Winter has well and truly arrived as we enter the chilly month of June, but you can keep warm at the ANU Film Group with some terrific films on this week. Don’t miss Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren in a true-story caper, a classic Georgian film, and a pair of awe-inspiring documentaries including the latest from Canberra’s own Jennifer Peedom (MOUNTAIN).
• THU 2 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: REPENTANCE (PG, 153 MINS)
After the despotic mayor of a small Georgian town dies, his body is repeatedly unearthed and buried again in this critically acclaimed 1984 classic. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia in celebration of 30 years of Australian-Georgian diplomatic relations.
• FRI 3 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: THE DUKE (M, 95 MINS – NO GUESTS)
In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver (Jim Broadbent) steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London and holds it for ransom in return for more government care for the elderly. Based on the unbelievable true story.
• SAT 4 JUNE @ **5 PM**: RIVER (G, 75 MINS)
Willem Dafoe narrates this cinematic and musical odyssey that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and the rivers that have shaped our landscapes and our journeys throughout time. Directed by Jennifer Peedom (MOUNTAIN, SHERPA).
• SAT 4 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: BLIND AMBITION (M, 96 MINS)
Driven by relentless optimism and passion, four Zimbabwean refugees form their country's first-ever wine tasting team and set their sights on winning the coveted top prize at the international Wine Tasting Olympics in this crowd-pleasing, feel-good documentary.