• FRI 20 MAY @ 7:30 PM: CYRANO (M, 123 MINS)
Joe Wright (ATONEMENT) directs this musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic tale, in which a lovelorn poet (Peter Dinklage) is devastated when the beautiful Roxanne falls for another man, but decides to help his romantic rival win her heart.
• SAT 21 MAY @ **5 PM**: DOG (M, 101 MINS)
An army ranger (Channing Tatum) embarks on an impromptu road trip across the country in an attempt to make it to his fallen teammate's funeral on time – accompanied only by the late soldier's loyal but feral military working dog.
• SAT 21 MAY @ 7:30 PM: CASABLANCA (PG, 102 MINS)
Here’s looking at 80 years of this iconic, Oscar-winning 1942 classic in which an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) must decide whether to help his former lover (Ingrid Bergman) escape the Nazis during WWII.