This week, you can head to infinity and beyond with the origins of Buzz Lightyear in LIGHTYEAR, discover the cost of fame in multi-award-winning French drama LOST ILLUSIONS, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of sci-fi classic GATTACA. Plus, a special screening of WHERE THE WATER STARTS, followed by an ANU Law Reform and Social Justice panel discussion with experts on the topic of environmental justice.
• THU 1 SEP @ 7:30 PM: WHERE THE WATER STARTS (PG, 71 MINS) + PANEL DISCUSSION
The importance and fragility of the Snowy Mountains is examined by Aboriginal community leaders, scientists, farmers and more who share a connection to the alpine region. Followed by an ANU Law Reform & Social Justice panel discussion featuring Richard Swain, Dr Isa Menzies and Peta Bulling. Find out more about the expert panellists here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220901.html#film-4877
• FRI 2 SEP @ 7:30 PM: GATTACA (M, 107 MINS)
In a future where DNA determines the course of one’s life, a genetically-inferior man (Ethan Hawke) assumes the identity of a superior – but paraplegic – athlete (Jude Law) to pursue his dream of space travel, in this sci-fi classic that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Please note that the pre-screening panel discussion presented by the ANU School of Cybernetics will no longer be going ahead as previously advertised, with the film starting as scheduled at 7:30 PM.
• SAT 3 SEP @ *5 PM**: LIGHTYEAR (PG, 105 MINS – NO GUESTS)
During an intergalactic mission gone wrong, young astronaut Buzz Lightyear and his crew find themselves marooned on a hostile planet, where they must learn to work together as a team to find their way back home and finish the mission.
• SAT 3 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LOST ILLUSIONS (M, 150 MINS)
In 1820s France, after failing to make a name for himself in his provincial hometown, an ambitious poet relocates to glamorous Paris. Determined to make the literary world take notice of him, he instead discovers the dark cost of achieving fame.
As we head into the month of September, we bid farewell to the Latin American Film Festival for another year and prepare to welcome our first Chinese Film Week next week. Screening in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival are six free films over six nights, running the gamut from heartfelt dramas to historical epics. Check out the full list of films here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220907.html
Other highlights for the month include:
• STRICTLY BALLROOM – Celebrate 30 years of Baz Luhrmann’s stunning film debut (Sat 17 Sep, 5 pm)
• GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE – Emma Thompson delivers one of her best performances in this sex-positive comedy (Sat 17 Sep, 7:30 pm)
• LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM – this heartfelt drama became Bhutan’s first ever Oscar-nominated film (Wed 21 Sep, 7:30 pm)
• WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – the best-selling literary phenomenon gets a big-screen adaptation (Thu 22 Sep, 7:30 pm)
• LAAL SINGH CHADDHA – 1994’s Best Picture winner FORREST GUMP receives an Indian remake (Fri 23 Sep, 7:30 pm)
• BULLET TRAIN – Brad Pitt faces off against international assassins on a high-speed train (Sat 24 Sep, 7:30 pm)
• THE GOOD BOSS – Javier Bardem plays a meddling not-so-good boss in this corporate satire (Tue 27 Sep, 7:30 pm)
• THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER – Chris Hemsworth returns as Marvel’s God of Thunder (Fri 30 Sep, 7:30 pm)